College & Research Libraries – September 2022

The September 2022 special issue of College & Research Libraries  focusing on one-shot instruction is now freely available online both as a full issue PDF and as individual articles.

Join the C&RL Editorial Board on October 21 and November 16 for conversations with article authors who will discuss their articles, respond to questions, and engage with participants. Visit the journal Events page for more details.

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.


Nicole Pagowsky. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Critique as Care: Disrupting Narratives of the One-Shot Instruction Model.”

Annie Pho, Salma Abumeeiz, Kristina Vela Bisbee, Nisha Mody, Renee Romero, Wynn Tranfield, and Doug Worsham. “You Only Get One Shot: Critically Exploring and Reimagining the One-Shot Instruction Model.”

Dani Brecher Cook. “Is the Library One-Shot Effective? A Meta-Analytic Study.”

Sofia Leung. “The Futility of Information Literacy & EDI: Toward What?

Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale. “Information Literacy, Diversity, and One-Shot ‘Pedagogies of the Practical’.”

Zoe Bastone and Kristina Clement. “Serving Everyone or Serving No One? Examining the Faux-Equity of the One-Shot.”

Yi Ding. “Feminized Flexibility, One-Shot, and Library Professionalism: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby. “The Power of Presence: One-Shots, Relational Teaching, and Instruction Librarianship.”

Lalitha Nataraj and April Ibarra Siqueiros. “‘Slow Your Roll’: Making Time for Reflection and Diverse Epistemic Practices in Library Instruction.”

Nora Almeida. “Library Tautology: A Reenactment of the One-Shot.”

Urszula Lechtenberg and Carrie Donovan. “Undoing Our Instructional Past: Envisioning New Models for Information Literacy.”

Sajni Lacey. “Racial Imposter Syndrome, White Presenting, and Burnout in the One-Shot Classroom.”

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango and Monideepa Becerra. “The Critical Information Literacy Leadership Institute as Alternative to the One-Shot: Q & A with a Faculty Partner.”

Colleen Hoelscher. “One-Shots in Special Collections and Archives: Moving from Gatekeeper to Guide.”

Michele Santamaria and Jessica Schomberg. “It Doesn’t Matter How Many ‘Doses’: One-Shots Aren’t Cures.”

Book Reviews

Fotini Iconomopoulos. Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2021. 332p. Paper, $22.99 (ISBN: 978-1443459525). Reviewed by Kathleen Berry.

Ellen Hampton Filgo and Sha Towers. Liaison Engagement Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 158p. Paper, $65.00 (ISBN: 978-1-5381-4463-3). LC Z682.4.L44 F57. Reviewed by Andrew Chae.

Shannon Mattern. A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021. 200p. Paperback, $19.95 (ISBN: 9780691208053). Reviewed by Scarlet Galvan.

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann. Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2021. 216p. Paper, $29.95 (ISBN: 9781978822429). Reviewed by Alex Gil.

Libraries and Sustainability: Programs and Practices for Community Impact. René Tanner, Adrian K. Ho, Monika Antonelli, and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, eds. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2021. 176p. Paper, $49.99 (ISBN: 9780838937945). Reviewed by Lindsey Jackson.

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities. Mohamed Taher, ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2022. 565p. $295.00 (ISBN: 978-1799883630). Reviewed by Kaia MacLeod.

Metaliteracy in a Connected World: Developing Learners as Producers. Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson, eds. Chicago, IL: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2022. 232p. $64.99 (ISBN: 978-0-8389-4944-3). Reviewed by Cal Murgu.

Thomas S. Mullaney and Christopher Rea. Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2022. 216p. Paper, $17.43 (ISBN: 978-0226817446). Reviewed by Darren Sweeper.

Writings on Media: History of the Present. Stuart Hall and Charlotte Brunsdon, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021. 352p. Paper, $28.95 (ISBN: 978-1-4780-1471-3). Reviewed by Max Wiggins.