ACRL Announces “Landmark” Articles Selected to Appear in 75th Anniversary Issue of College & Research Libraries
In preparation for the upcoming celebration of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 75th anniversary, the editorial board of College & Research Libraries (C&RL) asked the journal’s readers to help identify seven “landmark” articles from C&RL history to be included in a special issue of the journal to be published in March 2015 and discussed at the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland, Ore.
The following articles were selected from a list of 30 finalists identified by the editorial board and a group of past C&RL editors, as well as one ‘people’s choice’ article selected by the readership.
- Robert S. Taylor, “Question-Negotiation and Information Seeking in Libraries,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 29 (May 1968) (‘People’s Choice’ selection)
- Constance A. Mellon, “Library Anxiety: A Grounded Theory and its Development,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 47 (March 1986)
- David W. Lewis, “Inventing the Electronic University,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 49 (July 1988)
- Carla J. Stoffle, Robert Renaud, and Jerilyn R. Veldof, “Choosing Our Futures,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 57 (May 1996)
- Brian Quinn, “The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 61 (May 2000)
- George D. Kuh and Robert M. Gonyea, “The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 64 (July 2003)
- Kara J. Malenfant, “Leading Change in the System of Scholarly Communication: A Case Study of Engaging Liaison Librarians for Outreach to Faculty,” originally published in College & Research Libraries, volume 71 (January 2010)
The editorial board is currently identifying authors for companion essays from among leading thinkers in academic libraries and LIS education aimed at illuminating the contemporary, and ongoing, significance of these works. These companion essays will be published alongside the original articles in this special issue of the journal.
Complete details on the C&RL 75th anniversary issue, along with other ACRL anniversary activities, are available on the ACRL 75th anniversary website.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.