Library Trends, GSLIS’s scholarly publication edited by Professor Alistair Black, issued a two-part special issue in 2014-2015 commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. “Libraries in a Post-Communist World: A Quarter of a Century of Development in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia,” was published as issues two and four of Volume 63 and guest edited by Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University and former chair of the Library History Special Interest Group of the International Federation of Library Associations.
The Johns Hopkins University Press, which publishes Library Trends for GSLIS, has produced a two-part podcast highlighting the special issue. In part one, Anghelescu discusses the challenges of locating and working with librarians native to the twenty-two Eastern bloc countries. The second part focuses on the challenges faced by those librarians over the past two and a half decades.
Library Trends explores critical trends in professional librarianship, including practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for GSLIS by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Back issues (1952 through two years prior to the current issue) are available online through IDEALS, the digital repository for scholarly works produced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.