Despite challenges, MLIS students publish Vol 4 of ELIP

September 2021

Volume 4 Cover of ELIP

The Journal

The 2020/2021 academic year was less than ideal for university students across Canada, but despite the challenges, Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) students worked together remotely to publish Volume 4 of the student-managed journal Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP).

Subject matter this cycle addresses some of the most pressing issues in library science today related to accessibility, equality and representation, privacy and ethics, technology, the impact of the pandemic, and more.

The process

ELIP is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by the FIMS Graduate Library. Each year, students enrolled in FIMS' MLIS program are eligible to volunteer or submit work for review and publication in categories including academic articles, For the Field, In the Field, interviews and reviews.

While volunteers come from across the student body, MLIS students enrolled in LIS 9376 - Special Topic: Scholarly Communications and Open Access play a particularly important role. Developed and taught by Melissa Seelye, the class takes on many of the tasks associated with publication such as peer review, copying editing and fact checking.

MLIS student Aarushi Mohan served as the Managing Editor for the latest issue and was tasked with pulling together the publication while everyone involved was working remotely from home. The team of students and advisors adopted new ways of doing things and pushed through for a July 2021 release. Aarushi Mohan recently answered some questions about the journal process, and the impact that COVID-19 had on production.


Hear more from ELIP Managing Editor Aarushi Mohan

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Why was creating an Open Access journal important?


To view current and previous volumes visit the ELIP website.