23rd Issue of the Student Research Journal Explores Issues of Past and Present on the Future of Information Science
The 23rd issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal is now available online. The issue features an invited contribution from an assistant professor at the San José State University School of Information and two highly relevant book reviews by graduate students enrolled in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program.
Their articles, along with an editorial by the outgoing editor-in-chief, demonstrate how the future of information science builds upon issues of the past and present.
Authors and Articles
- Tierra Holmes: The Past, Present, and Future of Information. Holmes, the outgoing editor-in-chief, discusses how the intersection between past, present, and future affects how we share information in her final issue with SRJ.
- Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran: Cultural Competence in Research. Dr. Villagran discusses how current trends of researching historically underrepresented groups and addressing inequalities has made cultural competence a critical component of research. She also offers tips on understanding and developing the skill.
- Lena Hernandez: Information: A Historical Companion Book Review. In her review of Information: A Historical Companion, Hernandez studies the relationship between today’s “information age” and centuries of history.
- Claire Kelley: Book Review: Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South by Mike Selby. Kelley’s review of Freedom Libraries explores the importance of Freedom Libraries to library history, particularly when considering current issues regarding meeting the information needs of underserved communities.
About the SRJ
The SRJ promotes graduate and professional research in the library and information science field and asks crucial questions on current and emerging professional issues from a local, national and global perspective. By advocating for the value of research to further intellectual inquiry and innovation in our field, SRJ contributes critical insights to inform everyday professional practice in the field and specifically cultivates robust graduate student research through a rigorous peer review process. As SJSU’s only fully student-run, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access research journal, SRJ leads the way for the university, the College of Professional and Global Education, the iSchool, and LIS graduate research.
SRJ editors who worked on this issue: Managing Editor Meghan Duffey; Content Editors Benjamin Brown, Madison Jurgens, Amber Morrell, Amber Passey; and Copy Editors Maya Lomeli and Stephanie Sandoval.
Call for Submissions
SRJ invites original research, book reviews, critical review essays, and evidence summaries from graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of librarianship and information science and archives and records management and related theory, policy, ethics, application, case studies and professional practice. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and undergo rigorous peer review. Volume 12, Issue 2 is slated to be published in December of 2022.
Questions about the submission process can be emailed to the editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested in applying to join the editorial team are encouraged to visit the official SRJ website. SRJ is also on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.