Editors Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on library instruction. The book’s primary focus is student motivation, with an emphasis on motivational techniques that can be incorporated into instruction settings where time is of the essence: one-shots, quick introductions, video tutorials, etc. We are open to studies that branch away from higher education as long as they focus on adult learners. Image credit
New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters:
- Research/case studies/explorations of the following motivation-related topics (multiple studies desired for each):
o Establishing a connection between student needs and interests and the value of information literacy topics/frames
o Building intrinsic motivation via positive outcome expectancies or efficacy expectancies
o Inspiring students to learn by employing learning goals rather than performance goals
o Allowing students to set their own learning goals
o Encouraging play and discovery, social connection, and supportive learning environments
o Creating appropriate levels of challenge through communication of expectations, class activities, active learning activities, or assessments
- Instruction exercises that use/encourage the above.
Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2016. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for submitting your research plan to your Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance before December 1, 2016.
If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample – it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.)
Note: This initial stage requires a 500 word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due July 2017, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.
For additional information, contact the editors:
Sarah Steiner, Head of Research & Instruction Services, Western Carolina University, email@example.com
Miriam Rigby, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Oregon, firstname.lastname@example.org