Creating Groupies: Info-Pro Guerrilla Marketing

Being able to effectively market talents, skills and abilities, greatly enhances one’s ability gain employment, recognition and sufficient compensation. It can also make them seem indispensable. At a time when institutions are looking for ways to save money, this is even more true for librarians, archivists, knowledge managers, web content specialists and other types of […] → Continue Reading Creating Groupies: Info-Pro Guerrilla Marketing

Public Perceptions of Libraries: Turning the Page – Week One

Week one of the six-week program focused on how the public views libraries and was guided by two recent research studies conducted by well-known agencies (e.g. OCLC). They provided some insightful information about how different groups feel about libraries. Among the finding were: People thought having enough computers and online services should be the top priority […] → Continue Reading Public Perceptions of Libraries: Turning the Page – Week One

ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

After months of research on digital literacy, most people would probably be exhausted and want a break. But when I saw that the Special Libraries Association had a program titled “iSkills Assessment of Digital Literacy” & Irvin R. Katz, the Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service would be facilitating it, I was extremely excited. […] → Continue Reading ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

Part 3: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Although the last two (2) posts mentioned things pertaining to reviewers and editing, they primarily dealt with the writing process. Here I will focus more explicitly on the peer review and editing process. Let’s get started. The publication process model presented by Anita Ezzo consisted of nine (9) phases: Manuscript submission Acknowledgment of receipt Peer […] → Continue Reading Part 3: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Part 2: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

In the previous post I highlighted things one can do to prepare for and begin writing a manuscript for a publication. In this I will give a few more tips on writing and then go into a discuss about working with reviewers and editors. Issues journal reviewers and editors run into include inappropriate citations and […] → Continue Reading Part 2: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Part 1: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Publishing papers in different venues (book, magazine, journal, etc) is something many of us dream about. Where as some people can do it voluntarily, those in academia are typically required to do it. Unfortunately, the art of writing for publications does not come naturally to everyone. Fortunately, everyone can learn. It was with this mind […] → Continue Reading Part 1: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide