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Writing for Library Workplace and Career Success

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Bartlett Public Library District (In Person, Max: 30)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Pat Wagner

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This workshop is now full with a waiting list. If you have questions, please contact

Do you want to develop your talent for influential workplace writing, while meeting multiple deadlines? The ability to write effectively (and on time) is not guaranteed by a college education or workplace experience. Like most skills, it requires learning a few basic rules and practice, practice, practice. You will learn the tricks that professional writers use to research, plan, write, and rewrite on a deadline.

Introduction: Further Your Career
Work With An Editor: What Are Your Limits?
Start With An Outline: Know Your Goals and Priorities
Know Your Audience: Style
Brushing Up On Standard Grammar
Write And Rewrite: Leave Time For Editing

Desired Outcomes:
Impress bosses, vendors, co-workers, library customers, and decision-makers with better writing.
Write like the person you want to be: advance your career.
Become more influential in your written interactions regarding budget requests, grants, and requests for support

Pat Wagner, a native Chicagoan, has been a library consultant and trainer since 1978. She has a liberal arts degree with a double major in performance and written communication.

Her motto: Everything we write is a draft.

Although her grammar ain’t perfect, Pat writes for pleasure and profit every day. She has written books, newspaper editorials, magazine articles, grant proposals, how-to manuals, radio news, brochures, book reviews, short stories, online courses, and poetry, often on unreasonable deadlines, as well as editing other writers’ works and coaching them to further success. She is known for good-humored and practical programs and a gentle touch when it comes to editing.

Type:   Program

Register by: 8/22/2018

Categories: Academic Libraries, Management Skills/Administration, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Burr Ridge Area, Northbrook Area, Sycamore Area, Aurora Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 9/19/2018

Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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