The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program, under the auspices of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. The preliminary proposal should contain a description of the project, a brief survey of the professional literature that would appear later in the literature review, a pilot version of the survey, and a brief resume of the author(s) highlighting their qualifications regarding this topic. While we welcome proposals on any topic that is relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries, we are specifically looking for proposals on the following topics:
- Data research management/services
- Collection development policies for college libraries
- Mission statements for college libraries
- Managing student workers
- Faculty collaborations (relationships, collection building, etc.)
- Circulation policies (fines, renewals, limits, etc.)
- Interlibrary loan
- Status of librarians (faculty, tenure eligible, academic staff, staff, etc.) with promotion and evaluation processes
- Review of job descriptions
The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts (literature review, survey results and analysis, and sample documents), and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own.
Authors of a CLIPP publication are aided throughout by the CLIPP Committee and an assigned editor. CLIPP authors receive 10% of the royalties on the net revenues from their publication. For your reference, please find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program here.