New/Recent Articles

Recovering tarnished 19th-century images,” College & Research Library News, Vol. 79 no. 9 (2018)
Gary Pattillo

Digital curation: the development of a discipline within information science,” Journal of Documentation, Vol. 74 Issue: 6
Sarah Higgins

Images of women in sport and physical education part 2: Building and integrating a digital exhibit site into the classroom,” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
Volume 30, 2018 – Issue 2
Brenda L. Meese & Julia Chance Gustafson

Personal archives and the writing of history in Brazil: a critical balance,” Brazilian Journal of History vol.38 no.78
Paulo Teixeira Iumatti, Thiago Lima Nicodemo

Informal Archives: Historical Narratives and the Preservation of Paper in India’s Urban Slums,” Studies in Comparative International Development, September 2018, Volume 53, Issue 3
Adam Michael Auerbach

Towards a Model for the Evaluation and Planning of the Development of Education for Library, Archive and Information Services,” Library and Information Research Vol 42, No 126 (2018)
Ian Martin Johnson

Special Collections: What Are They and How Do We Build Them?International Journal of Legal Information Volume 46, Issue 2 July 2018
Vanessa King

Teaching the Future of Technology in the History Classroom: A Case Study,” World Futures Review Volume: 10 issue: 4
David J. Staley

Bodies of Evidence: Understanding the Transformation of Collections from Individuals to Institutions,” Library Trends Volume 66, Number 4, Spring 2018
Liana H. Zhou

The power of agentic women and SOURCES,” Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 13 Issue: 2
Scott M. Waring

Lifting the Veil: Digitizing Black Archives at Tuskegee University,” The Public Historian Vol. 40 No. 3, August 2018
Dana R. Chandler

Building a Home for the Past: Archives and the Geography of American Jewish History,” American Jewish History Volume 102, Number 3, July 2018
Jason Lustig

Archiving the IAWS Journey: From Six Steel Cupboards to Oral Narratives—Organising, Digitising, Documenting,” Indian Journal of Gender Studies Volume: 25 issue: 3
Sumi Krishna

Special Issue on Archives: disClosure

disClosure: A Journal of Social History, Volume 27
(open access)

Editors’ Preface and Acknowledgements
Sophonie Bazile, Christine Woodward, and Zachary Griffith

A Word about the Cover Art
Sophonie Bazile, Christine Woodward, and Zachary Griffith

Place, Memory, and Archive: An Interview with Karen Till
Emily Kaufman and Christine Woodward

Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Archives: An Interview with Kim Christen
Leslie Davis, Zachary Griffith, and Jacob Neely

Categories as Archives: From Silence to Social Justice: An Interview with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Sophonie Bazile, Juan Fernandez-Cantero, and Jess Linz

Images, Silences, and the Archival Record: An Interview with Michelle Caswell
Harrison Cole and Zachary Griffith

Three Poems
Wendy Burk, Julie Swarstad Johnson, and Sarah Kortemeier

To Un-Become: Between Historic Reminder and Hallucination, Geographical Document and Childhood Memory, Collective Tragedy and Personal Healing
Saša Rajšić

Taylor Diken

Gonna die (poem)
Wes Grooms

Jessy Randall and Briget Heidmous

The Meadow and the Archive
Kris Bronstad

Subjectivity and Methodology in the Arch‘I’ve
Elizabeth J. Vincelette

Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
Alex Hanson, Stephanie Jones, Thomas Passwater, and Noah Wilson

The Death of Professor Jones: Ghosts and Memory in a Small University Archives
Erin Dix

Queering the Archive: Transforming the Archival Process
Lizeth Zepeda

Queer Lives in Archives: Intelligibility and Forms of Memory
Gina Watts

Togetherness with the Past: Literary Pedagogy and the Digital Archive
Madeline B. Gangnes

People of the Stacks: ‘The Archivist’ Character in Fiction
Sharon Wolff

A Reckless Verisimilitude: The Archive in James Ellroy’s Fiction
Bradley J. Wiles

