ASSOCIATES (2008, November, v. 15, no. 2)

From the Editor

Associates is in the midst of 14 years of publication. Looking back through the past issues, the format of Associates has changed many times. Authors have changed but many loyal authors have continued from the beginning issues or have jumped onboard midstream; each issue adds a new voice. What has never changed is the enthusiasm of Associates readers, subscribers, and contributors to recognize our need to learn, triumph in our successes, share our talents, express our concerns, and convey our knowledge of libraries and library work. Associates is the only professional, independent publication not affiliated with any library association that is dedicated to the needs of library support staff and is continually striving to exceed the needs of a world-wide community. I am humbly grateful to all who support Associates.

New Editorial Board members

All positions on the Associates Editorial Board are now filled. I am pleased to welcome:

jillb.JPGJill M. Baker, Information Resources Assistant, Circulation, University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her B.S. in anthropology from Eastern Michigan University. At the Law Library, Jill assists patrons at the circulation desk (check out books, check in books, look-up items in online catalog, etc.), collects periodicals for binding, searches catalogs for materials requested through interlibrary loan, searches for missing items, files loose-leaf materials, trains and supervises student employees, and edits the student newsletter 4-6 times per year.


exner.gifDr. Frank Exner, Little Bear is a Lecturer at North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Sciences. Frank, Little Bear, has been contributing to Associates since July 2005 and is the author of the “Bear Thoughts” column. He has a Master of Information Science degree (MIS) and Master of Library Science degree (MLS) from North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences and completed his doctorate (DPhil) by distance education from South Africa’s University of Pretoria Department of Information Science. His book, “Creating Identity: North American Indian Names and Naming,” has been published in 2008 by VDM Verlag.

The Board will be addressing editorial policies concerning copyright of articles published in Associates and reprint request guidelines.

Some interesting numbers

222 Contributors to Associates from July 1994-July 2008

52 Contributors to November 2008 issue of Associates

1923 Email and Web Notification subscribers

900+ RSS feed subscribers

1419 Average hits per day for the Associates website during October 2008

The November 2008 issue of Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal has articles that will entertain and inform you. Happy Reading!

wendee.gifWendee Eyler
Editor and Publisher