Submission Guidelines


Authors must include full name and both postal and e-mail addresses with each submission. All submissions should, whenever possible, be written from or focused on a support staff point of view. Priority consideration will be given to submissions written by library support staff.All contributions are accepted as “gratis,” but bylines will be given. Bylines include the author’s name, job title if desired, institution affiliation, and email address.


Topics of feature articles may be about any subject related to libraries including, but not limited to:

“How To” Personnel Issues Job Sharing
Downsizing Public Service Communications
Staff Development Collection Management Public Relations
Cataloging Electronic Libraries Resource Sharing
Technological Advancements Personality Profiles Conference Reports

Feature Articles

All submissions must be written in a professional manner, with citations for researched material provided.

Regular Columns

Submissions intended as regular columns will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. At least one (1) sample must be submitted for consideration. Columns should be no longer than four (4) typed (double-spaced) pages. After approval as a regular column, submissions will be expected to be provided in a timely manner for each subsequent issue.


Submissions may be any length or format, keeping in mind that the primary method of publication is via email. The editors reserve the right to divide an article between two or more issues if necessary due to length. It is suggested that:

  • The majority of articles will be no longer than the equivalent of ten (10) typed (double-spaced) pages
  • Fiction will be no longer than four (4) typed (double-spaced) pages
  • Poetry will be no longer than two (2) columns on one (1) double-spaced typed page
  • If a submission is longer than these guidelines, the editors may return the article to the author for editing or may split the article into more than one (1) installment, at the editor’s discretion.


    Submissions will be subject to editing by a member of the Editorial Board. Significantly edited versions will be returned to the authors for discussion or approval. However, most editing is done for punctuation, grammar and for establishing clarity.

    Editorial Decisions

    The editors reserve the right to reject any and all submissions than do not meet the above criteria, or to hold back worthy
    submissions for later publication, as space allows.Materials accepted for publication are accepted as “gratis.” Future use of accepted materials must include appropriate citation of ASSOCIATES.


    Submissions are accepted at any time prior to the March, July or November publication of a new issue. Contributions sent early in the publication cycle are especially welcome.

    Submission Procedure

    Articles should be submitted by email to the Editor, Kevin Dudeney, at: