College & Research Libraries is a scholarly research journal published by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Current Issue: January 2020

Cover: College & Research Libraries volume 81, number 1, January 2020

Reinventing Ourselves: New and Emerging Roles of Academic Librarians in Canadian Research-Intensive Universities

Ada Ducas, Nicole Michaud-Oystryk, Marie Speare

The academic library profession is being redefined by the shifting research and scholarly landscape, the transformation in higher education, and advances in technology.

A survey of librarians working in Canada’s research-intensive universities was conducted to explore new and emerging roles. This study focuses on librarians’ activities in: Research Support, Teaching and Learning, Digital Scholarship, User Experience, and Scholarly Communication. ...

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Community College Librarians and the ACRL Framework: Findings from a National Study

Susan Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

This study explored community college librarians’ engagement with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the Framework into community college instruction to date. ...

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Diversity Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Academic Librarians: A Systematic Review

Janice Y. Kung, K-Lee Fraser, Dee Winn

Libraries across Canada and United States are adopting diversity initiatives to encourage inclusive library environments and services. Many policies and frameworks have a user-centered approach. However, there is little focus on encouraging diverse service providers in the library. The aim of this study is to determine the strategic approaches that academic libraries are using in their efforts to recruit and retain diverse librarians. ...

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Student Perceptions of the Library during Times of Terror: Exploratory Research Surveying Students Affected by the October 1 Shooting and Their Impressions of Safety in the Academic Library Community

Kelsey Lupo Mazmanyan

On October 1, 2017, the history of Las Vegas, Nevada was forever changed when a mass shooting claimed the lives of 58 innocent people at a concert site on the Vegas Strip. Only three miles away, the University of Nevada Las Vegas and its main branch, Lied Library, became a space where students sought shelter and answers. ...

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Perceptions of Academic Librarians toward LGBTQ Information Needs: An Exploratory Study

John Siegel, Martin Morris, Gregg A. Stevens

While previous studies have examined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) information needs, none have addressed librarian confidence in addressing LGBTQ-themed information needs or the factors affecting this confidence. The authors used a mixed-methods survey to assess ...

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Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS

Jaena Alabi

It should come as no surprise to anyone in library and information science (LIS) that our profession is composed overwhelmingly of white women. In this environment, the stories of people of color, especially women of color, do not receive sufficient attention. Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS brings to the fore the perspectives of those who are often silenced or ignored. ...

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