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 May 30, 2013 with brief biography sketch(s); place SMALL and Last Name on the subject line to:firstname.lastname@example.org