Press Release Collaborative Librarianship

Collaborative Librarianship – Publication of Volume 5, Issue 4

February 6, 2014 – (Denver CO) – The open access journal, Collaborative Librarianship (eISSN: 1943-7528), completes five years of publication with the release of Vol. 5, no. 4. The editorial introduction by co-general editor, Ivan Gaetz, compares the growing readership of the journal with that of some other publications in the field of librarianship. Two scholarly articles address the collaborative development of a learning commons in an academic library, and librarian-faculty partnerships that advance information literacy. Two articles in “From the Field” cover library research assignments and the scope and nature of open access library journals. “Viewpoints” discuss how libraries can take advantage of non-traditional partnerships and describes how two library science students forge interesting collaborations. Three reviews of publications dealing with chemistry research, information literacy and archives and museums round out this issue.

Collaborative Librarianship welcomes Rona Wade to the Advisory Board. Ms Wade serves as CEO and Director of the Sydney-based library consortium UNILINC, a robust organization serving 22 libraries of various types and sizes across Australia. Ms Wade expands the international character of the Board and brings to the journal insight and perspectives from the field of library consortia.

Collaborative Librarianship: Call for Papers and Reviews – Does your library collaborate with another library in your community? Are you involved in some interesting, innovative or experimental aspect of library collaboration? Does your library explore or implement resources or services that build on, promote, or expand the scope of library collaboration? Are you reflecting on the methodology, theory or philosophy of why and how librarians, libraries or library consortia work together? If so, we would like to hear from you. Please consider submitting articles for “peer review” or “From the Field” sections of the journal, or submitting reviews of print or online resources or services. Submissions can be made directly through the CL website. Issues are published four times per year, usually in March, June, September and December each year, and deadlines for submissions are four months in advance of publication.

Collaborative Librarianship: Call for Participation –– Consider joining the groundswell of support for library collaboration: volunteer to become a peer reviewer for the scholarly, open access, online journal, Collaborative Librarianship. Your expertise in any subject area related to librarianship is welcomed.  To register as a peer reviewer, please go to the home page, click the “Register” tab, and provide the information requested. (Email address and other information given are strictly confidential and for use only by Collaborative Librarianship.)

Collaborative Librarianship: Statistics: as of January 2014, the total number of views/downloads of the journal topped 325,000. Remain current in what’s happening in library collaboration by checking frequent updates in the journal’s “News” section.

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Ivan Gaetz, Co-General Editor 719-389-6070
Valerie Horton, Co-General Editor

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