Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Call for Chapters: Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach

Call for Chapters: Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-editor: Kerol Harrod, Denton Public Library, Denton, Texas; Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work, McFarland & Company, 2012

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

Chapters sought for an anthology by U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing practical how-to chapters on: creative outreach activities that work and are fun for staff, children, parents, and teachers. With budget and staff cuts, changes in technology, and security concerns in an increasingly diverse society, librarians more than ever need successful, inexpensive outreach to young patrons-their future library supporters.
Knowing what programs work saves time, effort, and resources for librarians.

Creative methods are needed to use in various types of libraries. Concise, how-to chapters 3,000-3,500 words using bullets, headings, based on experience. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One or two authors; one complimentary copy per chapter as compensation, discounts on additional copies.

Please paste proposed titles of 2-3 topics each briefly described by December 30, 2012 with biography sketch(s); place YOUTH/Last Name on the subject line to Carol: smallwood@tm.net