This is a call for Book Chapters: Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities.. (details given below)
The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until March 23t due to a high number of requests.
Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a proposal
Currently, I am in the process of editing a forthcoming book entitled, Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities, to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. We are honored to have many thought leaders in our team as Editorial Advisory Board (see the list below).
I am certain that you or your professional colleagues' contribution of scholarly work on the topics such as, social inclusion, community engagement, partnership, etc., will make an excellent addition to this book.
I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you or your colleagues(s) to submit a chapter proposal for consideration in this publication.
March 23, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 25, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
May 8, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
June 21, 2021: Review Results Returned
August 2, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
August 16, 2021: Final Chapter Submission
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Book (a quick glance):
Social inclusion and civic participation, as a social role of Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM), have been dealt with individually (e.g., social justice in libraries, 9). The book presents a holistic approach to understanding implications of the collective work of LAM, as it evolves today.
In achieving Civic Engagement (CE) and Social Justice (SJ) in Smart Cities, literacy programs are offered in the society, by two groups. The first is information service providers (i.e., Libraries Archives, Museums, LAM) and second is community-based organizations (i.e., public, private groups, etc.). Although, LAM-led community services are documented in literature, there is hardly any evidence if there are community-led-LAM services (or community’s need-based approach), that makes a full circle in understanding community-LAM relationship.
Little of the existing research has identified the requirements of community leaders and experts (they are not even included in PEW's Digital Age survey, 1.) with regard to social inclusion or community engagement. Furthermore, the voices of LAM have not been heard collectively--presenting the other side of the coin.
The focus of the book will be on social and technical dimensions, with specific filters designed to screen and detect the channels of discrimination, hate, violence, etc. Hence, the book will collect strategies and approaches, adapted or planned, to be inclusive in smart cities. The details of the book are given below, as well as on the IGI Website.
Hope to hear from you with a proposal by March 23, 2021,
Four Sections in the book
I: Literacy: Technologies, Techniques, tools, approaches, skills and competencies
II: LAM & Community-based organizations partnership in theory: models, strategies, and outcome measures.
III: LAM & Community-based organizations partnership in practice: best practices, lessons learned, and evidence-based studies
IV: Future of LAM & Community-based organizations in smart cities
r. Mohamed Taher, MLISc. (Mysore U., 1978); Ph.D., Library Science (Calicut U, 1989); D.Litt., History, (B. R. Ambedkar U, 1999). At present serving since 2002 as Chief Information Officer, Canadian Multifaith Federation, Toronto. A former Fulbright Scholar (Rutgers Univ, NJ.,, USA., 1989-90), a Faculty, Seneca College, Library Information Technician Program (2005-),, Director, American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, India (1983-1997). and Information Scientist, KASCT (1997-2000)
IHis publcations include, Libraries in India - National Developmental Perspectives: A saga of Fifty years since independence. (New Delhi , Concept Publishing, 2001); Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives (Scarecrow, 2006); Job Search The Canadian Way: What Works, What Doesn't, (Akbani Informatics, 2011); Practicum in Digital Literacy Programs (work in progress);' Interfaith Literacy Resources in the Index Islamicus: A. Bibliometric analysis (lib conf., 2011); 'Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: Emerging Convergence or Potential Divergence of Paths in Changing Context of Libraries? in Khare, V. P., In Singh, S., et al. (2019). Emerging trends for smart libraries: A festschrift in honour of Professor V.P. Khare. (New Delhi :Shree Publishers & Distributors, 2019).. He is also the editor of: Multifaith Information Manual, (Canadian Multifaith Federation, 2010); and Multifaith Perspectives in Spiritual & Religious Care (Canadian Multifaith Federation, 2020)