Riding the Publishing Rollercoaster: Practical Strategies From Research to Writing
Expand your knowledge of the publishing process, from concept through research, submission, revision and publication. Bringing first-hand experience of the writing and publishing process, this session’s panelists will present strategies and suggestions for individuals considering publishing. The five panelists will present the unique but complementary perspectives of authors, editors, and the publishing industry. Our panelists include authors Char Booth and David Lankes, editors Joseph Branin and Katherine O’Clair, and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.
Subjects: Career Advice, Professional Development, Research and Statistics
Moderator: Melinda Dermody, Head, Access & Resource Sharing, Syracuse University
Speakers: Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library; Joseph Branin, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Kathryn Deiss, Content Stategist ACRL, American Library Association; Katherine O’Clair, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian, California Polytechnic State University
Ethnic Studies Under Fire: The Role of Publishers, Librarians, Teachers, and Activists
The removal of educational materials in connection with the elimination of Mexican American Studies classes in the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District sparked a national outcry and resolutions in opposition from the American Library Association, REFORMA, the American Indian Library Association, and others. At this panel, hear from represntatives from the publishing, library, teaching, and activist communities as they discuss the genesis and implications of this controversial decision.
Booklist Reference Program — E-Book Reference
Librarians and publishers discuss e-book policies and practices in libraries.
Subjects: Reference Services, Electronic Resources
How to Save Your Library: Advocating on Multiple Fronts during Economic Crisis
Public libraries across the country are increasingly threatened during the current economic crisis. At stake are children’s services whose early literacy and summer reading programming could disappear as branch closures and shorter schedules increase. Learn from library staff with Save Oakland Libraries (CA) and Urban Libraries Unite (NY) how social media, targeted outreach to immigrant communities and family-friendly actions can stem the tide and mobilize your communities and staff.
Subjects: Advocacy, Children’s Services, Partnerships, Administration and Management, Civic Engagement
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