ALA EDITIONS BOOK: CALL FOR CASE STUDIES/PROPOSALS
Abandon all Fear: assessing, evaluating and letting go of legacy services (forthcoming 2013)
We invite proposals for case studies to be published in a forthcoming ALA Editions book Abandon all Fear: assessing, evaluating and letting go of legacy services, an edited collection of case studies examining how librarians in all types of organizations are responding and adapting to cataclysmic budgetary and programming changes.
The book will be edited by Mary Evangeliste, owner of the consulting collaborative Fearless Future firstname.lastname@example.org and Katherine Furlong, Director for Access and Technical Services for the libraries of Lafayette College email@example.com
Have you had to change, adapt, even abandon services, spaces or programs in light of the recent economic conditions? We’re looking for case studies focusing on how libraries of all types are changing and adapting service models to let go of obsolete or less useful programs. Given the current economic climate, libraries can no longer afford to maintain the status quo. But instead of reacting in a panicked fashion to budgetary and staffing challenges, librarians can choose a measured, proactive response. If you think you’ve found a
new means of being relevant to your users, please share your story.
While our initial proposal has three sections, we’re open to other ideas:
- Section One: Public Services Case Studies
- Section Two: Technical Services & Collections Case Studies
- Section Three: Facilities and Systems Case Studies
all author contact information. Please include in proposal the issue faced, the strategies and assessments used to examine the issue and the result. Case studies should run at least ten double-spaced pages