Call for Chapter Proposals on Academic Librarianship

Nancy Courtney writes “Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls

Edited by Nancy Courtney, Ohio State University Libraries

Call for chapter proposals: Deadline November 15, 2007

Scope and content

Traditionally, academic library outreach has meant reaching out to the campus community, providing services to faculty and students. Many universities and colleges, however, now have a new or renewed emphasis on outreach beyond the campus, seeking to ensure their institutions’ relevance to the community at large. How can and do academic libraries participate in this type of outreach? What types of collaborations or partnerships are academic libraries forming with schools, public libraries, or community groups? How do academic librarians partner with faculty or campus departments on their community projects?

Submission details in continuation…

What role does service-learning play?
Target audience
Academic librarians and library administrators interested in discovering new ways to interact with the community and to further the outreach mission of their institutions.
The editor
The editor has previously edited two books published by Libraries Unlimited: Technology for the Rest of Us: A Primer on Computer Technologies for the Low-
Tech Librarian (2005) and Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User (2007).
Submission procedure
Prospective authors are invited to submit a one-page summary of a proposed chapter on or before November 15, 2007 as a Word document attachment to [email protected] . Do not send completed chapters. Authors will be notified about the status of their proposals as soon as possible. Once the book is under contract, authors will be contacted regarding manuscript deadlines, format, and stylistic guidelines. It is expected that authors would have 8-12 weeks to complete their manuscripts.
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Nancy Courtney
Coordinator of Outreach & Learning
The Ohio State University Libraries
102 Riffe Bldg.
496 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1214
614-688-3123 (fax)
[email protected]