CALL FOR CHAPTERS
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:
Discussion of the Faculty Librarian Collaboration
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@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.