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 webinar was presented on March 20, 2019. Access the recording and materials now:

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.



A recording of this webinar is now available since the six-month date of the presentation has passed.

How to Register

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