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ISSN 1077-6613

November 2022 (Vol. 29, no. 2)

From the Editor

Hello Everyone,

A couple of months ago I sent an email out on the two Associates elists saying that I intended to retire and step down from being the Editor and asking if anyone would like to take on the role. I had one enquiry, but in the end they could not take on the role due to other commitments.

Associates first commenced in 1994 and has published over eighty-five issues and each issue has had many contributors, including reader Spotlights and Reader Response participants, far too many to be naming here. I would like to thank all our contributors. If you would like to refresh your memory about our contributors you can have a look in the archives section on the Associates webpage.

The Spotlights for this issue are our regular writers and make for some interesting reading.

There is one person who has been with Associates for a long time and it would not exist without him, Jim Clark. Thanks Jim.

I wish all our readers the best for the future.

Kevin Dudeney


News from Canada by Andrew Plait

ASSOCIATES : The Online Newsletter for Paralibrarians* by Allison Sloan


New horizons – A Kelly Bourne story by Jim Jackson


What motivated you or what set of circumstances led you to work in a library?

Michael D. Brooks

Jim Clark

Kevin Dudeney

Jim Jackson

Allison Sloan


Making Good Use of Chromebook Shortcuts by Michael D. Brooks