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Call for Chapter Proposals -- Book on School Library Guidelines.

The School Library section of IFLA invites you to consider contributing a chapter to a forthcoming book entitled Global Action on School Library Guidelines. A template for submitting a chapter proposal is attached.

The book will be co-edited by Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, from the University of North Texas in the USA, and Dr. Dianne Oberg, from the University of Alberta in Canada, and published in June 2015 by IFLA and DeGruyter Saur. The Joint Committee of IASL (International Association of School Libraries) and IFLA School Libraries will serve as the advisory committee for the project.

The focus of the book will be the ways in which members of our school library community worldwide have developed, revised, promoted, and implemented school library guidelines in their country or their province/state/county or their local school district/administrative unit. There will be a chapter about the international IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines as well.
Each of the chapters will describe, in 3000-4000 words, a specific case of action related to school library guidelines. The description or “case study” will include: a description of the action and its aims or objectives; the context of the action; strategies and resources used to carry out the action; outcomes; assessment and evaluation; and contact/s for further information. These case studies are intended to serve as a guide or an inspiration for others facing similar challenges.
Examples of topics about which you may wish to write include, but are not limited to, the following:
·       Developing national school library standards and/or guidelines
·       Efforts to implement new school library standards and/or guidelines
·       Transitioning a school library to a learning commons
·       Changing school and/or school library culture or expectations to align with guidelines
Here is the planned timetable for the project:

15 September 2014         Submission of proposals for chapters
01 October 2014              Notification of acceptance of proposals
15 November 2014          Submission of full chapters
08 December 2014          Feedback to authors and requests for revisions, if any
15 January 2015              Submission of the revised final chapter (in “camera ready” format)
31 January 2015              Submission of final copy of the entire book to the publisher

Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair
Dianne Oberg, Secretary
IFLA School Libraries Standing Committee


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