It’s kind of like having a mentor or a supervisor

This post is the third and final in a series telling Debbie’s story. The first part, Clear about process, discusses two of Debbie’s recent experiences submitting journal articles. The second part, It has to be about the material, delves further in depth into Debbie’s thoughts about why we peer review. In this third and finalContinue reading “It’s kind of like having a mentor or a supervisor”

It has to be about the material and whether it’s furthering the conversation

This is the second in a series of three presenting Debbie’s story. In the first part, Debbie shared her experiences submitting to a Canadian journal and one international in scope. Both of her experiences were positive, and she felt that the communication and transparency of the journal systems were a part of that. In thisContinue reading “It has to be about the material and whether it’s furthering the conversation”

Clear about process. I think that’s the most important thing.

This is the first in a series of Debbie Schachter’s story. At the time of this interview, in August 2020, Debbie was the University Librarian at a small teaching university in North Vancouver, BC. Debbie has had a wide range of experience in libraries and beyond, including in the news media and social services. HerContinue reading “Clear about process. I think that’s the most important thing.”

Identities in Peer Review: #peerreviewweek21

It’s been quiet around here for summer while I took two months off to drive around the country to visit friends and family I had not seen in years because of the pandemic. But I’m back at it and have plenty more stories to share with you. But before then, ACRL is hosting a webcastContinue reading “Identities in Peer Review: #peerreviewweek21”

In Print! Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry

It is with excitement and a joyful anxiety that I break our regular programming to share this news: Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry is now available for purchase in the ALA Store! (It’s also an OA book, downloadable here.) This book project is what prompted me to continue to gather andContinue reading “In Print! Stories of Open: Opening peer review through narrative inquiry”

…but it’s this false community conversation then…

This is the third in a series of three posts that comprise Hannah Gascho Rempel’s story. In her first story part, When you look at a body of literature…, Hannah discussed her recent ties to scholarly publishing, investigating its history, as well as her experiences as a journal editor. In her second story part, TheContinue reading “…but it’s this false community conversation then…”

The system was meant for me

This post is the second in a series of three comprising Hannah Gascho Rempel’s story. The first post, When you look at a body of literature…, discussed some of Hannah’s current involvement and curiosities about scholarly publishing, stemming from the history of scholarly publishing, to her experiences as an editor. In this second story part,Continue reading “The system was meant for me”

When you look at a body of literature as scholarly literature for the past hundred years it becomes really interesting

This is the first of three parts of a conversation with with Hannah Gascho Rempel, Professor and Science Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries. Hannah came to librarianship as a second career, and has been a librarian for about 15 years. Her first was in the plant sciences, in horticulture. Her training in science affordedContinue reading “When you look at a body of literature as scholarly literature for the past hundred years it becomes really interesting”

Quality Check or Mentorship?

Today’s post is the third of three in a series from Laura Saunders, a professor of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. The first part of her story, Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process, unpacked her approach to teaching peer review in the classroom. In theContinue reading “Quality Check or Mentorship?”

Over time I just learned how to give better feedback in general

Today’s post is the second in a series of three parts that comprise Laura’s story. The first part, Just trying to get them to think about the nitty gritty of the process, unpacked her approach to teaching peer review in the classroom. The portion of our conversation shared in this post discusses Laura’s experiences asContinue reading “Over time I just learned how to give better feedback in general”