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    Practice and projects as a basis for academic publishing: case study from Maynooth University Library


    Fallon, Helen and Murphy, Hugh and Dodd, Lorna and Morley Clarke, Fiona and McCauley, Cathal (2019) Practice and projects as a basis for academic publishing: case study from Maynooth University Library. Insights, 32 (1). ISSN 2048-7754

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    Abstract

    Maynooth University (MU) Library has developed an organizational culture that promotes professional development for all Library staff. This has led to significant Library-oriented publishing and presenting at conferences nationally and internationally. Focusing on the publishing aspect, this article contextualizes professional development – which is core to publishing and presenting – at MU Library. After a brief literature review, it explores how library practice can be the basis of professional and peer-reviewed articles and how academic writing is a relevant form of continuing professional development (CPD) for library staff at all grades. The case study reviews publications by MU Library staff over a five-year period (2013–2018). It identifies the main types of publication, key publication outlets and the main topics covered. It concludes with a reflection on a range of issues including the benefits and challenges of sustaining a writing culture.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Academic writing; academic publishing; staff development; writing; research;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 11617
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.481
    Depositing User: Helen Fallon
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 16:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Insights
    Publisher: UKSG
    Refereed: Yes
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