C&RL News – October 2018

The October 2018 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online.” Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues continue to be a major focus in higher education, including academic and research libraries. In this month’s issue, we begin a two-part series focusing on ways to promote a more inclusive work environment by Shamika Dalton and Michele Villagran. Their first article focuses on “Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace.”

Providing library services focused on non-traditional and underrepresented students is another way to expand EDI awareness and focus. Carrie Girton, Krista McDonald, and Jamie E. Viars of Miami University write about their campus partnership to provide TRiO services in the library in “Strengthening student support.”

In this month’s Scholarly Communication column, ACRL President Lauren Pressley discusses strategies to successfully implement your scholarly communication agenda in “Catalyzing organizational change.”

Katie Wissel and Lisa DeLuca of Seton Hall University promoted scholarly communication activities on their campus by focusing on data services. They write about their promotional efforts in “Learning to love data (week).” At Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Marina Lee Narvaez used “A Money Smart Week event” to promote collaboration and partnership on campus and in the local community focusing on financial literacy.

Two articles this month focus on collection development issues. Jessica Strong and Quinn Galbraith write about their use of crowd theory in materials selection in their article “Letting the readers have a say,” and Tamara Weintraub, Brian Greene, and Glorian Sipman discuss “Weeding a shared e-book collection” through consortial collaboration.

Renee L. Hoffman writes about her efforts “Building a curriculum materials center from the ground up” to provide support for education students through the library.

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including Internet Resources on the “Fashion industry” by Helen Taylor Lane and information on ACRL’s 2019 awards program.