Collaborative Librarianship (eISSN: 1943-7528) is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural issue in conjunction with ALA Midwinter 2009, held in Denver, Colorado. Open access articles from Winter 2009 cover issues of importance in library-to-library cooperation, resource sharing and partnerships including “Collaboration – No Better Time for Libraries: an Interview with Dr. Camila Alire, President-Elect, 2008-2009, American Library Association” and Ivan Gaetz, “Collaborative Librarianship: New Light on a Brilliant Concept”. The website for Collaborative Librarianship is being hosted by the non-profit Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries using the Open Journal Systems software produced by the Public Knowledge Project.

Ivan Gaetz, Dean of Libraries at Regis University, and managing editor of Collaborative Librarianship, reports that a remarkable Advisory Board has been created to guide the development of the journal. He also feels that the strong line-up for the Winter 2009 issue is representative of the editorial focus and goals of the publication. “By giving this area of study a platform and publishing outlet, all library types will benefit,” states Gaetz. Each issue of this digital-only journal contains four sections: Scholarly Articles, From the Field, Reviews, and News. “We are particularly excited about our From the Field section,” Gaetz continues, “since it will include analysis of a more practical nature not often found in scholarly journals.” Articles are currently in review for the Spring 2009 issue, to be published in April.

To help celebrate the launch of Collaborative Librarianship, the editors and contributors of the inaugural issue will be hosting a reception at ALA Midwinter on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 3:00-4:00 pm, at booth 1721 (Colorado Association of Libraries and Denver Public Library). All are invited. Stop by the booth anytime to discuss article submission or acting as a peer reviewer for future issues.

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