School of Information Student Research Journal Publishes its 17th Issue


The 17th issue of the San José State University School of Information’s Student Research Journal is now available online.

The latest issue of the double-blind peer reviewed journal features contributions from SJSU Assistant Professor Mary Ann Harlan, current SJSU student and SRJ copy editor Channon Arabit, University of South Carlonia (Columbia) student Suzanne S. LaPierre, and Syracurse University student Georgia Westbrook. The invaluable research covers teenage identity formation through readership; archives in a digital, multicultral age; and the functionality of CONTENTdm.

Editorial Team

Megan Price shares brilliant parting words in her editorial as she gracefully hands off the editor-in-chief torch to Greta Snyder for the 2019/2020 academic year.

In addition, SRJ bids a fond farewell to graduating editors Stephanie Akau and Tayci Stallings and is honored to welcome onboard content editors Esther Momand and Phyllis Pistorino to the team this semester. SRJ is fortunate to have the continued phenomenal leadership of managing editor Rachel Greggs and the contributions of content editors Claire Goldstein, Terry Schiavone, and Havilah Steinman, and copy editor Channon Arabit.

Call for Submissions

The 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, application or practice. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please visit SRJ to submit and learn more. Please reach out with any questions via email and follow SRJ on Twitter and Instagram to stay connected.

Strategic Plan Update for 2019-2021

Incoming editor-in-chief Snyder, current managing editor Greggs, and faculty advisor Anthony Bernier are in the process of reviewing and updating SRJ’s strategic plan. Download Bernier’s foundational article to learn more about the SRJ and its future direction.

About the SRJ

The SRJ promotes graduate research in library and information science, archives and records management, and related fields, publishing two issues annually. As SJSU’s only student-governed, double-blind peer-reviewed open access research journal, the SRJ is pioneering the way for LIS graduate research.