Writing and Publishing in Librarianship

December 7 and 8, 2010
Hosted by Eleanor Cook and Sandra Roe

In this free and open e-Forum discussion, our presenters will look at writing in librarianship. Librarians, particularly those who work in academic settings, are often expected to do research, write, and publish. How does one get started doing this, especially if it does not come naturally? How do you get connected? What about time management, negotiating author rights, and writing collaboratively? Are book reviews worth doing? These and other questions are ones that new librarians may have, especially those on the tenure-track. Whether you are experienced in research and publication, or just starting out, please join us to discuss to how to launch successful writing projects and how to sustain productive professional publications throughout your career.

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Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.

Hosted by

Eleanor I. Cook is Assistant Director for Collections & Technical Services at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she has been since 2008. Prior to this she was the Serials Coordinator at Appalachian State University for 18 years. She has held a number of leadership roles over the years, most notably President of the North American Serials Interest Group (2002-2003) and President of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC). She is also active in ALA and NCLA. Eleanor serves as Chief Editor of ACQNET-L, a discussion list for those interested in acquisitions issues and also is on the editorial boards of Serials Librarian and Against the Grain.

Sandy Roe has been Serials Librarian at Illinois State University since 2003, and previously held positions at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Dakota State University. She became Editor-Designate of the journal, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly in 2004, has been Editor since 2006, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Library Metadata. At Illinois State University, Sandy has been the Institutional Review Board (IRB) department representative for the library since 2004. She is past chair of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group and a current member of the IFLA standing committee, Classification and Indexing.


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