Military Libraries Division - Open Community

  • 1.  Writing for Publication

    Posted 08-19-2019 23:03
    Colleagues,   Get out your Thesaurus, dictionary and laptops. Below is info about an opportunity to provide an article for publication.  This might be particularly relevant for those who are presently working in academic libraries or who have worked in that area.  Interesting topics being solicited. Military and Federal library staffers be sure to clear with PAO.


    A Call for Proposals

    College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for a special issue focusing on innovative technologies, technology services and practices in academic libraries. Library technology is broadly defined to be inclusive of the various types of technologies academic libraries support. Potential submissions include research studies, case studies, best practices, or position papers involving:

    • Immersive research or programs such as augmented reality or virtual reality
    • Makerspaces or creation studios
    • Enhancing library space with technology
    • Sustainability and library technology
    • Assessing library technology services using UX practices
    • Evaluating library technology department workflows or functionality
    • Securing library technology
    • Privacy and ethics with library technology or library technology services
    • Internet of Things in an academic library
    • Designing academic library websites or technology services
    • Using analytics to improve a library service or online presence
    • Improving access to library resources via discovery services or library management systems
    • Exploring alternative means of authentication or improving current authentication systems
    • Incorporating machine learning or library data projects
    • Adding technology into library instruction or using innovative technology to teach remote learners
    • Teaching technology in an academic library
    • Intentionally designing learning spaces with technology
    • Using Git or other code repositories for library technology management
    • Strategic planning of technology services
    • Accessibility of library technologies
    • Increasing inclusion using technology
    • Innovative or inspiring library technology projects/programs
    • Technology trends outside the library we should be watching

    Submissions may address opportunities, challenges, and criticism in any of these areas. Topics not listed in these themes may also be considered.

    This special issue is set to be published in June 2020.

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')