Monday, September 12, 2011

Call for Chapters: Continuing Education for Librarians

Call for Chapters: Continuing Education for Librarians

Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College, and Other Ways

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times; and Library Management Tips That Work, both 2011 ALA Editions

Co-editor: Vera Gubnitskaia, Orange County Library System, Orlando, Florida; contributor to Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2010) 

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; 2011 Texas Library Association Public Relations Branding Iron Award

Chapters sought for an anthology by U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical how-to chapters on ways to continue education before/beyond your MLS in librarianship and other fields for advancement, keeping current, and personal satisfaction. 

Possible topics: workshops, conferences, deciding on colleges, online classes, scholarships, maximizing technology, graduate assistants, research and publication, stress management, financial aspects, teaching, balancing classes/family/work, networking, travel abroad. Creative methods relating to professional development encouraged.

Concise, how-to chapters 3,000-3,500 words using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors; one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation, discounts on additional copies.

Please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by October 30, 2011 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place EDUCATION/Last Name on the subject line to: