ACRL Research Writer’s Consultations @ ACRL 2011 National Conference

The ACRL Research Program Committee (RPC) is once again sponsoring Research Writer’s Consultations at the ACRL National Conference, held March 30 – April 2 in Philadelphia.  Aimed at the new or inexperienced writer, the Research Writer’s Consultations will bring together small groups of two to three writers matched with an experienced writer or editor, who will offer guidance and critique.


Are you an ACRL member working on a research article? Would you like some constructive feedback? Submit a draft research paper for consultation. RPC will match new writers with experienced writers and the groups will meet face-to-face during the ACRL conference. Draft research papers must be submitted by March 22. Papers will be shared only among members of the designated groups. Submission details follow:


Include on first page: Author’s name and contact information in upper left and a paragraph describing what you would like others to comment on about your paper (e.g,. grammar, writing style, clarity, presentation of the research methodology).


Page limit:  25 double-spaced pages, standard 1″ margins


Preferred format:  Microsoft Word. Number pages. Footers should include author’s full name and e-mail.


Draft research papers should be in complete enough form for others to read easily.


Submit by March 22 to: Sheril Hook at


Are you an experienced, published writer or editor? Interested in providing guidance to your colleagues who may be writing their first research article? Submit your name and a description of your areas of expertise by March 20, 2011. Reviewers are expected to review papers submitted for their small group in advance of the ACRL National Conference, as well as guide their small group consultation onsite during the conference. 


Please send your current contact information, a copy of your current resume or list of publications, and a brief description of your current research interests.


Submit by March 20 to: Sheril Hook at


Each group will correspond ahead of time to determine the best time to meet on Friday of the conference. A room has been reserved at the conference venue for consultations at the following times:  Friday April 1, 11am – 12pm or 4 – 5pm.


Questions should be directed to Sheril Hook at

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