Posting Guidelines

Guidelines for writing a blog post for SLIP Ireland

Have you read an article recently that piqued your interest? Would you like to write about it for SLIP Ireland? If you are a student or recent graduate of any Library & Information Studies course and living in Ireland we would love to hear from you. We publish blog posts about any topic in the broad field of LIS, previous articles have covered oral history transcription, balancing work and study, libraries and second life, designing library spaces and information literacy.

Requirements

Write one blog post in the form of a short reflection on some of the readings you have done on a topic related to Library and Information Studies (250-500 words). The guidelines below can act as a guide for your reflection. It is important to raise at least one question about the subject you are reflecting on to engage other readers in a discussion about your chosen topic. These questions will be shared on other social media sites to engage other information professionals in a discussion on your chosen topic.

Benefits

This is an ideal opportunity to showcase your work and engage in discussions with professionals in the field. Every blog post will have your photo as well as links to whatever social media platforms you would like to use for networking. It could help you to link up with other professionals who have similar interests and may benefit you when you enter the job market.

Guiding questions for articles

  1. What is the focus of the article/chapter? 
  2. What kinds of contributions do the readings make (theoretical, framework, insights, practical, etc.) to understanding your chosen topic? 
  3. Is the evidence the author presents convincing to you? Why/why not? 
  4. What is strong/weak about the article? 
  5. What do you agree/disagree with? 
  6. How would you change the research or what else do you wish the authors had considered? 
  7. What connections can you make between these articles and others? 
  8. Does it support, challenge, extend, or contradict other readings you’ve done? 
  9. What connections can you make between the reading and your own experiences in previous study or in the workplace? 
  10. What can you “take away” from the readings?
  11.  What questions or issues does the reading raise for you? 

Guiding questions for research topics

  1. What was the focus of your research? 
  2. Is the current literature available on your topic convincing to you? Why/why not?
  3. What gaps exist in the current literature? 
  4. What do you agree/disagree with? 
  5. How would you change the research or what else do you wish the authors had considered? 
  6. What connections can you make between these articles and others? 
  7. What connections can you make between the reading and your own experiences in previous study or in the workplace? 
  8. What can you “take away” from the readings?
  9. What questions or issues did your research raise for you? 

What to send

Email slipireland@gmail.com with:

  1. Completed blog post.
  2. Include references in APA 6th Edition Style.
  3. A photo of yourself and a short bio (max. 100 words).
  4. Links to your personal online sites you would like to share with the community eg. Twitter, LinkedIn, personal blog. 

 

Guiding questions were devised by Jane Burns

Advertisements