[Asis-l] IL Call for Chapters

Tom.Mackey at esc.edu Tom.Mackey at esc.edu
Fri Aug 22 16:00:44 EDT 2008


We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Collaborative 
Information Literacy Assessments, to be published in 2009 by Neal-Schuman 
Publishers. This book will include chapters co-authored by librarian and 
faculty teams about successful information literacy assessment initiatives 
in a variety of disciplines.  As a follow-up to our first two books 
Information Literacy Collaborations That Work (2007) and Using Technology 
to Teach Information Literacy (2008), this new book will examine 
collaborative assessment strategies and case studies at the course and 
program level. 

Assessment in higher education is a key concern for faculty, librarians, 
and administrators, as colleges, universities, and accrediting agencies 
mandate this process.  New courses and programs must consider assessment 
at the start of project planning, rather than after, and existing programs 
must be re-examined to incorporate an assessment component.  Now that 
information literacy has been integrated into the curriculum at many 
institutions, in some cases built into general education programs, 
assessment of information literacy curricula is a primary concern.   We 
are especially interested in learning about the faculty-librarian 
partnerships that led to the design of innovative assessment practices. 
This book will provide a valuable resource for faculty and librarians who 
want to design or redesign their own information literacy assessment 
efforts by examining innovative best practices from a scholarly 
perspective.  It will also provide readers with an up-to-date resource 
that reports on the current state of information literacy and the impact 
it has had on student learning.

Chapters need to be co-authored by a librarian and a faculty member. Also, 
each completed chapter should include the following sections:

Related Literature 
Institutional Context
Disciplinary Perspective
Discussion of the Faculty Librarian Collaboration 
Assessment Model 
Examination of Assessment Results
Impact on Student Learning
Assessment of the Assessment

This book will be co-edited by Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., Associate Dean at 
the Center for Distance Learning at Empire State College, SUNY and Trudi 
E. Jacobson, M.L.S., Head of User Education Programs, University Libraries 
at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Please send proposals of 1-2 pages to Tom Mackey at Tom.Mackey at esc.edu no 
later than October 17, 2008.  Chapter selections will be made and authors 
notified by November 10, 2008. First drafts of the completed chapters 
(25-30 pages) will be due on January 30, 2009. Final drafts will be due by 
April 20, 2009. If you have any questions about proposal ideas or about 
the book please contact Tom Mackey via email.

Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Center for Distance Learning
Empire State College, SUNY
111 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 ext. 2790
fax 518-587-2660
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