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Evidence-Based Recommendations for Library Writing Groups

Johnson, Charlotte M and DuFour, Chloe and Kiner, Renee and Safin, Kelly and Ross, Staci and Gulya, Abigail and Collister, Lauren B (2023) Evidence-Based Recommendations for Library Writing Groups. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 11 (1). 4 - 21.

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<jats:p>Writing groups in academic libraries and clinical health settings can support faculty in research and scholarship requirements. Faculty in these settings typically have scheduled, location-fixed obligations. Writing groups can provide focused time or other support for research, writing, and creative activities. These groups can foster collaboration within and beyond their units by presenting opportunities to find co-authors or draw on expertise and resources from specialists across their institution. Literature in librarianship and health sciences provides guidance for creating and operating writing groups. Two studies of best practice and research supports were synthesized to create an evaluation tool for group formation and assessment. This was then applied to published case studies in the two fields and to the authors' own writing group. That criteria was used to evaluate the group and identify areas of improvement, such as utilizing colleagues’ expertise.</jats:p>


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Johnson, Charlotte MCMJ65@pitt.eduCMJ650000-0002-3784-7964
DuFour, ChloeCHD84@pitt.eduCHD840000-0002-9185-1884
Kiner, Reneereneekiner@pitt.eduRAK1370000-0002-0924-3717
Safin, Kellykelly.safin@pitt.eduKAB3090000-0002-2852-2738
Ross, StaciSTR51@pitt.eduSTR510000-0002-2389-1817
Gulya, Abigail
Collister, Lauren B
Date: 27 September 2023
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Publisher: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Page Range: 4 - 21
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5195/palrap.2023.281
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2023 12:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 12:24


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