By: J.D. Ross
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Dr. Ruth Small, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) has been named co-editor of the American Association of School Librarians’ peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR).

Small will share editing duties with Dr. Mega Subramaniam an assistant professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

School Library Research is a first-choice journal for research in the school library arena,” says Gail Dickinson, president of the American Association of School Librarians. “SLR has the ability to immediately inform both scholars and practitioners on the latest developments in learning and libraries. With the appointment of Dr. Small and Dr. Subramaniam, we ensure our prestigious position in the rigorous and competitive world of scholarly peer-reviewed journals.”

The American Association of School Librarians is a division of the American Library Association, and promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening overall education programs.

At Syracuse, Small is a founding director of the Center for Digital Literacy, an interdisciplinary, collaborative research and development center partnering the iSchool, School of Education, and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, to understand the impact of information, technology and media literacies on children and adults and the impact of these literacies on people, organizations, and society.