Author Archives: Joe Kraus

New website, new volume, new issue

The journal is transitioning to a new look and feel.  The new journal home is at:

The new table of contents for Volume 8, Issue 1 (2016) is:


The new issue is ready – Volume 7, Issue 3

Vol 7, No. 3 (2015): Volume 7, Issue 3

Table of Contents


The Seven Year Ache PDF

Ivan Gaetz


Scholarly Articles

Cohort-Based Technology Training: A Collaboration with Faculty Grounded in Diffusion of Innovation and Faculty Learning Community Theories Abstract PDF

Gretel Stock-Kupperman

Cross Collaboration: Librarians Stepping out of the Box to Serve Students Abstract PDF

Denelle Eads, Rebecca Freeman, Valerie Freeman

Does Virtual Communication Equal Virtual Collaboration? The Influence of Technology on Job Satisfaction and Collaboration Abstract PDF

Kathy Butler, Michael Perini


From the Field

Collaborative Cataloging Pilot Project Abstract PDF

Jamey Harris, Marilou Hinchcliff

Finding Joy in Our Profession: John F. Helmer on Library Consortia Abstract PDF

John F. Helmer, Valerie Horton


Viewpoints: Technology Matters

Liberated from the Circulation Desk – Now What? PDF

Lori Bowen Ayre


Two articles in the July issue of College & Research Libraries

Here are two relevant articles that were recently published in College & Research Libraries.

Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance” by Char Booth, M. Sara Lowe, Natalie Tagge, and Sean M. Stone.

Organizational Learning for Library Enhancements: A Collaborative, Research-Driven Analysis of Academic Department Needs” by Jeffery L. Loo and Elizabeth A. Dupuis.

Nice issue on consortia, great start to Volume 7

Vol 7, No. 1 (2015): Volume 7, Issue 1

Table of Contents


Special Issue on Consortia


Valerie Horton


Bottling the “Collaboration Thing”


George Needham


Scholarly Articles

Communication in Library Consortia

Abstract PDF

Matt Lee, Valerie Horton


From the Field

Occam’s Reader: The First Library-Developed Ebook Interlibrary Loan Ststem

Abstract PDF

Ryan Litsey, Kenney Ketner


Home Grown Ebooks: North Carolina’s Collaborative Ebook Pilot Project

Abstract PDF

Jill Morris


Promoting Innovation: The WiLS Model

Abstract PDF

Andrea Coffin, Stefanie Morrill


Tom Sanville in Conversation

Abstract PDF

Kathy Perry, Tom Sanville


Viewpoints: Consortial Conversations

Consortial Ebook Platforms: An Update and Good News


Gregory Pronevitz


Viewpoints: Technology Matters

The Holy Grail of Library Automation: The Shared Library System


Lori Bowen Ayre



Review of Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability


Anne Slaughter


Volume 6, Issue 4 is published

Here is the table of contents for the last issue of Volume 6.  There are some good articles and reviews in this issue.

Table of Contents


Library Innovation and Collaborative Librarianship PDF

Ivan Gaetz


Scholarly Articles

From an Autonomous to a Collaborative Website Redesign Process: the University of Denver Libraries Experience Abstract PDF

Shea-Tinn Yeh, Christopher C. Brown

Published Librarian Research, 2008 through 2012: Analyses and Perspectives Abstract PDF

Selenay Aytac, Bruce Slutsky


From the Field

The Pivot: Phase 2 of 2CUL Technical Services Integration Abstract PDF

Kate Harcourt, Jim LeBlanc

Building Capacity of Librarians for Knowledge and Skill Development: A Case Study of Nine Institutions of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) Abstract PDF

Oluwaseun Ireti Obasola, Ayo John Alonge, John Eyers, Benedict Oladele


Viewpoints: Technology Matters

MARC isn’t Dying Fast Enough PDF

Lori Bowen Ayre



Review of The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and Influencing Stakeholders PDF

Courtney Fuson

Review of The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook PDF

Megan E. Welsh


From the January 2015 issue of C&RL News

This is a good article from the January 2015 issue of the C&RL News.

One-to-one instruction: Two perspectives – by Ellen Bahr and Chandler Harriss.

In this article, we share a description and analysis of a project undertaken as part of an introductory-level mass communication class at Alfred University (AU). The project involved a semester-long collaboration between a librarian and a faculty member. The project was founded by a desire to give students an integrative experience, meaning an experience that connects the classroom with external campus resources (i.e., the library). We will present the experience from two perspectives, that of the librarian and that of the faculty.

A new issue is ready – Volume 6, Issue 3

Here is the table of contents for the new issue.

Editorial Introduction
Redefinitions and the Growing Importance of Library Collaboration PDF
Ivan Gaetz 102-103
 Scholarly Articles
The Sound of the Crowd: Using Social Media to Develop Best Practices for Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries Abstract PDF
Jill Emery, Graham Stone 104-111
Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging Short-Term Partnerships to Advance Academic Library Outreach Goals Abstract PDF
Erin E. Meyer 112-120
 From the Field
Collaboration as a Key Component of Library Servce: A Presidential Perspective Abstract PDF
Courtney Young 121-123
The Blended Desk and its Consequences on Collaboration Abstract PDF
Christopher Magee, Michael Perini 124-129
 Viewpoints: Technology Matters
Top Trends and Libraries – 2015 is our Year PDF
Lori Bowen Ayre 130-131
Review of “Using Social Media to Promote International Collaboration” PDF
Alison Hicks 132-133