TSLL Annual Report Covering July 2011-July 2012
TSLL volume 37 had four issues, published in PDF format, and is available on the TSLL website, and on HeinOnline at http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=lcc/tsll&collection=journals. Virginia Bryant completed her fourth year as TSLL's editor-in-chief, always grateful for excellent assistance provided by Cindy May, associate editor; Julie Stauffer, layout and design; and Martin Wisneski, web manager. This year, Michele Thomas joined Cindy as associate editor to learn the ropes, and she will take over full associate editor responsibilities following the September conference issue. Each issue this year was available on schedule thanks to the dedicated columnists and the conscientious TSLL staff who consistently met their deadlines. Thanks are also due to the faithful TSLL TechScans blog contributors who've posted over 50 entries since July 2011 to keep readers current in the latest news and technology trends.
Several columnist changes occurred throughout this year. The December issue featured new columnists Karen Nuckolls (Collection Development), Mary Lippold (Management), Karen Selden (OCLC), and Erin Harper, who joined Allison Rainey as co-columnist for Private Law Libraries. In March, Ashley Moye joined Robert Bratton as co-columnist for Description & Entry, as the column increased focus on issues relating to Resource Description and Access. Maxine Wright assumed responsibility for the Preservation column from long-time columnist, Sally Wambold. TSLL was sorry to lose Kate Wilko's insights on classification but appreciates Lia Contursi continuing her contributions to the column. All continuing columnists deserve thanks for the outstanding effort they put into their columns to keep TSLL's readers well-informed.
In addition to the regular columns, volume 37 included two special articles by George Prager recounting his sabbatical adventures in China and at LC. The September issue featured program reports from AALL's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, for which sixteen volunteers reported on programs they attended. The editor continues to urge more use of TSLL as a venue for sharing information among the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS membership. If your technical services department has taken on new responsibilities, implemented a new product, or changed workflow-share the experience with your colleagues!
TSLL via AALL has a three year agreement in place with Hein to include TSLL in HeinOnline. The agreement will automatically renew at the end of 2012 for successive one-year terms unless cancelled in writing by either party. As part of the HeinOnline collection, TSLL is available in both "Spinelli's Law Librarian's Reference Shelf" and "Law Journal Library."
After four years at the helm, I asked the TSLL Editorial Board to search for a successor editor-in-chief. I think the ideal plan would be to work with a successor, and then pass-the-baton, as has been done successfully this year with the associate editor position. Please contact Michele Thomas, Search Committee Chair and TSLL associate editor, if you are interested in the position.
Thank you to Gwen Gregory, Janet Hedin, Marilyn Nicely, and Lorna Tang who've served on the TSLL Editorial Board this year. It's been my pleasure to work with them, the columnists, the TechScans contributors coordinated by Corinne Jacox, and the TSLL staff.
Chair, TSLL Editorial Board