4/20 Research/Writing Event: Shut Up & Write! + Discussion and Networking

DESCRIPTION: Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you your own worst enemy when it comes to putting nose to the grindstone? This event will include networking, timed writing, and discussion of a specific topic (see below). Bring a project to work on, or ideas to get started on.

The discussion for this event will focus on developing productive writing/research habits. Please read the article “The Habits of Highly Productive Writers” by Rachel Toor in The Chronicle of Higher Education (11/17/2014) http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Habits-of-Highly/150053 and be prepared to share and discuss.

Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, Room C196.05 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/shut-up-write-discussion-and-networking/

These events are open to current members of ACRL/NYBecome a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

Questions? Email lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID, your name will be on a list at the guard station.

NLDG Teaming Up with Mentoring and the Research & Writing Support Group for Two Great Events!

Developing a Creative, Focused, and Accountable Writing Practice,” facilitated by Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles

DESCRIPTION: Are you at a loss when it comes to understanding the ins and outs of writing and publishing? Do you struggle with finding ideas or developing them into practical projects? In this hands-on workshop, we will explore ways to enhance productivity, creativity, focus, and accountability with time management techniques and exercises that will help you set course, get started, and develop momentum. You’ll gain fresh perspective, (re)gain confidence, and (re)discover the pleasure of the process. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, Room C196.05 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/wed-315-creative-focused-accountable-writing/

These events are open to current members of ACRL/NYBecome a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

Shut Up and Write!”

DESCRIPTION: Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you your own worst enemy when it comes to putting nose to the grindstone? This event provides a little bit of networking, but it is mainly a chance to come and get some writing done! Bring a project to work on, and we will help you focus during timed writing exercises. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, Room C196.05 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/thur-420-shut-up-write/

These events are open to current members of ACRL/NYBecome a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

Questions? Email lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID, your name will be on a list at the guard station.

Beat Procrastination at ACRL/NY’s Feb 16 “Shut Up and Write” session

ACRL/NY’s Feb 16 “Shut Up and Write” Event

Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you your own worst enemy when it comes to putting nose to the grindstone? Begun in San Francisco, “Shut Up and Write” meetup groups have popped up around the country, including a community of academic writers called Shut Up and Write Tuesdays, who write and Tweet together on—you guessed it: Tuesdays (@SUWTNA). These writing communities are set up to help authors skip the procrastination and “get on with it already.” And, if you don’t know where or how to begin — we’ll help you.

Join the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group, the Mentoring Program, and the Research & Writing Support Group for an evening of writing, encouragement, a bit of networking & refreshments, and more writing.

These events are open to current members of ACRL/NY. Become a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
WHERE: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, Room C196.05 (Space is limited, so register early)

 

RSVP: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/z1ej2smt0k194e8/
Questions? Email lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID, your name will be on a list at the guard station.

Upcoming ACRL/NY “Shut Up and Write” events – 12/19 & 1/13

Our “Shut Up and Write” Events

Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you your own worst enemy when it comes to putting nose to the grindstone? Begun in San Francisco, “Shut Up and Write” meetup groups have popped up around the country, including a community of academic writers called Shut Up and Write Tuesdays, who write and Tweet together on—you guessed it: Tuesdays (@SUWTNA). These writing communities are set up to help authors skip the procrastination and “get on with it already.” And, if you don’t know where or how to begin — we’ll help you.

Join the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group, the Mentoring Program, and the Research & Writing Support Group for an evening of writing, encouragement, a bit of networking & refreshments, and more writing.

These events are open to current members of ACRL/NY. Become a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

DECEMBER EVENT

WHEN: Monday, December 19, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP for the 12/19 Event: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/1219-shut-up-and-write-event/
JANUARY EVENT

WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2017, 9:30am – 10:45am
WHERE: Mercy College – Manhattan, 66 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10016, Room 721 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP for the 1/13 Event: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/113-shut-up-and-write-event/

Questions? Email lmiles.librarian@gmail.com

Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID, your name will be on a list at the guard station.

Our “Shut Up and Write” Evening

Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you your own worst enemy when it comes to putting nose to the grindstone? Begun in San Francisco, “Shut Up and Write” meetup groups have popped up around the country, including a community of academic writers called Shut Up and Write Tuesdays, who write and Tweet together on—you guessed it: Tuesdays (@SUWTNA). These writing communities are set up to help authors skip the procrastination and “get on with it already.” And, if you don’t know where or how to begin — we’ll help you.

