Monday, March 04, 2013

Call for Chapters: Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Call for Chapters: Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management
Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011);  Library Services for Multicultural
Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Co-editor:  Lawrence Grieco, library director, Gilpin County Public Library,
Black Hawk, Colorado; Key Contact,  Association for Rural & Small Libraries;
contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library: An Outreach Handbook (ALA
Editions, 2013)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS
faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters
for a handbook on strengthening small and rural public libraries as centers of
communities serving populations under 25,000. Possible topics: fostering
positive staff attitudes; making an inviting atmosphere; successful living
endowments; programming; handling patrons, volunteers, meetings;  using
technology; effective networking; staff evaluations; professional development;
needs assessment surveys.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues totaling
3,000-4,000 words, or two chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No
previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three
authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s).  A
complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission as compensation,
discount on more.

Please e-mail titles of  2-3 topics each described in 2 sentences by April 30,
2013 with brief biography sketch(s);  place SMALL and Last Name on the subject
line to: