Call for chapter proposals: Internationalization of LIS Education in the Asia-Pacific region

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Call for Chapter Proposals

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region


Reysa Alenzuela
The University of the South Pacific,

Heesop Kim
Kyungpook National University,
South Korea

Danilo M. Baylen
University of West Georgia, USA

Recommended Topics

Original Research, Case Studies, Review Articles on following major areas but not limited to:

• Equivalency and Accreditation
• Internationalizing Curriculum
• Formal/ Informal Education
• Continuing Professional Development
• Building Capacity in Multicultural Environment

• Global Librarianship
• Field Work experience and Equivalency
• Leadership in the Academe and in Organization
• International Librarianship Competence
• International Librarianship for Asia Pacific Librarians
• Research Collaboration

• The Role of ICT in Internationalization
• Digital Scholarship
• Issues and Challenges in ICT: Asia Pacific Librarians Context
• ICT Knowledge and Skills of Librarians: Case Studies
• Technology, Global Engagement and Knowledge-Sharing

Emerging Issues
• Academic Mobility: Degree Recognition and International Employability
• ASEANization of LIS Education
• Comparative Analysis of Accreditation Processes
• Cross-country Analysis on LIS Programs
• Globalization and International Cooperation in LIS Education
• ASEAN LIS Qualifications Framework
• Internationalization and Recognition of Qualifications
• Exchange Programs: Faculty, Students, LIS Researchers
• Quality Assurance and Standards Adopted in LIS Schools

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of his or her proposed book chapter. Please visit for more details regarding this publication and to submit your work. You can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at…/contributor-resources/before-you-write/.

Authors will be notified by February 15, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 1, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at…/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Important dates

January 15, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline

February 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance

April 1, 2019: Full Chapter Submission

September 1, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification

October 1, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Reysa Alenzuela

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Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic, coordinated process that seeks to align initiatives for a globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs which is essential in the attainment of global competitiveness and qualification recognition.

Internationalization of higher education has been in broad debates at UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education as early as 1998 but the mechanisms, procedures and processes towards desired quality of Library and Information Science (LIS) academic standards are still a continuing discussion among stakeholders. As comparative and international librarianship, academic mobility and global trends in LIS grow exponentially along with emerging technology, this topic is worth revisiting particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

This book is about the internationalization of LIS education to promote, develop, and facilitate engagement and mobility of library professionals and LIS students around the world especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Its main contribution to LIS scholarship is the representation of best practices on teaching and learning as well as professional development initiatives in a field where few countries have published in English language.

Discussions on internationalization of higher education steers conversations around the globe but literatures that delves into Asia and the Pacific region is very limited. The diversity of standards adopted in Central Asia (former CIS countries), Melanesian-Polynesian regions in the Pacific, ASEAN and other countries are interesting to find out as socio-cultural practices in librarianship and availability of courses vary. The literatures may have also been written in their national languages or language commonly adopted; hence, the scholarly exchanges are limited. The discussion can open doors for greater global engagement and cooperation among LIS schools and professional governing bodies in countries that can mutually benefit and propel development to be at par with European and North American counterparts. The proposed book will hopefully provide a platform for libraries and government agencies in Asia and the Pacific to find commonalities towards greater mobility and advancement in the profession. Perspectives to compare current practices and find alignment could further facilitate exchanges. LIS education needs to develop along with emerging technologies in the complex information platform as these are essential in knowledge development.

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