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Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for 
ALA Editions The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and 
Personal Writing (American Library Association)

         
Foreword: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public 
Library. Contributor to Illinois Library Association Reporter; 
Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians 
(McFarland, 2008)

Introductory Note: Wayne Jones, Head of Central Technical Services, 
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ed., Ontario Library 
Association, Access; Ed., E-Journals Access and Management 
(Routledge, 2008)

Afterword: Dr. Ann Riedling, LIS Faculty, Mansfield University. 
Learning to Learn: A Guide to Becoming Information Literate in the 
21st Century (Neal-Schuman, 2006)

Librarians, LIS faculty, need significant publishing experience for 
practical, concise, how-to articles to help the reader. No previously 
published, simultaneously submitted, co-authored material. Two 
articles sharing the range of your publishing experiences: 1900-2100 
words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, another 
900-1100 words on another topic. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds 
serving diverse cultures are encouraged. Contributor's sign an ALA 
Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation: a complimentary 
copy, discount on additional copies

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

Possible topics: book promotion, online publishing, writing for 
newspapers, employing research skills, diversity in publication, 
ideas from students for YA books, using tools like BIP to locate 
publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors, 
interviewing, networking, using a technology edge, promoting your 
books at conferences. Using issues librarians face such as censorship 
in poetry, essays, memoir, short stories, columns.

The deadline for current cycle of submissions is September 30, 2008.

Please submit 3-4 topics with proposals with a 65-70 word bio 
beginning with your title, place of employment, your publications. 
Place LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to: [log in to unmask]