Monday, November 11, 2013

Call for Chapters: Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff

Call for Chapters: Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Scarecrow Press, 2014);  Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google Search; Scholar; Books; Google+; Youtube; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research; Library Instruction in Using Google.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help public, school, academic, special librarians, library consultants, LIS faculty/students, and technology professionals totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two short chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material, please. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission no matter how many co-authors, discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of  2-3 topics each described in 2 sentences by January 30, 2014 with biography sketch(s); place GOOGLE and your Last Name on the subject line to: