Have you ever thought of applying for a grant to support your research or a special project but weren’t sure how to get started? How about publishing an article in a professional or scholarly journal?
The American Association of Law Librarians Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section Committee on Research & Scholarship has created a very useful guide to grant and publishing resources. It’s specifically targeted toward law librarians, but the sources that it recommends are useful much more broadly.
The grants section contains sources with tips on how to apply for grants and sources of grant funding. The publishing sections, covering both law reviews and library journals, offers lists of potential journals in which to seek publication and tips on getting your writing accepted for publication.
One type of publication that’s not listed in the guide but should be is state bar publications. In Wisconsin, both the Wisconsin Lawyer and InsideTrack are excellent venues for publication for legal professionals – including law librarians. See the submission information and writing guidelines for the Wisconsin Lawyer and InsideTrack for more information. Full disclosure: I’m on the State Bar of Wisconsin Communications Committee which serves as the editorial board for the Wisconsin Lawyer and have authored a number of articles for that publication myself.