Call for research papers

Current Call for Papers

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Digital Strategies (Volume 20, Number 2, July 2014).  This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of the enabling role of information technology in meeting current school library challenges.


For this issue we will provide a space in which research can be shared on the concept of anytime, anyplace connectivity and how school libraries are providing opportunities for students and expanding their program’s influence.


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

·         BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Flipped Classroom

·         Digital Identity

·         Games and Gamification

·         Big Data

·         Informal Learning

·         Mobile Apps

·         Location Intelligence

·         Makerspaces

·         Digital Divide, Digital Poverty, Digital Exclusion

·         Preservation and Conservation Technologies


School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss
their interests.


School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at


Deadline for submissions of full papers: May 1, 2014.


Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors directly, Nancy Everhart and Marcia A. Mardis.


General suggestions and inquiries for the journal may be sent to:

Dr. Nancy Everhart and Dr. Marcia A. Mardis
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622