What is the art of writing a book review? Succinctly articulating a book’s main selling points, presenting a clear evaluation, and the occasional witty quip are just some of the many components in a reviewer’s bag of tricks. Finding venues to publish reviews (journals, review outlets, blogs) suited to your professional and individual areas of expertise also requires savvy. This presentation will demonstrate how book reviews can be effective tools for a librarian’s collection efforts, an avenue of exposure for one’s library, and a vital artistic and creative outlet in a profession that doesn’t always allow time for those pursuits.
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Flota, Brian, et al. The Academic Librarians' Guide to the Craft of Writing Book Reviews. Poster. State University of New York Librarian Association Conference. SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY. 4 June 2015. Print.