A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians: Keeping it short and sweet

A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians: Keeping it short and sweet

by Anne Langley, Jonathan D. Wallace
     
 

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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

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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, readers will find examples and how-tos for most of the types of writing they need to do in their academic library careers.

  • Discusses the importance of style and audience
  • Analyzes and guides the reader through the types of writing that academic librarians use in their everyday work
  • Includes information on presenting data: specifically, tables, graphs and charts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843345329
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Langley is Co-ordinator of the Science and Engineering Libraries and Head of the Chemistry Library at Duke University, USA and has worked in academic libraries for over 18 years.

Jonathan Wallace has been a newspaper copy editor, writing tutor and freelance academic editor for 17 years. He is Nation and World Editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., USA.

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