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Editorial Board


  • Katina Strauch (College of Charleston)

Editor: ATG News Channel

  • Tom Gilson (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)
  • Leah Hinds (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)

Associate Editors:

  • Cris Ferguson (Murray State)
  • Tom Gilson (College of Charleston)
  • John Riley (Consultant)

Research Editors:

  • Judy Luther (Informed Strategies)

Assistants to the Editor:

  • Ileana Strauch
  • Toni Nix (Just Right Group, LLC)

Editor At Large:

  • Dennis Brunning (Arizona State University)

Contributing Editors:

  • Glenda Alvin (Tennessee State University)
  • Rick Anderson (University of Utah)
  • Sever Bordeianu (U. of New Mexico)
  • Todd Carpenter (NISO)
  • Eleanor Cook (East Carolina University)
  • Anne Doherty (Choice)
  • Ruth Fischer (SCS / OCLC)
  • Michelle Flinchbaugh (U. of MD Baltimore County)
  • Joyce Dixon-Fyle (DePauw University)
  • Laura Gasaway (Retired, UNC, Chapel Hill)
  • Regina Gong (Lansing Community College)
  • Chuck Hamaker (UNC, Charlotte)
  • William M. Hannay (Schiff, Hardin & Waite)
  • Mark Herring (Winthrop University)
  • Bob Holley (Retired, Wayne State University)
  • Donna Jacobs (MUSC)
  • Lindsay Wertman (IGI Global)
  • Ramune Kubilius (Northwestern University)
  • Myer Kutz (Myer Kutz Associates, Inc.)
  • Tom Leonhardt
  • Rick Lugg (SCS / OCLC)
  • Jack Montgomery (Western Kentucky University)
  • Bob Nardini (ProQuest)
  • Jim O’Donnell (Arizona State University)
  • Ann Okerson (Center for Research Libraries)
  • Rita Ricketts (Blackwell’s)
  • Jared Seay (College of Charleston)

ATG Proofreader:

  • Rebecca Saunders (College of Charleston)


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  • Bruce Strauch

Send correspondence, press releases, etc., to:

Katina Strauch, Editor, Against the Grain, LLC,
Post Office Box 799, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482.  phone: 843-723-3536, cell: 843-509-2848.  <kstrauch@comcast.net>

Against the Grain is indexed in Library Literature, LISA, Ingenta, and The Informed Librarian.

Authors’ opinions are to be regarded as their own. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. This issue was produced on an iMac using Microsoft Word, and Adobe CS6 Premium software under Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Against the Grain is copyright ©2018 by Katina Strauch



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