Saturday, November 20, 2010

CFP - Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students

Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians

Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students

Book Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Co-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: Essays for Innovative Librarians, McFarland, 2008

Co-editor: Rebecca Tolley-Stokes is an Associate Professor and Faculty Outreach Librarian at East Tennessee State University. She co-edited Generation X Perspectives on Librarianship (McFarland, 2011) and contributed to Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, and Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. She is the book review editor of Tennessee Libraries and earned her MLIS from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their librarianship know-how by mentoring adults or students preparing to become librarians: personal, one-on-one contact to further librarianship. Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues further the profession-no sidebars, please. Those accepted will receive a complimentary copy, discounts on additional copies.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, no co-authors; 3,000-4,500 words.

Possible topics: mentoring adults with/without a library degree; mentoring grade school, high school, undergrad, grad, doctoral students; mentoring long distance; lesson plans; technology tools; networking; classroom teaching; career workshops and conferences; time investment; job marketing; academic.

To receive a Go Ahead, please e-mail 4 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by December 30, 2010 and a 75-90 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 of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to e-mail your submission. Please place MENTORS/your name on the subject line: