The Teaching Librarian


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Editor-in-Chief: Danny Neville

Terms of Reference

About: The Teaching Librarian is the official magazine of the Ontario School Library Association (OSLA). It is published three times a year to support OSLA members in providing significant and effective library programs and services. The Teaching Librarian also promotes library programs and curriculum development that furthers exemplary educational objectives. It fosters effective collaboration within the school library community and provides a forum to share experience and expertise. The Teaching Librarian is published three times a year (January, May, September).

Winner of the 2015 Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Communication Award of Excellence for Best Publication

Call for Editorial Board Members: Interested in joining the Teaching Librarian Editorial Board? Contact Danny Neville, Editor-in-Chief.

Subscription InformationThe Teaching Librarian is an included benefit OSLA membership. 

A Note About Receiving The Teaching LibrarianYou must be a current member of OSLA (log into My Account to check your membership status) and have an up-to-date email address in your My Account. If you have any issues, please contact Membership Services.

Submission Guidelines

Interested in writing for an award-winning publication? The Teaching Librarian Editorial Board is looking for contributors for upcoming issues of The Teaching Librarian. Here are the upcoming issue deadlines and themes:

  • “Gaming @ Your Library” Deadline October 15, 2023
  • Joy @ Your Library” Deadline January 30, 2024
  • “Community @ Your Library” Deadline May 27, 2024

Articles of 150-250 words, 500 words, or 800-1,300 words are welcome. Articles, when approved, should be accompanied by good quality illustrations and/or pictures whenever possible. Text must be sent electronically, preferably in a Microsoft Word (or compatible) file. Images or graphics can be printed or digital (minimum size and quality are 4” x 6” and 300 dpi, in .jpeg, .tiff, or .ai format, if electronic).

With photos which contain a recognized individual, please secure the individual’s permission in writing for the use of the photo. Photos taken at public events or crowd shots taken in a public place do not require permission from the subjects.

All submissions are subject to editing for consistency, length, content, and style. Journalistic style is preferred. The Teaching Librarian adheres to Canadian Press Style.

Articles must include the working title, name of author, and email address in the body of the text. OSLA reserves the right to use pictures in other OSLA publications unless permission is limited or denied at the time of publishing.

When writers consent to having articles published in The Teaching Librarian magazine, permission is also granted to online distribution of the periodical through and educational databases, without expectation of financial compensation. Ownership and copyright of the article is still retained by the original authors. Any questions about submissions should be directed to the Editor of The Teaching Librarian: Danny Neville, Editor-in-Chief.

References: The Teaching Librarian is a general magazine for OSLA members and not a scholarly journal. If your article does require citation of sources, please provide them within the text of your article or column with as much or as little bibliographic information as necessary for identification (e.g. book title, year). If you feel that the works you are citing require full identification, please provide a bibliography at the end of your piece, formatted according to the latest Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) or APA Style.

Publishers and Review Copies: If you are a publisher who wishes to send The Teaching Librarian review copies or advanced reading copies, please email for more information.

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Teaching Librarian is currently publishing volume 30 of The Teaching Librarian. OSLA members can receive complimentary access to volume 30 by logging into their OLA Account.

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