VLA Writing Academy


The Virginia Libraries Editorial Board invites participants from all types of libraries or library degree programs to this hands-on Writing Academy session. Join us for a discussion of writing goals, the writing process, and tips for preparing journal article manuscripts for submission (to Virginia Libraries, or elsewhere). The 3-hour session will focus on brainstorming and developing individual writing goals, and will include discussion and hands-on activities to prepare, and make a start towards your next writing project. Participants attending this session can expect to (1) Have time to develop topic ideas with fellow participants and Writing Academy facilitators; (2) Identify and be able to apply submission guidelines for Virginia Libraries journal (and other journals) while planning a writing project; and (3) Be familiar with expectations and review criteria for journal articles submitted to Virginia Libraries journal or other journal publications.

Presenters: Virginia Pannabecker, Health Sciences Research Support Coordinator, Virginia Tech University Libraries; Brian Burns, Interim Media & Access Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College; Renee DiPilato, Deputy Director, Alexandria Library; Susan LaParo, Head of Youth Services, York County Public Library; and Robin Sofge, Youth Services Manager, Duncan Branch Library



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