Monday, February 28, 2005


School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July.

Editor: Dianne ObergUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Associate Editors:
Anna Altmann, University of Alberta, Canada
Julie Tallman, University of Georgia, USA

Current Call for Papers
Policy: Empowering School LibrariesJanuary 2006 (Volume 12, Number 1)Dianne Oberg (Editor of School Libraries Worldwide) and Anne Clyde (Chair, IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres) invite contributions on the theme of "Policy: Empowering School Libraries". All types of policy, at all levels from national school library policy to policies of the individual school library, will be relevant. Also welcome are discussions of policies in other fields, for example education policy, employment policy, equal opportunity policy, or information policy, as they apply to school libraries. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) policy formulation, the influence or impact of policy, comparisons of policies, the role of the school librarian in policy development, different types of policies, and the potential of policies to improve school library services. Research-based papers, in particular, are welcomed. We aim to include papers from as many countries as possible. The theme for this issue of School Libraries Worldwide is also the theme for the Open Session of the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Oslo in August 2005; we hope that this sharing of discussion will help to cement the positive relationships between IASL and the IFLA Section of School Libraries and Resource Centres. Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact both Dianne Oberg at and Anne Clyde at

Papers are selected through a blind review process, with a minimum of two independent reviews of each paper.

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