College & Research Libraries – March 2023

The March 2023 issue of College & Research Libraries is now freely available online both as a full issue PDF and as individual articles. 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.

Applications and nominations are invited for the positions of C&RL book review and social media editors. Learn more in the position announcements on ACRL Insider (book review editorsocial media editor) and apply by April 3, 2023.


Emily Drabinski, Kaia MacLeod, Mallary Rawls, Ashley Roach-Freiman, Charlotte Roh, Lynne Stahl, Darren Sweeper, Anders Tobiason, and Kristen Totleben. “Anatomy of a Book Review: Why We Write, Why We Read Video.”


Gerald R. Natal and David Remaklus. “The Library Is My Canvas: Art and Experiential Learning in an Academic Library.”

Rachel Elizabeth Scott, Anne Shelley, Julie Murphy, Rachel Park, and Mallory Jallas. “Exploring Faculty Perspectives on Text Selection and Textbook Affordability.”

Yu-Hui Chen, Carol Anne Germain, and Abebe Rorissa. “More than a Decade Later: Library Web Usability Practices at ARL Academic Libraries in 2007 and 2020.”

Marcela Y. Isuster and Donna Langille. “DH Eh? A Survey of Digital Humanities Courses in Canadian LIS Education.”

Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Alexandria Chisholm, and Alexandrea Glenn. “Digital Shred: Case Study of a Remote Privacy Literacy Collaboration.”

Cathryn Copper and Sara Jamal Eddin. “Breaking Barriers: How Libraries Can Better Support Female Architecture Students for Professional Success.”

Tammie Busch, Debbie Campbell, Susan M. Howell, Mary S. Konkel, Dennis Krieb, Mingyan Li, Cathy Mayer, and Ross Taft. “Liaising the Catalog: Collaborating Across Library Departments to Promote Successful Discoverability through Enhanced Cataloging.”

Book Reviews

Paul M. Dover. The Information Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 342p. Paperback, $29.99 (ISBN: 978-1316602034). Reviewed by Jason Dyck.

Community College Library: Reference and Instruction. Janet Pinkley and Kaela Casey, eds. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2022. 317 p. Softcover, $98.00. ($88.20 ALA members) (ISBN: 978-0-8389-3768-6). Reviewed by Jaime Hammond.

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries. Alyssa Brissett and Diana Moronta, eds. New York: Routledge, 2022. 155 p. Paper, $39.95 (978-0-367-76490-6). Reviewed by Jessica Schomberg.

Narratives of (Dis)Enfranchisement: Reckoning with the History of Libraries and the Black and African American Experience. Tracey Overbey and Amanda L. Folk. Chicago: ALA Edition, 2022, 88p. Paper, $24.99 ($22.49 ALA members) ISBN: 978-0-8389-3737-2. Narratives of (Dis)Engagement: Exploring Black and African American Students’ Experiences in Libraries. Amanda L. Folk and Tracey Overbey Chicago: ALA Edition, 2022, 80p. Paper, $24.99 ($22.49 ALA members) ISBN: 978-0-8389-4886-6. Reviewed by Jamillah Scott-Branch

Managing Data for Patron Privacy: Comprehensive Strategies for Libraries. Kristin Briney and Becky Yoose. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2022. 176p. Paper, $69.99 ($62.99 ALA members) ISBN: 978-0-8389-3828-7. Reviewed by Jasmine Shumakery.

Siegel Spratford, Becky. (2021) The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, Third Edition. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2021, 182 p. $64.99 ($58.49 ALA members) ISBN: 978-0-8389-4876-7. Reviewed by Lizzy Walker.