Submission Guidelines

Are you enthusiastic and passionate about LIS profession? Do you want to be part of our great TLT team? Want to write for our TLT weekly bulletin?
Get engaged!

The Librarian Times (TLT) is the first ever and only professional news bulletin in Bangladesh for the library and information profession. Our mission is to overcome the Library and Information Science professional barriers, inspire professionals and contribute to the country by supporting library and information advocacy and undertaking research.

We are looking to unite across the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archives, and Museum) in Bangladesh for a better professional bulletin.

Now we are looking for individuals from each organisation to extend our contribution to the GLAM in Bangladesh.

How to join?

Email of your current CV along with an expression of interest endorsed by your supervisor or of your employers to librariantimes@gmail.com

Editorial policy and style guidelines

When writing a submission for TLT to consider, please consider the following:

Copyright and Referencing

  • A submission must be your own original, unpublished work
  • Be mindful of plagiarism
  • Ensure that you consult sources first hand. Please do not cite a second-hand reference without having consulted the original source

Submission notes

Please take the following into account:

  • Email your submission as a Word file to librariantimes@gmail.com
  • Include a title
  • The image must be original and you must obtain permission to publish from the relevant institute or person (It is the contributor’s responsibility to ensure all people represented in the photograph have given permission to be published in TLT)
  • Clearly identify the caption if possible
  • Please send unedited JPEGs in the highest resolution if possible
  • Images are to be attached as separate files
  • TLT will publish your content with a short bio including your name, your business name (if applicable) and contact information (email/phone/web)
  • Edit and spell check document prior to submitting

Writing style/copy format

  • Please use appropriate tense
  • Avoid use of the first person, unless the submission is intended as being presented as a letter

Dates

  • TLT’s style for dates is “day month year” in full. We will not use ‘st’ or ‘th’ at the end of dates. For example, on 15 May 2018.

Publication Date

On acceptance, your content usually will get published on the following Sunday.

Editing

On accepted, the editorial board members reserve the right to make revisions, deletions or additions which, in their opinion, support the author’s intent.

 

Spelling

TLT uses Australian/British spelling. To know about Australian/British versus American English Spelling please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/blog/australianbritish-versus-american-english-spelling

Abbreviations

When we need to use abbreviation must be in full for the first use of the abbreviation shown in brackets, after that you can use the abbreviated form. For example, open access (OA). We should especially careful with the term LIS as it can mean library and information studies, services or sciences. We need to know which one we are meaning.

What type of contents do we want?

  • Sharing a successful program/project/event about your library
  • Submitting Professional issues
  • Submitting Professional upcoming issues in your workplace
  • Suggesting any LIS related questions or opinions
  • Sharing your day to day work describing how you manage new assignments and skill improvements
  • Sharing of your big idea such as new technology

Why you should become contributor/TLT member

  • Increase your confidence and become a professional expert
  • It gives you professional storytelling opportunity
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Social and professional networking opportunities worldwide
  • Promoting your organisations
  • Sharing your fresh ideas
  • Raising your profile by being visible and getting noticed by industry leaders
  • Gaining the advice from experienced members
  • Strengthening your professional and personal relationships
  • Contributing the profession