Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Publishing scholarly articles and books has many benefits. For librarians, it can help establish a professional identity and contribute to professional growth. For the library community, it is an effective means for sharing ideas and experiences that contribute to improving library services and managing the challenges we encounter in our work environment.

This program features three presenters who will share their experiences participating in the scholarly publishing process. The first presenter will discuss how to locate publishing opportunities, develop an idea into an article, and select a journal. The second presenter will address the peer-review process and provide an insider’s view of what journal reviewers look for when evaluating a manuscript, common errors that writers make, and recommendations that increase the likelihood that a manuscript will be accepted for publication in a journal. Finally, the third presenter will cover developing a book concept into a publishing success through practical advice and lessons learned from a first-time book editor.

This presentation was delivered on November 6, 2009 at the Michigan Library Association (MLA) 118th Annual Conference in Lansing, Michigan.


Library and Information Science

ReadySetGetPublished-MLA2009-Handout.pdf (237 kB)
Ready, Set, Get Published Handout