[Libs-Or] PNLA Quarterly-- Call for submissions

Pierina Parise pparise at emporia.edu
Thu Oct 1 11:40:11 PDT 2015

From: PNLA Quarterly [pqeditors at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:34 AM
To: Andrew Smith; gradinfo; Pierina Parise
Subject: PNLA Quarterly-- Call for submissions

Hello Emporia LIS folks,

As the editors of PNLA Quarterly, we are interested in publishing and promoting regional content that is meaningful to the librarians and library professionals in the Pacific Northwest. In this themed issue, we are specifically looking for the perspective of new librarians. As such, we hope that you will pass this call to the students, faculty and any other appropriate people at your school.

Call for papers:

Are you a new or aspiring library professional?  Are you a seasoned librarian who mentors new professionals? Please consider contributing to the next issue of PNLA Quarterly which will focus on the future of libraries and the profession in the region.

We invite you to submit papers of between 1,000 and 6,000 words to the Winter 2016 issue of PNLA Quarterly. The focus of this issue is “New Voices” and we are especially interested in work from students, newly minted librarians and library professionals, and those who work with them to voice their perspectives, concerns, ideas, hopes, and research interests. We are looking for content that reaches positively into the future, creates community, and shares vision for a vigorous future for libraries and librarians in the region.

Below you’ll find more details about submitting your work to the journal. The negotiable deadline for submissions for this issue is January 15, 2016. Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like to run ideas by us.  We embrace creative content and hope to work with you on an exciting journal issue.


Leila Sterman and Jan Zauha, co-editors of PNLA Quarterly (pqeditors at gmail.com<mailto:pqeditors at gmail.com>)

PNLA Quarterly

The official journal of the Pacific Northwest Library Association

Call for Submissions and Author Instructions

Winter 2016 Issue

New Voices is the focus of the winter issue of PNLA Quarterly (80.2, Winter 2016). For this issue we invite LIS students, new professionals, and those who work closely with new librarians and library staff in the PNLA region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington) to submit content. Articles may be theoretical, research-based, or practice-focused. We especially encourage authors to draw on fresh perspectives, explore future visions, and pose wildly innovative ideas.

Deadline for submissions to pqeditors at gmail.com<mailto:pqeditors at gmail.com> is January 15, 2016.

Authors are asked to:

 •        Submit manuscripts of between 1,000-6,000 words electronically in Microsoft Word file format;

•        Use Verdana 11 point font and 1.15 spacing;

•        Include a 50-100 word biographical sketch and their preferred contact information;

•        Adhere to guidelines in the 6th edition of the Manual of Style of the American Psychological Association (APA). This rule applies in terms of format and references;

•        Obtain any necessary written permission to use copyrighted material, and to pay any and all relevant fees. Appropriate credit should be provided in the manuscript;

•        Submit original work that has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication in another journal;

•        Please indicate on the manuscript if you would like your article to be peer-reviewed;

•        Contact the PQ editors at pqeditors at gmail.com<mailto:pqeditors at gmail.com> with any questions regarding these instructions, the publication process, schedule, or the appropriateness of a proposed article topic.

PNLA Quarterly is an open access journal. In that spirit, PQ authors retain the copyright to their works. PQfacilitates the distribution of its authors’ intellectual property in a professional manner to enhance the process of scholarly communication, and to advance the sharing of information in and beyond the library profession and the PNLA region.

As PNLA Quarterly moves toward re-implementing the peer-review process for selected sections of its content, we invite library professionals in the region to serve as peer reviewers. Please contact the PQ editors at pqeditors at gmail.com<mailto:pqeditors at gmail.com> if you are interested.

ISSN: 0030-8188
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