Book Review: Cruising the Library by Melissa Adler (2017)
Kathryn McClain and Jennifer Murray

SAA Author Wins Award

Alex Poole Receives Award for Article in American Archivist 
Alex Poole, assistant professor at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics, received the 2018 Bob Williams History Fund Research Paper Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology for his article, “Harold T. Pinkett and the Lonely Crusade of African American Archivists in the Twentieth Century,” which appeared in American Archivist Vol. 80.2. Of the article, the jury said, “Poole’s fascinating and well-researched account of the role of African Americans in the development of archives in the United States addresses a much-neglected topic of diverse contributions to archival theory and practice.” Read the award-winning article here

SAA Bookstore: New Epubs Available

7 New Epubs Available in the SAA Bookstore
Prefer digital to print? Now you can read SAA’s latest releases in epub and PDF formats! Putting Descriptive Standards to Work, edited by Kris Kiesling and Christopher J. Prom, is the most recent book in the Trends in Archives Practice series. Buy the entire volume (epub PDF) or purchase Modules 17–20 individually:

  • MODULE 17: Implementing DACS: A Guide to the Archival Content Standard by Cory Nimer (epub PDF);
  • MODULE 18: Using EAD by Kelcy Shepherd (epub | PDF);
  • MODULE 19: Introducing EAC-CPF by Katherine M. Wisser (epub PDF);
  • MODULE 20: Sharing Archival Metadata by Aaron Rubinstein (epub PDF).

Also available is Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists by Anthony Cocciolo (epub PDF) as well as Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, edited by Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt and Peter J. Wosh (epub PDF).

New Issue: RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage

Vol 19, No 2 (2018)

Editor’s Note

Richard Saunders. “Editor’s Note.”

Research Articles

Cyndi Shein, Hannah E. Robinson, and Hana Gutierrez. “Agility in the Archives: Translating Agile Methods to Archival Project Management.”

Michael L. Taylor. “Special Collections Exhibitions: How They Pay Dividends for Your Library.”

Ryan Prendergast and Kristen Totleben. “Course Design, Images, and the Class-Curated Exhibit.”

Book Reviews

Amy Hildreth Chen. The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers. J. Kevin Graffagnino, Terese M. Austin, Jayne Ptolemy, and Brian Leigh Dunnigan, eds

Jillian Sparks. Debbie Lee and Kathryn Newfont. The Land Speaks: New Voices at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History.

Michelle Urberg. Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives by Aaron D. Purcell. Developing Digital Scholarship, Alison MacKenzie and Lindsey Martin, eds.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants

This call does not specify archives and is geared towards libraries, but there may be potential crossover.


Call for Chapter Proposals:
Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants

Book Editor: Ana Ndumu
Publisher: Library Juice Press
Series: Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS
Series Editors: Annie Pho and Rose L. Chou

Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants is a response to the need for discourse on how the LIS field, particularly in North America, is shaped by longstanding ideologies on nativity, race, ethnicity, language, class, and “belonging.” The goal is to probe concrete aspects of the LIS field (e.g., workforce, programs, facilities, resources, education and publications) and shed light on ethnocentric and essentialist frameworks. Here, an immigrant is defined as a person who permanently lives in but was born outside of the U.S. or Canada and respective territories. An immigrant is either a refugee, asylee, legal permanent resident, naturalized citizen or undocumented person. Please consult the editor about ideas involving international students.

Works should critically examine the role of immigration policy along with sociocultural paradigms in the library-immigrant relationship. Prospective authors are encouraged to refer to Mignolo & Walsh’s1 On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis along with Caidi, Allard, and Quirke’s2 Information practices of immigrants to develop their contributions.

