Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
- Telling the Technical Services story
- Assessment, Data driven decision making and data visualization in technical services
- New skills, new models of staff organization, reorganizations to meet changing library services
- Collaborations with other library or university departments
- Technical Services within a library consortium
- Technical services and Collection Development
- Aligning Technical Services with Library Mission and Vision
- Updating workflows to accommodate new ways of working, changing technology, and changing needs
- Linked data
- Library Management Systems and/or Integrated Library Systems
- Collection budgets including management of DDA/PDA programs, unbundling Big Deals, new acquisitions vehicles
- Valuing and assessing resources in terms of relevance for the community served
- Leveraging technical services for scholarly communications and university-produced research.
- Technical services Librarians as faculty
- Open-Education Resources or OERs
- Space allocation
- Technical Services for special collections and archival collections
How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, send a proposal including author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2019.
Proposal deadline: April 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance sent by: May 31, 2019
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.