Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials
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
Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, American Library Association, 2010
Co-Editor: Elaine Williams, MLS, Highland County District Library in Lynchburg, Ohio. In her library's partnership with the Lynchburg Historical Society, she has conducted interviews for oral history projects, coordinated contributions to the Ohio Memory Project, and co-chaired the local chapter of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission.
Foreword: Bruce R. Schueneman, Head of Systems at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, in such journals as Music Reference Services Quarterly.
Afterword: Jan Siebold, recipient of the New York Library Association’s School Library Media Section Cultural Media Award.
Chapters sought for an anthology by librarians who’ve worked with historical societies in preserving local history, newspaper preservation, managed manuscript/book collections of local authors, photography collections, kept student oral and written interviews, and have done/are doing related activities. Tips needed on overcoming liability and invasion of privacy issues, what to save, ways to preserve local material for current and future generations. Librarians are often the last chance important aspects of local culture have of being conserved.
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.
Please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by January 30, 2011 with a short bio. You will be contacted which topics will fit. Kindly place, PRESERVING/Your Name, on the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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