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View the March 2022 Issue of ITAL

View the March 2022 Issue of ITAL

The March 2022 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) was published on March 21. Our first issue of 2022 brings the welcome appointment of Marisha C. Kelly as Assistant Editor for the journal. Marisha is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Northcentral University, where her job duties include planning, developing, integrating, implementing, and maintaining digital systems and services.

Contributing to the Journal

We invite all readers to contribute to the journal. There are two opportunities to help ITAL further the scholarly record for library technology:

  1. Submit an article for publication. Our Call for Submissions outlines the topics and process for submitting an article for review. If you have questions or wish to bounce ideas off the editor and assistant editor, please contact either of us at the email addresses below.
  2. Join the Editorial Board. ITAL’s Editorial Board has vacancies for the 2022-2024 fiscal years. Being part of the Editorial Board is an exciting way for members of Core to contribute to the profession and engage with colleagues across all types of organizations in examining the role of technology in libraries, archives, and museums. We are especially interested in applications from those in underrepresented groups and identities and encourage all interested individuals to apply. Please see the full call for nominations for more information and details on how to apply.
  3. For those of you who work in public libraries and have something technology-related that could benefit ITAL’s readership, propose a “Public Libraries Leading the Way” column! Submit your idea through the brief three-question form

If you have questions or want to learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact either ITAL’s editor (Ken Varnum, or Assistant Editor (Marisha Kelly,

In This Issue

In the final thought-provoking Editorial Board Thoughts column (“Policy Before Technology—Don’t Outkick the Coverage”) of his term, Brady Lund writes about the risks of adopting new technologies before thinking through the possible policy and practical implications of offering it. 

We hope you will also find the peer-reviewed content in this issue equally valuable: