Call for Papers

December 12, 2008

Call for Papers/New Editor Announcement
The Journal of Library & Information Services for Distance Learning welcomes the submission of manuscripts for review and possible publication.

The Journal is now under the new Editorship of Jodi Poe, Head of Technical Services, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, Alabama). Jodi was previously Distance Education Librarian at Houston Cole Library for 8 years.

Manuscripts and ideas for papers can be submitted directly to Jodi Poe for peer-review. The Journal has a rapid turn-around time (approximately 4 months) for accepted material, contingent on scheduling. Topics can cover research, theory & practice related to:

  • Distance education programs for income production
    Distance learning statistics in libraries
    Strategic Planning for Distance Education
    Evaluation of distance learning librarianship programs
    Off-campus licensing, costing, budgeting
    Remote access issues
    Institutional repositories in distance learning/education
    Satellite libraries: budgeting, growth, usage
    Outsourcing for distance learning
    Proactive roles for distance learning librarians
    Faculty/librarian interaction in distance learning
    cooperation and collaboration for distance learning
    Information literacy for distance learning
    Instructional service techniques
    Information delivery for distance education
    Reference services for distance education
    Document delivery for distance education
    Developing collections for distance education
    Consortia involvement in distance learning

About the Editor
Jodi Poe comes to the Journal with more than 17 years of service in an academic library, and eight years of service in distance education. She is currently the Head of Technical Services at the Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Prior to accepting the department head position in October, Jodi served as the distance education librarian at the Houston Cole Library for eight years.

During her tenure as a distance librarian, Poe has written numerous journal articles on distance learning and librarianship, which appeared in popular journals like The Journal of Access Services and the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserves. Additionally, Jodi co-authored a chapter in the book Going the Distance: Library Instruction for Off-Campus Students.

Instructions for Authors
Instructions for authors are available at or can be emailed to you directly by Jodi Poe.

Free Print Sample
A free print sample of the journal is available by sending an email to: Please give your full name and preferred mailing address.


The Sloan Consortium released a new report this month by I. Elaine Allen, Ph.D. and Jeff Seaman, Ph.D. on distance education.   The report is named Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning, and is the fifth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education, based on responses from over 2,500 colleges and universities.  If you’d like to read the report, the PDF is here.