The February 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available. Escape room games are currently all the rage for corporate events and general fun. The ACRL staff even joined the trend to celebrate the success of the ACRL 2017 conference. At the University of Albany-SUNY, librarians used an escape room-type activity in their library instruction. Susan Detwiler, Trudi Jacobson, and Kelsey O’Brien write about the project in their article “BreakoutEDU.”
Information literacy is the focus of two additional articles this month. Matthew Pierce of Germanna Community College discusses “Maximizing the impact of in-person one-shot in community colleges.” In this issue’s Perspectives on the Framework column, Andrea Baer of the University of West Georgia discusses the relationship of the Framework for Information Literacy Authority frame to post-truth rhetoric in her essay “It’s all relative?“
This month also we feature the third and final installment of Amanda Clay Powers, Martin Garnar, and Dustin Fife’s “New academic library leader discussion series,” focusing on lessons the authors have learned thus far in their roles as new library directors.
Rachael Samberg, Richard A. Schneider, Anneliese Taylor, and Michael Wolfe examine “What’s behind OA2020?” with an eye on accelerating the transition to open access in this issue’s Scholarly Communication column.
Cooperative acquisition of children’s and young adult literature at Penn State University is the subject of Karla M. Schmit and Bernadette A. Lear’s article “Frog and Toad’s ongoing journey.” While their piece focuses on education-related collections, they provide good tips for cooperative collection development across subjects and institution types.
Make sure to check out all of the other features and departments this month, including statements from 2018 ACRL candidates for vice-president/ president-elect Karen Munro and Penny Beile, and Internet Resources highlighting “Presidential research resources” by Lisa DeLuca.