Journal History

This journal began with a question posed at the 2005 meeting of the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations’ representatives: “Has anyone ever thought about starting a peer reviewed journal for our members? Do you think anyone would be interested?” A year later, this journal was born with the mandate to provide a new scholarly communication opportunity for the Canadian library community. It remains one of a very few Canadian venues for the much desired peer review status. In addition, the journal provides a chance for librarians and library workers to be editors and reviewers. Though of great importance to academic librarians, whose tenure or promotion often depends on peer review, this journal is in no way meant exclusively for academics: this is a journal for everyone. In addition to peer-reviewed sections, you will also find profiles, book reviews, and viewpoints from librarians and library workers across Canada, further connecting members of our library community. A longer version of this history is available in the Editorial of Volume 1, No. 1 (2006) and the article "Get Published" in Volume 8, No. 3 (2013).

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