Contact:Ã Denise M. Davis
Director, Office for Research & Statistics
For Immediate Release
April 8, 2009
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research & Statistics invites nominations for peer reviewers for the ALA Research Series.
The ALA Research Series expands the knowledge base of library research by publishing quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis that addresses topics important to libraries, librarians, and education in the profession–accessible, useful, practical, sustainable research.
Ã The series is distinguished by:
- Encouraging research based on methods other than surveys, such as observational research, content analysis, grounded theory research, and ethnographic technique, as well as research that blend different methods.
- It is not a statistical series.
- Published annually, monographs and edited volumes.
The ALA Research Series is a peer reviewed publication with an editorial panel comprised of experienced library researchers and researchers/practitioners.Ã The reviewer panel has membership representing a broad array of expertise and perspectives in library research topics.Ã
Three positions will be filled through this nomination process. Each reviewer serves a three-year term. However, in this initial establishment of the review panel, two members will serve two-year terms. Terms begin summer 2009.
The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2009. Please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/alaresearchseries.cfm Ã for more information about the call for nominations.