[Siguse-l] Call for Book Chapters on Children's Information Behavior

Bilal, Dania dania at utk.edu
Tue Feb 7 17:14:25 EST 2012

Hello Lorri,
I hope this message finds you well. I sent the information below yesterday to be posted on siguse listserv. I haven't seen it posted yet. Would you please check on this matter. Thanks, Dania.


New Directions in Children's Information Behaviour Research. By Dania Bilal and Amanda Spink, Editors.

Publisher: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?PHPSESSID=10jgamnfqm6soumj7c6rcgpei7&id=1876-0562
This volume is part of the New Directions series of edited books within the Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series

Book Editors:
Professor Dania Bilal
University of Tennessee
Email:dania at utk.edu

Professor Amanda Spink
Queensland University of Technology, University of South Australia and University of Malaya
Email: ah.spink at qut.edu.au

Chapter Proposals Submission: ASAP
Accepted Full Chapters Due: November 1, 2012

Information behaviour is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual's everyday social life. Beginning with a cognitive psychology and social science frameworks, the book will build understanding of the changing nature of children's information behaviours in the digital age. It will provide arguments about the concept of "digital natives" in the realm of children's interaction with technologies, including but not limited to web search engines, mobile devices, virtual worlds, gaming, digital libraries, and social media. Drawing upon social science, educational psychology, sociology, and cognitive psychology theories, the book will also present an integrated and holistic approach in understanding the "diverse" nature of children's information behaviour. The book will focus on youngsters ages 5-14 who are savvy, novices, privileged, homeless, multicultural, multilingual, and with special needs, among other things.

Authors are invited to submit chapters based on original research not published elsewhere. Chapters should augment our understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories, and models in children's information behaviour, as well as challenge the established views and paradigms of information behaviour studies. In addition, chapters should fall within one or more of the themes described below. Please indicate the theme(s) into which the submitted chapter(s) may fall.

Submitted chapters will be reviewed by Dania Bilal and Amanda Spink, in addition to one or two external reviewers.  Please submit chapters to both editors at the email addresses shown below.

Themes pertaining to youngsters' Information Behaviour:
I.             Cognitive/affective information behaviour
II.            Information Retrieval; Interface design
III.           Diversity in information behaviour
a.            Homeless/privileged/poor/minority
b.            Multiculturalism/multilingualism
c.             Cognitive and other disabilities
d.            Digital natives; digital divide
IV.          Serendipitous/opportunistic information encountering
V.            Digital information literacy
VI.          Collaborative information seeking
VII.         Other themes that are within the scope of the book will also be considered.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or a 1-2 page chapter proposal to the Editors ASAP, detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal and sent organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due by November 1, 2012. Final revised manuscripts are due on February 1, 2013.

Please contact:

Professor Dania Bilal

Email:dania at utk.edu

Professor Amanda Spink

Email: ah.spink at qut.edu.au

Dania Bilal, Ph.D & Professor
School of Information Sciences
College of Communication and Information
University of Tennessee
1345 Circle Park, COM 451
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-3689

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