Linda's Professional Journey

An Academic Librarian's experiences and notes

ACRL NY’s Publish or Perish Presentation

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I was able to attend an informal presentation on the Publish or Perishing ideal for librarians at the Brooklyn campus’s Long Island University. It was a short trip for me to go to the LIU, so I was surprised when I found out that it was for free to library students. I quickly rsvp for it and I spent three hours listening to about four different presentations, made by some cool librarians.

These are some things that I learned today… so a nutshell and recap…

  • Fiction writing can be considered as a venue of publishing.
  • The area of written research of librarians who write outside of the LIS field is heavily under researched.
  • Starting small is actually not such a bad idea.
  • That there is a Meet up group for NY Librarians.
  • Posters board presentations can lead to articles.
  • Jayne Ann Krentz might have a librarian background…. or at least she is sensitive to the ideas of librarianship.

Publishing is a life’s goal of mine, so I am sure that I will see these librarians again… now I need to roll up my sleeves and take more of a proactive approach to writing for the NRMT VOICE!

For more information, and as a plug, here’s a link to their wordpress.. There are handouts, and presentation links there, because as an effort to be green.. no paper was distributed at the presentation.

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Written by Linda

December 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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