ACRL Research Writer’s Consultations @ ALA Midwinter

The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting, held January 7-12  in San Diego, CA. Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will match a writer with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.

AUTHORS
Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match each new writer with an experienced writer and the pairs will meet face-to-face during the San Diego meeting. Draft research papers must be submitted by Monday, December 20, 2010. Papers will be shared with the experienced writer/editor only. Submission details follow:

Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g,. grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).

Page limit:  25 double-spaced pages, standard 1″ margins

Preferred format:  Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.

Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.

Submit by Monday, December 20th to: Sheril Hook.

REVIEWERS
Are you an experienced, published writer or editor? Interested in providing guidance to your colleagues who may be writing their first research article? Submit your name and a description of your areas of expertise by December 1, 2010. Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted by authors in advance of the San Diego conference, as well as meet with the author for consultation onsite during the conference.

Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, and a brief description of your current research interests.

Submit by December 15, 2010 to: Sheril Hook.

MEET DURING ALA Midwinter Meeting
Each pair will correspond ahead of time to set up their own meeting time and place at the Midwinter Meeting to critique the papers, discuss approaches for writing, and share ideas on where to submit articles.

Questions should be directed to Sheril Hook.