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Hey–you are writing anyway… August 29, 2006

Posted by L Wolfe in Student Stuff.

Why not think about writing for publication when writing your class papers? Start investigating the possibilities while you are working hard during the upcoming semester? Especially if you like to write, or have some interesting ideas. Save your notes, discussion board postings and citations, you never know. You could even collaborate on a wiki with a classmate or co-worker. If you haven’t already done so, search for some of your instructor’s names in the databases. Lisjobs.com’s Professional Development Newsletter, available online, is focusing on this very topic. Other articles available through HW Wilson’s Library Literature:

  • Johnston, J. [The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication]. Libraries & Culture v. 40 no. 2 (Spring 2005) p. 200-1 (book review)
  • Etches-Johnson, A. Take Up Thy Pens and Keyboards!: Why It’s Never Too Early to Think about Publishing. Knowledge Quest v. 33 no. 1 (September/October 2004) p. 42-3
  • Gordon, R. S. Getting Started in Library Publication. American Libraries v. 35 no. 1 (January 2004) p. 66, 68-9
  • Kinnaly, G. The Write Stuff: Paraprofessionals Writing for Publication. Virginia Libraries v. 49 no. 1 (January/February/March 2003) p. 5-7

As if you don’t have enough to do…



1. Amy P - August 30, 2006

Tune in to St. Louis Saturdays for an upcoming discussion about this very issue! We’ll be discussing how to write your first scholarly publication on Nov. 18th. I’ll post the particular article we’ve chosen closer to the date, but these sources that Lisa posted look great, too!

2. sezed - September 2, 2006

You have to always be aware of opportunities to publish also. Sometimes people will make a comment such as “we shoudl write a paper on that.” Follow up and be the force to get that paper published. It usually doen’t take too much time, especially if you write in conjunction with another person. I helped write an article for the Missouri Reader about aliteracy and how libraries and librarians could partner with teachers to combat this problem.

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