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AuthorKegler, Jennifer Little
Publish Or Perish
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AbstractDoes the idea of publishing your own material sound exciting, yet intimidating too? Would you like to spend a few hours with someone who once felt that way but successfully turned several projects and ideas into peer-reviewed published articles and book chapters? Come to this interactive workshop and get inspiration to take your own ideas and research and publish them. Using your regular job duties, interactions with patrons, continuing education opportunities and grant-writing experiences you can generate new ideas for research articles and write about them. Whether you have someone to work with or want to write alone, we will discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as ways to keep organized and creative while writing. We will identify various publishing outlets, including traditional journals and open access titles, and discuss your rights as an author. Learn how to create your own online presence and use your institutional repository (if available) as well as Google Scholar and ORCID. Bring your ideas and your pens or laptops, as we spend time brainstorming, writing, and encouraging each other to just get it done! Jennifer Little Kegler has published journal articles regarding information literacy instruction, faculty collaboration with librarians, and cognitive learning theory and online library research guides. She has presented at the state and national level, including the biennial ACRL conferences. Her research interests include effective library instruction and reference methods and cognitive learning theories, as they relate to online environment. Most recently she has become interested in scholarly communication and is working to familiarize faculty and students alike in the importance of copyright and archiving of “original research.” She is a Reference Librarian and the Library Instruction Coordinator at the College at Brockport, SUNY, where she has worked since 2005. She held similar positions at the University of South Carolina Aiken, Taylor University, IN, and Williams College, MA.
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Professional Writing for LibrariansKegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (10/1/2015)•During this session prospective authors will learn how one librarian wrote and published articles as a sole author, co-author and with a group of authors. Creative opportunities and projects abound in and around the library; the hard part is converting these projects into publishable material. •Discover ways to generate research ideas through regular job duties, patron interactions, coursework, and grants. •Learn how to take ideas and projects and publish them as scholarly articles for library journals. •Bring your own topics and/or drafts, and we will work on them together. •Identify publishing opportunities: both "traditional" journals and open access titles and peruse helpful publishing resources. •Learn how to create a consistent online presence on Google scholar, ORCID, and/or your institutional repository, where you can also keep track of all types of scholarly work.
Discover, Write, Submit: Convert your ideas into published worksKegler, Jennifer Little; The College at Brockport (10/18/2013)This poster will describe the varied ways in which one librarian worked to write and publish peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter. Discover ways to generate research ideas through regular job duties, faculty interactions, coursework, and grants. Creative opportunities abound on a college campus; the harder part is converting these projects into publishable material. Learn how to write about your ideas, as a sole author, co-author, or with a group of authors, and identify appropriate publishing outlets in journals or books. Finish your work and submit the draft. Expect to make revisions and re-submit, and in some cases, to re-write and submit to a different outlet. The author has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter over the past nine years, as sole author, co-author, and group author. Her article, “Cognitive load theory and library research guides,” was selected as one of the top twenty library instruction articles by the Library Instruction Round Table (ALA) for the year 2010. She has also presented at numerous state and national conferences and realizes that finding the time to convert presentations and projects into an article is a time-consuming, yet rewarding, process.
A novel experience: how writing my own novel prepared me for a job in publishingMason, Amber (2018-05)In order to understand the editing process more intimately, I decided to write a speculative/dystopian novel under the guidance of Professor Carr, whose extensive experience in the publishing industry makes him the perfect mentor for this project. We moved through every stage of the writing process from idea conception to outlining to chapter drafting. During individual meetings, we discussed how to edit the piece; I paid special attention to the kinds of feedbacks and suggestions that an editor needs to be equipped to give. In the end, I will understand the process of getting a book published from both sides of the equation—the writer and the editor.