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Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in
Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children's librarian,
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School,
Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints;
http://campbele.wordpress.com

Articles by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians
sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers
inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in
their communities. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse
cultures are encouraged.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted, co-authored material.
Two articles sharing the range of your outreach experiences, 1900-2100
words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, another
900-1100 words on another topic. If you have only one outreach experience,
please submit it but contributors with two will receive priority to provide
readers more diversity.

Possible topics: workshops at senior centers, story hours at community
swimming pools, innovative literacy outreach, partnering with artists and
writers, creative youth participation, advocacy with local elected
officials, diversity partnerships, archivists working with public schools.

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books for
Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has
appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News,
and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications
published her 2008 chapbook, a recent anthology is
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

The deadline for current cycle of completed submissions is October 30,
2008. Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication.
Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies.

Please send 3 topic proposals/titles; a 65-70 word bio beginning with your
library of employment, title, highlights of your community library outreach
activities, awards, and related professional contributions. Place
PARTNERS/your name on the subject line to: [email protected]

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