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First have something to say : writing for the library profession

Author: Walt Crawford
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.
Series: ALA editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Crawford
ISBN: 0838908519 9780838908518
OCLC Number: 51753051
Description: vii, 141 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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?
Series Title: ALA editions.
Responsibility: Walt Crawford.

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Library writer and speaker Walt Crawford draws on his experience to assure would-be librarian-writers that they might well have something worth saying. He offers suggestions on how to make your  Read more...

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