College & Research Libraries – July 2016

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crl squareThe July 2016 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 was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.


Wendi Arant Kaspar. “An Introduction.”


Christopher W. Belter and Neal K. Kaske. “Using Bibliometrics to Demonstrate the Value of Library Journal Collections.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Brian K. Kooy. “Building Virtually Free Subject Area Expertise through Social Media: An Exploratory Study.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Paula R. Dempsey. “‘Are You a Computer?’ Opening Exchanges in Virtual Reference Shape the Potential for Teaching.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Christine Fruin and Shan Sutton. “Strategies for Success: Open Access Policies at North American Educational Institutions.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Yi Shen. “Strategic Planning for a Data-Driven, Shared-Access Research Enterprise: Virginia Tech Research Data Assessment and Landscape Study.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Julie Gilbert. “Heroes and Holidays: The Status of Diversity Initiatives at Liberal Arts College Libraries.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Emily P. Frank and Nils Pharo. “Academic Librarians in Data Information Literacy Instruction: A Case Study in Meteorology.” Abstract | Full Text (PDF).

Book Reviews

Jen Hoyer. Where Are All the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia. Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez, eds. Sacramento: Library Juice Press, 2016. 352p. Paper, $35.00 (ISBN: 978-1936117833). Full Text (PDF).

Kelli Johnson. Michelle Reale. Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2016. 128p. Paper, $54.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-1367-3). Full Text (PDF).

Andrea Kosavic. Is Digital Different? How Information Creation, Capture, Preservation and Discovery Are Being Transformed. Michael Moss, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, and Marc J. Dupuis, eds. London: Facet Publishing, 2015. 224p. Paper, $95.00 (ISBN 978-1-85604-854-5). Full Text (PDF).

Ryan Litsey. Nigel Ford. Introduction to Information Behavior. London (UK): Facet Publishing, 2015. 224p. Paper, $85.00 (ISBN-13 978-1-85604-850-7). Full Text (PDF).

Michael R. Mitchell. Monty L. McAdoo. The Student’s Survival Guide to Research. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015. 232p. Paper, $58.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-1276-8). Full Text (PDF).

Mary E. O’Dea. Theresa Willingham and Jeroen De Boer. Makerspaces in Libraries. Library Technology Essentials; 4. Ellyssa Kroski, ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 142p. Paper, $45.00 (ISBN 978-1-4422-5300-1). OCLC: 906121721. Full Text (PDF).