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

The full issue is available at

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 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.