Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

Collaborative Librarianship: New Light on a Brilliant Concept

Ivan Gaetz

Abstract


Libraries around the world have enjoyed a remarkable history of working together. The present contexts of collaboration in other sectors of society, of a growing literature on collaborative management theory and practice, of the Colorado experience in library collaboration, constitute fertile soil that nurtures new initiatives in collaboration.  No Brief Candle provides perspectives on the importance of collaboration for libraries of the 21st century.  The new journal, Collaborative Librarianship, builds on the great traditions of the past and seeks to promote library networking, cooperation and partnerships in new ways. Readers are invited to participate in this new venture.

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