Special Issue Call for Papers: Library and Information Research (LIR): Special issue on Public Libraries
The journal Library and Information Research (LIR) is seeking papers for a special issue on public libraries, both in the UK and worldwide to be published in April/May 2014. Papers may be either factual reports or peer-reviewed articles and submission details are given below. The final date for submission of papers is Friday 17th January 2014. Please address any queries and expressions of interest to the Guest editor for this issue, Dr John Crawford email@example.com.
The editorial theme is how public libraries are meeting the challenges of changing attitudes to information and library services and providing services appropriately. Specific topics might include:
Library and Information Research is the journal of the UK's Library and Information Research Group, but contributions are welcome from practitioners, researchers or others working in fields relating to public libraries in any country.
The journal welcomes:
1. Rigorously written reports describing the development of good practice in an institution or institutions which will be of value to people working in similar areas. These will be subject to referee. Although not of the same standard as research articles report articles should have the following components:
2. Research articles, typically of between 2000 and 7000 words, which will be peer reviewed.
Timescales are below
Information for authors
To find out about writing for Library and Information Research please see the 'Information for Authors', available from the right hand menu bar on the journal home page: http://www.cilipjournals.org.uk/lir.
Submitting a paper to Library and Information Research
To submit a paper to Library and Information Research you will first need to register with the journal using the ‘Register’ link at the top of the journal’s home page. Please be sure to register both as a reader and an author (there are check boxes for this on the registration page). Once you have registered you may log in to the journal. You should navigate to the Author Guidelines (via ‘Information for authors’ as above) and download the template for articles (from the link under ‘Manuscript preparation’). When you are ready to submit you should go to your User Home screen and select 'Author'. This will offer you the option to 'Click here to start the submission process'. You will then be taken step by step through the submission process. If you have any difficulty with submitting your work please contact the Library and Information Research Editor at lirg.LIRteam@gmail.com.
Dr. John Crawford, BA, MA, PhD, FCLIP, FSA (Scot),
Independent Libraries Professional,
Chair, Information Skills for a 21st Century Scotland,
And Trustee, Leadhills Heritage Trust,
21 Polbae Crescent,
Information skills for a 21st century Scotland http://scotinfolit.squarespace.com/
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New Review of Academic Librarianship
is an international journal that publishes reviews, research, critiques
and exemplar case studies on substantive topics relevant to those
providing library and information services to academic communities.
Please submit your summary by e-mail to Dr. Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 30th September 2013. The expectation is that the chosen papers will be submitted by mid-January 2014 when they will be peer reviewed.
For more information, visit: www.tandfonline.com/RACL 3 July 2013:
Do you consider yourself to be ‘research active’? Do you ever conduct large or small scale research projects with a view to informing your practice?If so, Miggie Pickton would really appreciate your help as she has been asked by ALISS to present a paper on the topic of ‘Supporting research by becoming a researcher’ at their forthcoming summer conference. She is looking to collect a little supporting evidence. Miggie says that
"I know that in theory there are a number of ways in which being a practitioner researcher can help a librarian in their day job (for example, it gives you an increased understanding of the research process; familiarity with common research tools; empathy with researchers; enhanced credibility among researchers; opportunities for working collaboratively etc) – and those are just the potential benefits that can accrue from the process of doing research. The benefits arising from having that new knowledge to inform your practice are something else again. But what I’d really like to know is whether folk have realised any of these benefits. And how?
So if you have ever conducted a practitioner
research project and you’d be willing to tell me about how being a
researcher yourself has helped (or hindered) your ability to do your day
job then I’d be very grateful."
Miggie Pickton is the Research Support Librarian, Library and Learning Services, University of Northampton. Tel: 01604 892245