Below is a sample, not exhaustive, list of topics:
• libraries and the promotion of assimilation or westernization
• linkages between libraries and colonialism and/or imperialism
• the role of libraries and information in mass migration and globalization
• immigrant self-determination versus structural inequality
• immigrant pre-migration information behavior
• immigrant contributions to information innovations (e.g., Silicon Valley, H-1B visa)
• presumptions of immigrant information incompetence and/or digital divides
• libraries and model minority narratives
• libraries and liberation rhetoric in the immigrant context
• libraries in sanctuary cities/states
• libraries in immigration detention centers
• libraries, privacy and the USA PATRIOT Act
• library services to specific immigrant groups (i.e., DACA recipients, TPS holders, religious minorities, forcefully displaced groups)
• nativism, populism, or xenophobia in libraries
• historical aspects of library services to immigrants
• gaps in immigrant information behavior research
• immigrants in the LIS workforce

Invited authors will complete 3,000 to 6,000 word chapters. LIS affiliates (LIS professionals, paraprofessionals, students and faculty) in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to propose chapters. Chapters may be conceptual or empirical, exploratory or explanatory. All research methods are welcome. Case studies and literature reviews must draw from both migration/population studies and LIS literature. No previously submitted or published material.

Please email a 300-500 word proposal to Ana Ndumu at by December 15, 2018. Proposals should include:
• Anticipated title
• Chapter rationale
• Brief outline
• Author(s) bio(s)

About Library Juice Press:
Library Juice Press, an imprint of Litwin Books, LLC, specializes in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science. Topics include library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and in general anything that can be placed under the rubric of “critical studies in librarianship.”

About the Series:
The Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS series collects and publishes works from theoretical, practical and personal perspectives that critically engage issues of race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and equity in library and information science (LIS). Works published in this series include:
Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS, edited by Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho
Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science, edited by Gina Schlesselman-Tarango
Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom, edited by Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney

About the Editor:
Ana Ndumu is a researcher at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park’s College of Information. She earned a Ph.D. in Information at Florida State University´s School of Information and explores the intersection of libraries, information and demography. She has completed studies on Black immigrants’ ICT device and Internet access; Black immigrants’ information behavior and experiences with information overload; the development of a scale for measuring and examining information overload as immigrant acculturative stress; and critical discourse analysis on LIS literature involving immigrants. Ana is a UMD President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Digital Library Federation (DLF) Futures Fellow.

1. Mignolo, Walter, and Catherine E Walsh. On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, and Praxis. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018.
2. Caidi, Nadia, Danielle Allard, and Lisa Quirke. “Information practices of immigrants.” Annual review of information science and technology 44, no. 1 (2010): 491-531.

Editorial Opportunities

dh+lib is looking for four new editors to join our editorial team:

Technical Editor
The Technical Editor will be responsible for maintaining the dh+lib website (which currently runs on WordPress and is hosted by ACRL) and working with ACRL to manage any problems that might arise. The person in this position would also take the lead assessing the current platform to ensure that it best meets our needs. Candidates should be able to commit 3-5 hours/week; have experience working with WordPress and WordPress plugins, ideally with PressForward; and have a strong interest in digital publishing.

Outreach Editor
The Outreach Editor will be responsible for maintaining relationships with professional organizations related to the mission of dh+lib, including the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section and the Association of Digital Humanities Organizations, and initiating new relationships that can help dh+lib reach out to new communities and help us grow. This editor would also have the opportunity to manage the dh+lib  Twitter account. Candidates should be able to commit 3-5 hours/week; be a member of an organization related to the mission of dh+lib (such as ACRL or ADHO); and have a strong interest in digital publishing.

As both of the above editorial positions are new, the people in these positions would help define their roles. Additionally, all members of the editorial team help with article submissions and would be involved with other content decisions.

Review Editor (2 positions)
Review editors take an active role in shaping the content that appears in the dh+lib Review, as well as contributing to strategic discussions about our workflows and future directions for the publication. Responsibilities of this role include working on rotation to either manage the week’s production effort (selecting items from nominated content, authoring/publishing posts) or provide editorial support suggestions on another editor’s week. Due to our editorial calendar, most of this activity takes place on Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings, and Review editors often collaborate informally and have infrequent editorial meetings throughout each semester.

Each editorial appointment will be for a term of two years with options for renewal.

Candidates should submit a letter expressing their interest and their qualifications to by November 7 for consideration.