The Active Librarian Journal Launch | Call for Papers!

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 17:06

<em>The Active Librarian</em> has published its first issue! Peer-reviewed and practical, <em>TAL</em> publishes the programs, initiatives, and services of public librarians. It aims to house the best practices from which librarians can draw inspiration.

In this issue, we focus on teaching in public libraries, although Crystal Trice (Washington County Cooperative) discusses usability testing, packed with stuff like wireframes, card sorts, and heat maps. Seriously: who DOESN'T like
heat maps? Lisa Pritchard reports all the way from New Zealand on her experiences with technology volunteers, and the journal's shameless editor outlines his own materials on teaching beginner-level technology classes.

We request more submissions to TAL. If you want to share your good work with a larger community of librarians, now is your opportunity to do so. Put simply, if you do something well, we want to hear about it. Please send me any questions if you'd like to contribute but are unsure of how to proceed or whether your idea fits the journal's scope.

The issue can be accessed here,

Alternatively, the entire issue as one file can be found on

Thank you for reading!

Michael J. Carlozzi
Librarian for Information and Technology Services
Canton Public Library
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
[email protected]