If you’ve ever thought about writing a book (who hasn’t) this post by Brandi Scardilli, Editor of Information Today, will definitely peak your interest. In in, Ms. Scardilli gathers the impressions of nine information professionals, who are also published authors, and asks them to “share the challenges and most surprising aspects of becoming a published author.”
The article is entitled A Look Behind the Book: Nine Info Pros Get Real About Writing and here is a list of the authors and their books:
- Jessica Hilburn – Hidden History of Northwestern Pennsylvania
- Thomas Pack – The Artsy Girl—In Bronze
- David King – Ross Youngs: In Search of a San Antonio Baseball Legend
- Anthony Aycock – The Accidental Law Librarian
- Terry Ballard – Google This!: Putting Google and Other Social Media Sites to Work for Your Library
- David “Dave” Shumaker – The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It’s Needed
- Kenneth “Woody” Evans – Building Library 3.0: Issues in Creating a Culture of Participation
- Barbie Keiser – The Library and Book Trade Almanac, 64th edition
- Gwen Meyer Gregory – The Successful Academic Librarian: Winning Strategies From Library Leaders
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.