CALL FOR ARTICLE PROPOSALS: Special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries - The Business of Libraries Ashmore, Beth 20 Aug 2014 13:09 UTC

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College & Undergraduate Libraries, a Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing:
The Business of Libraries
The issue will be edited by Melinda Dermody ( at Syracuse University Libraries.

Authors may focus on any "business" trend, initiative or aspect of academic libraries.  Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:

. Branding; marketing ; PR
. Use of human and fiscal resources
. Impact of the global economy
. Diversification; mergers
. Organizational change; change leadership
. Growing leaders; succession planning
. Business modeling; strategic positioning; leveraging
. Development; fundraising; advancement
. Innovation; entrepreneurship; value-added services
. Understanding, reaching  and serving our customers
. Business literacy for library leaders
. Return on investment; business principles
. Managing and using data

Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions; case studies; best practices; research studies; opinion pieces or position papers.
Proposal should include an abstract of 500 words; up to six keywords describing the article; author contact information. 
Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in length. Please consult the following link that contains instructions for authors:
Submit proposals to Melinda Dermody ( by September 30, 2014. Please do not submit proposals using Scholar One.  First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by March 16, 2015. The issue will be published in the fall of 2015. Feel free to contact Melinda Dermody with any questions you may have.

Beth Ashmore
Metadata Librarian for Serials & Electronic Resources
Samford University Library
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