Winning Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Volunteers
Book Publisher: McFarland
Carol Smallwood, co-editor; Bringing the Arts Into the Library (American Library Association, 2014); public library administrator, special, school librarian.
Lura Sanborn, co-editor; contributor, Women, Work, and the Web (Scarecrow Press, forthcoming); public, academic, school librarian
Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing practical know-how how to make the most effective help from volunteers in tight economic times with staff cuts. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library—that is, be useful to public, school, special, LIS faculty, especially award winning volunteer efforts, case studies.
Possible topics: programming for different age groups; special events; training and continuing education; recognition reinforcement; policies and manuals; literacy outreach; recruitment and interviewing; scheduling; technology, and legal concerns.
Concise, how-to chapters using bullets, headings, based on experience to help colleagues; creativity, innovation are highly valued. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission no matter how many co-authors, discount on more copies.
Please e-mail 2-3 topics each described in 2-3 sentences by July 30, 2014 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place VOLUNTEERS/your name, on the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
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