Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Co-Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS:
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
An Educational Guide to the National Park System, Scarecrow Press, 1989 http://www.scarecrowpress.com/Catalog/Flyer2.shtml?SKU=0810821370
Others by ALA, Peter Lang, Linworth, McFarland, Libraries Unlimited
Co-Editor: Melissa J. Clapp, MLS:
Coordinator of Instruction & Outreach at Humanities & Social Sciences Library West; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; previously solo evening and weekend library supervisor; one of two librarians at Carson Long Military Institute for Boys, Pennsylvania.
Contributor, Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (ALA Editions, 2010). http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774
Foreword: Dr. Beth M. Sheppard, Director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical and Seabury-Western Theological Seminaries in Evanston, Illinois
Afterword: Val Nye, Library Manager, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, co-editor of Postmarked Milledgeville: Flannery O'Connor's Correspondence in Archives and Library Collections.
Chapters sought from special, school, public, academic librarians, LIS professionals about managing a library alone.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-3,500 words. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings, written by one author. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Possible topics: Time Management, Solo Security Issues, Library Boards, Media Strategies, Manuals and Policies, Legal Concerns, Annual Reports, Useful Software, Problem Patrons, Public Relations, Bidding, Networking, Professional Growth, Websites, Library Use Instruction, Managing Volunteers, Children’s Activities.
To avoid duplication, please e-mail 3 topics described separately in 3 sentences by December 30, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will work. Kindly place, SOLO/Your Name, on the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org