Editor Note

Looking Forward — A note from the Editors

An update from the LibParlor Editors as we begin 2020!

Hello LibParlor community! We hope that your new year has started off well. As an editorial team, we wanted to share some updates and let you know about our plans for LibParlor in 2020. 

For starters, we had a great 2019. We published 52 posts, welcomed 12,111 visitors to our website, and received 29,277 views. Thank you for your continuing to support our work by reading it yourself, sharing it with your colleagues, and/or writing the content we publish. 

Among those 52 posts, our seven contributing editors provided regular content. These posts explored newly published research, captured conversations with LIS researchers across the United States, and reviewed recently published books. Thank you to Paige Sundstrom, Suzy Wilson, Symphony Bruce, Charlotte Brun, Grace Haynes, Lorin Jackson, and Matthew Weirick Johnson for your contributions. We are excited to welcome two new contributing editors to our team in 2020. Stay tuned for a post introducing them! 

As we look ahead to 2020, the Editorial Team has big plans. We are currently seeking external funding that would enable us to expand LibParlor even more so stay tuned. We also hope to roll out a Classified section, which will provide a way for new researchers to ask questions and find collaborators, and will also allow current researchers to share opportunities. Finally, we are exploring the possibility of hosting some LibParlor webinars this year, keep an eye out for more information on that. If you have any ideas for things you’d like LibParlor to do, please let us know through our feedback form. We’re always looking for new things to do!

We are always looking for new posts on all aspects of research in LIS. If you’re interested, make sure to check out our Contribute section to see some of the types of posts we’re currently looking for. If you’re not sure if your idea fits, please reach out and ask. We love to support writers in creating a post for our community! 


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Student Engagement Coordinator at Penn State University Libraries. When she's not in the library, Hailley is an avid oatmeal connoisseur, baseball scorekeeper, bike rider, embroidery queen, and reader of memoirs. Check her out on Twitter @hailthefargoats.

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