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Call for papers: Collection Management

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The journal Collection Management seeks additional proposals for a forthcoming Special Issue! Details below:

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Collection Management titled “We’re Moving, Please Pardon Our Dust: A New Collection Management Paradigm.”

Collection Management seeks well-researched, refereed articles on the topic of shifts in the organization and the changing role of collection management and development within libraries.  The co-editors are looking for both forward-thinking discussions and practical applications of how the management and work of collection managers and collection management departments have changed.

The special issue will include 10-12 original papers and be published in v. 39, no. 2-3 (April 2014).

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·         Structural changes within collection management departments, and outcomes

·         Collection development and management activities across departments

·         Paradigms of cooperative collection development in consortia

·         Organizational changes and coordination with digitization projects

·         Strategic planning that results in organizational changes

·         Patron driven acquisitions and other emerging strategic foci as well as the changing role and work of collection managers

·         Preparation in terms of skills sets, experience, and education for collection managers in new paradigms

·         Theoretical discussion of the current state collection development and management in libraries

·         Comprehensive literature review on paradigms of collection development and management

·         The changing roles of collection managers or subject specialists

Manuscripts should be (20-40) typed pages, double-spaced (including references and abstract).  The references and format should follow the Chicago style (as outlined in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style). The journal is published quarterly in both print and electronic formats.  Additional information about submission requirements is at:


June 24, 2013: Submit an abstract (maximum of one page) with the title and your proposed article idea.  Please include your name, institution, and email address.

July 19, 2013: The editors will notify authors whether their proposals have been accepted.

October 15, 2013: Submit pre-print article to Collection Management for peer-review.

December 1, 2013:  Final versions of post-print articles are due.

Submit proposals to, with subject line of: Collection Management Special Issue Proposal.


Special issue co-editors:

Karen S. Fischer

Collections Analysis Librarian

University of Iowa Libraries

Iowa City, IA 52245

 (319) 335-8781   |

Susanne K. Clement

Special Projects & Assessment Librarian

Interim Head of Cataloging

Utah State University

3000 Old Main Hill

Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322-3000

 (435) 797-0499   |

New Federal Website:

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

[SAMHSA Announcement]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the launch of as an online resource for people looking for information about mental health. This website provides information about the signs of mental illness, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations about mental health. The website also features videos from a number of individuals sharing their stories about mental illness, recovery, and hope.

SAMHSA will release a Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health to support communities interested in holding discussions about mental health using consistent information and approaches. The Toolkit has three parts: an “Information Brief,” a “Discussion Guide” and an “Organizing Guide.” These components will help communities and individuals start a conversation about mental health and help identify innovative and creative actions to meet the mental health needs of our Nation.

Through and SAMHSA’s Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health, we can all work together to provide youth and adults accurate information about the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions, coupled with open spaces to tell their stories, ask for help, share their successes, and support one another. These conversations will also give us a venue to highlight the importance of recovery, support those in recovery, and offer opportunities for everyone to see that recovery is possible.

The entire SAMHSA Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health will be available soon via the SAMHSA website, the SAMHSA Store, and The Information Brief section of the Toolkit is available for print and electronic download today, June 3, 2013, on the SAMHSA Store and at

Free Online Class: Teaching with Technology

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Free Online Class: Teaching with Technology

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering a free online course between July 8, 2013 – August 2, 2013 for 8 Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) hours. Topics covered include adult learning styles, distance learning via synchronous, asynchronous and blended instruction; and online learning tools.

To find out more and register for the class, please visit

Register Open for NAHSL Annual Conference

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Registration for NAHSL 2013 “Surf The Waves, Plan Your Future” is now open!

Conference attendees can now register online for the NAHSL 2013 conference. Early bird registration is available through September 28, 2013.

Registration and instructions are available at

More conference information can be found at

See you at the beach!

NAHSL 2013: Surf The Waves, Plan Your Future
October 27-29, 2013
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth MA

Submitted by:
Meaghan Muir, MLIS
Assistant Director
Medical Library
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street

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