Authors: Anne Gilliland (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) , Rebekah Kati (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) , Jennifer Solomon (Ubiquity Press) , Luqman Hayes (Auckland University of Technology) , Emma Molls (University of Minnesota) , Dave S Ghamandi (University of Virginia) , Camille Thomas (Texas Tech University) , Maria Bonn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Will Cross (North Carolina State University) , David W Lewis (IUPUI) , Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven) , Christine Fruin (American Theological Library Association) , DeDe Dawson (University of Saskatchewan) , Danny Kingsley (University of Cambridge)
Many of us were hired to work toward systems where knowledge is open, equitable, transparent, and diverse. At the same time, our hiring institutions can be ambivalent about change, and we ourselves sometimes fall short of the ideals we espouse. One antidote for burnout and disillusionment is to build a durable, continuing community that can survive and do good work despite setbacks and failures. As JLSC editors, the three of us—Anne, Jennifer, and Rebekah—plan to continue facilitating the conversations that make this community a sustainable reality. The editorials below all engage with the idea of community. We hope that their thoughts and critiques will encourage all of us to think about our own communities and work to improve them.
How to Cite: Gilliland, A. , Kati, R. , Solomon, J. , Hayes, L. , Molls, E. , Ghamandi, D. S. , Thomas, C. , Bonn, M. , Cross, W. , Lewis, D. W. , Verbeke, D. , Fruin, C. , Dawson, D. & Kingsley, D. (2019) “JLSC Board Editorial 2019”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2334