Why the change? Though The AALT Technician has striven to support our community, as a quarterly newsletter it has faced several challenges over the last few years:
- Quarterly publication no longer meshes well with other AALT activities, like promoting conference or other events.
- Soliciting content and laying out a full issue demanded a lot of time from our editors.
- Declining contributions made it difficult to get a full issue's worth of content together.
was impossible to establish the real reach and impact of the journal,
making it difficult to assess whether it was serving our community.
- The static format didn't provide an opportunity for dialogue among library technicians.
Our goal with this new platform is to publish news and information of interest to library technicians on a regular basis. This may include:
- Board reports
- Notices of upcoming activities for AALT members
- Sharing news about the library world
- Presenting articles on best practices
- Were you on vacation and visited a cool library?
- Are you trying new furniture arrangements in your children's section?
- Have you read a great book?
Also, be sure to comment on posts that interest you. Get a conversation going.
Finally, I encourage you to subscribe using the RSS or email options on the right to stay up to date with The AALT Technician.
President, The Alberta Association of Library Technicians