Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

The Librarian as Scholar: Taking Part in Scholarly Communication

Instructor: Julia Skinner

Dates: January 5 to February 13, 2015

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

This four-week course is geared toward new professionals who are unfamiliar with scholarly communication, but either need or want to produce publications in the field of LIS. The majority of the course will focus on peer-reviewed journals, and will walk students through the submission process. Students will go through the process of selecting a journal to submit an article to, read and prepare sample reviews, walk through the steps of preparing a completed manuscript for a journal, and get an overview of how to respond to reviewer comments when making revisions. In the last week of the course, we will cover the process of writing an abstract for a conference presentation. Students can bring in a completed manuscript and abstract of their own to use for projects, or they can use a sample manuscript and abstract provided by the instructor.

Julia Skinner

Julia Skinner recently finished her Ph.D. at Florida State University's School of Library & Information Studies. Her research interests include social media, library history, and services for sexual assault survivors. She has worked in special collections, and has her MLS and Center for the Book graduate certificate from the University of Iowa, and is originally from Boulder, Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, music, and making art. Website. Interview with Julia Skinner

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.