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The OLA Quarterly is an official publication of the Oregon Library Association.

June 4, 2014

The Oregon Library Association Quarterly Journal is seeking articles for its Summer 2014 issue.

Summer 2014 Theme: Creativity in Libraries

Get creative! Be inspired! Explore your imagination!

The Summer 2014 issue of OLA Quarterly will be built on the creativity, inspirations, and imaginations of its makers and users. What inspires you, what are you doing now, and what do you imagine the future of libraries will be like? In other words, what creative things (workflows, strategic plans, programs, services, user experiences, workplaces, patron spaces, management styles, and/or outreach opportunities) are you imagining, are inspired by, or are already doing that you see as having value or being able to withstand changes to library ideals or practices? We invite you to share with us how you perceive and participate in creativity for the betterment of your library or patrons.

Some examples:

-Sparking patron interest and creativity with makerpsaces

-Inspired collection develop strategies

-Thinking about outreach services/programs in a different way

-Professional development opportunities for support staff

-Programs or opportunities for training student workers

-Different perspectives on librarianship

-Facing failure

Summer is a busy time for many libraries, but an exciting one as well. Share that excitement with your colleagues! This is a great opportunity to get involved with a broad audience in Oregon and Northwest library communities, to create connections with other professionals and to be at the forefront of what's happening in the LIS field. *(MLIS students, we're looking at you!)* Be a part of the new OLAQ as we work toward greater access and delivery of informative content. Get published!

We know you've got lots to say about Northwest libraries. E-mail our Summer Guest Editors and to contribute NOW!

OLAQ is indexed by Library Literature & Information Science and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. Full text of the OLAQ is also available through HW Wilson's Library Literature and Information Science Full Text and EBSCO Publishing's Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text.