Publishing opportunity: case study for MLA book on librarians & translational research

~posted for Alan Carr
**Cross-posted, apologies for any duplication! **

This is a call for authors to contribute to an MLA-published book on librarians and translational research, scheduled for publication in late 2015. The book will highlight examples of librarian involvement in various phases of the translational research enterprise, including best practices, challenges and emerging opportunities. Librarians from various institutions are contributing case studies, organized thematically around the different phases of translational research. These case studies will highlight the great work we do, and demonstrate that librarians play important roles in the research enterprise.

If you’ve been working with researchers or administrators affiliated with your institution’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, or if you’ve got experience working with or supporting any phase of translational research, please consider writing a case study for this book! Sample case studies may include descriptions of projects or experiences working with:

· basic/bench/preclinical investigators on translational research projects
· clinical researchers
· community members or community health organizations
· health services, health policy or effectiveness research
· national CTSA workgroups, task forces or committees (including former Key Function Committees)
· development or  training/promotion of research tools, resources or services
· collection development of resources and tools to support all phases of translational research
· research networking tools, including portals, profile systems, software programs and apps
· organizational infrastructure to support research, including regulatory committees, research administration services, compliance (NIH Public Access Policy, data management plans)
· assessment or evaluation of research impact
· teaching/training health sciences students, practitioners or faculty in translational research programs
· training MLIS students (health sciences research, translational science, etc.)

If you are interested in contributing a case study to the book, or have any questions about this call for contributors, please contact Marisa Conte ( by Wednesday, 26 November. Please provide a working title and a brief (~200 words) description of the topic, project or experience you would like to write about.

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