9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D, Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
To Research, Or Not to Research, What is the Question?
Academic librarians play an important role in helping to build knowledge within the library profession through research, presentation and publishing. The panelists will share advice and strategies for librarians who want and/or need to conduct research as part of their professional practice at different stages of their career. Why is doing research important? Where can you find inspiration? How do you make sure it is meaningful to you and others? What training and resources are available? What are some habits that help support your scholarly endeavors?
Helen Look, Alexandra Peterson Rivera, Karen Downing
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Round Table Discussions
- Selecting a Topic / Finding Inspiration
- Developing Habits / Time Management
- Forming a Writing Group
- Tips for Presenting
- How to Get Published
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Participating, Presenting, and Publishing
This session will give attendees practical tips and concrete strategies on how to participate, present, and publish within the library profession. Presenters will discuss poster sessions, planning presentations, finding ways to publish, networking, and joining committees.
Martha Stuit, Delta College; Joanna Thielen, Oakland University; Molly Ledermann, Washtenaw Community College
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Writing Resources: WRT Zone
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Gail Madziar, Michigan Library Association
Join your colleagues and “Try the QLine”
Attendees will walk to the Q-line stop and take the Q-line loop through Detroit’s Midtown, Downtown and New Center areas. Only $1.50 for a 3 hour ticket per person, credit cards and cash accepted at the stop.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by email no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancelled registrations. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced.