Thursday, May 21, 2009

Great Blog with Writing Tips

I stumbled across this blog that focuses on books and the publishing industry. One entry outlines ten common "rookie" writing mistakes, and is found here.

This is a good blog to follow especially for those looking to publish fiction. For those who are interested, here is a link to the RSS feed.

-The Writer Librarian

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Conference conflicts, another call for authors

I had insurmountable conference obligations that got in the way of the "upcoming" post that I teased with a month or so ago. Now that the conference is over, more updates to the blog will be coming. For now, here is another call for authors, particularly useful for academic librarians:

"Good day all...

Instruction librarians are encouraged to submit book chapter proposals for the forthcoming monograph, "Best Practices for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses." As the title suggests, we are soliciting proposals from librarians who have developed and implemented innovative and effective methods for teaching credit-bearing information literacy courses. We are particularly interested in the use of educational technologies, including smart classrooms and Internet communication tools. Other items of interest for this volume are: assessment; course design; lesson planning; history of the course in higher education; integration of the course into disciplinary and/or institutional curricula, and instructional methods.

The intended publisher for this book is Neal-Schuman, and the target date for publication is fall of 2010. Interested authors should submit a 1-2 page proposal as an email attachment to me at: The proposal should include: author's name, full contact information, institutional affiliation, and list of professional publications; working title for proposed book chapter, and abstract for proposed book chapter (maximum of 200 words). Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 29, 2009.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

-- Christopher Hollister
Information Literacy Librarian
Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library
112 Capen Hall
University at BuffaloBuffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1323
Fax: (716) 645-3067