Monday, March 9, 2009

Writing Blog

Here's a North American academic writing blog for library folk which might be of interest.

Getting Published


The following course may be of interest. I've receive it as I am a member of AISHE (All Ireland Society for Higher Education).
If applying to attend you may have to join AISHE. I'm not sure, but Linda can advise.

Getting Published with Professor Sally Brown, Leeds Metropolitan University,

Provost and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Assessment, Learning and Teaching

Title Getting Published with Professor Sally Brown

Date Tuesday 28th April 2009

Time 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (Lunch will be provided)

Location Trinity College Dublin, Room TBC

Professor Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Assessment, Learning and

Teaching) and Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and

Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University.

To enrol, please email using 'Getting Published' in the subject field, by

the 14th of April This workshop is funded by the HEA, so there is no fee to attend.

Monday, March 2, 2009

First Drafts


I'm suggesting Wendesday 27th May as our next meeting. If that doesn't suit, please send a message to the blog.
If it suits TCD, it would be good if we could have the meeting there. Arlene, ANLTC would pay for lunch, you would have to provide a room.

In addition to inviting the people who attended on Thursday, past participants in the course who have a first draft ready would also be invited. A few usually join. I'm also going to ask past participants if they want to join this blog.

At the end of April i'll send out a blog alert asking people to confirm if they are coming to what we call the peer-feedback session. I'll pair people on the basis of putting people from different institutions together. By mid-May, "writing buddies" should have exchanged drafts and on the day they come along and give each other feedback. We also all work together as a group in moving our writing along, but it is less formal that last Thursday's session.