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A Review of “Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook”

A Review of “Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook” Reviews and Remarks 199 Smallwood, C. (Ed.). (2010). Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Hand- book. Chicago: American Library Association. Whether you are writing as a creative endeavor, to satisfy a tenure require- ment, or to express your thoughts in essays, newsletters, or reviews, Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook will help you discover and guide the writer within. This is not a prescriptive dos and don’ts of writing, but instead a wonderful mix of the personal experience, advice, and creative ideas of library professionals across the country. Carol Smallwood, author or editor of 18 books, brings a wealth of experience to the topic. She gathers the contributions of 47 author–librarians engaged in writing textbooks, pro- fessional literature, children’s literature, mysteries, newspapers, books, blogs, or poetry in this comprehensive book. The enthusiasm of the contributors is inspiring. Part 1 asks the question, why write? Valerie Nye of the College of Santa Fe answers simply and earnestly, “Because your life will be enriched.” Like all other artistic pursuits, writing is a learned skill. Part 2 focuses on the education of the writer. Essays provide everything from the classic sound advice that all writers should be reminded of: Schedule time in your http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Review of “Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 7 (3): 2 – Jun 23, 2010
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1536-7975
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1536-7967
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10.1080/15367967.2010.484694
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Reviews and Remarks 199 Smallwood, C. (Ed.). (2010). Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Hand- book. Chicago: American Library Association. Whether you are writing as a creative endeavor, to satisfy a tenure require- ment, or to express your thoughts in essays, newsletters, or reviews, Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook will help you discover and guide the writer within. This is not a prescriptive dos and don’ts of writing, but instead a wonderful mix of the personal experience, advice, and creative ideas of library professionals across the country. Carol Smallwood, author or editor of 18 books, brings a wealth of experience to the topic. She gathers the contributions of 47 author–librarians engaged in writing textbooks, pro- fessional literature, children’s literature, mysteries, newspapers, books, blogs, or poetry in this comprehensive book. The enthusiasm of the contributors is inspiring. Part 1 asks the question, why write? Valerie Nye of the College of Santa Fe answers simply and earnestly, “Because your life will be enriched.” Like all other artistic pursuits, writing is a learned skill. Part 2 focuses on the education of the writer. Essays provide everything from the classic sound advice that all writers should be reminded of: Schedule time in your

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Published: Jun 23, 2010

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