Friday, November 27, 2009

CFP - Surviving and Thriving in the Recession

Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS. Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association 2010; Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010; Thinking Outside the Book, McFarland 2008. Some others are Peter Lang, Libraries Unlimited, Linworth, Scarecrow. For more background:

Afterword: Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin, Past President of the American Library Association, Director/ Founder, If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything Reading Club.
Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how librarians are handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings, by librarians in the trenches based on experience using creativity and innovation. A sample will be supplied as to style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One or two chapters sharing the range of your experience, 2100-2300 words total. One article 2100-2300 words; or two articles divided so they total 2100-2300 words. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or co-authored by two

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, grant writing, community donations, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, legislative participation, workshops for job hunters, innovative technology

The deadline for completed chapters (Call A) is January 10, 2010. Contributors will receive an agreement to sign before publication. Compensation: a complimentary book if sole author--if co-authored the complimentary book is shared; discount on additional copies

To receive a "go-ahead" before completing writing, please e-mail in an attached Word File 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in separate paragraphs by December 10 along with a 80-90 word bio beginning with: your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. If co-authored, each of the two librarian-writers will need to send a separate bio. You will be contacted as soon as possible telling you which one (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your completed chapter; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to: