Among new resources on alternative work schedules:

New Management Initiatives for Working Parents: Reports from a 1981 conference on the various ways employers are responding to the needs of working parents, $11 from the Office of Continuing Education, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, Mass. 02215.

Balancing Jobs and Family Life: Do Flexible Work Schedules Help?, by Halcyone Bohen and Anamaria Viveros-Long (Temple University Press, 325 pages, $19.50). Evaluates the effects of flexitime on family stress, schedules, chore-sharing and child-rearing. Available in area bookstores.

Work Sharing Case Studies, by Maureen McCarthy and Gail Rosenberg. Describes 36 programs in the private sector, including job sharing, shortened work weeks, extended holidays and vacations and phased retirement. Hardcover, $9.95, and paperback, $7.95, from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. 49007.

New Work Schedules in Practice: Managing Time in a Changing Society, by Stanley D. Nollen (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 280 pages, $25). Examines the alternative work schedules through 35 case studies. Also, New Work Schedules for a Changing Society, a policy study, $10.95 (or $4.95 for the executive summary). All available from the Work in America Institute, 700 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583.