C&RL News – October 2023

The October 2023 issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) is now freely available online both as a full issue PDF and as individual articles.

C&RL News moved to an online-only publishing model beginning with the January 2022 issue.

C&RL News Seeks Cover Art

C&RL News is looking for images from library collections to feature on upcoming covers. If you have items in your collections that you think would make attractive C&RL News covers, we would love to see them. To submit images (or image collections), send URLs for web-based images or images directly as attachments to David Free at dfree@ala.org. Please include a brief description of the item and your collection. Images selected to appear as C&RL News covers will require a high-resolution electronic image (300 dpi or higher) to be submitted prior to the publication date. Complete guidelines for the submission of cover illustrations are available on the C&RL News website.


Steven J. Bell. “We’re all about openness: Except when it comes to our workspaces.”

Ben Hockenberry, Mia Breitkopf, and Christina Hillman. “Jumpstart: Project management techniques to finally finish a LibGuides update.”

Jennifer Bidwell and Brinna Pam Anan. “Advancing professional skills in undergraduate students: Faculty-student mentorship.”

Megan E. Welsh, Courtney McDonald, and Jennifer E. Knievel. “Cooking up something great: A recipe for academic library CV content and structure.”

ACRL Board of Directors’ actions: Highlights of the Board’s 2023 ALA Annual Conference meetings.”

Perspectives on the Framework
Amy B. James and Ellen Hampton Filgo. “Where does ChatGPT fit into the Framework for Information Literacy?: The possibilities and problems of AI in library instruction.”

Scholarly Communication
Danny Kingsley. “Can generative AI facilitate the research process?: It’s complicated.”

The Way I See It
Ann Kardos. “Using art to talk and think about metadata: An experiment.”


David Free. “News from the Field.”

Joni R. Roberts and Carol A. Drost. “Internet Reviews.”

David Free. “Grants and Acquisitions.”

David Free. “People in the News.”