Book Publisher: McFarland
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland,
2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.
Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public
library administrator, special, school librarian.
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special
librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals
will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of
aspects and angles of the library profession as a creative endeavor, within the library
walls and beyond. We are looking for ideas that can serve as a foundation, to
incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well
as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. The focus is on library staff
professional and personal growth and development, NOT creative programming and
services for patrons.
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. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in
order to be published.
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary by November
30, 2017, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your Name, on subject line to