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JELIS 2012 : Teaching and Learning in iSchools Special Section


When Feb 1, 2012 - Feb 1, 2012
Where Worldwide
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2012
Notification Due Mar 1, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2012
Categories    information science   education   ischools   teaching

Call For Papers

(Summer 2012)
Manuscript Submission Deadline EXTENDED: February 1, 2012

Guest Editor
Toni Carbo
College of Information Science and Technology, the iSchool at Drexel
Center for Graduate Studies, Sacramento


The iSchools membership has grown since its beginning in 1988 as an informal group of deans from a relatively small group of North American information schools to include programs across the globe that share a commitment to the interdisciplinary study of information and to the preparation of professionals to operate at the intersection of information, technology and people. The group evolved from the initial three and soon four schools that offered LIS programs, undergraduate degrees in information science and “other” programs, such as telecommunications, software engineering, and journalism, to a larger group with a greater sense of identity and community. The “iSchools Caucus” (usually referred to as the “iCaucus”) was formed as a consortium with a Web site, annual conference, and special projects. As the consortium has grown and evolved, so have the curricula, professional development, and teaching methods of the programs. This special section of JELIS focuses on what is taught and how it is taught, both in courses and in professional development programs, and on evaluation, as we continue towards our shared goal of providing the best possible lifelong learning experiences for future Information Professionals.

We encourage researchers and educators to discuss the development, implementation, or evaluation of entire curricula, individual courses, or professional development programs to meet these educational goals, in the Summer 2012 issue of JELIS (Volume 53, no. 3). We are particularly interested in discussions of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional programs, such as informatics programs, collaboration with other cultural institutions (e.g., archives, museums, historical societies, etc.), and partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as with government agencies.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for inclusion in the special section on or before February 1, 2012. Major research and research in progress articles, review articles and brief communications are solicited. Please refer to JELIS submission guidelines for detailed information. Manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind review process. Please indicate the appropriate category. Authors will be notified of the referees’ decisions by March 1, 2012, and final revisions will be due April 1, 2012. Selected papers will be published in the Volume 53, no. 3 in Summer 2012.

Manuscript Submission Instructions

JELIS is moving to an online journal submission system! We invite you to submit your manuscript here.

Upon reaching the site use the following steps to submit your manuscript:

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On the bottom of the registration page please make sure to click on “Register as Author”box before submitting. You may also register as a reviewer at this time if you wish.
Once registration has been completed you will be taken to the User Home. Here you will click on “New Submission” and follow the instructions provided.

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