[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: The Write Stuff: Strategies and Tools for Staying On Track From Start to Finish

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Tue Aug 28 08:08:17 PDT 2018

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ALCTS e-Forum: The Write Stuff: Strategies and Tools for Staying On Track
>From Start to Finish

September 18-19, 2018

Moderated by Rebecca Nous, Wendy West, and Stacey Marien

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Writing and publishing is an important aspect of librarianship. Whether you
are writing to earn tenure or a promotion, writing to share your knowledge
and experience with colleagues around your region or across the globe,
documenting policies and procedures for your department, or a student
writing to meet course requirements, writing is something that many of us
do as part of our professional lives. The act of writing can be challenging
or can stall for a number of reasons, and there are a variety of
self-directed or group-directed ways to overcome the challenges many of us
experience when we write. Join us to discuss tips, strategies, tools, or
apps that people use to work through the writing process, and complete an
article, book, or other writing project.

Rebecca Nous is the Catalog Management Librarian at University at Albany,
State University of New York (SUNY). She writes and publishes essays,
articles, and web content personally and professionally, and is continually
experimenting with new strategies for staying productive in her writing.
She has presented on this topic for the ALA ALCTS Research, Writing, and
Publishing Fair.

Wendy West is the Head of Discovery Services at University at Albany, State
University of New York (SUNY). Her writing includes conference reports,
conference proceedings and peer-reviewed articles. She participates in a
local writing group at her campus that focuses on writing productivity. She
has co-presented at the ALCTS Research, Writing, and Publish Fair at an ALA
Annual Conference.

Stacey Marien is the Acquisitions Librarian at American University,
Washington, DC. She has written many book reviews, articles, book chapters
and edited a soon to be published book from Purdue University Press. She
co-writes and edits a column called Let’s Get Technical for the publication
Against the Grain. She has been published in several library-related
journals and magazines including Against the Grain, Choice, Reference and
Users Services Quarterly, and The Bottom Line.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at lists.ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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