Transforming students into scholars: The DU LIS Student Publishing Group

Filipczak, Robin Transforming students into scholars: The DU LIS Student Publishing Group., 2010 . In Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference, Loveland, Colorado (US), 8-10 October 2010. (Unpublished) [Conference poster]


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One of the goals of the University of Denver LIS program is to “train students to be reflective practitioners and critical consumers of information.” Publishing as a student is one way to synthesize the knowledge garnered in the classroom and to promote oneself professionally to the larger LIS community. The LIS Student Publishing Group aims to: • Create an opportunity for students to network with other students with similar research interests, • Provide resources to help students navigate the world of publishing/conference presentation, and • Critically assess each other’s work with the aim of improving products for publication. The group meets once a month, employing a “salon/book club” atmosphere. One student pre-submits a draft of scholarship for review by the group. At the meeting, the research is critiqued with an eye to preparing it for publication submission. A faculty member with applicable expertise is invited to advance the discussion. Additionally, the group utilizes a content management system (Plone) to compile resources for would-be publishers and facilitate group communication. This model could be adopted by groups of librarians who would benefit from the collegial support of others to further individual publication efforts (i.e. a group of academic librarians, public librarians from across a district).

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: Publishing Students
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Robin Filipczak
Date deposited: 22 Nov 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17


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