Thursday, April 05, 2007

CRITICAL THINKING: CALL FOR ARTICLES/PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE

CRITICAL THINKING
CALL FOR ARTICLES/PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE


College & Undergraduate Libraries, a Haworth Press peer-reviewed publication, invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue addressing critical thinking and its incorporation into library instruction programs.

The issue will be edited by John Spencer of Gonzaga University (spencer at gonzaga.edu) and Christopher Millson-Martula of Lynchburg College (millsonmartula at lynchburg.edu). For this issue, the editors are defining critical thinking as:

The intellectual and mental process by which an individual successfully Conceptualizes, analyzes, synthesizes, evaluates, And/or applies information In order to formulate judgments, conclusions, or answers.

In their pieces, authors should focus solely on those aspects of a library’s instruction program relating to critical thinking. Authors are invited to submit articles/proposals for pieces such as:

1. theoretical, philosophical, or ideological discussions of critical thinking in general

2. opinion or position papers

3. case studies

4. collaboration or relationships between librarians and classroom faculty

5. research studies dealing with the effects of library instruction on students’ critical thinking skills

6. annotated reviews of the literature.

We welcome proposals from librarians and classroom faculty both individually and as teams.

The proposal should consist of an abstract of 500 words together with all author contact information. Articles should run at least 20 double-spaced pages in length.

For additional information, please contact either editor. Please submit proposals to John Spencer by April 30, 2007. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by June 30, 2007. Feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have.

John Spencer
Christopher Millson-Martula

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