Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

full name / name of organization: 
Scarecrow Press
contact email: 
smallwood@tm.net

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters for a handbook on strengthening and expanding services to the large age group called baby boomers. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; encouraging endowments and advocacy; programming and workshops in such areas as tax preparation, memoir, health; maximizing their experience as volunteers; instruction and use of technology; needs assessment surveys; genealogy and oral histories; grant writing.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or 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, discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of 2-4 topics each described in 2 sentences by May 30, 2013 with brief biography sketch(s); place BOOMERS and Last Name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition