1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.
$200.00Dates: January 2 - January 29
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
The aim of this course is to bridge that gap by providing practical instruction to help students improve their skills and feel more confident about their on-the-job writing.
1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Most professional job descriptions contain a requirement for “excellent communication skills,” and the ability to write effectively has become a necessary part of any librarian’s skill set. LIS programs, however, often only cover business and professional writing very superficially in management courses, if they cover it at all. The aim of this course is to bridge that gap by providing practical instruction to help students improve their skills and feel more confident about their on-the-job writing.
Best practices will be covered for the following types of internal and external business and professional writing:
Learning in this course takes place through lectures, outside readings, student critiques of writing samples, and hands-on writing exercises. Additional tips and tools will be provided to help students improve their grammar, punctuation, and editing skills.
Alison M. Lewis has over twenty years of experience as a professional librarian in specialized, research, and academic settings. She has also worked in the Library & Information Science programs at both Drexel University and Simmons University, where she has taught introductory courses in reference and professional issues; advanced reference courses in the humanities and social sciences; and courses in special collections and practicum. Currently she is the managing partner for Parlew Associates, a Philadelphia-based company providing a range of support services to publishers and authors. She earned M.L.S. and M.A. degrees from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. from Temple University.