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Festschrift 2020: Call for Contributions

The festschrift, appropriately titled Modern practices in Library and Information Science: Themes, Trends and Issues is scheduled for publication in the second quarter of 2020We therefore invite scholarly contributions with informative, historical and pedagogical slants. 

To signify interest in contributing a chapter, read through the chapter headings (below) and email your chapter of interest (with an outline) to library@unimed.edu.ng. This will enable the Project Team reserve such chapter(s).  All submitted articles will undergo double blind review after the payment of the sum of three thousand Naira only (N3000) to ensure quality. Author(s) of accepted articles will pay a publication fee of twenty thousand Naira only (N20,000). The bank details for payments will be communicated to author(s) after the submission of manuscript(s).

The Festschrift is chaptered as follows:

PART ONE: THEMES IN MODERN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Chapter 1 – Akinfolarin William Abiodun: Biography of a guru in Library Management
  • Chapter 2 – Management of academic libraries
  • Chapter 3 – Management of school libraries and multimedia centers
  • Chapter 4 – Management of public libraries 
  • Chapter 5 – Management of National Libraries
  • Chapter 6 – Management of special and research libraries
  • Chapter 7 – Management of presidential libraries
  • Chapter 8 – Conflict Management among Library personnel
  • Chapter 9 – Management theories  for effective library administration
  • Chapter 10 – Library administration  and security challenges
  • Chapter 11 – Management of Information Centers
  • Chapter 12 – Management of archives and record centers
  • Chapter 13 – Management of Museums

PART TWO: ISSUES IN LIBRARY ORGANISATION AND ACTIVITIES

  • Chapter 14 – Modern library space organization for functional use
  • Chapter 15 – Library statistics and strategic planning
  • Chapter 16 – Contemporary services in academic libraries
  • Chapter 17 – Knowledge management and taxonomy in librarianship
  • Chapter 18 – Redesigning LIS curriculum for modern job demands
  • Chapter 19 – Availability and use of indigenous knowledge in Nigerian public libraries
  • Chapter 20 – Staff welfare and promotion in Nigeria academic libraries
  • Chapter 21 – Entrepreneurial opportunities in modern LIS practice
  • Chapter 22 – Library Advocacy and Community Librarianship

PART THREE: TRENDS IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES

  • Chapter 23 – Digital Library Services in era of Open Access and 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Chapter 24 – From smart to smarter: integrating mobile technologies in libraries
  • Chapter 25 – E-library design, implementation, resources and services 
  • Chapter 26 – Library automation software: a comparative analysis in Nigeria Libraries
  • Chapter 27 – Social media for library service delivery: a comparative  analysis
  • Chapter 28 – Webometric study of Nigerian university libraries
  • Chapter 29 – Copyright and copyleft observance in Nigerian academic environment
  • Chapter 30 – Predatory academic publishing: role of libraries and librarians

All enquiries about this project should be sent to: library@unimed.edu.ng