Call for Chapters: Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries


Mary Piorun, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
Regina Raboin, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 24, 2021
Full Chapters Due: February 21, 2022
Submission Date: February 21, 2022


The forming and nurturing of new partnerships and collaborations is a critical component of librarianship. Academic Libraries have a long history of collaboration within the library, across their institutions, and in their local communities. However, forming new partnerships can be time-consuming, and at times frustrating, leaving important opportunities, connections, and projects unrealized. This publication brings together examples of effective collaborations in a variety of settings, with different objectives, staffing levels, and budgets, that have proven to be successful in creating and maintaining strong and productive partnerships.


The objective of this book is to identify and share the roll of the academic library in developing effective partnerships and collaborations within academia and the broader community. This collection of case studies will provide examples of successful collaborations, best practices, and innovative approaches to build and promote effective collaborations. In addition, it will spark ideas that libraries can use to further their strategic initiatives and provide models to foster collaborations and positive work environments amongst staff; and to boost the profile of the library on campus and in the broader library community.

Target Audience

Libraries, academic libraries, library leaders, library-science students, consortiums, and university/college administrators, will benefit from reading the case studies and key takeaways within this publication, enabling them to implement best practices and new programs within their libraries and academic communities.

Recommended Topics

Cross Campus Collaborations Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Departments Social Justice initiatives Information Services Faculty and Student Engagement Departmental Collaborations Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) Collection Development Open Education/Open Access Resources Data Management Scholarly Communications Institutional Repositories Special Collections and Archives Research Participation and Support Grant Programs Academic/Community Partnerships Systematic Reviews Curriculum Development and Delivery Professional Development Consortium Event Planning

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 24, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 7, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 21, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

October 24, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 7, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
February 21, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
April 21, 2022: Review Results Returned
June 2, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
June 16, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Mary E. Piorun, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Regina Fisher Raboin, MSLIS
University of Massachusetts Medical School


Library and Information Science; Education
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