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

Thank You and Farewell

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

Thank You and Farewell

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In preparing to write my final column as editor-in-chief of Partnership, I re-read founding editor Jennifer Richard's remarks in her last column Goodbye and thanks again! in vol. 5, no. 2, 2010 and was struck by the similarity in our sentiments about the experience of serving as editor-in-chief of this journal-so much similarity that I was tempted to title this column simply "Ditto." Like Jennifer, I am stepping down from this position with a mixture of gratitude, pride, and optimism for the future. Like Jennifer, I feel that it has been one of the highlights of my library career. It has stretched me, challenged me, and drawn on almost everything I learned during my thirty-eight years as a librarian, but it has also required me to expand my knowledge and skills in new areas. I tell people that I've enjoyed every minute of it; it has truly been a labour of love. But, as Jennifer also concluded, I feel that I've reached a point where it would be best to turn the Partnership reins over to someone with new energy and a fresh perspective.

I'm grateful to The Partnership for the trust and support they have given me. In particular I should thank The Partnership chair, Susan Cleyle and OLA executive director, Shelagh Paterson for their support and generosity towards the journal and its staff. I'm grateful to all of the skilled and devoted Partnership editors I've worked with over the last four years and truly proud of what we've accomplished together. I don't think I have the space to name everyone, and it would be unfair to single out particular individuals. All have contributed countless hours of their time for no compensation except the satisfaction of knowing they are performing a vital public service to the profession by enabling the dissemination of Canadian library scholarship. …

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