Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Call for Content: Library Management Today

Call for Content: Library Management Today

Bob Kieserman, Director of The Library Management Institute, has asked me to introduce myself to you. My name is Colette Meehan and I have recently been appointed Executive Editor of a new online journal, Library Management Today. The journal, an extension of LMI, will focus exclusively on the issues of library management and administration, and we hope to deliver the online publication to library managers throughout the country on a bi-weekly basis.

We plan to explore timely issues in the following subject areas:

• Library Human Resources Management (employee relations, training, compensation, employment law, etc.)
• Library Financial Management
• Library Marketing and Promotion
• Library Law
• Renovations and New Buildings
• Strategic Planning
• Management Trends in Libraries Today

Each issue will also feature book reviews, information about new products, a job site, featured profiles on key library leaders, general news affecting library managers, and commentaries on the current issues of the moment.

Bob will serve as publisher of the online journal. Since my background is in publishing and business, I recognize the importance of details and deadlines as drivers of any successful endeavor.

Currently, I am in the process of compiling articles to include in the inaugural issue which we plan on releasing on July 1st, and I would be very interested in receiving any articles you wish to contribute. The format of the publication is practical, best practices types of articles. Since we are just beginning this venture, we can offer no formal compensation at this time, but your published articles will be seen and read by a large network of professionals.

The deadline to submit articles for the first issue is June 18. Please submit your questions and/or articles to me via email at

I look forward to working with you on this new and exciting project.


Colette Meehan
Executive Editor, Library Management Today