[IFLA-L] Opportunity to publish in our leading book series Advances in Librarianship: Vol 39
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 Opportunity to showcase your research in Advances in Librarianship: Vol 39



Our leading book series Advances in Librarianship is seeking proposals representing current or ‘hot’ issues and new ideas in the broad fields of librarianship and information science along with related fields such as communication, publishing, information technology, and records and archives management, to be published in Volume 39: Current Issues in Libraries, Information Science and Related Fields.




In keeping with Emerald’s philosophy, Advances in Librarianship publishes research that can be applied. The editors are looking for:




·         Chapters written as general reviews, conceptual and technical papers as well as viewpoints and theoretical or applied research


·         Chapter proposals can be in bullet or prose forms and should not exceed two pages


·         Check out the more detailed Call for chapters




Questions and comments, requests for author guidelines and submissions


·         Please contact the Editors :  Anne Woodsworth or W. David Penniman


·         Full contact information should be provided to the Editors along with the proposal




Schedule and due dates




Chapter proposals due to the Editors:  January 1, 2014


First drafts of manuscripts due to the Editors:  May 1, 2014


Final/revised drafts due: August 1, 2014




Find out more about the book series


·         What the book series covers


·         The latest Vol 37 – Mergers and Alliances: The Operational View and Cases


·         More information about volumes 35 and 36 including reviews of Vol 35




Virginia Chapman


Editorial Assistant | Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 515667 | Fax: +44 (0)1274 785200 |


[IFLA-L] 2014 Access to Learning Award – Call for Applications

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently accepting applications to its 2014 Access to Learning Award (ATLA), which recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions outside the United States to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the Internet. The award is given by Global Libraries, an initiative of the foundation’s Global Development Program. The recipient of the Access to Learning Award will receive $1 million (U.S.).Applications for the 2014 Access to Learning Award must be submitted via an online submission system no later than September 30, 2013. The application form is available only in English and must be completed in English to be eligible for consideration. However, while applications must be submitted in English, the foundation does offer informational brochures in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. Additional information, including the foundation’s online submission system, may be found at about the Access to Learning Award:Computers and the Internet are powerful tools that provide opportunities for people to improve their social and economic well-being. Worldwide, just one person in six has access to the Internet. This means that more than five billion people miss out on chances to pursue education and employment, access government services, learn about valuable health information, conduct business online, and exchange information and ideas. The Access to Learning Award encourages new, innovative ways to provide computer and Internet services to people without access, and promotes greater development of public access technology programs around the world.

The Access to Learning Award honors innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need. The foundation’s Global Libraries initiative invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services:

•      Free public access to computers and the Internet.
•      Public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives.
•      Technology training for library staff.
•      Outreach to underserved communities.

Please note:

•      No U.S. organizations are eligible to apply. That includes U.S. organizations that operate in locations outside of the U.S.  If a U.S. organization works through a local organization outside of the U.S., the local organization would be encouraged to apply.
•      To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space. If the applicant organization operates multiple computer centers/access points, ALL access points must currently provide free public access to computers and the Internet. The foundation will not accept applications from organizations who charge fees at some, but not all, of their centers/access points
•      The ATLA is not intended as a grant to fund proposed activities – it is a one-time recognition, or prize, for organizations that have created programs currently providing free access to computers and the Internet for the public.

Please send any inquiries about the ATLA to


Steve Bergen
CRDF Global
ATLA Administrator on assignment for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
V: +1-703-526-9720

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Annual Competition for the Best Libri Student Paper 2013

Since 1950, through 63 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals and to encourage new writers, Libri is issuing a call for “Best Student Paper of 2013.” This competition supports Libri’s goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with his special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit single authored articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices and pure research papers are all welcome.
* Length: approx. 5,000-7,000 words
* Language: English
* Deadline: June 30, 2013
* Papers should have been written not earlier than January 1, 2012.

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of
* originality of thought and observation
* depth of research and scholarship
* topicality of problems addressed
* the international readership of the journal

The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 EUR and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2013. If the quality of competition warrants some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2013. The normal provision to the author of e-prints and one complete issue applies to all winners. The winning paper is usually made available on open access on the De Gruyter web site.

Manuscripts should be sent to the Libri Editorial Office, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Mies-vander- Rohe-Str. 1, D-80707, München, Germany, preferably as electronic submissions to

Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at: supplement/s18658423_Hinweise_f_r_Autoren_de. pdf

There will be time before publication to format winning entries into Libri format, but entrants are encouraged to review our Guidelines for authors before submission.

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:
* the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
* the dates when the student is or was enrolled
* the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

Professor Ian Johnson,
Joint Editor, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services,
Great Britain

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