C&RL News – November 2015

The November 2015 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online.

C&RL News - November 2015With the celebration of Open Access Week last month, developing policies and promoting participation in producing open content is on the minds of many librarians. But sometimes momentum towards open comes from areas on campus other than the library. Gennie Gebhart and Juliya Ziskina discuss “Students as leaders in open access advocacy” in this month’s Scholarly Communication column.

Many academic libraries provide support for education and teacher development programs through collections and services. In their article “Toad and Frog make friends,” Bernadette A. Lear and Karla M. Schmit of Penn State University discuss their efforts in collaborative collection development to provide a wider range of resources for education students.

Mara L. Houdyshell and Coleen Meyers-Martin applied a road show model to promote the curriculum materials center at California State University-Northridge. They write about their program in the article “Just give us 10 minutes!

Providing access to information through collection development is also the focus of Sharon Holderman’s article on cultivating relationships with faculty through “Formalizing the academic library subscription request process.” In this issue’s The Way I See It essay, John H. Bales discusses “Making all the right moves for liaison engagement.

At Belmont University, librarians collaborate across campus boundaries by acting as advisors for undeclared students. Judy Williams and Claire Wiley discuss their participation in the program in their article “Academic advising.

This fall, ACRL launched a new version of the association’s annual statistics collection device. Georgie Donovan and Teresa A. Fishel provide an overview of the changes in “Introducing the new ACRL Trends and Statistics Survey.

Make sure to check out the other features and departments this month, including Internet Resources on endangered languages by Colin Chappell and a look at the November issue of our online-only scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries.