College & Research Libraries – June 2021

College and Research Libraries June 2021 cover with table of contents listing

The June 2021 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.


Wendi A. Kaspar. “Adapt and Thrive.”


Xiang Li and Tang Li. “The Evolving Responsibilities, Roles, and Competencies of East Asian Studies Librarians: A Content Analysis of Job Postings from 2008 to 2019.”

Erin Elizabeth Owens. “Impostor Phenomenon and Skills Confidence among Scholarly Communications Librarians in the United States.”

Mary K. Oberlies, Maoria J. Kirker, Janna Mattson, and Jason Byrd. “Epistemology of Teaching Librarians: Examining the Translation of Beliefs to Practice.”

Sandra J. Valenti and Brady D. Lund. “Preparing the Instructional Librarian: Representation of ACRL Roles and Strengths in MLS Course Descriptions.”

Bethany McGowan, Jenny Hart, and Karen Hum. “Specialized Regional Conferences Support the Professional Development Needs of Subject Librarians: A 5-Year Analysis of the Great Lakes Science Boot Camps for Librarians.”

Paul Thomas. “Reverting Hegemonic Ideology: Research Librarians and Information Professionals as “Critical Editors” of Wikipedia.”

Laura Palumbo, Jeffra D. Bussmann, and Barbara Kern. “The Value of Subject Specialization and the Future of Science Liaison Librarianship.”

Book Reviews

Megan Rosenbloom. Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. 288p. Cloth, $26.00 (ISBN: 978-0-374-13470-9). Reviewed by Diane Dias De Fazio.

Richard Ovenden. Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. 308p. $29.95 (ISBN 978-0-674-24120-6). Reviewed by Jason Dyck.

Emma Annette Wilson. Digital Humanities for Librarians. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 248p. Hardback, $115 (ISBN: 978-1-5381-1644-9). Reviewed by Hannah Scates Kettler.

Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin. Invisible Search and Online Search Engines: The Ubiquity of Search in Everyday Life. London, New York: Routledge, 2019. 160p. Hardcover, $160.00 (ISBN: 978-1-138-32860-0). Reviewed by Eamon C. Tewell.

Amy Hildreth Chen. Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. 192p. Paper, $33.95 (ISBN 978-1-62534-485-4). Reviewed by Alexandra Wieland.