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Author(s): Lindsay Glynn

Journal: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
ISSN 1715-720X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2008;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Well, here we are with another full volume published. I have watched this journal grow from an idea to a sustainable, reputable journal with readers and contributors from all over the world. It has grown from a small editorial group to a collection of peer reviewers, Evidence Summary writers, copyeditors, etc., that is eighty-four strong (and counting). I have wavered between wondering whether promoting evidence based librarianship is akin to flogging a dead horse to feeling secure in knowing that we are making a difference. Being involved with this journal has made me look at what I do in a different light and I now approach decisions and change with what I refer to as “structured flexibility”. Following the EBL framework is the structured part, and when it works, it works well. But we all know that there is not always an answer in the literature nor is there a guarantee that implemented evidence based change will work similarly in different environments. That’s where the flexibility comes in.Three years as Editor-in-Chief has been a challenging, enjoyable, time-consuming, and fascinating learning experience. It has provided me with numerous opportunities in terms of speaking engagements, workshop offerings, and valuable discussion and discourse. It has also provided me with research and project ideas that I have had to place on the back burner until a time when I have enough hours in the day. Recognizing that adding additional hours to the day is, well, impossible, I have decided to stepdown from my editorial role to pursue other activities. This was a bittersweet decision, but a necessary one. I am pleased to announce that Denise Koufogiannakis will be taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the next term. Denise, as many of you know, has also been involved with this journal since its inception and, after a brief period of reduced involvement, has eagerly stepped up to the plate. This journal would not be what it is today without Denise’s continued dedication and passion. You’re in good hands. I look forward to watching this journal continue to grow and to contributing to it as a peer reviewer. Thank you to the entire editorial team for providing me with three years of collaborative teamwork and a mostmemorable, meaningful professional experience. I am grateful for all your valuable time, effort, and expertise. Best of luck to you all, and I’ll see you at EBLIP5. (You didn’t think I’d miss Sweden, did you…?)

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