Second Call for Papers (please excuse cross-postings)

School Libraries Worldwide
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.

Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship (Volume 19, Number 2, July 2013)
This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship.
For this issue we will provide a space in which stories about story can be told, and in which research on the use of stories in the widest possible range of aspects of school librarianship can be reported. Research may address any aspect of story or narrative.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Story as a pedagogical tool.
Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience, as a research approach.
The place of story and storytelling in the profession of school librarianship.
Digital storytelling.
The impact of social media on storytelling.
How professional identities of school librarians are inspired and developed through story.
Oral traditions.
Stories as a form of social capital in school library advocacy.
Storytelling and the brain.
Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method.
Interpretive research
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: April 1, 2013.
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the issue editor, Nancy Everhart, directly.

Please distribute widely to anyone or group you feel might be interested.

Dr. Nancy Everhart
Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM Center 
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
Florida's I-School
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306
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