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Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web

A Practical Guide for Librarians. Practical Guides for Librarians 30

By (author) Rebecca Blakiston
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, United States
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Dimensions: w 213mm h 280mm d 10mm
Weight: 503g
ISBN-10: 1442278854
ISBN-13: 9781442278851
Barcode No: 9781442278851
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The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries. In this book, you will learn how to: *Define your audience and your primary messages *Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable *Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience *Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across *Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional

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One thing I didn't learn in library school was this - librarians are writers. We write a LOT. I've written articles, blog posts, website language, signage, instructions and tip sheets, directions, RFPs, and white papers for the Board of Trustees. And email. Lots and lots of email! This book is packed with practical ways to improve your writing, no matter where that writing appears. -- David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Kansas, and publisher at davidleeking.com Writing Effectively In Print and on the Web: A Practical Guide for Librarians lives up to its name - this concise, readable book makes the case for why good writing matters. Rebecca Blakiston has put together a practical manual filled with thoughtful observations and tips you can put to use immediately to write more effectively. This book should be required reading for every librarian! -- Courtney Greene McDonald, Head, Discovery & Research Services, Indiana University Libraries