Issues Forum  |  sponsored by METRO and ACRL/NY  |  October 14, 2009

Non-traditional media such as blogs and zines are becoming more prevalent and more established as reliable information sources.  Not only are librarians recognizing the importance of these sources, they are using them to generate their own publishing opportunities. Through experimentation with different technologies, tools, and social media, librarians are honing their writing skills, becoming savvy at self-promotion and marketing, and taking control of their own publishing careers. The panelists will discuss their experiences with writing for non-traditional media, self-publishing opportunities and what the changing face of publishing means for libraries, professional development, and advancement within the profession.

Emily Drabinksi
Electronic Resources and Instruction Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn

Alycia Sellie
Information Services Librarian and Weekend Supervisor
Brooklyn College

Susanne Markgren
Digital Services Librarian
Purchase College, SUNY