Collaborative Librarianship – Next Issue Due Later This Month / Call for Papers and Participation Vol. 1, No. 2 is due for release later in April, 2009. It will include articles on library mentoring; on prejudices and prejudgments that hinder library collaboration, on implementing the Evergreen open source integrated library system in Michigan; on collaborative tools used in the new phenomenon of “unconferencing”.
This issue will introduce a new regular “column” feature by Nicole Engard, “Open Source Evangelist” at LibLime, and an expert in many technologies that enable collaboration. Nicole states, “I am very excited to participate in a journal that focuses on what I’ve been talking about for years – collaboration! My new column will focus on tools that you can find on the web to help you collaborate in your library and in libraries that are using these tools successfully. I love helping librarians find more efficient ways to do their jobs and the fact that I will be combining that passion with encouraging collaboration it’s going to make for a great column.”
This issue will offer an array of reviews and annotations of recent publications dealing with many aspects of library collaboration. The “News” feature of the journal is updated regularly throughout each month, and topically indexed for easy reference to past events and developments in the world of library collaboration.
Collaborative Librarianship welcomes articles, reports, reviews, and news items that pertain to any aspect of the nature, methodology, promotion, practice and concerns of how all types of libraries, librarians and library consortia work together and work with partners beyond the library community to advance the creation, collection and dissemination of information services. Scholarly articles will undergo peer review.
Articles, reports and other items not peer reviewed could be published in other sections of the journal. Collaborative Librarianship welcomes applications from those wishing to be considered as peer reviewers. Please note that the journal wishes to extend its reach internationally.
All inquiries and submissions can be made by contacting Ivan Gaetz, or by contacting any of the section editors listed on the journal’s website.
CONTACT: Ivan Gaetz Managing Editor, Collaborative Librarianship
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