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December Alki: The Conference Issue

This issue is historically the Conference Issue, where the Alki Editorial Committee covers some of the ideas that were raised at the conference. You’ll see some great thoughts about virtual conferences, a look at the keynote by Wanda K. Brown, and a tasting menu of school library conference sessions. We are thrilled to print the launch of our Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion column! And we are excited to be including a conversation about Open Pedagogy, as well as a piece on libraries and civic engagement during elections, an examination of Collection Development for the new Muckleshoot Ed.D. cohort at the University of Washington Tacoma, and much more! Our regular columnists shine, as they always do! And make sure to check out our Community Survey results, because so many of you graciously shared your thoughts and advice.

And please enjoy the cover art and other examples submitted by library workers across our state. What talent to showcase!

About Alki

Alki became the official print journal of the Washington Library Association (WLA) in 1983. Alki’s editors have each brought something different to the job and the intervening years have brought new production tech­niques, new ways of relaying content and new expec­tations. Alki’s originators wanted a journal that was broader in scope than other library association publications, a journal that published material other state library journals and periodicals would not and that encompassed diverse people and ideas within the library community. So, from the beginning, Alki’s offerings have included everything from scholarly historical pieces and conference session reports, to humor and philosophical pieces. Alki has had it all.
Alki, which took its name from our state’s motto, is published online three times per year in March, July and November. Traditionally, each issue centers on a theme selected by the Alki Editorial Committee with one issue per year dedicated to coverage of WLA’s annual conference.

Since 1997, WLA has posted issues of Alki on its website. In November, 2012, Alki became an online-only publication. WilsonLine and Ebsco also include the full-text contents of Alki and Library Literature indexes Alki fully, including back issues.

Purpose Statement
Alki’s purpose is to communicate philosophical and substantive analyses of current and enduring issues for and about Washington libraries, personnel and advocates and to facilitate the exchange of research, opinion and information.

The Washington Library Association (WLA) does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for errors or damages of any kind resulting from access to its journal or use of the information contained therein. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented as factual.

The statements, comments or opinions expressed by contributors to the journals are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Washington Library Association (WLA).