Attracting, Retaining, and Maximizing Library Volunteers

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood
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Book Publisher: McFarland

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 topic proposals each described in 2-3 sentences by September 30, 2014 with brief biography sketch(s). Please place VOLUNTEERS/your name, on the subject line: smallwood@tm.net