Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice
and Research

The editorial board would like to express its thanks to those of you who
have already submitted articles and we will contact you with further
details soon.  From our many conversations with colleagues we realize
extending the deadline for papers until the end of the summer will
provide much needed time to finish up current research and writing.  


Therefore, we are extending the call for submissions to the
peer-reviewed sections: Innovations in Practice and Theory and Research.
Deadline for submissions is now August 31, 2006.


We are also looking for colleagues interested in participating as peer
reviewers, writing mentors, and book/media reviewers.  If you are
interested in any of these roles, please contact me with a brief note
describing your interests and experience as well as your curriculum


In addition to our peer-reviewed sections: Innovations in Practice and
Theory and Research, our journal will include a regular column on
professional development ideas, news, reviews, highlights of recent
conference sessions and spotlights on members of our associations from
up and comers to our most decorated award winners.  If you have an idea
or suggestion, please contact me or the executive director or president
of your library association.   


We look forward to hearing from you!


Jennifer Richard


Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice
and Research

The Partnership: The Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of


Contact Information:


Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

B4P 2R6


Tel: 902 542-1895

Fax: 902 585-1748

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Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice
and Research


This electronic journal is a practitioner's journal of The Partnership
published twice a year. Articles may be contributed at any time for
publication consideration. Potential articles are reviewed by members of
an editorial review committee. Articles fall into several categories.
Feature articles on theory & research and on innovations in practice are
in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and fall in the range of 1,000 to 5,000
words. Other types of articles include viewpoints, conference
presentations, profiles, news & announcements, professional development
and reviews. 




Feature Articles:


Theory and Research 

May include, but are not limited to, theoretical issues surrounding
philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library and
information environments.  Research articles can be either quantitative
or qualitative in nature. Empirical models (evidence-based or
experimental techniques) and exploratory models of investigation are
welcome.  Articles should be 1500-5000 words and will be subject to a
double blind peer review process.


Section editor: Heather Morrison 


Innovations in Practice 

This section will publish articles of 1000-4000 words that describe new
initiatives and analyze their outcomes. Let others know how you put your
best ideas into practice, and what lessons can be learned from the
experience. Articles should include enough background to create a
context for the general reader, and local acronyms and specialized
terminology should be kept to a minimum or clearly explained.


Section Editor: Lorie Kloda


Professional Development:

This will be a regular column that features short reviews or highlights
of new resources, projects, web tools or other areas with a goal of
providing current awareness for professional development. While the
section will have an editor, guest experts will be sought by the editor
so each column will be on a theme - i.e. Update on Scholarly
Communication, New Blogging Tools, etc.


Section Editor: Heather Matheson



This section will feature short profiles of practitioners in the LIS
field. It will showcase well-known and not-so-well-known librarians and
information professionals who have made a difference with their work.
Each submission should include brief biographical information on the
practitioners, details of their notable endeavor, and should be
approximately 300-500 words in length.


Section Editor: Virginia Wilson 



This section allows for the expression of opinions or viewpoints on
current or topical issues in the library and information profession.
The pieces would be relatively short in length and should engage the
reader (call to action, identifying issues not to be ignored). The
section could be a vehicle for The Partnership, either the Board or for
the Presidents or Directors of the associations involved.  Open to any
information professional with a strong and engaging viewpoint.


Section Editor: Catherine Steeves



News and Announcements:

What went on, what's going on and what's happened to whom. A News &
Announcement article briefly describes things such as an award received,
a new library, a new appointment, or research in progress.


Section Editor: TBA


Leading Lights:

These contributions, based on presentations at Canadian library or
library-related conferences, may be nominated by anyone in the library
community at large.  Submissions could also be recommended by members of
the Editorial Board.  Presenters will be contacted and invited to
prepare and send a submission for peer-review.   Up to three items will
ultimately be selected by the Leading Lights Editor for any issue.
Topics may range from theoretical to technological highlights to view
points to new practices.  The format may also range widely including but
not limited to videorecordings, online posters and formal papers.  The
length of the article will be guided by the format.  Text-based
submissions should be 1,000 to 4,000 words.  Videorecordings would
normally be 15 to 60 minutes.  International presenters are welcome.


Section Editor: Cynthia Archer 


Media/Publication Reviews:

The purpose of the reviews section is to provide critical appraisals of
new print and non-print resources that will assist readers of the
Journal in selecting works for their own professional use or addition to
their library collections.  Reviewers are chosen on the basis of their
knowledge and experience in areas of relevance in the library and
information world.


Section Editor: Michael Hohner


Peer Review Process

Articles featured in the Research and Theory and Innovation in Practice
sections will peer reviewed using a double blind process. A pool of
reviewers will be assembled by the Editorial Board through contacts with
all of the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations.

All other submissions will be vetted through the section editors.


Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published twice per year. Fall/Winter and


Open Access Policy

This Journal is fully open access, completely available to anyone,
anywhere, as soon as it is published, and in perpetuity. Creative
Commons License: read Creative Commons Canada  Attribution - Noncommercial - No derivates 

For more information contact:
Jennifer Richard
Editor in Chief

Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6
Tel: 902-585-1403
Fax: 902-585-1748
Email: [log in to unmask]