Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

As We Evolve

Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

As We Evolve

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I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank a number of people who have contributed so much to both the development of the Partnership network, as well as the journal, over the last two and half years. During the last year, three of the founding members of the Partnership have retired or stepped down. Larry Moore, Executive Director of Ontario Library Association has retired after a long and inspiring reign at OLA and will be greatly missed. Judith Silverthorne of the Saskatchewan Library Association stepped down in late 2007 and most recently Mike Burris, Executive Director of the British Columbia Library Association has accepted a new position with the Public Libraries in BC. On our editorial board, three of our founding editors, Heather Morrison (BCLA), Lorie Kloda (ABQLA) and Heather Berringer (APLA/OLA) will be finishing up their terms on the editorial board with the completion of this issue. I send out my heartfelt appreciation and admiration to all these wonderful, hardworking people for their contributions to the Canadian library community. It is their professionalism and enthusiasm, along with many others including Trudy Amirault, Chair of the Education Institute Committee that has fostered the development of this journal initiative as well as that of the Education Institute and the Career Centre.

So where do we go from here? In anticipation of the turnover on the editorial board, it was decided at the Partnership Meeting in February that the journal should have a volunteers committee to review applications and select volunteers for the journal as positions become available. Members from the Partnership serving on this committee are Su Cleyle from the Atlantic Provinces, Amy Rankin from Saskatchewan, Alison Hopkins from the Northwest Territories and myself as Editor in Chief. …

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