The OLA Quarterly Journal 

OLA Quarterly Editorial Guidelines  (Final 2022_05_09)


Find the latest issue and past issues now hosted by Oregon State University.  

Any questions please contact: Kate Lasky, OLA Quarterly Editor.

OLA Quarterly (ISSN 1093-7374)
OLA's quarterly journal is indexed in Library Literature & Information Science and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

To highlight the innovative work of library professionals throughout Oregon, Oregon Library Association (OLA) publishes a quarterly online journal called the Oregon Library Association Quarterly. Direction for the people involved in the writing, editing, and publishing of this journal is included in this guidelines document. 

The mission of OLA is to provide advocacy, education, leadership, and collaboration to continually strengthen Oregon’s libraries and the communities they serve. 

To support the OLA mission, the OLA Quarterly is published online up to four times yearly as a benefit to approximately 1,000 OLA members and the broader professional community. The OLA Quarterly typically features about five to 10 articles across about 40 pages. 

The OLA Quarterly reflects the following editorial mission and OLA values:          To showcase the innovative work of Oregon library workers, students, partner organizations, and volunteers.

  • To showcase the innovative work of Oregon library workers, students, partner organizations, and volunteers.
  • To provide an entry-level outlet for professional publication to the Oregon library community.
  • To treat each other according to the ALA Code of Ethics and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and antiracism (OLA EDI Antiracism Committee, 2020).
  • To represent the needs and interests of Oregon libraries of all types, organizational structures, and sizes, from all corners of the state.
  • To publicize new ideas and initiatives that can be replicated in libraries in Oregon and around the world.

While OLA Quarterly is not a peer-reviewed journal, OLA Quarterly editorial team and contributors strive to publish professional-quality content for the benefit of all Oregon libraries and library workers. Find current and archived issues at the OLA Quarterly Archives, 2020.

Kate Lasky
Oregon Library Association 
Immediate Past President, 2020-2021