The Librarian as Academic Author: Further Developing Your Scholarly Writing
9 November 2017, Maynooth University Library

10.00   Coffee/Registration/Welcome
10:30 - 12:45 Session 1. Perspectives on Academic Writing

10:30 - 11:15 Keynote 1 - Dr Graham Walton

Professional writing: lessons learned from 30 + years as an author and 12 years as a peer reviewed journal editor

11:15 - 12:15 Academic writing processes and perspectives

*      Dr Terry Barrett, University College Dublin
Writing outside the Library discipline: Librarians and Faculty as writing partners

*      John Cox, National University of Ireland Galway
Building an academic article around the literature

*      David Bennett, University of Portsmouth
Pablo the Penguin gets Published: Building a peer-reviewed article from a Library Innovation

*      Stephen Bull, University of Birmingham
From Pop-Up Library Initiative to Peer Reviewed Publication: Some thoughts and tips

12:15 - 12:45 Practicalities of successful writing: group discussions

12:45 - 13:45  Announcement of the winner of MU Library/NRAL/T&F Academic Writing Award followed by buffet lunch (sponsored by Taylor & Francis)

13:45 - 16:00 Session 2. Perspectives on the Publication Process

13:45 - 14:30 Keynote 2 - Helen Fallon, Maynooth University

From Pitch to Publication: What the editor/peer reviewers seek in an academic article

15:00 - 16:00 Publishing processes and perspectives

*      Laura Montgomery, Taylor & Francis
Promoting your Publishing

*      Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/University College Dublin
An Altmetric analysis of "Librarian as Communicator"

*      Saranne Magennis, Maynooth University
Why should Academic Librarians publish in Higher Education Journals?

15:30 - 16:00 Practicalities of successful publishing: group discussions
16:00               Book Launch - Librarian as Communicator: Case Studies and International
                        Perspectives  edited by Helen Fallon & Graham Walton

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Helen Fallon

Helen Fallon
Deputy University Librarian
[Maynooth University PNG Trans]
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

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