Academic Writing Librarians Blog

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This is a presentation I gave at a seminar on Advancing Academic Writing Among Librarians in January 2014. It describes an academic writing blog I founded which is useful for anyone aspiring to write for academic publication

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Academic Writing Librarians Blog

  1. 1. Academic Writing Librarian: A Writing Toolkit for Librarians Helen Fallon NUI Maynooth Helen.b.fallon@nuim.ie
  2. 2. Academic Writing Librarians Blog • To encourage/promote academic writing among library staff – Calls for papers/posters/book chapters etc. – Links to my articles on academic writing – Tips from published authors – Tips from journal editors – Other http://www.academicwritinglibrarian.blogspot.ie/
  3. 3. What it offers • Publishing/Presenting Opportunities – Calls for Papers/Posters etc. • Email lists, twitter posts, notifications by journal editors and others, searching the web, professional engagement • Writing Resources – Papers i’ve published • (links to NUI Maynooth Institutional Repository) – Conference/ Seminar Presentations • Links to presentations in Slideshare • Top Tips from Published Authors • Top Tips from Journal Editors • Other
  4. 4. 3,052 8,363 9,971 18,624 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 2007 2009 2011 2013 Number of Page Views
  5. 5. 40% 31% 14% 9% 4% 1% 1% Pageviews By Browser Firefox Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Opera
  6. 6. 50% 13% 11% 9% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% Pageviews By Source United States France Ireland Russia United Kingdom Canada Germany India Ukraine Australia
  7. 7. Follow Academic Writing Librarians • Follow Helen Fallon on Twitter for updates • Access the blog at • http://academicwritinglibrarian.blogspot.ie/ • Sign up as a follower • Follow by e-mail from the box on the homepage

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