Friday, August 12, 2016

Call for Columns: Alert Collector in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ)

The new editor of the Alert Collector column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is seeking authors to develop topic ideas for future issues. This popular column in RUSQ is a great way to share your subject knowledge on almost any topic. (Some sample Alert Collector columns from past issues are below.) The columns can focus on fiction or non-fiction areas, and cover print and online resources, with short annotations. You can write about topics germane to our profession, subjects you encounter at the information desk, or in your collection development work. Timely, current-events like topics are also encouraged. (The Zika virus, Rio De Janeiro, augmented reality games, to name a few). Columns are usually between 3000-3500 words.

Past topics:

My deadline is Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016. Please email me at if you have questions or want to suggest a column topic to develop.

More information on article submissions at:
Past issues are viewable at:

Mark Shores
Column Editor - "Alert Collector"
Reference and User Services Quarterly