Sunday, May 16, 2010

CFP - Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone

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
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 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: