Four Calls for Contributions

  1. Pre- and Post- Retirement Tips for Librarians
  2. Library Collaborations with Writers, Artists, Musicians and Other Creative Community Members
  3. Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use
  4. Publicity Methods to Keep Libraries in the News

Pre-and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians

Book Publisher: American Library Association

Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Foreword: Dr. David V. Loertscher, Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University. Co-author, Building a Learning Commons, Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 2010.

Afterword: Dr. Robert P. Holley, Professor of Library & Information Science, Wayne State University. Contributor, The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011.

Chapters sought for an anthology by soon to be retired or currently retired academic, public, school, special librarians sharing retirement experience to help colleagues. Chapters also sought from retirement and financial planning professionals.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 2,500-3,500 words written by yourself or with one co-author. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings. Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.

Possible topics: What to Consider in Financial Planning; Early Retirement–or Not; Part Time/Full Time Jobs When Retired; Using Library Skills to Enhance Retirement; Keeping Healthy in Mind and Body; Writing Wills; Assisted Living; Going Back to School; Holding Political/Leadership Positions; Living on Pensions; Social Security; Notable Retirement Activities; Retirement Budgeting; Legacies; Relocating/Travel; Estate Planning; Insurance.

To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by August 6, 2010 with a 75-90 word bio. You will be contacted which of your topics will work. Kindly place, RETIREMENT LIBRARIAN/Your Name, on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

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 patrons.

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: 3,000-5,000 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 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646

Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010 http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2774

Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians, McFarland, 2008
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

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

Please e-mail in a Word .doc (older version) attachment 1-3 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: smallwood@tm.net

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