It has now been almost one year since I finished my last class for library school. In those two years, I wrote numerous papers, not to mention essays, presentations, metadata schema, and even XML and XHTML code. Somehow, I still feel utterly unprepared to actually write a draft of a paper for publication.
I don’t think it’s that I lack for topics. I’m sure I could put together a written version of my presentation from CiL2010 that some publications would be interested in. A recent project which involved several groups within the ILR School could make a great case study of sorts: multiple potential audiences, collaboration between people with widely divergent skill sets, a new metadata schema, training webinars, content management systems. I just don’t know where to begin.
I am reminded of why it took me three years to write my masters thesis, and why I was so relieved that Syracuse didn’t require me to go through that hell again.
I’ve received some solid advice from folks, but this is me blatantly trolling for more. How do y’all start this sort of thing?