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Carolyn Kirkendall Project LOEX

One of the responsibilities of the bibliographic instruction liaison officer is to target journals in higher education and in specific discipline areas that seem appropriate and accessible for publishing Bl-related articles. For specifics on rules for submission of articles in the following general journals, authors may contact me at the address listed below: Academe. ChangeChronicle of Higher Education, College Board ReviewEducational RecordImproving College and University Teaching. Journal of General Education. and Journal of Higher Education.

A survey of journals in discipline areas is being conducted by Don Kenney of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His report on the humanities-related journals identifies 36 journals, ranked according to the possibility of including an article on the instructional role of libraries, out of a total of 1,307 which he surveyed. Kenney continues to identify journals in the sciences and social sciences areas with the same goal in mind, and his findings will eventually be published. His work will be of great help to those who will write on bibliographic instruction and are eager to communicate the teaching service role libraries can provide to faculty and administrators in higher education.

Work on submitting proposals for speeches and presentations by librarians continues. Elaine Jennerich of Baylor University has considered a presentation to be submitted at the Academy of Management for its 43d Annual National Meeting in August. Librarians with advanced degrees in management and business and with BI experience are encouraged to contact me so that we can build a workable cadre for future proposals.

October will bring us the joint U.S./Canadian Annual Meeting in Toronto, with its theme, "North American Higher Education: Shaping the Future.” A proposal has been submitted for consideration titled, "Integrating Libraries into the Educational Mainstream: The Challenge to Instruct and Support.” Word is pending on its acceptance. Participants would be Carolyn Murray, coordinator of user instruction at the Robarts Research Library of the University of Toronto: Joe Boissé, director of Temple University Libraries: and Gerry Meek, coordinator of library instruction at the University of Waterloo.

Your assistance is needed to continue compiling the "press kits” of sample materials, handouts, and research guides to the literature of subject disciplines (described in C&RL News. January 1983). Each folder contains an explanation of our project, material on the role of the library in higher education and on the necessity for BI service, a short reading list, and sample copies of library-produced handouts.

Disciplines we are currently compiling folders for include sociology, psychology, fine arts, sciences, education, history, political science, and language and literature. We would be delighted to receive your permission and copies of handouts to include in our folders. Your suggestions on pertinent articles from professional journals are also welcome. For a SASE, 1 will supply samples of reading lists already completed.

The results of contacting the directors of ARL libraries for suggestions on staff members who have advanced subject degrees and BI expertise have been gratifying. Our project needs to identify those of you who are willing to write proposals and/or participate as a panelist, reactor, moderator, or speaker. We will match the appropriate volunteers with the disciplines and attempt to promote our potential to these associations for their conference agendas.

Our project is based on the conviction that this country's libraries have among their staff members many who would be excellent participants in this project, which furthers our goal of publicizing the instructional role that libraries fill in the mission of our institutions of higher learning. — Carolyn Kirkendall. Director, LOEX Clearinghouse, and ACRL BI Liaison Project Officer. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. ■■

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