3 MARCH 2021
This festschrift is in honour of Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan, a well-known international icon in the field of library and information science (LIS). The title has been chosen to reflect her areas of interest and sphere of influence in the profession. We invite you to join us in celebrating this librarian par excellence by contributing a chapter in a book in her honour. The book will be a ready reading text for students of librarianship in general, but especially for those interested in understanding good practices in leadership, management and mentorship. Furthermore, young library and information professionals, particularly those in Africa will gain ample insight into managing their career progression such as will enable them attain leadership positions and self-actualisation.
The role of information in the fourth industrial revolution has been the subject of discourse in recent times. The opportunities presented to us as library and information professionals in this era are numerous and must be explored in order to re-position, re-engineer and re-invent the library and information field. Questions that seek solutions to the new role of library and information professionals in the post COVID-19 pandemic, their role in managing infodemics and fake news; new curricula that refocuses the key skills and competences required, the continuous professional development practices that will fill the gap, leadership and management roles and mentorship are some of the issues that will be explored in this book.
Before you submit your manuscript, it is important you read and follow the guidelines below:
Contributors should adhere strictly to the following timelines:
|Announcement / Call for chapters||3rd March, 2021|
|Submission of chapters||8th August, 2021|
|Assessment and return of chapters to successful authors||16th September, 2021|
|Return of corrected chapters by successful authors||30th September, 2021|
|Final proofreading for the press||16th October, 2021|
|Publication of book||30th November, 2021|
The publication committee expresses her profound gratitude to all prospective contributors. It is our hope that the book will serve as a collection of scholarship and a reference material for students and teachers in librarianship in particular and the general public.
All submissions and enquiries should be sent to:
1. Dr. Victoria Okojie @ : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Dr. Ismail Abdullahi @: email@example.com