In any profession, as in life, rejection will come. How we handle rejection is important, and Quetzalli Barrientos shares some great thoughts on how to handle professional rejection on a reject ACRLlog post.
Here’s a snippet:
“Rejection comes in many forms, but the rejection that I am talking about is the type you get in this profession. Rejection of a proposal, job-position, book chapter, grant, or article. As a first-year academic librarian, the first year (so far) has been great, stressful, and eye-opening. I would not trade this for the world, but that also means accepting what comes with it.” Read the rest here.
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Amanda Jacobs Foust, former Electronic Services Librarian for Marin County Free Library, provides a 50 minute presentation on how to build and develop and e-book collection.
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For folks who are new to a scholarly discipline, a term that you’ll soon learn is “peer review”. Something that is both a bane and blessing to higher education. But first, what is peer review? Or, what does it at least aspire to be? A good answer can be found here.
But where did peer review come from? A good answer can be found here.
Once you’ve begin to publish, the opportunity for you to become a reviewer will arise. So, should you review? If you choose to do so, how? Good advice about how to be a good reviewer can be found here and here.