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

Profile: Barbara Kelly: Vancouver Public Library British Columbia

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

Profile: Barbara Kelly: Vancouver Public Library British Columbia

Article excerpt

Role on the editorial board: Section Editor, Professional Development

Describe your role on the Partnership editorial board.

I encourage, and hunt for, potential authors who are creating, participating in, dreaming about, or being critical of the professional development opportunities that are happening, or not happening, in our Canadian library world.

What prompted you to become involved with Partnership?

As the President of the Saskatchewan Library Association I had the opportunity to work with The Partnership www.thepartnership.ca (Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations) and experienced an ever changing, but consistently committed, group of people who were working together on library community engagement, member development, and sustainability strategies for associations that support and advocate for library services across the country. I wanted to continue being connected with ideas and people outside of whatever organizations I may work for, and most importantly, I was looking for an opportunity where I could support and facilitate others to connect and be involved - and so I applied to become the Section Editor, Professional Development.

Where do you think Partnership is headed?

To be honest, I am not quite sure. There are a variety of possible futures for Partnership when it comes to format, content, workflows, and marketing. What I do think about for the journal, and for our profession and organizations, is that we need to be clear on our purpose, able to respond effectively and efficiently to our stakeholders, and facilitate a creative, aspiring, and supportive environment for us to work and lead in. …

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