Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Call for submissions: Library Worklife

Courtesy of the ALA-APA publishing committee. Contact the editor with questions:

Do you have a story to tell? Come and share it at Library Worklife!
Library Worklife is looking for aspiring and experienced writers - library employees and graduate students who have stories to tell about their careers, jobs, research, and pathways to success. Stories can be about:You or a great project that you want to share with colleagues - Spotlight Advice, testimonials, opportunities and research about advancing your career – Career AdvancementWhy it is important to participate in professional development and continuing education, including state and national certification programs - Certification Legal issues facing or concerning library personnel - Human Resources Law How to manage library staffing issues, such as training, budgeting, performance appraisals, hiring, outsourcing, and motivation - Human Resources Practice What you, your library or your state has done to address pay inequities - Salaries and Pay Equity and StatisticsHow do we attract people to the profession? - Recruitment Profiles, standards, innovative approaches, conferences or topics of concern for support staff - Support Staff How you manage the two (or more) roles you play on a daily basis - Work/life Balance Write about your ideas or use some of ours on almost any other topic related to working in libraries.
Submission should range from 200 – 1200 words, although longer articles can be accepted by arrangement. They can be in almost any style from serious academic research to humorous work-life articles. Further details can be found at the Library Worklife web page, http://www.ala-apa.org/newsletter/newsletter.html or by emailing the editor, Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org.
And the best news is… If you commit to writing three (3), count ‘em THREE, articles in one year, you get a free subscription to Library Worklife, a $35 value (for ALA Regular members.)

So come and share your story at Library Worklife.

-The Writer Librarian

P.S. I'll have an upcoming post regarding different writing styles.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Issues in Scholarly Publication

I received the following tip from John Meier:

You should probably write about issues in scholarly publishing for librarians. Considering that is what this post is about. We hardly ever look in our own eye for a beam when library journals are some of the worst for copyright for authors, cost, electronic access, and they are bloating as fast as any profession. - John Meier

The blog entry below goes over some of the ins, outs, and considerations of scholarly publishing:

-The Writer Librarian