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

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.

OLA Quarterly seeks authors for publication!!

The theme for the spring issue is Access Services in the New Century, and will be guest edited by Turner Masland, Assistant Manager, Access Services, at Portland State University. Turner invites potential authors to email him their questions and ideas at: masland@pdx.edu. Final articles will be due to Turner on April 15th.

More about the theme: Access Services in the New Century

The spring issue of OLA Quarterly will focus on access services in the new century. How are core activities like circulation, interlibrary loan, space and stacks management changing? Staying the same? How can we better meet our patron’s needs? What have been our major success and victories in this new century?

Possible paper topics include: Experience combining circulation and reference into an Information Commons - Circulating technology (laptops, tablets, eReaders, etc.) - Human Resource Management - Managing physical space to meet patron needs - Creating fast and efficient resource sharing services - Security, safety and disaster planning - Customer Service training successes - Technology training for staff - Managing reserve collections in the face of rising textbook costs - Intersection of Access Services and Collection Development - ILS migration / management - User Experience from an access services perspective

Have an idea for an article or issue? Want to make a suggestion about OLAQ? Have something to share with the Communications Committee? Contact us!

Want to be a guest editor for an upcoming issue? E-mail the OLAQ Coordinator to contribute:

OLAQ Coordinator: , Aloha Community Library

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OLAQ Coordinator
Charles Wood
Guest Editor
Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen