Each week between now and the 2012 MLA/DLA Joint Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 9-11 at the Clarion Resort – Fountainbleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF).
From Practice to Publication: Scholarly Opportunities for Library Professionals
Friday, May 11
9:15am – 12:30pm
Involvement in the scholarly process can be of enormous benefit to library professionals, providing opportunities to build resumes, share innovations and best practices, stay current on new research, and contribute to the profession. Active engagement in the scholarly process by library professionals is also vital to the advancement of library education and research. In an interactive workshop format, we will discuss the range of ways in which library professionals can become involved in the scholarly discourse – including serving on editorial boards, reviewing submissions, writing book reviews, and publishing original research and creative works. Particular focus will be given to identifying appropriate venues for scholarship, building collaborations, gaining support for such activities, and the benefits and levels of effort related to each type of opportunity.
Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Professor of the Practice, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Paul Jaeger, Co-Director of the Information Policy and Access Center and Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland