From: "Martin, Heath C" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 20:31:04 +0000
SECOND CALL – PLEASE NOTE DECEMBER 15 DEADLINE
Call for Papers
The Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum
ALA Annual 2015
The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of
ALCTS is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management &
Development Research Forum at the 2015 American Library Association
Annual Conference in San Francisco.
This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both
completed research and research in progress will be considered. All
researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of
libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested
individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.
The Committee will use a "blind review” process to select two
projects. The selected researchers are required to present their
papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20
minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each
presentation. Criteria for selection are:
Significance of the study for improving collection management and
Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship
or to build on previous studies
Quality and creativity of the methodology
Previously published research or research accepted for
publication prior to December 15, 2014, will not be accepted.
The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first
page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional
affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing
address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second
page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name
or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:
The title of your project
A clear statement of the research problem
A description of the research methodology used
Results of the project, if any
The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2014.
Notification of acceptance will be made by February 15, 2015.
ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for
publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.
Please send submissions to:
Chair, CMS Publications Committee
E-mail: [log in to unmask]