Friday, September 23, 2005

Library Mosaics Ceases Publication


I was saddened to hear that Library Mosaics will cease publication after the November/December 2005 issue. After 16 years of publication the publisher, Raymond Roney, based his decision mainly on financial grounds. Ray also said: "With decreasing circulation, diminished advertising revenue, and rising paper and postage costs, it is no longer economically feasible to continue publishing the magazine. We have struggled against the bottom line as long as we could because we believed in the magazine's value to support staff around the world." Charlie Fox is the Editor and Editorial Director.

Library Mosaics is only one of two journals for library support staff and is the only print journal. The absence of Library Mosaics will leave a void for the library support staff profession.

I would like to express my thanks to both Ray and Charlie for their dedication and for providing an excellent publication. Many of us became involved with library issues and concerns because Library Mosaics provided a forum to present and discuss the view of library support staff.

My best wishes to both Ray and Charlie.

Wendee Eyler
Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal

Reposted from Lipsup-L with permission.