C&RL News – May 2019

The May 2019 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. In this issue’s ACRL TechConnect article, Shawn McCann and Rebeca Peacock discuss ways you can “Be an ally for accessibility” by being mindful of the way you present online content.

Librarians at Loyola Marymount University contributed to conversations around EDI issues by hosting the first People of Color in Library and Information Science Summit last year. They share their experiences in “Empowering collaborations and creating brave spaces.”

Librarians at Mercer University found a creative way for one of their colleagues to attend a state conference and write about their solution in “We virtually brought our colleague to a library conference.”

Open access return on investment is the subject of this issue’s Scholarly Communication column by Ellen Dubinsky, while Stephanie Crowe, Anne Pemberton, and Vonzell Yeager write about their “Information Literacy Faculty Fellows program” in the latest Perspectives on the Framework column.

This issue marks a passing of the torch for our International Insights column as founding coeditor Barbara J. Ford steps away. She provides a recap of her career-long involvement with international and global library issues in an interview with her fellow column editors.

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including the second round of profiles of 2019 ACRL award winners, a The Way I See It essay on “Poverty rates in Africa and information access” by Prince Jacon Igwe, and information on ACRL activities at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, coming up June 20–25 in Washington, D.C.