Friday, May 6, 2016

Writing for Academic Publication at Maynooth University Library

Tuesday June 21st 2016
Writing for Academic Publication Workshop

Target Audience: Library staff who wish to write for academic publication and/or to create seminar/conference posters
9.30                            Registration and tea/coffee
Session  I:
10.00                         Academic Writing Workshop
                                    Helen Fallon, MU Library
13.00                                     Lunch
Session II:
14.00                         Poster Presentations that get noticed
                                    Laura Connaughton, MU Library

15.30                         Developing as an academic writer/presenter
                                     Helen Fallon, MU Library

16.00                         Close

Booking:   There is no charge for this event.  Places are limited to 16 and booking is essential. There is some pre-course work to be undertaken.  It is possible to book one or both sessions.
To reserve a place please e-mail Jacqui Morrissey stating if you wish to attend one or both sessions by Wednesday 25th May.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will: develop their motivation and inspiration to write; identify publishable material; identify appropriate publishing outlets; learn how to write a well structured abstract; draw up an outline for an article, write sections of the article, understand what editors look for in an article, develop greater understanding of the peer review process and dealing with peer review; identify ways to publicise their published work and develop productive writing habits.  
In the afternoon session participants will  learn practical, adaptable tips on how to design  posters and  will have an opportunity to design a basic poster.   

 The programme is highly participative with practical writing sessions and a poster design session.  Prior to the day participants will be required to complete a short number of practical writing tasks 

Presenters:  Helen Fallon has published extensively and has presented academic writing programmes in Ireland, United Kingdom and Malaysia and serves on the editorial board of a number of library journals.  She is the founder of  the Academic Writing Librarian blog 

Laura Connaughton has presented at national and international conferences and won the 2015 Academic and Special Libraries Conference Poster Competition.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision, published by Chandos (an imprint of Elsevier) and edited by Jeremy Atkinson has just been published.
This edited collection:
covers all aspects of quality as it affects the academic library
adopts an approach of critical reflection, with international case study authors reflecting on the success, limitations and impact of their work
includes a wide ranging literature review and a model to be used when consider the quality of services in academic libraries.

My chapter, with Jon Purcell Self and Peer Assessment at Maynooth University Library draws on our 2010 and 2015 reviews.

Jon and I will be speaking on this theme at QQML 2016 in London in late May.

Helen Fallon
Maynooth University Library