Writing and Publishing Research Results

Wednesday, 3/20/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This is part 3 of the five-part series Research and Publication Basics.

This webinar will address the process of describing one’s research, detailing the methodology, comparison of one’s research through a literature review (Has there been similar research on the topic? Does it support your research? If your topic is very new, what are your observations in light of the existing literature?), summarizing the results, and writing an effective conclusion to one’s research paper.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • describe the elements of a research paper;
  • understand how to structure research and analysis into a research paper;
  • choose a journal appropriate for a specific research project; and
  • navigate the peer review process, including acceptance of one’s paper and final preparation for publication, and handling rejection of one’s paper and the next steps to take.

Who Should Attend

The series is geared toward librarians in technical services who want to do research but don't know where to start.


Mary Beth Weber is Head, Central Technical Services, Rutgers University Libraries. She has published extensively on technical services topics. She has edited Library Resources and Technical Services since 2012. She also edited the ALCTS Newsletter Online 2005-2011. Mary Beth is a long-time ALCTS member, and chaired a number of interest groups and committees. She earned a BA in English and Art History at Michigan State University and an MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Sandy Roe is currently Professor and Senior Cataloging Librarian at Milner Library, Illinois State University, and Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. She is currently Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of CaMMS, and has held offices in the ALA LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group, the Alpha Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, and was a member of IFLA’s Subject Analysis & Access Section Standing Committee from 2009-2017 and Standing Committee Secretary from 2012-2017.










Participant ($USD) ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)      43 172
Nonmember (individual)      59 236
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129 516

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form or the complete series online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

ALCTS Code of Conduct

Please review the ALCTS Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org.