Write a My Turn column for the ILA Reporter

Hello library people,

Would you like to write an article or My Turn column for the ILA
Reporter? Please read below, and if you’re willing to write one of the
articles we need about Digitization/Local History Collections, email
your idea to me at dbrawley@carbondale.lib.il.us  . I will send a
second message to the list when I’ve got the authors I need. Thank you
for considering this. Please read the details below.

Diana Brawley Sussman, Director
Carbondale Public Library

Details:

The ILA Reporter Committee needs two pieces written about
Digitization/Local History Collections for the June 2012 issue of the
ILA Reporter. The articles will be due to the committee by April 2,
2012:

- Main article on Library History and Local History Collections /
Digitization (see guidelines below).
- My Turn column on Lessons Learned in Digitization, OR Impact of
Creating Digitized Content for Patrons (see guidelines below).

Past issues of the ILA Reporter, submission guidelines and a style
sheet are available at http://www.ila.org/store/ila-reporter (NOTE:
IGNORE THE DEADLINES LISTED ONLINE IN THE GUIDELINES. THE DEADLINE FOR
YOUR ARTICLE IS APRIL 2, 2012).

Main article guidelines: 750–1500 words.  The style should be
informal, but informative.  Factual articles must be inviting and
readable, with all statements backed by responsible research and
interviews.  Articles should be interesting, well written, and
relevant to our members.  We want to provide information that cannot
be found elsewhere and addresses the needs of the Illinois library
community.  We want to present less of “this happened” and more of
“this happened and here’s what the best minds in the profession say it
means.”  This article can be written by one, or multiple authors.
Subject for this issue: Library History and Local History Collections
/ Digitization. Due by April 2, 2012. Email to
dbrawley@carbondale.lib.il.us

My Turn column guidelines: 400-800 words. The My Turn column is more
of an opinion piece rather than an informational article.  It should
be written by one author in first person. Submit a head shot photo for
inclusion. Subject for this issue: Lessons Learned in Digitization, OR
Impact of Creating Digitized Content for Patrons. Due by April 2,
2012. Email to dbrawley@carbondale.lib.il.us