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ISSN 1077-6613

November 2015 (Vol. 22, no. 2)

From the Editor

As another year draws to a close I would like to thank all our writers who have contributed to Associates. I would also like to thank Jim Clark for his work with the website and Julanna Hennessy as Assistant Editor.

To all our readers I would like to wish you merry Festive season and happy New Year and all the best for 2016.


Be It Ever So Humble … by Sue Knoche
Sue talks about her latest travels, the places she went to, some of her unique experiences and the people she meets.


Reader Response
Library Fan Fiction
We didn’t get any response from our readers, as to whether any of them write or read library fan fiction. However we have some information relating to fan fiction in general and some library fan fiction.

New York: a Literary Map
Chapter 2: Got Spirit?
by Kim Barbato
Kim continues her exploration of New York State and its connection with well known books.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Karen talks of the problems confronting the Canadian Library Association and the good work being done by the province library associations.

Preplanning for the Move Back: Excerpts from a Move Part 3 by Allison Sloan
The staff of Reading Public Library are preparing for the move back to their newly renovated premises. However, there are still some challenging and humorous moments the staff have to endure.


Tina Gunther, La Mirada, California – Library Technician, Biola University.

Robyn Lather, Brisbane, Queensland – Robyn is currently in between library engagements at the moment.


Reduce the Hassle of Scheduling People and Events by Michael D. Brooks
Michael has found a website that can help you keep track of the commitments undertaken by staff or volunteers.

Library Conferences/Associations

Massachusetts Library Association, Paralibrarian Section
The Paralibrarian Section has commenced a newsletter and the first issue is available at,
Fast! Forward!: the Paralibrarian Newsletter