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St. Louis Saturday (journal discussion group), Nov. 18 November 14, 2006

Posted by apenningster in FYI.

Join your fellow students, professors, alums and colleagues at the Brentwood St. Louis Bread Co. (1909 Brentwood Blvd., just south of I-40) this Saturday, Nov. 18th at 10:00 am for food and discussion!  We will be talking about writing your first scholarly article. It’s quite likely that a special guest from Columbia will be joining us (Dr. Budd, that is),  so come on out for a great discussion!

The article we’ll use as a jumping off point is:
Nicholson, Scott. Writing your first scholarly article.  Information Technology and Libraries. v. 25:2, June 2006, p. 108-111.  (Available through Lib. Lit. & Info. Science Full Text)

We hope to see you this Saturday!

St. Louis LISGSA committee:
Stephanie Hood — sjhy83@mizzou.edu
Amy Pennington — arp305@mizzou.edu
Shannon Delaware (Clarkin) — smcr38@mizzou.edu


1. lcwk86 - November 15, 2006

Want to get in some practice writing? The SLA St. Louis Metro Area Chapter needs articles for the SLATE newsletter. Or post on the blog! It doesn’t have to be scholarly writing here, as you can probably tell from my spelling and/or grammar! But it’s a good testing ground for your ideas…

2. apenningster - November 15, 2006

We just received this book in cataloging today, ever so appropriately… “The librarian’s guide to writing for publication” by Rachel Singer Gordon (Scarecrow Press, 2004). Just a quick look-see gives me the impression that it’s filled with practical information for writing of all types, not just scholarly articles. According to Worldcat.org, several local libraries have it. Looks like it might be worth taking a look at.

Here’s a review from Booklist:
Designed to address many of the aspects of writing for publication in the library profession, this book focuses on topics as varied as getting started, submitting work, contacting editors, increasing the odds of being published, the writing process, editing, networking, marketing, electronic environment, and the business of writing (contracts, taxes, etc.). Chapters are extremely well organized and structured and noteworthy for their clarity and readability. The practical content is enhanced by quotes from 99 published librarians who responded to the author’s online survey. Also of merit is the series of insightful interviews with publishers and editors that appears in one of the book’s appendixes. Overall, this is an excellent resource that is essential reading for all librarians wanting to contribute to their professional literature. Highly recommended. Sean Kinder

3. lcwk86 - November 15, 2006

Also recommended by DrumPhil, “The Accidental Library Manager” by the same author. A great read! Visit her blog, The Liminal Librarian.

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