Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood McFarland

Creativity for Success and Personal Growth for Librarians 


Book Publisher: McFarland 


Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.


Carol Smallwood, co-editor, Gender Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2017); public library administrator, special, school librarian. 


One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of aspects and angles of the library profession as a creative endeavor, within the library walls and beyond such as being an artist, writer, photographer, editor. Ideas needed that can serve as a foundation, incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well kick-start personal career goals planning. The focus is on library staff professional and personal growth and development, NOT creative programming and services for patrons. Request a helpful tentative Table of Contents.


No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; each chapter by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters; author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.



Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary by March 31, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place CRE, Your Name, on subject line to