Are you wondering how to break into the publishing world as a librarian? If so, here are over 20 resources to get you started on your journey to publication bliss!
- LIS Publication Wiki: This website has listings of hundreds of LIS scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, online forums, civilian publication, book publishers, and more!
- Emerald for Librarians: This website has a guide to “Writing for LIS Journals” which includes a call for papers index for the LIS field as well as a “Publish, don’t perish” guide from librarian author and editor Rachel Singer Gordon.
- How to get ahead in academic publishing: Q&A best bits: The Guardian’s Higher Education Network published this article with a Q&A with Leonard Cassuto, professor of English, Fordham University, New York, Mila Steele, commissioning editor, SAGE, Alec Gregory, head of marketing, Pluto Press, Andrew Winnard, publisher, Cambridge University Press, Anthony Levings, managing editor and director, Gylphi Limited, and Dr Wanda Wyporska, media officer, TUC unionlearn.
- Advice for Authors, Reviewers, Publishers, and Editors of Literary Scholarship
The MLA (Modern Language Association) has some tips and advice for hopeful writers in this article which discusses books, articles, and digital publications.
- Tips on Getting Published
The Geeky Artist Librarian shares her tips and recommendations for getting published in this post.
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I’ve been using Moo cards for years because I love the slender, slick business cards that they provide from my photos but I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to display information on them as well as design inspiration. I was very pleased to come across these 6 superbly designed librarian business cards.
Superhero Librarian Business Cards
These snazzy cards started off as a student project led by Kristin Popham, a graphic designer who was attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. She and her classmates designed these exciting business cards for the college librarians as a way to show them how much their dedication was appreciated by students. More here: http://www.kristinpopham.com/Superheroes.html
Librarian Heroes Business Cards
Kristin Partlo, Librarian at Carleton College, Gould Library has some pretty engaging business cards, and the rest of librarians do as well! check out their Trading Card Gallery. More here: http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/help/help/liaisons/cards/
Library Card Business Cards
I absolutely love these old-fashioned library card inspired business cards created by the Tower of Babel Graphic Design Studio. More here: http://www.babeldesign.com/#
Daring Librarian Business Cards
Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian uses QR Codes on her business cards as well as comic style in order to really stand out. More here: http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2013/06/5-easy-tips-to-making-out-of-this-world.html
More Library Card Inspired Business Cards
Author Olivia Waite had these retro library card business cards designed by Boxcar Press. These are simple yet beautfully designed. More here: http://pinterest.com/pin/251286854179519046/
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