Librarian's Guide to Writing for Professional Publication, 1st Edition

  • Marta Mestrovic Deyrup
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440837694
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837692
  • DDC: 808.06
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Even if you're not yet confident about your experience, ideas, or writing skills, more than likely, you're ready to consider publishing. This practical guide will supply the encouragement and direction for you to effectively write and start publishing, which will likely boost your career. It explains the difference between traditional and self-publishing; supplies advice on picking and working successfully with a publisher; and discusses on copyright, open access publishing, and contract signing. Geared to all librarians, it also includes information specifically for librarians on the tenure track and those who wish to experiment with new media. It supplies templates for various types of communication, such as a letters, emails and memos; a news release, newsletter, or feature story; conference proceedings, peer-reviewed articles, technical manuals or brochures; proposals for a book or journal articles; and how to turn your master's thesis or doctoral thesis into a published work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: The Basics of Writing.
3: The Writing Process.
4: The Template Method.
5: Born Digital.
6: Shorter Documents.
7: Multifaceted Writing Projects.
8: Newsletters, News Stories, Press Releases, Library Correspondence, and Surveys.
9: Résumés, Job Advertisements, Cover Letters, and Job Recommendation Letters.
10: Writing for Students Who Seek a Degree, LIS Professors, and Academic Librarians on the Tenure Track.
Appendix: The Workbook.
About the Author.