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

Partnership is a library and information practitioner’s journal published twice a year. Papers may be submitted at any time for publication consideration. Potential articles are reviewed by members of an editorial committee. Articles are published in several categories. Feature articles on theory & research and on innovations in practice are in-depth, peer-reviewed papers that typically fall in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 words. Other types of articles accepted include viewpoints, conference presentations, profiles, professional development and book reviews.



Call for Papers: Special Anniversary Issue

In celebration of our 10th anniversary we invite your submissions to Volume 11.1 (2016).

We are also looking for submissions which play on our anniversary theme: It's About Time.

Share your reflections looking back on the past decade, or your predictions going forward towards the next decade.

• How have libraries changed in the past decade? How have they stayed the same?
• What will your area of librarianship be like in 2026?
• How do you imagine your workplace in 2026?
• Is your library (to quote the famous fifth law of library science) a growing organisms? If not, why not?
• How have technologies changed libraries? How has our thinking about them changed?

The Innovations in Practice section (peer-reviewed; 3,000-7,000 words) will focus on new ideas that will revolutionize libraries in the next ten years.

The Professional Development section’s Roundtable topic is: How has the profession changed since you graduated? Send us your perspective (250-750 words) which will be collected into one longer article edited by the section editor.

The Viewpoints section (1,000-2,000 words) is a natural place to express your opinion on the past and/or future of libraries!
Posted: 2016-02-04

Cover Design Contest

Design the cover of our 10th anniversary issue!
The theme of this issue “It’s About Time” will publish papers on how libraries have changed over the past decade and how they will change in the next 10 years.

Send your design to

Robin Bergart, Editor-in-Chief

or snap a photo of your design and post it to Twitter @PartnershipJ #Partnership10

Deadline: March 30
Posted: 2016-02-02

Conference on Library Design

Call for papers for the IFLA Library Buildings & Equipment Satellite Meeting in Chicago. The theme is timely: "Collaborative Strategies for Successful Library Design and Innovative Use".
Posted: 2016-01-27
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Vol 10, No 2 (2015)

Articles listed in the Table of Contents of this early release of vol. 10, no. 2 have undergone the full editorial process and are in their complete and final form. Additional articles for this issue will be added to the TOC as the editorial work on them is concluded. [Ed.]

Table of Contents

Innovations in Practice

S’alimenter à la source de Pinterest : utilisation de Pinterest pour la mise en valeur des nouveautés en format électronique de la Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval PDF
Daniela Zavala Mora

Theory and Research

Changing Roles of Librarians and Library Technicians PDF
Norene James, Lisa Shamchuk, Katherine Koch

Professional Development

Roundtable: What was the most useful thing you learned during your library education? PDF
Jessica Lange, Sarah Macintyre, Alison Pier, Lou Duggan, Carolyn Doi
Staff Training, Onboarding, and Professional Development Using a Learning Management System PDF
Sona Macnaughton, Mary Medinsky

Book Reviews

REVIEW: Access in the Academy: Bringing ATI and FOI to Academic Research PDF
Mark Weiler

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research (ISSN: 1911-9593)