Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians
Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone or With Limited Nonprofessionals
Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences about running libraries as the only professional with limited nonprofessionals. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, sidebars based on experience–successful management employing innovation to help colleagues. Those accepted will receive complimentary copies.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 2400-2600 words.
Possible topics: networking, financial planning, administration tips, public relations, continuing education, time management, library boards, community partnering, legal concerns, library manuals, innovative technology, managing volunteers.
To receive a Go Ahead with guidelines, please e-mail 3-5 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by June 1, 2010 along with a 80-90 word bio with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. You will be contacted which (if any) of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place SOLO/your name on the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org