Chapters for an anthology meant to help librarians who work by themselves or only with a few staff members or volunteers is currently being assembled.  The anthology is called Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone, and is co-edited by Melissa J. Clapp, MA, MS & Carol Smallwood, MLS.

Here’s the call for submissions, and please do pass it on to the librarian in your life:

Chapters Needed

Co-Editors: Carol Smallwood, MLS and Melissa J. Clapp, MA, MS

Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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 and headings.

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 2-3 topics described separately in 3 sentences by January 31, 2011 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: smallwood@tm.net