[Libs-Or] SJSU SLIS Student Research Journal Publishes Volume 3, Issue 2

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Fri Jan 3 11:37:30 PST 2014

SJSU SLIS Graduate Students' Articles Explore the Changing Role of


The  <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/> Student Research Journal's
(SRJ) latest issue features two articles written by graduate students Julia
Wells and Tony Brooke, who are enrolled in the exclusively online library
and information science master's program at the San Jose State University
School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS), along with an
introductory essay written by the SRJ editor-in-chief and SJSU SLIS graduate
student Adrienne Mathewson.


Wells' article " <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol3/iss2/2/> The
Female Librarian in Film: Has the Image Changed in 60 Years?" examines the
image of the female librarian within the social context of film. Wells
studies various movie scenes in which people visit libraries seeking
information, studying, and conducting other library activities to determine
how librarians are portrayed by the media.


Brooke's article " <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol3/iss2/3/> Open
Source Integrated Library Systems in Public Libraries" examines how the
electronic age affects the way information is delivered in both presentation
and content. He discusses the advantages of free and open source software
(FOSS) within the library system stating that collaboration between
librarians and open source developers is a natural fit, as both have the
common trait of being "obsessive about sharing information."


In her  <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol3/iss2/1/> introductory
essay, Mathewson points out that although both students' articles explore
diverse topics, a theme emerges: "Despite the rapidly changing role of the
librarian from the stereotypical stern female librarian to the
technologically hip librarian of today, librarians still protect the right
to free and accessible information to the public."


This is the sixth issue of the journal, which was launched in 2010. Each
issue is developed by current SJSU SLIS graduate students selected by a
competitive process to serve one-year terms on the editorial team. Working
with SJSU SLIS faculty advisor and associate professor
<http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=berniera> Dr. Anthony
Bernier, the student editors review, select, and edit manuscripts submitted
by students at the SJSU information school and other graduate programs


The SRJ (pronounced surge) offers a great opportunity for graduate students
to showcase their original work in a peer-reviewed publication and
contribute to the body of knowledge in the information professions. The SRJ
has a global readership, with the most downloads from the United States,
India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.


The SRJ is an open-source journal, and all the articles are available in PDF
format online at  <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol3/iss2/>


Call for Submissions

The SRJ invites original research or critical review essay manuscripts from
graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of information
science theory, policy, application or practice. Submissions are accepted on
a rolling basis. See
<http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/call_for_submissions.html> call for


About the Student Research Journal

The SRJ promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in library
and information science, archives and records management, and museum studies
by publishing two issues annually. It is San Jose State University's first
student-governed research journal. For more information about the SRJ,
please visit  <http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/>



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