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
- Tierra Holmes: Experience Peer-Review With SRJ. Holmes, the current editor-in-chief, reaffirms SRJ’s dedication to providing a valuable peer-review experience and commends the editorial team and contributing authors for supporting SRJ’s vision despite global hardship.
- Dr. Mary K. Bolin: Academic Libraries and Writing Centers: Collaborations at US Public Research Universities. Dr. Bolin considers libraries as collaborative spaces by exploring the relationship between writing centers, libraries at public research universities, and the natural evolution of library services.
- Mateo Campos-Seligman: Book Review: Kathleen Campana and J. Elizabeth Mills’ Create, Innovate, and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children’s and Youth Programming. In his review of Create, Innovate, and Serve, Campos-Seligman examines Campana and Mills’ use of Dresang’s theory of Radical Change to create a pioneering resource that could help emerging information professionals practice learner-directed programming.
- Jessica Nombrano Larsen: Book Review: Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies Through Critical Race Theory, Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight. In her review of Leung and López-McKnight’s Knowledge Justice, Larsen considers Critical Race Theory as an avenue for revolutionary change within the library and information science discipline.
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, 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 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.