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First have something to say : writing for the library profession / Walt Crawford.

Crawford, Walt. (Author).
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Subject: Library science > Authorship.
Library science literature > Publishing.
Communication in library science.
Authorship > Marketing.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780838908518
  • ISBN: 0838908519
  • ISBN: 0838999328
  • ISBN: 9780838999325
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 141 pages)
  • Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 135) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Why write? -- Getting started : room for one more -- Journals : tell me something new -- Report, inform, explain, illuminate -- Copyright, contracts, and ethics -- Working with editors -- Reviewing -- Editorial boards, editing -- Nontraditional : lists, collaborations, and logs -- Doing it yourself : zines & newsletters -- Finding your niche, building your voice -- Overwriting and the second draft -- Books -- Columns and series -- Breaks & blocks -- Believing your own stuff -- Speaking of speaking -- Hiding behind Powerpoint -- Who are you--and what's next?
Summary: If you are ready to take the next step in expanding your professional development, are willing to acknowledge your own authentic style, and have some information to impart to your colleagues, then let writing pro Walt Crawford give you a head start on your writing career. Proceeding matter-of-factly, he dissects what it really takes to write for library colleagues, countering traditional "received wisdom," while questioning the "powers that be." Whether you're on a tenure track and want your articles to offer more pleasure than pain, or just have something to share with colleagues, these suggestions will guide you in making both your writing and speaking inform, explain, illuminate, synthesize, reveal, and entertain your audience.
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