C&RL News – March 2020

The March 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online.

Sustainability is an ongoing concern for many academic and research libraries. In this issue’s International Insights column, Madeleine Charney and Petra Hauke provide academic library perspectives on “Global action on the urgency of climate change.”

While the winter/spring terms are just hitting full stride, it’s never too early to start planning for future outreach events. At Stephen F. Austin State University, librarians worked with instructors in the Forestry program to help create a learning community and introduce students to the library. Erica Lopez and Tina Oswald write about the project in their article “Taking root.”

Outreach across campus is the focus of the University of California-Irvine Libraries low-cost video program. Learn more about the exploits of Peter the Anteater in “He’s ready for his closeup.”

Finals can often be a stressful time for both students and library workers. Angeline Prichard and Susan Brazer discuss how the Salisbury State University Libraries worked to add a little fun, stress release, and outreach on their campus in their article “Finding the Finals Fairy.”

In this month’s Scholarly Communication column, Charlotte Roh and Vanessa Gabler examine a variety of case studies focusing on “Systematic barriers and allyship in library publishing.”

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including a look at using “Critical appraisal” to teach information literacy skills to STEM students, Internet Resources on “Instructional design” by Laura A. Sheets, and responses from the candidates for ALA vice-president/president-elect to questions from the ACRL Board of Directors, along with a list of ACRL members running for ALA Council in the upcoming election.