Student Research Journal’s 20th Issue Demonstrates Dedication to Excellence
Volume 10, Issue 2
The 20th issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal is now available online. Featuring an invited contribution from a faculty member, an article written by a current student, and book reviews by recent graduates from the San José State University School of Information, the content of this issue offers a wide variety of topics to read during the remainder of winter break (and after!).
“The flexibility and dedication of all editors and authors who worked on the pieces in this issue during these challenging times deserve praise and applause beyond what I can even begin to offer.” – Catherine Liebau-Nelsen
Authors and Articles
- Catherine Liebau-Nelsen – Dedication Despite Difficult Times. As the current editor-in-chief of SRJ, Liebau-Nelsen offers an editorial reflective of the 20th issue, as well as the effort and time that both editors and authors contributed to it.
- Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, and Lori Vonderach – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development and Strategic Use in Diversity Action Plans. Rebmann and team explain their two-month, multi-faceted study of climate assessment activities that work to develop equity-and-inclusivity supportive action plans in this issue’s invited contribution.
- Brianna Limas – The Evolving Information Needs and Behaviors of Undergraduates. In this issue’s only article, SRJ content editor Brianna Limas describes and analyzes the information needs of undergraduate students— a fascinating read, especially for those interested in academic librarianship.
- Carrie E. Kitzmiller – Book Review: Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth, Jennifer Downey. Recent SJSU School of Information graduate Kitzmiller reviews Downey’s book and recommends it to public librarians and library science students, in particular.
- Terry Schiavone – Book Review: A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age. Recent SJSU School of Information graduate and former SRJ editor Terry Schiavone reviews Millar’s book, compares the content to similar works, and recommends further reading.
- Claire C. Goldstein – Rural Outreach Services Enrich Seniors’ Lives. In this evidence summary, recent SJSU School of Information graduate and former SRJ editor Goldstein explores the study and findings that analyze the outreach service needs of senior citizens.
The full issue is available at https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/.
About Student Research Journal
SRJ 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. Based at the SJSU School of Information, SRJ offers students the chance to collaborate online 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 Updates
The editorial team is grateful for the work of outgoing copy editor Justin Sana and content editor Brianna Limas. As they embark on new endeavors, including graduation for Sana, new editors are joining the team in 2021. Ariel Dyer will be the new content editor for the journal, and Molly Wunderli will step into the role of copy editor.
Call for Submissions for January 2021 and Beyond
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 11, Issue 1 is slated to be published in May of 2021.
Questions about the submission process can be emailed to Liebau-Nelsen 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 and Instagram and provides multi-media student resources at SRJ Student Resource Blog.