Please see the call for papers from Marie Kaddell at Lexis/Nexis. If you are interested, please follow up with Marie directly (email below). While Marie is employed at Lexis/Nexis, she would welcome submissions from all types of Federal libraries.
This is Marie Kaddell, LexisNexis Senior Information Professional Consultant for government librarians, and your librarian peer resource at LexisNexis, and I'm inviting you to be one of the authors for the 2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries.
The annual collaborative document, Best Practices for Government Libraries, showcases government librarians who are innovating and creating success in the workplace and beyond. The 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries includes 70 articles and other submissions provided by more than 60 contributors from libraries in government agencies, courts, and the military, as well as from professional association leaders, LexisNexis consultants, and more. Some of the authors have had their articles re-published in other journals and newsletters as well. In 2011 a number of Best Practices articles were re-published in SLA’s Future Ready 365 Blog. Articles from Best Practices are also posted on the Government Info Pro blog.
Here are a few examples of recent posts of Best Practices articles on the Government Info Pro:
· Getting the Most from Social Media from the Least Investment of Time and Energy by Tammy Garrison, MLIS, Digitization Librarian at the Combined Arms Research Library
· I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly by Naomi House, Reference Librarian, Census Library
· Rebranding the Library by Julie Jones, Hartford Branch Librarian, U.S. Courts, Second Circuit Library
· E-Gov on the Web: A Brief Summary of Electronic Access Through On-Line Resources by Jennifer Klang, Head of Reference Services, Department of the Interior Library
· Blogging at the Largest Law Library in the World by Christine Sellers, Legal Reference Specialist, and Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager, Law Library of Congress
You can see the PDF version of the 2011 Best Practices here: 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries: e-Initiatives and e-Efforts: Expanding Our Horizons. Earlier editions are also available in PDF from the right sidebar of the Government Info Pro blog.
In 2012, we look forward to seeing even more of your good ideas.
This year, the topic for the document is Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility. We seek your insights and experiences in these areas. Topics could include mobile apps, social media/networking, e-books, virtual library services, and much more. Your submission could be electronic or hard copy, cutting-edge or time-tested but with a new twist, in place or conceptual, in the workplace or in the community.
The scope of submissions is only limited by your imagination. In past years, we have received: program descriptions and promotional materials, planning documents, websites and blog entries, video, displays, original articles, tips and techniques, testimonials, awards, and personal observations on the topic.
I particularly want to encourage you to consider the submission of a short, original article on the topic of Pushing Boundaries: Mobility, Community, Accessibility from any angle: library, organization, profession, or personal.
For the 2012 edition of Best Practices, please submit your electronic documents to [log in to unmask] or mail hard copy contributions to Marie Kaddell, LexisNexis, Suite 600, 1150 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Best Practices will be published this spring. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2012. If you have any questions about the 2012 Best Practices collaborative document, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is your opportunity to step into the spotlight! Take advantage of it and share your successes, your ideas, and your wisdom. I am looking forward to seeing a broad spectrum of content again this year and I hope you will make it a point to participate.
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Past Chair, SLA Division of Government Information
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