Sunday, July 4, 2010

CFP - Proposed Anthologies from Practicing Librarians

Seeking Submissions for Proposed Anthologies from Practicing Librarians

1. Library Collaborations with Writers, Artists, Musicians and Other Creative
Community Members

How local writers, artists, musicians and other creative people and libraries
help each other and their community. These creative members (who are also
voters) appreciate the resources and stimulus libraries provide the creative
process and like making their work known. Librarians are asked to share
successful activities and collaborations with these patrons.

2. Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use

How to make the multi-cultured community members regular library users. A
how-to for librarians restricted by time, money, and staffing: creative
librarians using various outreach methods to overcome language and cultural
barriers to serve all those in their communities and turn them into regular

3. Publicity Methods to Keep Libraries in the News

An anthology by and for librarians striving to spread the word what their
libraries offer, what they do, their service role. Changing economics and life
styles presents challenges to librarians often restricted by cutbacks in staff,
hours, and money: how creative librarians using many publicity methods to
promote their libraries and make them recognized as an essential resource for
all ages.

Publisher: Routledge Books

Articles: 3000-5000 words; 1 author or 2, 3 co-authors

Compensation: complimentary copy, discount on more

Librarians outside the U.S. encouraged to contribute

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library
Association, 2010

Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians, McFarland, 2008

others by ALA, Peter Lang, Linworth, Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited

Please e-mail in a Word .doc (older version) attachment 3 topics/titles each
described in 2-3 sentences by July 25, 2010 and a 75-85 word 3rd person bio:
your name, library of employment, city/state location, employment title, where
you got your degree, awards, publications, and career highlights. Please
include publisher/date for books. If co-authored, a separate 75-85 word bio on
each contributor. Please: no long resumes or abstracts—your selected
title/abstract/bio composes a tentative table of contents for Routledge. You
will be contacted which of your topics are not duplications, inviting you to
e-mail your submission if Routledge decides to publish; your bio’s will
appear in the anthology. Please place COLLABORATION; MULTICULTURAL; or
PUBLICITY/your name on the subject line:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Free conference - Collaboration UnConference

Collaboration UnConference, an unconference for anyone interested in technology uses in Arkansas libraries, is less than a month away! This day-long event will be an opportunity to learn, to share ideas, to discuss projects, and to build relationships with like-minded colleagues from all types of libraries.


Plenty of space is available and registration is free! To register, go to the 2010 Registration page and leave a comment that includes your name, library, email address, and lunch selection. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Arkansas State Library.


We want to find out which topics interest you most. While attendees will determine the discussion topics during the opening session, the morning will go much smoother if we can get an idea of the topics that will be popular. To suggest a topic, go to the future cuc topics page and leave a comment. If you see a comment for a topic that you like, please comment in support of it. All suggestions are welcome and encouraged!


When: Friday, July 30, 2010, 9 AM – 4 PM

Location: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library


Sponsored by the Arkansas Library Association Information Technology Roundtable

See you in Little Rock!

Collaboration UnConference Steering Committee:

Alissa Reynolds (Jonesboro Public Library)

Amanda Moore (Hendrix College)

Amber Wilson (University of Central Arkansas)

Dennis G. Van Arsdale (University of Arkansas at Fort Smith)

George J. Fowler (University of Arkansas)

Jan Owens (Greenwood High School)

Jon Goodell (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

Lanee Dunlap (University of Arkansas at Monticello)

Lisa Caldwell (Springdale Public Library)
Lisa Li (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

Michael Strickland (Arkansas State Library)

Oscar DeLong (Pulaski Tech)

Ronald S. Russ (Arkansas State University - Beebe)

Sally Hawkes (Arkansas State Library)

Steven Shelton (University of Arkansas at Fort Smith)