Journal of New Librarianship Call for SubmissionsMay 13, 2016
(via Dr. Dane Ward--Dean of Milner Library, Illinois State University)
The Journal of New Librarianship is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, anticipated for the fall of 2016. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, solicited articles, scholarly articles, essays, experience and opinion pieces, media (i.e., podcasts, video, etc.) relevant to innovative practices in librarianship, book reviews, and technology reviews. Other acceptable types of submissions include letters to the editor on topics relevant to the field, data sets, manifestos, extended scholarship (articles longer than 15,000 words), and interviews.
This launch is the result of collaborative efforts among colleagues within the field of library and information sciences. There is a need to offer quality literature in our field in an open, independently produced journal. Beyond that, we believe that the library is meant to set an example for academia. Free and open access to information and innovation is crucial to the future of our institutions and profession. By providing an outlet that mixes both traditional and disruptive forms of scholarly and professional communication, we can change the way our profession shares and leads.