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SCC/MLA Writing Retreat

Note: The SCC/MLA Writing Retreat will not be held in 2020.

In order to facilitate the publication of quality library research from the South Central Chapter, SCC/MLA and the South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) Consortium co-sponsor a two-day writing retreat during the SCC's annual meeting for librarians who require additional time and support in writing research manuscripts—no matter what stage of the research process they might find themselves. So if you have a poster/paper from a previous SCC annual meeting that you want to push forward to publication or if you just have a great idea but need help getting started, please consider applying!

By the end of the writing retreat, attendees will:

  • Demonstrate significant progress on their writing projects
  • Apply writing and revision suggestions made by their peers and the retreat facilitators
  • Determine the optimal journal(s) to submit their projects for publication
  • Develop a plan and timeline for their project beyond the retreat

The retreat confers 13.5 MLA CE hours of credit, and participation is free* for SCC/MLA members. (If you are interested in participating but are not currently a member, please join—or renew your membership—by going to the Renew or Join Us! page.)

Application: Not Available for 2020

Application period: July 1 through August 1 (Note: Applications received outside of the submission period will be returned unopened.)

Acceptances will be sent to participants during the month of August in the lead-up to the annual meeting. These acceptances will contain further information about the site of the retreat, the shared online workspace, and other instructions for attendees.

For more information about the retreat, contact Jack Bullion ( or Stewart Brower ( A case study about the retreat is available online; the article citation is as follows:

Bullion JW, Brower SM. Enhancing the research and publication efforts of health sciences librarians via an academic writing retreat. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA. 2017;105(4):394-399. doi:10.5195/jmla.2017.320.

* Note: The expectation is that the member's employer will cover any travel expenses, but ultimately the individual is responsible for figuring out how to attend the retreat.

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