Thursday, January 7, 2010

Webinar - Writing for Publication

*Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education*

Writing for Publication
February 1 – 28, 2010
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni price $200)
PDPs: 15

The “publish or perish” syndrome is one of the most difficult aspects of
academic life, especially for librarians, who often don’t receive
adequate support from their institutions. Besides the obvious benefits
of promotion and tenure, publishing in academic journals can help make
your work known within the library profession and lead to other
projects, such as book contracts or further collaboration with
professional colleagues. This course will teach you strategies and
techniques that can help you get published. In the first part of the
course, we will discuss the publishing cycle from article submission to
the final step of signing an author contract. The second part of the
course will focus on how to take an idea and develop it into a
publishable article. Some of the topics addressed in this section will
be: structuring an article to fit the style guide of a journal, the
importance of doing a literature review, and strategies for time
management and garnering institutional support. The last section of
course will discuss strategies for getting work published. Some of the
topics addressed will be: how to pick the right venue, why an article is
accepted or rejected for publication, and how to rewrite an article to
satisfy an editor’s or a peer-reviewer’s objections. Students are
expected to have begun or to be thinking about an article-length work
for publication.

Instructor: Marta Deyrup is an associate professor/librarian II at Seton
Hall University Libraries. She is the author/editor of three books and
has written scholarly articles, news pieces, interviews, and book
reviews for publications that include Library Administration &
Management, College & Research Libraries,Technical Services Quarterly,
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, the New York Times, Publishers
Weekly, Slavic and East European Journal, and Slavic and Eastern
European Information Resources. She is on the editorial board of
Technical Services Quarterly and is the former editor of Library
Administration & Management. Marta received her Ph.D. from Columbia
University and her M.L.S. from Rutgers SCILS;

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Kris Liberman ‘87LS
Program Manager
Simmons GSLIS CE
T – 617-521-2803
F – 617-521-3192 / via collib-l