ACRL ’09 Research Writer’s Workshops
New This Year! The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is sponsoring Research Writer’s Workshops at the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, March 12-15, 2009. Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Workshops will bring together small groups of two to three writers matched with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.
Are you an academic librarian working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper to the Research Program Committee sponsored writing workshops at the ACRL Seattle conference. ACRL RPC will match new writers with experienced writers, and the groups will meet face-to-face during the Seattle conference. Draft research papers must be submitted to RPC by February 16, 2009. Papers will be shared only among members of the designated groups.
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 February 9, 2009. Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted for their small group in advance of the Seattle conference, as well as guide their small group sessions onsite during the conference.
MEET DURING ACRL 2009
At the ACRL conference, the groups will meet during one of two scheduled times below to critique the papers, discuss approaches for writing, and share ideas on where to submit articles.
Session One: Friday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. — noon
Session Two: Saturday, March 14, 10:30 — noon
Location: Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Room 211 – Seattle, Washington
HOW TO SUBMIT
New Writers Submission Guidelines: Deadline for submissions: February 16, 2009
Include on first page: Author’s Name and contact information in upper left; your session time preference (see below); 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, etc.
Page limit: 25 double spaced pages, standard 1” margins
Preferred format: Microsoft Word Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and email. Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.
Submit by February 16 to: Ruth Vondracek at email@example.com
Experienced Writers or Editors Request to Participate: Deadline Feb. 9, 2009
Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, your preference for session times (see below) and a brief description of your current research interests.
*Writing Workshop Session Times: Please indicate your preference. ACRL RPC will try to honor your preference as much as possible; if not possible you will be placed in the alternate session.
Submit by February 9 to: Ruth Vondracek at firstname.lastname@example.org