Friday, September 21, 2012

Call for Proposals: PRACTICAL GUIDES FOR LIBRARIANS (A major new series from the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)

Call for Proposals:  PRACTICAL GUIDES FOR LIBRARIANS (A major new series from the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)

Call for Proposals

The Practical Guides for Librarians series is a brand-new series from Rowman & Littlefield intended to become the profession’s #1 source of practical information on the whole spectrum of library processes and operations.  The first books in the series are slated for publication in September of 2013.

To ensure each book is a hallmark of professional practice, each book in the series will:

  • describe from start to finish how to develop, maintain, manage, and evaluate a new or revised program or service;
  • be an exemplary easy-to-read, understand, and implement professional resource featuring multiple checklists, forms, and other usable features; 
  • be written and edited by librarians for librarians; and,
  • meet and exceed the highest standards of professional content and publishing.

Examples of topics of interest for the series include: cloud computing, e-resource licensing, information/learning commons, mobile devices, online tutorials, patron driven acquisition, photographic collections, and more

The series will be edited by M. Sandra Wood, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA, Librarian Emerita, Penn State University Libraries.  She was a librarian at the George T. Harrell Library, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, for over 35 years, specializing in reference, educational, and database services.  Ms. Wood has also worked for several years as a Development Editor for Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Proposals for the Practical Guides for Librarians series should be single or co-authored (not collections with multi-authored chapters) and written at the practical level.  Prospective authors with questions about the series, ideas for book topics or proposal development, or who wish to obtain a proposal form should contact the Series Editor, M. Sandra Wood at