Academic journal article Collaborative Librarianship

Editorial Introduction

Academic journal article Collaborative Librarianship

Editorial Introduction

Article excerpt

Although Collaborative Librarianship is based in the United States, the journal wishes to address issues related to collaboration in other countries around the world. We are pleased to have volume 2, number 2 focus on this broader horizon. The three peer reviewed articles address library collaboration, research or community development in parts of Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as regions in North America. "From the Field" focuses on library collaboration among academic libraries in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United States. The engaging interview with Dr. Jesus Lau covers librarianship on the international stage, but with particular attention give to Mexico and Latin America, for obvious reasons!

While not ostensibly non-North American, the two "Viewpoints" columns and the three "Reviews" will benefit readers regardless of location. This issue includes a guest editorial by Illene Roggensack of Third Sector Innovations, an international organizational that assists service agencies in improving operations and returns on investments. Dovetailing with the emphasis on libraries contributing to community development and sustainability, she emphasizes the important role communities play in fostering common values and purpose, the "magic pill," as it were, for human inclusiveness, growth, learning and strength. …

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