About this journal

B Sides: FieldWork (ISSN 2155-6687) began in January 2010. Each semester's contribution will be defined as a volume. Contributions will be posted to the site as soon as they have gone through review.

Aims and Scope

The B Sides Press publication, FieldWork provides an opportunity for graduate students and alumni of The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science to contribute to the scholarly literature of Library and Information Science. The content is reviewed by peers in the department.

Faculty Sponsor

Lindsay Mattock


Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Mykle Law, Editor
Monica Yost, Editor
Mykle Law, Associate Editor
Monica Yost, Associate Editor

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Andrea Martin, Editor
Justin Houston, Editor (graduated in Dec, 2020)
Mykle Law, Associate Editor
Monica Yost, Associate Editor

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Madeline Jarvis, Editor
Shawna Fredrickson, Editor
Andrew Petersen, Associate Editor
Ella von Holtum, Associate Editor

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Meagan Tunink, Editor
Wesley Teal, Editor
Madeline Jarvis, Associate Editor
Shawna Fredrickson, Associate Editor

Fall 2012-Spring 2013

Sarah Alexander, Editor
Jennifer Eilers, Editor
Amanda Bouma, Copy Editor
Meagan Tunink, Associate Editor
Wesley Teal, Associate Editor

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

Sam Bouwers, Editor
Melody Dworak, Editor
Sarah Alexander, Associate Editor
Jennifer Eilers, Associate Editor

Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Katie DeVries Hassman, Editor
Julia Skinner, Editor
Sam Bouwers, Associate Editor
Melody Dworak, Associate Editor

January 2010-May 2010

Rachel Hall, Founding Editor
Angela Murillo, Founding Editor
Katie DeVries, Associate Editor
Julia Skinner, Associate Editor

Identity and Layout Design

Colin Smalter

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. The journal allows readers to read, download, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Any other use, including distributing non-commercially, must be approved by the copyright holder, unless such use is licensed on the article.

Copyright and Licenses

The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.

Indexing Information

Complete metadata for all articles in B Sides: FieldWork is available via OAI. See our policy regarding use and reuse of our metadata.

Author Charges

There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish.

Usage Information

Download counts are displayed for each article. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Preservation Status

B Sides: FieldWork is preserved in Portico.


B Sides: FieldWork is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries.

Other Policies

See our general Libraries' policies page for additional information, such as our privacy policy and our notice and take-down procedure.