Hi everyone,


Change is coming to the APLA Bulletin and with this in mind the next submission deadline has been extended by a week to October 8, 2010.   


The biggest change are new content guidelines (see attached).  The Bulletin is very news heavy in its current form.  We are trying to focus the content on issues of professional importance to librarians, library staff and other information professionals. We are not trying to become a stuffy academic journal but we are trying to limit the amount of descriptive news.  So what are we after?


·         Dynamic New Stories - 500 word descriptions of events focusing on organization and outcomes (i.e. information to make it possible for others to duplicate your event)

·         Feature Articles - 1500 words on a topic of your choice

·         Book/Article Reviews - 500 words focusing on the significance of the book to the APLA membership.


We will link to your library's most recent newsletter or twitter feed and accept traditional news items in point form.


The other big change is that all content for the Bulletin should be sent to your Provincial VP by the submission deadline.  


Please have your submissions to your Provincial VP by Friday, October 8th.


If you have any questions or comments on the new guidelines please don't hesitate to get in touch with either of us


Alexandra Brooks Robinson & Ian Gibson

APLA Bulletin Co-Editors



Alexandra Brooks Robinson

Assistant Regional Director / Directrice régionale adjointe 

Fundy Library Region / Région de bibliothèques de Fundy

New Brunswick Public Library Service / Service des bibliothèques publiques du Nouveau-Brunswick

Phone / Téléphone : 506-643-7233

Fax / Télécopieur : 506-643-7225

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Ian Gibson

Science Research Liaison Librarian

Interim Music Librarian

Queen Elizabeth II Library

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, Newfoundland

A1B 3Y1


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phone: +1 (709) 737-2080