College & Research Libraries – November 2013

The November 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online. Visit the C&RL website for complete contents from 1939 to the present and follow C&RL on Facebook and Twitter for updates and discussion.

Note: The November 2013 issue is the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal will begin an online-only publication model in January 2014. See C&RL Editor Scott Walter’s editorial below for more information and perspective.


Scott Walter. “Endings and Beginnings.”


Mary Francis. “Peer Reviewers of Academic Journals: Who Is Responsible for Our Professional Literature.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Graham Stone and Bryony Ramsden. “Library Impact Data Project: Looking for the Link between Library Usage and Student Attainment.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Selinda Adelle Berg, Heidi LM Jacobs, and Dayna Cornwall. “Academic Librarians and Research: A Study of Canadian Library Administrator Perspectives.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Jacalyn E. Bryan and Elana Karshmer. “Assessment in the One-Shot Session: Using Pre- and Post-tests to Measure Innovative Instructional Strategies among First-Year Students.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis and Deborah S. Grealy. “The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition: A Career Development Framework for Succession Planning and Management in Academic Libraries.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Trina J. Magi and Patricia E. Mardeusz. “Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Book Reviews

Mark Cyzyk. Jeannette Woodward. The Transformed Library: E-books, Expertise, and Evolution. Chicago: ALA Editions, America Library Association, 2013. 131p. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1164-8. LCCN: 2012-23767. Full Text (PDF).

Michael Ryan. David McKitterick. Old Books, New Technologies: The Representation, Conservation, and Transformation of Books since 1700. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 286p. (ISBN: 978-1-107-03593-5). LCCN: 2012-38444. Full Text (PDF).

Anders Selhorst. Library Assessment Workgroup (Lesley University). Faculty Information and Research Needs: A Qualitative Study of Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School Faculty. Cambridge, Mass.: Lesley University Library, 2013. 126p. Available online at Full Text (PDF).

Marcy Simons. Gail Munde. Everyday HR: A Human Resources Handbook for Academic Library Staff. Chicago: Neil-Schuman, 2013. 182p. paper, $65.00 (ISBN 978-1-55570-798-9). LCCN: 2012-18146. Full Text (PDF).

Lizzie Walker. Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick S. OBrien. Improving the Visibility and Use of Digital Repositories through SEO. Chicago: ALA TechSource, 2013. 128p. (ISBN 9781555709068). LCCN 2012-049197. Full Text (PDF).