Call for Papers/The Creative Library Monica Berger 03 Jan 2008 19:22 UTC

*Urban Library Journal   presents "The Creative Library"*

Are you a creative librarian? Would you describe your library as a creative
organization? If so, then you may have an article to contribute to Urban
Library Journal.

Urban Library Journal (ULJ), an online refereed journal of research and
discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship, is
seeking the submission of manuscripts for the spring 2008 issue. The issue
will be devoted to "The Creative Library."

We are pleased to announce that Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian
for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University, will be the
guest editor. The issue will showcase innovative ways that urban libraries
are meeting the challenge of organizational change, diverse user
populations, emerging technologies, and other issues facing twenty-first
century libraries. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

-Leading creative organizations

-Fostering creativity in the library

-Using creativity to resolve complex challenges

-Creative ways to build great user experiences

-Developing processes that encourage innovation

-Creative patron programming for orientations, cultural events, etc.

-Creative methods to get the library community engaged or passionate about
the library

-Creative techniques for leveraging Web 2.0 technology for connecting with
library users

We encourage submissions from professionals in academic, research, public,
school and special libraries in an urban setting. Manuscript length is
flexible but should normally fall between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Full author
guidelines can be found on the ULJ website < **>.

Abstracts are due by February 2, 2008. Full manuscripts are due by April 4,
2008. Please email queries and submissions to the journal co-editors:

Lisa Finder

Associate Professor/Serials Librarian

Hunter College Libraries



Lauren Yannotta

Assistant Professor/Instructional Design


Hunter College Libraries