First Have Something to Say: Writing for the Library Profession

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In his trademark informal, irreverent, and engaging style, renowned library writer and speaker Walt Crawford draws on his wealth of experience as he assures would-be librarian-writers that they very well might have something worth saying. 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. You'll learn: Ways to build confidence in what you have to say and nix writer's block; How to make your mark by retaining your unique personality in articles and speeches; The pro's insights for dealing with the basics of copyright and contract clauses; Who are all those gatekeepers - referees for journals, editors, publishers; How to work with them to get published - and when to go out on your own; When to say no to Power Point in your presentations; 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.

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Walt Crawford is a highly prolific writer and editor, currently a senior analyst at the Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG). He has authored or co-authored fourteen books and more than 300 articles and columns on such topics as libraries, technology, media, publishing, and personal computing. An award-winning author, he is also a popular speaker at library professional meetings. He has contributed to numerous library publications over the years, and his columns regularly appear in American Libraries ("The Crawford Files"), EContent ("disContent"), and Online ("PC Monitor"). He is the author and publisher of the Web-based ezine "Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large" and was named one of the "Top Librarian Personalities on the Web" by Searcher magazine. He is active in the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), winning their Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.

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"So you're not in it primarily for the money, and you don't expect instant fame and glory...You have something to say that people need to read or hear. That's at the heart of most good writing or speaking."

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