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Call for Chapters: Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries

Call for Chapters: Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries 

Full call for chapter proposals can be found at:

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Objective of the book 

The objective of this book is to identify and share the roll of the academic library in developing effective partnerships and collaborations within academia and the broader community. This collection of case studies will provide examples of successful collaborations, best practices, and innovative approaches to build and promote effective collaborations. In addition, it will spark ideas that libraries can use to further their strategic initiatives and provide models to foster collaborations and positive work environments amongst staff; and to boost the profile of the library on campus and in the broader library community. 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following 

·         Cross Campus Collaborations 

o    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Departments 

o    Social Justice initiatives 

o    Information Services 

o    Faculty and Student Engagement 

·         Departmental Collaborations 

·         Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

·         Collection Development 

·         Open Education/Open Access Resources  

·         Data Management 

·         Scholarly Communications 

·         Institutional Repositories 

·         Special Collections and Archives 

·         Research Participation and Support 

·         Grant Programs 

·         Academic/Community Partnerships 

·         Systematic Reviews 

·         Curriculum Development and Delivery 

·         Professional Development 

·         Consortium  

·         Event Planning 

Submission Procedure 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 24, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 7, 2021, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 21, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Important Dates 

October 24, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline 
November 7, 2021: Notification of Acceptance 
February 21, 2022: Full Chapter Submission 
April 21, 2022: Review Results Returned 
June 2, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification 
June 16, 2022: Final Chapter Submission 

Questions can be directed to: 

Mary E. Piorun, PhD 

University of Massachusetts Medical School 

[email protected] 

Regina Fisher Raboin, MSLS 

University of Massachusetts Medical School 

[email protected]