Monday, February 02, 2015

Call for Chapters: Winning Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Volunteers and Community Engagement

Call for Chapters: Winning Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Volunteers and Community EngagementBook Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-editor; Bringing the Arts Into the Library (American Library Association, 2014); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-editor; contributor, Women, Work, and the Web (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian practicing academic, public, school, special librarians and other professional sharing practical know-how about volunteers in tight economic times and staff cuts. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty. Award winning community volunteer efforts and case studies encouraged such as storywalks with Eagle Scouts, hosting coffee houses.

Possible topics: managing different age groups and special events; training and continuing education; recognition reinforcement; policies and manuals; recruitment and interviewing; scheduling; handling personality conflicts; technology instruction; legal, health, and security concerns.

Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues; creativity, innovation highly valued. Those submitting  two chapters  are read first. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of 4 topics each described in a few sentences by March 15, 2015 with brief biography sketch on each author; place VOL, Your Name on subject line: