Call for Papers: School Libraries Worldwide, Volume 24, Number 1 (January 2018)

School Libraries Worldwide welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are especially interested in research that documents school librarianship in a wide range of cultures, geographic locations, and/or diversities.

For the January 2018 issue, School Libraries Worldwide's editors are especially interested in papers in which standards are an aspect of the research. With the release of the IFLA Standards for School Libraries (2015) and the AASL National School Library Standards (November 2017), standards are a timely and central topic in school librarianship/teacher librarianship. In developing and established school library communities, standards function as codified expressions of organizational culture that guide decision-making, functional activities, and professional work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • National and local curriculum standards for learners;
  • Professional standards for school librarians/teacher librarians;
  • Standards for school library facilities;
  • Accreditation of school librarian/teacher librarian preparation programs;
  • Accreditation of schools and libraries; and
  • Codes of conduct and ethics.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 15, 2017.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis ( and Nancy Everhart (

Submission guidelines are available online at:

Note that all submissions must take place through the online submission system at

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. Peer reviewed and refereed, it is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through many leading periodical databases. Selected public access articles are available at

School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards. 

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:
Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Information 
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA

Call for Submissions