Call for Papers Fall/Winter 2020 Unthemed issue


Pacific Northwest Library Association Quarterly is now seeking submissions for the next issue. Deadline is November 7, 2020. This issue is unthemed but we would love to hear about your re-opening experiences and your plans for serving patrons in these uncertain times. We are always interested in articles about libraries and librarianship in the Pacific Northwest. We are welcoming articles for peer-review, informational articles that do not receive peer-review, and editorial pieces. If you have something you would like to share with the PNLA community, please submit it!

  • Submit manuscripts of between 1,000-6,000 words electronically in Microsoft Word file format;
  • Adhere to guidelines in the 6th edition of the Manual of Style of the American Psychological Association (APA). This rule applies in terms of format and references;
  • Obtain any necessary written permission to use copyrighted material, and to pay any and all relevant fees. Appropriate credit should be provided in the manuscript;
  • Submit original work that has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication in another journal;
  • Contact the PQ editors at with any questions regarding these instructions, the publication process, schedule, or the appropriateness of a proposed article topic.

PNLA Quarterly is an open access journal. In that spirit, PQ authors retain the copyright to their works. PQ facilitates the distribution of its authors’ intellectual property in a professional manner to enhance the process of scholarly communication, and to advance the sharing of information in and beyond the library profession and the PNLA region.

As PNLA Quarterly moves toward re-implementing the peer-review process for selected sections of its content, we invite library professionals in the region to serve as peer reviewers. Please contact the PQ editors at if you are interested.