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A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians: Keeping It Short and Sweet (Chandos Information Professional)


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Mastering the skills necessary for clear, effective writing can make writing tasks flow more easily. This book helps academic librarians who are new to the profession or new to a supervisory or management position, as well as those who want to be more productive and make the their writing for work go more smoothly. From progress reports to project plans, cover letters to case studies and book reviews to blogging, chapters include examples and how-tos for most of the types of writing needed in an academic library career.

Book News Annotation:

This guide begins by setting out general rules that writers in all professions should follow, then gives advice for specific types of writing that academic librarians are commonly asked to do in their work, such as abstracts, case studies, syllabi, formal reports, performance reviews, and job descriptions, as well as marketing tools and online content for web sites and blogs. Most chapters include a sample document illustrating format, voice, and language, and a summary chart for each style. A list of recommended books and style guides is included. Langley is librarian and adjunct professor of chemistry at Duke University. Wallace teaches journalism and mass communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The book is distributed in North America by Neal-Schuman. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Anne Langley works at Princeton University, New Jersey.

Jonathan Wallace is Nation and World Editor at The News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Style: short and sweet
Getting and keeping a job: letters of recommendation, cover letters, résumés, self-assessments, thank-you notes
Meetings and reports: minutes, formal reports, progress reports, annual reports, project proposals
Managing: performance reviews, employee documentation, job descriptions, search committee reports, budget requests
Public services and collections: subject guides (pathfinders), collection assessments and other documents related to collection development, memos or letters to faculty about the library collection, external reviews, marketing tools (bookmarks, brochures and posters)
Online and presenting data: writing for the website, blogging, e-mail, tables, graphs, charts
Scholarly work and teaching: articles, abstracts, case studies, syllabi, handouts
More resources for writing

Product Details

Langley, Anne
Chandos Publishing
Wallace, Jonathan D.
Reference-Student Writing Guides
Composition & Creative Writing
Edition Description:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Publication Date:
9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 in

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Business » Writing
Education » Higher Education
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science
Reference » College » Guides
Reference » General
Reference » Writing » General
Reference » Writing » Writing as a Business

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