Collaborative Librarianship Celebrates Release of Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

Editors, Contributors and Supporters Salute New Addition at ALA Midwinter 2009

February 4, 2009 - (Denver CO) – The newly launched journal Collaborative Librarianship (eISSN: 1943-7528) received an enthusiastic welcome on Saturday afternoon, January 24, ALA Midwinter 2009.

Ivan Gaetz, Dean of Libraries at Regis University and managing editor of Collaborative Librarianship greeted a crowd of over 75 conference attendees that assembled to acknowledge the first open access issue of Collaborative Librarianship, now available at the journal’s Website,

Dr. Camila Alire, President-Elect, 2008-2009, featured in an interview in the premiere issue, recognized the editors and thanked them for bringing the issues surrounding collaboration to the library field. Valerie Horton, Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and News Editor for Collaborative Librarianship acknowledged all the support the journal has received not only from Colorado libraries, but from institutions worldwide. Gaetz encouraged the celebratory crowd to think about submitting articles for submission, or to do peer reviews for forthcoming issues.

As quoted online in EContent from Information Today, Gaetz “sees the idea of online collaboration between libraries as part of a much larger trend, and he is glad to help bring his community into the fold.” He went on to say, “It's amazing how the whole notion of collaboration is rising to the forefront within the business community and other organizations. I think we’re really in step with what’s going on in the larger community. It's generating a whole new level of interaction.”

A video of the launch party is available at:

A toast was raised, and Gaetz cut into a large cake that featured the Collaborative Librarianship logo. The next issue of the journal is planned for April 2009 release, and will feature an article on the History of CARL Corporation, one of the early pioneers in the area of integrated library systems for multi-type consortium.

Cake and the poster