RUSQ Seeking Submissions for “Alert Collector” Column

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 15, 2016

(via Mark Shores, Miami University of Ohio)

Mark Shores, the new editor of the “Alert Collector” column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), is seeking authors to develop topic ideas for future issues. This popular column in RUSQ is a great way to share your subject knowledge on almost any topic. (Some sample “Alert Collector” columns from past issues are below.) The columns can focus on fiction or non-fiction areas, and cover print and online resources, with short annotations. You can write about topics germane to our profession, subjects you encounter at the information desk, or challenges you face in your collection-development work. Timely, current-events-like topics are also encouraged. (These could include the Zika virus, Rio De Janeiro, and augmented reality games, to name a few). Columns are usually between 3,000 and 3,500 words.

Past Columns

“Sacred Books in English Translation”

“Learning Spanish Today: a Research Guide”

“Literary Resources”

“Academic Freedom in Post 911 America”


The deadline to submit a column is Friday, October 16. Please e-mail Mark Shores if you have questions or want to suggest a column topic to develop. More information on article submissions is available here. To view past issues, go here.


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