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

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The OLA Quarterly seeks submissions for its upcoming Winter 2014-15 issue, "Beyond Curation: Libraries as Creators of Cultural, Digital, and Material Things"

The stereotype of a library as a storehouse for books is long outdated. Today's libraries—whether they're public, academic, school, or otherwise—are used as spaces to create as well as read, research, and learn. Nevertheless, for most people, the word “library” still calls up images of books and little else—or, at best, of a place to browse the Internet.

We want to hear about the various acts of creation in Oregon’s libraries and beyond, whether they are acts of cultural creation (archives collections, cultural spaces and collections, graduates and citizens, etc.), digital creation (online collections, interactive web-based exhibits, etc.), material creation (Makerspaces and other initiatives), or otherwise.

What about other ways in which libraries have—in general—gone beyond the "traditional" aspects of librarianship?

Tell us about your creative innovations!

Contact us NOW to contribute!

Guest Editor , Western Oregon University

, Tigard Public Library

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OLA Quarterly Coordinator/Editor
Sara Kelso
Guest Editor
Margaret Harmon-Myers