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Advice about writing

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This is where people can add advice about writing.

These are things that could be done to help people write and publish, as identified at the LILAC workshop on 26 March 2007. Participants - please add anything that is missed.


  • Read more widely myself – get a feel for articles, topics, style

  • Leave my desk, switch off email!!

  • Schedule it into my diary

  • Use techniques for getting started e.g. setting a limited number of words to write

  • Apply for funding so you get some free time

  • Get it seen as staff development – needing time and training

  • Make a business case for writing e.g. in terms of benefit to library or students


  • Make it part of job description

  • Employer could set a good example!

  • Providing space – a room – for people to write in; or allowing people to work from home

  • Mentoring

CILIP (or other professional association)

  • Grants for writing

  • Information about how to get published

  • Mentor system

  • Facilitate a community of practice

  • Networking platform for co-authoring

  • Writers groups – something non threatening

  • More practitioner journals to write in!


  • Inviting publishers for potential writers to talk with them

  • Writers groups at the conference

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