Student News
May 04, 2017
School of Information Student Research Journal Announces New Editor-in-Chief

The Student Research Journal is proud to announce a new editor-in-chief has been appointed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Holley Cornetto, a graduate student at the San José State University School of Information, joins the SRJ on June 1, 2017, as its seventh editor-in-chief.

Holley CornettoCornetto holds a bachelor’s degree in history from William Paterson University, and brings to the SRJ a wealth of experience working as an administrator for eight scientific journals. Cornetto is passionate about information literacy education, and has been focusing her Master of Library and Information Science degree in academic librarianship. Cornetto resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, guinea pigs, and her dog, Emmett.

Uniquely student-governed, the SRJ is a double-blind peer reviewed journal which publishes exceptional graduate student scholarship in the fields of library and information science, archival studies, and records management.

SRJ’s 12 published issues since its inception in 2010 include authors from throughout North America, but its editorial team is home-grown at the SJSU School of Information. Editors at the SRJ have completed core courses in the Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration degrees (including 285 Research Methods), and bring an enthusiasm for research and scholarly communication to their work on the journal.

In addition to a new incoming editor-in-chief, several editors are graduating this term. Editor alumni of the SRJ note their experiences taught them about collaboration and professionalism, and developed their critical reading and writing skills. Editor Laurel Diskin shared:

“The SRJ is a fantastic experience! It will challenge you and help you grow as a critical reader. It will dramatically clarify and heighten your understanding of what constitutes good research and how it works in the larger arena of scholarly discourse. Working on the SRJ will also give you invaluable experience with the writing/editing process for scholarly publication.”

Students interested in the SRJ are encouraged to visit the SRJ online to learn more about the journal’s aims and scope: scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj, or contact the editor-in-chief: sjsu.slis.srj@gmail.com