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Author Guidelines

We welcome submissions from anyone with something to say! Information professionals, librarians, library staff, students, and scholars are all encouraged to submit works for the APLA Bulletin.

For news, please submit up to 500 words on an event/activity presented by your institution. Submissions must be timely, contain a description of the event, and discuss the outcome.

Provinical news and activity reports (for our "News from the Provinces" section) must be submitted directly to your Provincial VP one month ahead of the next issue’s publication. You can find contact info for your VPs here.

For articles, please submit up to 1500 words on any topic related to libraries and information. The article must be timely and include a thorough description and analysis of the issue.

For book reviews, please submit up to 500 words on a recently-released book, article, or study. The work must be introduced and evaluated with respect to its value to the APLA readership. We're open to reviews of any books, but if you're uncertain about your book, contact the Co-Editors. 

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