Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CfPs: "Managing Special Libraries and Innovative Services" Special issue call for Library Management

Managing Special Libraries and Innovative Services

Special issue call for papers from Library Management

LM has a higher SNIP and SJR than 50 per cent of its ISI-ranked competitors

About the Special Issue

This special issue will focus on all aspects of the managerial challenges facing Librarians in Special Libraries and Innovative Services, but especially on increasing value and reducing vulnerability.

The special issue could deal with, but not limited to, the following interrelated library management issues:

  • Societies and economies around the world will benefit by the development of special Libraries and/or thematically focused information services within broader purpose Libraries such as the public Libraries.
  • Library management interventions are required in order to deal with the vulnerability in societies around the world which is rapidly increasing due to the deepening economic crisis as well as the immigration/refugee humanitarian crisis.
  • Studies for the skills and the knowledge of the Librarians and Information Professionals that will manage and develop these special Libraries. 

Each of these could be assessed in the context of Digital Disruption and its impacts on the total environment.

These topics are examples only and you as an author should choose what you would like to explore.  It is such an important and crucial issue for all of us.

Guest Editors

Dr Petros Kostagiolas, Assistant Professor - Ionian University, Faculty of Information Science and Informatics, Dep. Archives, Library Science and Museology
Steve O'Connor, Director, Information Exponentials, Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University, School of Information Studies

Important Dates

  • Submission due: 31 December 2016


The papers should be around 4,000 words in length, all papers must be submitted online.

Submissions to Library Management are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available here. Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available at the Emerald ScholarOne Manuscripts Support Centre.

Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and, if it judged suitable for publication, is evaluated using a double-blind peer review process.

The full author guidelines are available here.

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