Collaborative Librarianship came to fruition around the scholarship of collaboration and sharing of resources and expertise within and between libraries. Increasingly, libraries are moved to seek partnerships with other libraries, with other organizations in the information and technology fields, with other entities in our institutions, and with other groups and enterprises in our communities. While partnerships of all sorts have had a long history in the field of librarianship, today, as never before, there is greater urgency to develop and exploit library partnerships, and to think widely and creatively about new types of, and potentials for, partnerships. The journal was founded in 2009 by Ivan Gaetz and originally hosted by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries on OJS. In 2016, Michael Levine-Clark and Jill Emery took over as Editors-in-Chief and the journal was migrated to the bepress platform at the University of Denver.
This peer-reviewed publication is the leading source of in-depth reviews of e-resources for libraries. The front end of the journal is hosted at the Alliance and members of the consortium have free access to the journal.