Publishing and Speaking
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Tips for Publishing in Library-Related Journals
- Communities Finding collaborators, mentors, and support - email lists, groups, journal clubs and reading rooms
- Research and Writing Committees
- Advice on publishing in journals
Tips for Speaking at Conferences/Getting Speaking Engagements
1. Publish a book.
2. Write and submit articles to print and on-line publications.
3. Submit press releases.
4. Advertise in publications your target audience reads.
5. Create a blog on your topic and updated regularly.
Forms of Writing
- Text and Academic Authors Association Support for all forms of academic writing and writers, including textbooks.
- Bauman M G. 2003, Textbook Writing 101 The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14. An amusing take on the ins and outs of writing a textbook.
- Henry C M. 2002, Birth of a textbook Chemical and Engineering News, v 80, no. 26, pp. 22-25. The experience of four first-time textbook authors in Chemistry, with good general advice for all disciplines.
- Varian H R. 2001, What I've Learned about Writing Economics April 17. Includes advice on writing textbooks from an outcomes-based approach.
- Lepionka, M E. 2003, Writing and developing your college textbook, Glcester, Mass.: Atlantic Path Publishing.
- 24 weeks to a finished book ALA Editions, describes the book publishing timeline.
Blogs/Websites to Watch
- A Library Writer's Blog "Calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other notices," maintained by Corey Seeman.
- Beyond the Job lists calls for papers for journals and conferences in the US and overseas
- Licensing of Electronic Content A backgrounder from the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit on bundle licenses, alternatives and resources for further exploration.
- You Can Change a Contract by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at ACRLog. Discusses the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit and ideas on how to negotiate better contracts with publishers.
Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out
- Publish, Don't Perish Rachel Singer Gordon's column on writing for the profession for Emerald
Specific Publishing Opportunities
Listings of calls for papers for conferences and journals
Other specific writing opportunities
- Library Student Journal, Editors' Blog
- "LSJ will feature original work by masters and PhD students at the ALA-accredited schools in North America and their peers internationally. It will be a showcase for the talents of the best LIS students and it will be a forum for discussing issues of current concern to future professionals in the field."
- Journal of Web Librarianship
- "JWL seeks both practical communications and original, scholarly research about relevant topics in web librarianship. New authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts."
- Thinking About Presenting at Conference?
- How to pitch a program or topic for ALA's Annual and Midwinter meetings.
- The Thrill Of Victory…The Agony Of Defeat Steven Bell.
- Advice on retooling conference proposals or papers if you are rejected (happens to everyone!)