Student Research Journal Publishes 22nd Issue: Articles Focus on Improving User Experiences


The 22nd issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal is now available online. The issue features an invited contribution from an instructor 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 current editor-in-chief, focus on improving the experiences of students, library patrons and information professionals through innovative programming and policy initiatives.

Authors and Articles

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.

Editorial Team

SRJ editors who worked on this issue: Managing Editor Meghan Duffey; Content Editors Benjamin Brown, Ariel Dyer, Kristen Jacobson, and Amber Morrell; 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 1 is slated to be published in May of 2022.

Questions about the submission process can be emailed to the editor-in-chief at 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.