Thursday, January 21, 2010

call for book chapters

Call for Chapters: Surviving and Thriving in the Recession: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
Book publisher: Neal-Schuman

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS.
Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on handling the recession. Concise, how-to case studies, using bullets, headings. A sample will be supplied illustrating desired style.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One chapter 2100-2300 words; or two chapters divided into 2100-2300 words. Only 2100-2300 words (include sidebars in word count) from each contributor. Chapters welcomed by one librarian, or if co-authored by the same two librarians.

Possible topics: creative staffing, financial planning, sharing facilities, cooperative buying, maximizing the media, innovative technology, creative public relations.

To receive a "go-ahead" before completing writing, please e-mail in an attached Word File, 1-3 topics each clearly proposed in 2-4 sentences by February 1, 2010 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 (if any) of your topics will work, inviting you to e-mail your submission; an invitation doesn't guarantee acceptance. Please place RECESSION/your name on the subject line to:

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