Library Trends "Seventieth Anniversary Celebration" now available

Library Trends 71

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the publication of Library Trends 71 (2). This issue, "Seventieth Anniversary Celebration Issue of Library Trends: Influence, Reach, Visibility, and Engagement," reflects the international contributions the journal has made to the field of library and information science (LIS). It is edited by Clara M. Chu and Jaya Raju, who recently concluded a three-year term as coeditors-in-chief of the journal.

The issue targets LIS trends in major regions of the world, highlighting current challenges and future directions. This emphasis results in a rich diversity of articles addressing library trends and professional librarianship. The table of contents includes:

  • "Editorial: Seventy Years of Library Trends and Beyond: Influencing Diversity, Technology Use, and Interdisciplinarity," by Clara M. Chu and Jaya Raju
  • "Research Impact Assessment in Africa and the Evolving Role of Academic Libraries," by Andiswa Mfengu and Jaya Raju
  • "Trends of LIS Education and Practice in Asia and Oceania: A Bibliometric Analysis," by Ahmad Fuzi Md Ajis and Sohaimi Zak Aria
  • "Trends in Latin America: Libraries' Challenges Magnified by the COVID-19 Pandemic," by Ana María Talavera-Ibarra
  • "The Path Taken and the Promising Road: Libraries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)," by Amal Wagih H. Mostafa and Abdallah H. Metwally
  • "Public Libraries: Current and Future Trends with Reflections over Seventy Years," by Loriene Roy and Rea N. Simons
  • "International Contexts and U.S. Trends in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility In Libraries," by Anita S. Coleman
  • "The Library in the Life of the Community: Twenty Years of OCLC Research," by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Brooke Doyle, Ixchel M. Faniel, and Brian Lavoie
  • "A Statistical Essay on Diversity in the Library Professions Compared to Other Occupations in the United States," by Olha Buchel and Anita S. Coleman

Library Trends is an essential tool for professional librarians and educators alike. Each issue explores critical trends in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the School of Information Sciences 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 Urbana-Champaign. Subscriptions to current issues are available both online and in print.

Please send ideas, inquiries, or issue proposals via email to Melissa Wong, editor-in-chief, at

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