Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Call for Submissions (Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook)

Call for Submissions (Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook)

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S.) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children's librarian, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School, Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints;

Articles by practicing librarians sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in their communities. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged.

One article, 1900-2100 words; no co-authors. Practical, concise, how-to contributions are needed.

Possible topics: workshops at senior centers, story hours at community swimming
pools, innovative literacy outreach, partnering with artists and writers,
creative youth participation, effective advocacy with elected officials.

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as
Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and
others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review,
The Detroit News, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House
Publications published her 2008 chapbook, a recent book is

The deadline for current cycle of submissions is October 30, 2008.
Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation:
a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies

Please submit 3-4 brief topic proposals with a 65-70 word bio beginning with
your library of employment, title, highlights of your community library
outreach activities, awards, and related professional contributions. Place
PARTNERS/your name on the subject line to: