Call for papers: Online Delivery of Cataloging and Classification Education and Instruction
A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to online delivery of cataloging and classification instruction in library and information science programs and in continuing education. Many LIS programs are fully online programs or have an online component. Many workshops and continuing education sessions are delivered via webinars or some type of course delivery system. Submissions should address an aspect related to the instruction of cataloging and/or classification in the online environment. Ideas may include any of the following topics:
* A comparative interview with an online and a traditional classroom instructor
* Andragogy or engagement of adult learners
* Activities that work (and why)
* Activities that do not work (and why)
* Critical thinking strategies
* Effective course content and/or design
* Effective strategies for achieving learning outcomes
* Measurement of learning outcomes
* Moderating and facilitating discussions
* Resources for instruction
Or any other topic that addresses cataloging and classification instructional delivery.
Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by 30 April 2011 to the guest editor, Robert Bothmann ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than 13 May 2011. Delivery date of manuscripts for peer-review: 30 September 2011. Each article should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words. Instructions for authors can be found at http://www.informaworld.com/0163-9374. To submit a paper, please use the ScholarOne submission system, which can be found athttp://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wccq.
Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication. All manuscript submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review. Publication is scheduled for CCQ vol. 50 in 2012.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is dedicated to gathering and sharing information in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records and catalogs, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic data in catalogs and discovery tools. The journal welcomes papers of practical application as well as scholarly research. All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francis' Informaworld database and other outlets.
Electronic Access/Catalog Librarian
Associate Professor, Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419, ML3097
Mankato, MN 56001
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