Sunday, January 17, 2010

Call for Chapters: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Call for Chapters: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010
Thinking Outside the Book, McFarland 2008

Afterword: Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin, Past President of the American Library Association.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings. A sample will be supplied illustrating desired style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2100-2300 words; or two chapters divided into 2100-2300 words. Only 2100-2300 words (include sidebars in word count) from each contributor. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, innovative technology, creative public relations.

To receive a "go-ahead" before completing writing, please e-mail in an attached Word File, 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in 2-4 sentences by February 1, 2010 along with a 80-90 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to: