College & Research Libraries – May 2021

The May 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.

Note: The November 2013 issue was the final print issue of College & Research Libraries. The journal began an online-only publication model in January 2014.

Guest Editorial

Nicole Pagowsky. “The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures.”


Brittany O’Neill and Rebecca Kelley. “Delivering Bad News: Crisis Communication Methods in Academic Libraries.”

Live Håndlykken Kvale. “Using Personas to Visualize the Need for Data Stewardship.”

Samantha Kannegiser. “Effects of an Augmented Reality Library Orientation on Anxiety and Self-Efficacy: An Exploratory Study.”

Leslin H. Charles and William DeFabiis. “Closing the Transactional Distance in an Online Graduate Course through the Practice of Embedded Librarianship.”

Kacy Lundstrom, Britt Fagerheim, and Stephen Van Geem. “Library Teaching Anxiety: Understanding and Supporting a Persistent Issue in Librarianship.”

Emmanouel Garoufallou and Panorea Gaitanou. “Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges in Libraries, a Systematic Literature Review.”

Yanli Li. “Racial Pay Gap: An Analysis of CARL Libraries.”

Book Reviews

Anna Watkins Fisher. The Play in the System: The Art of Parasitical Resistance. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020. 292p. Paper, $27.95 (ISBN 978-1-4780-0970-2). Reviewed by Nora Almeida.

Caroline Criado Perez. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. New York, NY: Abrams Press, 2019. 411p. Paper, $27.00 (ISBN 978-1-4197-2907-2). LC 2018-59561. Reviewed by Melissa Chomintra.

Kevin M. Gannon. Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2020. 166p. Paper, $19.99 (ISBN 978-1-9491-9951-2). Reviewed by Shanti Freundlich.

Melissa N. Mallon. Partners in Teaching and Learning: Coordinating a Successful Academic Library Instruction Program. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2020. 162p. Paper, $37.00 (ISBN 978-1-5381-1884-9). Reviewed by Natasha Jenkins.

Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. Martin Paul Eve and Jonathan Gray, eds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020. 472p. Paper, $30.00 (ISBN 978-0-2625-3624-0). Reviewed by Joshua Neds-Fox.

Katie Hindmarch-Watson. Serving a Wired World: London’s Telecommunications Workers and the Making of an Information Capital. Oakland: University of California Press, 2020. 288p. Hardcover, $29.95 (ISBN 978-0-5203-4473-0). Reviewed by Shannon K. Supple.

Meggan Press. Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2020. 158p. Paper, $44.00 (ISBN 978-0-8389-4840-8). Reviewed by Max Thorn.

Dean Spade. Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity during This Crisis (and the Next). London: Verso, 2020. 128p. Paper, $14.95 (ISBN 978-1-8397-6212-3). Reviewed by Amy Wickner.