Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Web 2.0, teenagers & libraries - Call for Papers

Call for papers: Web 2.0, teenagers & libraries

Call for papers for a special issue of Library Trends devoted to Web 2.0, teenagers and libraries.

This issue will explore the current use of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries which serve teenagers, and consider how services might be developed future to better meet the needs of a teenage audience.

The issue will cover initiatives in all types of libraries serving teenagers: school, public, college, university and other information services. Contributions are welcome from researchers, library/information practitioners and other interested parties. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

- Involving teenagers in the design of web 2.0 services
- MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites
- The use of blogs
- Security and safety issues
- Getting staff - and managers - onboard
- Gaming - does it have a place in libraries?
- Online reading groups
- Podcasting - library tours and other uses
- Web 2.0 approaches to information skills
- Wikis and online communities.

Articles should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. Author guidelines are available at
If you are interested in submitting an article, please email

I am very happy to discuss ideas for contributions. The deadline for submission of full articles is 18th April 2008.

You can download the call for papers at

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