Student Research Journal’s 19th Issue Covers Research and Reviews Relevant to the Current Social Climate
Volume 10, Issue 1


The 19th issue of the Student Research Journal, a fully student-run online publication of the San José State University School of Information, is now available online. Featuring an invited contribution from SJSU iSchool Professor Lili Luo and articles written by current students and recent graduates representing the SJSU iSchool, State University of New York at Buffalo, and Valdosta State University, the research and reviews presented in this issue delve into relevant topics to library and information science professionals, especially during these nationally and globally trying times.

“SRJ is proud to share this amazing issue and looks forward to continuing to thrive despite all the challenges we all currently face during this time and to be a beacon of hope to maintain momentum through sharing professional best practices and prescient research.” — Greta Snyder

Authors and Articles

“The impressive range of graduate student and practicing professional research published in this issue demonstrate that SRJ remains committed to escape velocity and sharing innovative LIS research.” — Greta Snyder

The full issue of the Student Research Journal is available online at

About Student Research Journal

The Student Research Journal is a student-run, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal that promotes research and reviews related to the library and information science fields from both current and recent graduate students. Run online and based at the School of Information at San José State University, the Student Research Journal offers students the chance to work through the peer-review process and publish meaningful work that will contribute to the critical discourse of the LIS field while introducing graduate students to the publication process.

Editorial Team

Former Editor-in-Chief Snyder and Managing Editor Pistorino bid farewell to the Student Research Journal in their last issue on the editorial team. Their unyielding dedication to and venerable work on the journal are commended by incoming Editor-in-Chief Catherine Liebau-Nelsen and Managing Editor Sarah Wilson.

In addition, the editorial team recognizes outgoing content editors Terry Schiavone, Claire Goldstein, and Esther Momand, as well as outgoing Copy Editor Havilah Steinman for their excellent contributions to the Student Research Journal.

Call for Submissions for August 2020 and Beyond

The Student Research Journal 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 10, Issue 2 is slated to be published in December 2020.

Questions about the submission process can be emailed to Liebau-Nelsen at Students interested in applying to join the editorial team are encouraged to visit the official Student Research Journal website and engage on Twitter and Instagram. Multi-media student resources are also available on the journal’s Student Resource Blog.