A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians: Keeping by Anne Langley

By Anne Langley

Learning the talents precious for transparent, powerful writing could make writing projects circulation extra simply. This ebook is helping educational librarians who're new to the career or new to a supervisory or administration place, in addition to those that are looking to be extra efficient and make the their writing for paintings pass extra easily. From development experiences to undertaking plans, hide letters to case experiences and e-book stories to running a blog, readers will locate examples and how-tos for many of the categories of writing they should do of their educational library careers.

  • Discusses the significance of fashion and audience
  • Analyzes and courses the reader throughout the different types of writing that educational librarians use of their daily work
  • Includes info on proposing information: particularly, tables, graphs and charts

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Sample additional coursework BA, English Literature, May 1999 ABC University, Smalltown, LS extensive coursework in secondary education, biology and physics Sample semester or year abroad 1977 Winter Term, Université d’Haute Cuisine, Paris, France Sample education section, including non-degreed but jobrelated subject coursework University of Big State, Smallville, School of Library and Information Science 55 A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians MSLS, 1993 ABC State University 1988–1989 Graduate study in Creative Writing BA, 1988 English/Creative Writing (major) and German (minor) LMNOP Institute of Technology 1985–1986 Undergraduate study in Chemical Engineering Doe and Smith College, CA 1984–1985 Undergraduate study in Chemistry and General Engineering Sample of job experience beyond regular responsibilities to match a job requirement for budget experience; this would appear in an Additional Experience and Activities section As Chair of the ABC Libraries travel committee, managed the use of over $20,000 in travel funding.

Having made these decisions, we found 19 words that we could cut from the sentence: The purpose of these style guides is to ensure that writers within the disciplines or journals that adopt them follow a uniform set of practices when it comes to citations, quotations, bibliographies, the use of numbers, and much more. Then we added just one word, academic, to describe the writers, and ended up with this: These style guides ensure that academic writers follow uniform practices when it comes to citations, quotations, bibliographies, numbers, and much more.

Finally, we spotted a couple of nouns within prepositional phrases – a uniform set of practices, the use of numbers – that can probably be shortened. We asked ourselves three questions: Can we find a concrete subject and connect it to the action verb? We decided that the subject is the style guides themselves. Can we find a shorter way to describe the writers? We decided that writers within the disciplines or journals that adopt them is just a fancy way to say academic writers. 30 Style: short and sweet Can we pull some of the nouns out of their prepositional phrases?

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