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Cross-disciplinary writers' group stimulates fresh approaches to scholarly communication: a reflective case study within an HEI in the North West of England

Grant, MJ 2010, 'Cross-disciplinary writers' group stimulates fresh approaches to scholarly communication: a reflective case study within an HEI in the North West of England' , New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16 (S1) , pp. 44-64.

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Abstract

For the inexperienced writer it can be difficult to know how to start writing, while for those with some writing experience, it is often seen as a luxury for which there is precious little time to indulge. This reflective case study describes the role of a cross-disciplinary writers’ group, as a writing intervention, within a higher education institution in the North West of England. Established in 2006, the group has always had a librarian as part of its membership and has been informed by the literature on successful writers’ groups. Monthly meetings facilitate ongoing scholarly activity; we share group roles and seek to extend our knowledge of writing practice including writing conference abstracts, constructing an argument, collaborative writing projects, and negotiating authorship. At the inception of the writers’ group, members were seeking to develop their writing portfolio. We are now at various stages of our scholarly development, ranging from early career writers to well published authors and editors. The model of a collaborative writers’ group has provided a winning formula for those wishing to develop scholarly communications as part of their daily activities and has valuable lessons from which academic librarians might learn.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: New Review of Academic Librarianship
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1361-4533
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 15:12
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14016

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