Friday, March 02, 2012

Handling Job Stress: Tips by Librarians (Call for Chapters)

Handling Job Stress: Tips by Librarians (Call for Chapters)

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian, Scarecrow Press, 2012; Library Management Tips That Work, ALA Editions, 2011.

Co-editor:  Linda A. Wade, Digitization Unit Coordinator, Western Illinois University Libraries; contributor, Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians, ALA Editions, 2012.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada sharing practical how-to chapters on managing stress as a working librarian. Practical tips for colleagues on: dealing with pressure from budget and staff cuts, keeping up with technology, diverse patrons, while juggling family and personal life. Creative methods of diffusing stress are sought that are adaptive to various types of libraries and job descriptions.

Concise, how-to chapters words based on experience should total 2,500-3500 words; or two articles each 1250-1750 words to equal 2,500-3,500. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors per chapter; if two chapters, both written by the same co-author(s). One complimentary copy per chapter as compensation.

Please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in one sentence or two by March 31, 2012 with biography(s) to and  place STRESS/Last Name on the subject line.