OLAQ Deadline Extended
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! OLAQ Call for Submissions | Spring Issue, 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Spring Issue of the Oregon Library Association Quarterly will be as follows: Come What May or Apocalypse Now? The Evolution of Oregon Libraries.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15th. Please submit any and all ideas, abstracts, and proposals to Jenkins Lumpkin by 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.
For Your Consideration:
- What’s your stance on the neutrality of libraries?
- Radicalization: is it just me?
- How loud do you want your voice to be?
- What three words would you use to describe the proposed IMLS cuts?
- Do you “feel the double-edged sword of participating in a flawed system versus sitting out and not participating at all?”
- What’s the role of social justice, equity, and/or inclusion for libraries?
- Are you as exhausted as I am?
Most of all:
- Between your finger and your thumb, does a squat pen rest? Dig with it.
Events on a national, state, and local level have unfolded in dramatic fashion across all boundaries within the Oregon library landscape. Aside from the personal, how have these events changed the professional, societal, or cultural role of libraries – if at all? Do professional ethics have a new place in this landscape, and if so – is it a place of rejoicing and revelry or mourning and dissolution?
In the 2017 Spring issue of the OLA Quarterly, you’re invited to explore the currents that have flowed through your professional life and your library. Has the manner in which we serve our communities changed? Should it? Has your perspective changed on the intersection of your personal, political, and professional spheres? For you, has this been an introduction to the art of losing? Or, in your library, has it been a time of renewed growth and independence?
What happens next? How do we combat our own fatigue – either of compassion or resistance – or both? What does all of this mean?
I have no idea.
Let’s try this: tell me your stories. Share your experiences with your colleagues, compatriots, and friends throughout the Oregon library landscape. You can “go as far inside as you need to,” and we’ll listen. Together, let’s try to find true North.
With thanks and acknowledgment:
Bishop, Elizabeth. “One Art.” The Complete Poems 1926-1979. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
Heaney, Séamus. “Digging” New Selected Poems, 1966-1987. London & Boston: Faber and Faber, 1990.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 1987.
West, Jessamyn. “About.” Librarian.net. 31 Mar. 2017. http://www.librarian.net/about/.
For consideration, potential authors may submit ideas, abstracts, and proposals to Jenkins Lumpkin. Please limit initial submissions to 250 words or fewer. Submissions will be accepted until no later than April 1st, 2017.
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The editorial staff include Jenkins Lumpkin, Guest Editor; Jane Scheppke and Jenn Weston, Editors; Charles Wood, OLAQ Coordinator. The editorial staff are wholly committed to presenting a wide spectrum of perspectives and voices.
Questions? Contact Jenkins Lumpkin or Charles Wood.
The OLAQ is a professional journal that showcases the writing and work of library employees in Oregon, and represents Oregon library staff globally. Authors included in OLAQ retain the rights to her/his work. OLAQ is indexed by Library Literature & Information Science, as well as Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. Full text of OLAQ is also available through HW Wilson’s Library Literature and Information Science Full Text, EBSCO Publishing’s Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text, and the Digital Commons Network.