Student Research Journal – Call for Submissions


San José State University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce the launch of its Student Research Journal (SRJ), and to introduce the journal’s inaugural nine-member student Editorial Team. See Editorial Team 2010-2011.

SRJ — pronounced “surge“, is a peer-reviewed publication that promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the fields of library and information science, archives and records management, and museum studies. The new SLIS graduate journal is open access and hosted at San José State University institutional repository ScholarWorks, which is part of the Digital Commons initiative powered by Berkeley Electronic Press. The journal will receive submissions on a rolling basis, and publish two issues annually, one each in spring and fall.

Call for Submission

The SRJ Editorial Team invites submissions from current SLIS students for the inaugural spring 2011 issue. This is an opportunity to showcase your graduate work while also bringing further recognition to the SJSU School of Library and Information Science. Author submissions can be an original research paper or a critical review or essay covering topics in all fields of information science theory, policy, application, or practice.

Please review the SRJ site for information on how to submit your paper to be considered for publication. Authors create an account from the journal site and upload their work directly into our review system. All submissions received will be acknowledged by the journal Editor-in-Chief.

Update: Deadline extended for submissions to be considered for the spring issue is now Monday, April 25, 2011.

On behalf of the SRJ Editorial Team, I welcome your participation in this exciting strategic initiative of our school, and to collaboratively building an evidence-based publication representing the breadth of knowledge and innovation of our LIS community.

Suzanne Scott, MA, MLIS candidate
Editor-in-Chief, Student Research Journal
School of Library and Information Science
San José State University, San José, CA

Editorial Team 2010-2011

Photo of Suzanne ScottSuzanne Scott, Editor-in-Chief Sue has an MA Communications and diploma Library and Information Technology, and currently works at an academic library. She has experience and interest in corporate information services and interdisciplinary knowledge management, and will complete her MLIS in 2011.

Photo of Richard ThomchickRichard Thomchick, Managing Editor Richard is a professional writer, editor and web content strategist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is pursuing his MLIS with a focus on web technology and digitization, and his academic interests include copyright reform, global librarianship and media in transition.

Photo of Cynthia CohenCynthia Cohen, Content Editor Cynthia has professional experience in writing, technical editing, and graphic design, and is an advocate for open access and interdisciplinary initiatives. She looks forward to practicing reference and public service in a university library or a special library dealing with environmental issues.

Photo of Samantha GodbeySamantha Godbey, Content Editor Samantha has an MA Education, a California teaching credential in English and History, and was formerly a high school English teacher. She is working toward an MLIS with teacher-librarian credential, and is focusing on information literacy, instruction and reference in school and academic libraries.

Photo of James HicksJames Hicks, Content Editor Jim has a BA and an MA International Relations, and work as an adjunct lecturer at several universities in Kitakyushu, Japan. His current interests include academic librarianship and improving the information literacy and research capabilities of English speaking faculty at Japanese universities.

Photo of Kimberly A. PriceKimberly A. Price, Content Editor Kimberly is an instructional intern at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She has experience and interest in editing and web publishing, and is pursuing a career as an academic librarian.

Photo of Theresa PutkeyTheresa Putkey, Content Editor Theresa is an independent information architect based in Vancouver, BC. Her MLIS is focused on information organization, and she plans to graduate in May 2012.

Photo of Susan E. EdwardsSusan E. Edwards, Copy Editor Susan is a senior Web writer/editor at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, developing digital media that educates the public about art history and the Getty’s collections and activities. She is completing her MLIS with an interest in digital information management, and games in libraries and museums.

Photo not available placeholderColleen Vincent, Copy Editor Colleen is a full-time MLIS student from Fresno, California. She has experience with editing and web publishing, and works as a volunteer in a middle school library media center.