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Friday, June 19 • 10:00am - 10:30am
The Strengths of this Volume...: The Librarian as Book Reviewer

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This presentation advocates for theological librarians to engage in the practice of writing and publishing book reviews. Reviewing books for academic and popular publications is one avenue through which librarians are uniquely situated to contribute to scholarly conversations and engage our communities. Reviewing can be a manageable way for busy librarians to publish, it contributes to professional development, it can promote diversity in our collections and institutions, and it can sharpen reference skills. I will offer some practical suggestions for how librarians who have little or no experience reviewing books can begin to do so. I will discuss the pros and cons of reviewing for popular vs. academic publications as well as traditional vs. online and open access platforms.

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Andrew Stout

Public Services Librarian, Covenant Theological Seminary


Friday June 19, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Zoom Room 3