An Introduction to Writing or Editing an Academic Book

$200.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course is designed for librarians who are considering beginning an academic book project - either as an author or as an editor. We begin with the assumption that you have some experience with smaller projects, like writing a contributed chapter to someone else’s edited book, and are now considering scaling up to a larger project.

By the end of the course, you will have a more clear understanding of what goes into writing or editing a book. Those who are just starting to consider a book project will be able to make a more informed decision about whether/how to proceed. Those who are planning to move forward with a book project will have an opportunity to begin mapping out a strategy and timeline.

Topics covered will include:
-An overview of the process of authoring
-An overview of the process of creating an edited book
-Factors to consider in choosing your own book adventure
-The proposal process
-Giving effective feedback as an editor and getting effective feedback as an author
-Logistical concerns like choosing a publisher and negotiating copyright
-Strategies for planning a timeline and staying on track

Course Information

Session

Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

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.

Course Description

This course is designed for librarians who are considering beginning an academic book project – either as an author or as an editor. We begin with the assumption that you have some experience with smaller projects, like writing a contributed chapter to someone else’s edited book, and are now considering scaling up to a larger project.

By the end of the course, you will have a more clear understanding of what goes into writing or editing a book. Those who are just starting to consider a book project will be able to make a more informed decision about whether/how to proceed. Those who are planning to move forward with a book project will have an opportunity to begin mapping out a strategy and timeline.

Topics covered will include:
-An overview of the process of authoring
-An overview of the process of creating an edited book
-Factors to consider in choosing your own book adventure
-The proposal process
-Giving effective feedback as an editor and getting effective feedback as an author
-Logistical concerns like choosing a publisher and negotiating copyright
-Strategies for planning a timeline and staying on track

Angela Pashia

Angela Pashia is a leadership and career development coach with a dozen years of experience as an academic librarian. Angela's approach to coaching focuses on partnering with clients to empower them to reach their goals, whether they’re ready to take their career to the next level or feel stuck in their job and want to explore their options beyond libraries. Angela's featured group program is designed to support library leaders in developing a coaching approach to leadership, adapting the professional coaching skills that are most relevant for library leaders. Angela graduated from an ICF-accredited professional coach training program in 2023. As a librarian, Angela focused on using critical pedagogy approaches in teaching critical information literacy, mentoring colleagues, working against structural oppression within libraries, and growing as a collaborative leader. Angela published two co-edited books and several book chapters and articles on these topics. Angela’s latest book, Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice, co-edited with CJ Ivory, was published in 2022. Angela’s first co-edited book (with Jessica Critten), Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses, was selected as an ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee Selected Resource in 2020. Learn more at https://angelapashia.com/

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