Friday, November 19, 2010

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: The Entrepreneurial Librarian

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: The Entrepreneurial Librarian

Deadline: December 5, 2010

The editors of The Entrepreneurial Librarian, a book to be published by McFarland & Company in 2011, seek chapters that detail library-related entrepreneurial ventures. The book will cover four models of entrepreneurship:
* Intrapreneurship, innovative products and services developed in a library that stayed within the library
* Entrepreneurship, projects that became commercial ventures with financial risk and reward
* Funding entrepreneurship, in which the library developed innovative, non-traditional non-governmental funding sources
* Social entrepreneurship, in which the objective of the project is to raise awareness or educate the public about a social cause.

Like the upcoming conference, The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: From Vision to Implementation in March 2011, the book will document examples of entrepreneurial librarians and their activities. The book will be edited by a three-librarian team of editors. Information about the conference and editors can be found at

Chapter requirements:
* Consist of 8,000 - 10,000 words
* Fall within one of the four models described above
* Qualify as original, neither previously published nor simultaneously submitted
* Chapter proposals of approximately 500 words are due by December 5, 2010.
* Authors will be notified by December 31, 2010 of decisions about their inclusion in the book
* Chapters will be due by April 8, 2011

Your proposal should be sent to with the subject line Book Chapter Proposal and should include:

Institution or company name
Daytime phone number
Chapter title and description of approximately 500 words

If you have any questions about the book, you may contact the editors at:

* Mary Krautter, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 
or 336-256-0274
* Mary Beth Lock, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, or 336-758-6140
* Mary Scanlon, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, or 336-758-4303