International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010
Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries
Have you developed programs or services for international students at your academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published by the Association of College & Research Libraries would like the hear from you! We are looking for approximately 10-15 case studies
to illustrate successful initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students.
Introduction: According to data in the Open Doors 2008 report, the number of international students studying on U.S. campuses is at an all-time high. Approximately 7% of U.S. college students are international students (national average), while on some campuses, as many as 22% of the total student body is international. These students
bring with them special skills and insights, but they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries can play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they will need to succeed. Many students have not previously had
librarians available to assist with their research. It is therefore critical that we clarify the role that librarians can play in their educational careers.
Objective of the Book: This book will present case studies of academic library initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students. The target audience of this book will be other librarians, like you, who have a desire to more effectively reach out to international students on their campuses. The
case studies will offer varied perspectives and reliable ideas about how to encourage international students to use the library and break down barriers to their success.
Suggested Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
· Library Orientation to International Students
· Instruction/Information Literacy to International Students
· Outreach Programs Targeted to International Students
· Library Collections for International Students
· Reference Services for International Students
· Programs for International Graduate Students
· Web Resources and Distance Education for International Students
· Marketing Library Resources to International Students
· Multilingualism in Library Instruction and Outreach
· Collaboration with International Student Organizations
· Celebrating Diversity for the Benefit of International and
National Students in the Library
· Assessment of International Student Learning
Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 30, 2010.
Academic library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2 pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the academic library initiative for international
students you are proposing for the case study; 3) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 4) information about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case study/chapter.
Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2011. Accepted authors will have until January 31, 2011 to prepare their case study chapters of approximately 4000-6000 words. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editors. Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing in August 2011 by the Association of College and Research Libraries, however, we are hoping for early completion in time for ALA in June 2011. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
If you would like to see a recent ACRL publication of case studies to more fully understand the style of this book, please take a look at:
Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online (Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, editors) or Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (Laura B. Cohen, editor).
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy Librarian
Library and Information Access, LA1101C
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-8050