Our current discussion topic is professional writing, and one of our colleagues in Sydney, Caitlin Williams, asked if we would be willing to share a post she recently wrote for the website of ALIA Sydney, a group of the Australian Library and Information Association that runs local events in Sydney. Cailtin wrote a piece highlighting the excellent work being done by libraries in Western Sydney.
Caitlin adds “As a ‘newbie’ to the library and information industry and having never had to opportunity (yet) to submit to a professional journal or magazine, I found writing on a blog to be suited to sharing and expressing my views. I hope you can also write about something that is close to your heart in the library world!”
Caitlin also provided the following discussion questions:
- Do you prefer the social and nature of a blog compared to a professional journal or magazine article?
- Which publishing format do you think can inspire more debate?