Call for Nominations for the ALA Research Series peer review panel

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/08/2011


Cathleen J. Bourdon

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Research & Statistics invites nominations for a peer review panel 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.

 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 blends different methods.
  • It is not a statistical series.
  • It is 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 practitioners.  The review panel has membership representing a broad array of expertise and perspectives in library research topics. 

Two positions will be filled through this nomination process. Each reviewer serves a three-year term. Terms begin summer 2011.

The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2011. Please go to for more information about the call for nominations.