May 28, 2022

Open Access: First Fully Open Issue of of RUSQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly) Published Online

The complete issue ( Vol 57, No 1 (2017)) is now available online (open access).

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Table of Contents


From the Editor: RUSQ Moves to Full Open Access
Barry Trott

From the President of RUSA: RUSA: Change is in the Air
Chris LeBeau

For Your Enrichment: Developing a Reflective Practice Template for Citation Management Software Instruction
Steven D. Milewski, Jeanine M. Williamson

Information Literacy and Instruction: For Your Information: Using Information Literacy in Public Libraries
Sonnet Ireland

Amplify Your Impact: Watching the Movie: Using Personas as a Library Marketing Tool
Spenser Thompson

The Alert Collector: Yoga in the Library—A Research Guide
Beth Posner

A Reference for That: Six Words
Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, David A. Tyckoson


Giving Credit: How Well Do Librarians Cite and Quote Their Sources?
Peter Genzinger, Deborah Wills

Lifting the Veil: Analyzing Collaborative Virtual Reference Transcripts to Demonstrate Value and Make Recommendations for Practice
Robin Brown

Toward Holistic Accessibility: Narratives from Functionally Diverse Patrons
JJ Pionke

From Committees of RUSA

Best Free Reference Websites
ETS Best Free Websites Committee

Sources: Professional Materials

Book Review: Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher
Donna Church

Book Review: Choosing to Lead: The Motivational Factors of Underrepresented Minority Librarians in Higher Education
Africa Hands

Book Review: Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships
Allison Embry

Book Review: Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Class, and Nonprofits
Teralee El Basri

Book Review: Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age
Larry Cooperman

Book Review: The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change
Laura Graveline

Book Review: Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option
Melanie Wachsmann

Book Review: The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook
Cody Taylor

Book Review: The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels, 2nd ed.
Karl G. Siewert

Book Review: Stories, Songs and Stretches: Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement
Jenny Foster Stenis

Book Review: Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library
Jennifer A. Bartlett

Sources: Reference Books

Book Review: 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
Mike Tosko

Book Review: Food in America: The Past, Present and Future of Food, Farming and the Family Meal
Amanda Babirad

Book Review: Human Medical Experimentation: From Smallpox Vaccines to Secret Government Programs
Michael F. Bemis

Book Review: The Powers of U.S. Congress: Where Constitutional Authority Begins and Ends
David Lincove

Book Review: The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts that Changed World History
Evan Davis

Book Review: The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies
Steven R. Edscorn

Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization
Amanda K. Sprochi

Book Review: The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia
Donna Church

Book Review: The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy
Todd J. Wiebe

Book Review: We Did What?!: Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History
Marissa Ellermann

Book Review: Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection
Rachel Wexelbaum

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.