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Have you ever tried to write a how-to manual or other documentation for your library’s processes? Have you gotten overwhelmed trying to figure out where to start, or too busy keeping up with your day-to-day work to take a step back and document it? Most of us know that documentation is important to continuity and sustainability of processes in library work, but it’s a very easy thing to write off as too hard, or to mentally set aside for a “slow period” that never comes. Lessons from the field of technical writing can help us prioritize these important tasks. While most librarians are not trained technical writers, we can incorporate some tips from technical writers into our work to make our documentation creation easier.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the benefits of approaching documentation from a technical writing mindset
- Identify the five steps of the technical writing process
- Articulate ways in which the technical writing process is relevant to documenting library workflows
Who Should Attend
Anyone in charge of writing documentation for processes or workflows
Emily Nimsakont is the Cataloging and Metadata Trainer at Amigos Library Services. She has over ten years of experience in cataloging and technical services, including digital asset management for a corporation, head of technical services at an academic law library, and cataloger/trainer at the Nebraska Library Commission. She holds a master’s degree in library science from University of Missouri-Columbia, a master’s degree in museum studies from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
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Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.
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