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May 02

Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web (2017)

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:37 AM by Brian Herder

Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web

Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web: A Practical Guide for Librarians


Rebecca Blakiston

Rowman & Littlefield


The written word is our primary tool for communication – with colleagues, administrators, stakeholders, and users. Poor use of words can lead to misunderstandings and inefficiencies. Writing effectively will help you be a stronger colleague, manager, and librarian.

In this book, you will learn how to:

  • Define your audience and your primary messages
  • Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable
  • Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience
  • Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across
  • Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional

The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries.