Bibliography: Libraries


New Directions for Special Collections: An Anthology of Practice (2016) [Amazon] [ABC-CLIO]

Essay collection: a snapshot of the challenges of special collections work in the 21st century. Co-edited with Beth M. Whittaker.

Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections (2009) [Amazon] [Barnes & Noble] [Indiebound]

A pragmatic volume examining the use of Web 2.0 applications in a special collections setting. Co-authored with Beth M. Whittaker.


“Passing Girl Sports,” Dime Novel Round-Up, No. 703, Feb. 2007

“Denver Doll: a Brave Girl in Britches,” Dime Novel Round-Up, No. 710, April 2008

“How Steven H Silver Helped Save the Archives of at Least 15 Authors for Posterity,” Argentus, 2008, Issue 8 (Hugo-Nominated Fanzine, Winner of the Chronic Rift Roundtable Award for Best Fanzine)

“Special Collections and Manuscripts.” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Ed. Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack. 3rd Ed. NY: Taylor & Francis, 2010.

Peccate, Patrick. (transl. Lynne M. Thomas). “Liberating Archival Images: The PhotosNormandie Project on Flickr”.  A Different Kind of Web: New Connections between Archives and Our Users with Web 2.0, ed. Kate Theimer. Chicago: SAA, 2010. (Translated from French to English)

What SFWA Authors Need to Know about Archivng Their Literary Papers,”, 2011

“Maintaining Academic Library Services during the Zombie Apocalypse,” (Sarah McHone-Chase and Lynne M. Thomas), Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies, University of Ottawa Press, 2011 [Amazon] [Barnes & Noble] [Indiebound]

“The Embedded Curator: Reexamining the Documentation Strategy of Archival Acquisitions in a Web 2.0 Environment,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Vol. 13 No. 1, Spring 2012

Censorship and Librarianship,” Journey Planet, Issue 15, March 2013

“Apres SFWA, the Deluge,” The SFWA Bulletin, Vol. 47, Issue 4, Winter 2014

Schumacher, J., Thomas, L.M., VandeCreek, D., et al. “From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions.”  DeKalb, IL. Final white paper from IMLS-sponsored Digital POWRR Project, August 2014.

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Journal of Popular Culture, Editorial Advisory Board 2004-2015