This discussion-based webinar offers guidance for academic library staff who want to conduct research and get published. The webinar comes from the perspectives of four librarian authors and editors who are at varying stages of their careers. Speakers will attempt to demystify topics such as developing research ideas and methods, conducting research projects, writing for your audience, intriguing editors with unique angles to your work, and more. Tips and tricks will be shared! Speakers will address a diverse range of publication types, from peer-reviewed articles to reviews and case studies. This webinar is designed for any and all library workers who want to explore pursuing research and publishing, including librarians going up for promotion, tenure, or review. Following the webinar, attendees will be provided with additional learning materials to keep.
-Attendees will understand how to develop research ideas and identify methodologies.
-Attendees will identify the various elements and avoid the various pitfalls of the research, writing, and publishing process.
-Attendees will understand the editorial process for various types of publications, think through their research agendas, and select the right venues for their work.
Marie Kennedy is the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Loyola Marymount University.
Michael Rodriguez is the Collections Strategist at the University of Connecticut Library.
Juleah Swanson is an Assistant Professor and Head of Acquisition Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ken Varnum is the Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library.