Have writer's block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other relevant notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Call for Chapter Proposals: The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning allies, combating budget cuts, and influencing stakeholders
for Chapter Proposals: The Machiavellian Librarian:
Winning allies, combating budget cuts, and influencing stakeholders
Why is it that
librarians never end up in the ‘influence’ grid on personality assessment
tests? Is it any wonder that pop culture tends to think of librarians as
wallflowers who don’t rock the boat or fight for their libraries?
Chandos Publishing has
accepted our proposal for a book about librarians’ influence-building
strategies and political wins in universities and organizations. We would
like to include your experiences as influencers, and how you have helped turn
the tide in your favor. We are looking for 1,000-5,000 words sections about
real life examples of librarians like you, who used their knowledge and skills
to help drive influence in your institution.
Authors offer firsthand
and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence for the
betterment of their library’s and careers. Please send a 200 word or less
abstract to email@example.com.
Include your full name, title and institution. We will let you know if your
submission is selected. Please send these no later than 2/1/2013. If you have
any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like proposals
from potential authors for the following chapters:
without Authority - Winning fierce allies
2. Visualizing Data for
3. Networking in
(Academic, Government, Organizations)
4. Capturing the value
of online/digital holdings
5. Capturing the value
of online/digital help services
6. Strategic alignment
7. Combating the budget
8. Communicating results
in accessible language (translating value propositions from ‘librarian-ese’)
10. Using Accreditation
and Regulation Reporting to Better Position the Library
Positioning –traits & behaviors to adopt and avoid
12. Outcome Assessment
13. Succeeding against
14. Rallying the troops
15. Dealing with the
Prince and other Stakeholders
16. Discourses on the
Library: Creating the best
17. [Other similar
We would like proposals
by February 1, 2013. Final accepted chapters will be due to us by April
1, 2013. The publication date is currently set for Summer 2013.
Chapters must be unique to this book.
We look forward to
hearing from you!
Melissa and Erika