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Call for Chapters

Forthcoming Libraries Unlimited publication

This publication, Engaging Students through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models, will highlight a collection of collaborative, high-impact learning experiences in information literacy.  The collection will demonstrate the significant difference academic libraries and librarians can make in student engagement and learning.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has identified ten practices, ranging from first-year experiences to capstone courses, from global learning to writing-intensive courses, as highly impactful to student learning to designate as “high-impact educational practices” (HIP). These practices engage students deeply in a meaningful, connected way to the work they’re doing. Librarians have taught and supported student learning in many ways that assist in these AAC&U practices, such as information literacy instruction for capstone, writing, and first-year seminars and research support for collaborative assignments and projects.  This book will exhibit work in information literacy that goes beyond a traditional librarian role; it will feature librarians and faculty partners who have taken initiative to engage in projects that highlight salient, experiential facets of the AAC&U practices in order to teach information literacy.

You are invited to contribute a chapter describing an innovative approach to a library program, project, or ongoing activity that engages students in one of the following high-impact practices:

  • First-Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Diversity/Global Learning/Study Abroad
  • ePortfolios
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects

How to Submit

Your submission should include: 

  1. Names of authors along with institutional affiliation and contact information
  2. Primary author contact information and email
  3. Proposed chapter title
  4. Abstract of no more than 500 words that clearly describes the high-impact practice employed and its impact on student learning
  5. Current CV of all authors

All submissions must be unpublished original work, and not currently under review by other publications. 

Submit a .doc or pdf as attachment to Gayle Schaub at schaubg@gvsu.edu  Use subject line "chapter proposal."


Submission deadline: October 1, 2018

Notifications: Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 15, 2018

Chapter deadline: Final chapters will be due by January 15, 2019

Proposed publication date for monograph is Fall, 2019


  • Last Updated: Jul 9, 2018 1:37 PM
  • URL: https://libguides.gvsu.edu/HighImpactLearningModels