Join the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group, the Mentoring Program, and the Research & Writing Support Group for an evening of writing, encouragement, a bit of networking & refreshments, and more writing.

This event is open to current members of ACRL/NY. Become a member. Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, Room C196.05 (Space is limited, so register early)

RSVP: https://acrlnyforms.wufoo.com/forms/our-shut-up-and-write-evening/

Questions? Email lmiles.librarian@gmail.com or susanne.markgren@manhattan.edu

Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID, your name will be on a list at the guard station.

“Talking the Talk” – Report on the New Librarians, Management & Leadership Development, and Mentoring Discussion Forum – 6/9/2016

On June 9th, an informal discussion forum was convened on the topic “Talking the talk: Persuasive communication for productive initiative and leadership in academic libraries.” Fifteen ACRL/NY members met for discussion, networking, and refreshments.

Before the free-ranging discussion, each of four panelists spoke briefly about their research or experience on the topic. Robert Farrell, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Information Literacy and Assessment at Lehman College (CUNY), spoke about indirect strategies for affecting change without explicit agency, the sometime inopportunity for “truth telling” in the workplace—discussed as an inability to address problems directly, and the role that meditative practices might play in helping to manage emotional states.

Dr. Debbie Rabina of the Pratt Institute School of Information spoke about education for academic librarianship, and the inherent difficulty of teaching and measuring leadership within the context of a formalized graduate school program. Due to poor enrollment in leadership-focused courses, she cited the need to address and incorporate leadership topics across the curriculum. MLS courses tend to be skill-based, and “leadership” may be a topic that requires a more theoretical perspective.

Barbara Rockenbach, Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services at Columbia University, discussed how job seekers can craft a discourse on leadership, even if they don’t have any demonstrated management experience, by becoming informed about institutional and library strategic plans as they relate to the specific academic framework. A strategic leadership quality for both on-the-job-librarians and job candidates is to consider what keeps administrators and library leaders awake at night, and contemplate ways to address and alleviate these issues.

Finally, Dr. Michael Stoller, Associate Dean for Collections & Research Services at New York University, discussed the distinction between management—about getting through the day/month/year at hand—and leadership. He talked about the vision and context conversations that should ideally resonate both up and down the power structures in libraries so that employees in all position have a clear and evolving sense of the educational mission of the library and the institution. He also talked about the important role that administrators have in identifying leadership traits in job candidates and employees, and in cultivating new leaders.

In providing advice for job seekers, and those looking toward acquiring greater leadership skills and roles, the panelists collectively talked about the importance of finding the right fit for the library and the institution. Dr. Stoller mentioned that interviewee questions can be very telling, and he looks for candidates who express curiosity, engagement, passion, creativity, energy, and hunger. Barbara Rockenbach offered her idea of a great interviewee question for a potential boss, “How do you deal with bad news?” And Robert Farrell emphasized that librarians, and job candidates, should be able to comprehend and exhibit a sense of purpose amidst the larger context of the institution, in order to advance the mission.”

Attendees and panelists both asked questions and offered advice to one another in a lively and informative dialogue on this unmistakably important and relevant topic, and ideas for related events were discussed. Stay tuned!

“Research & Writing – Productivity & Accountability”

ACRL/NY Joint Meeting – 3/11 — New Librarians Discussion Group + Mentoring Program + Research/Writing Support Group
It’s FREE! – Refreshments will be served.
We are planning a lively discussion about:
  • productive processes/routines/practices for research, writing, and publication;
  • specific “tips and tricks”;
  • and helpful tools.
When you RSVP online, we’ll ask you to share one idea to contribute to these topics. We’re also going to kick off our “Accountability Partners Program” for research and writing — a low-effort, huge payoff program that will help all of us become more productive.
WHEN:      Friday March 11, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:45 am
WHERE:    Mercy College – Manhattan
                   66 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10016
                   Room #721
                   (All attendees must bring a photo ID)
You must be an ACRL/NY member to participate in Discussion Groups — Join or Renew.
QUESTIONS?: lmiles@yu.edu