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.


Thomas, L.M. and Schumacher, J. “Top Ten Questions and Answers about Digital Preservation for Special Collections and Archives.” in New Directions for Special Collections, ed. Lynne M. Thomas and Beth M. Whittaker, ABC-CLIO, 2016.

Invited, nonrefereed essay: Confessions of a Queer Curator,” Queers Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, Lightspeed Magazine, 2015.

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. Winner of the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award (Organization) and the 2015 Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication Award.

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

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

“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

“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]

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

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)

“Special Collections and Manuscripts.” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Ed. Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack. 3rd Ed. NY: Taylor & Francis, 2010.; updated 2014 for the 4th edition.

“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)

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

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

Random Editorial:

Journal of Popular Culture, Editorial Advisory Board 2004-2015



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