How did I get here? Life on an Editorial Board




A current ISTL editorial board member looks back at the process by which he ended up on the ISTL board, and looks ahead to a more equitable future.


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Author Biography

Edward Eckel, Western Michigan University Libraries

Edward Eckel received a B.S. degree in biology from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia. Currently he is the Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian at Western Michigan University Libraries. His research articles have been published in Science and Technology Libraries, Science and Engineering Ethics, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, College and Undergraduate Libraries, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and Internet Reference Services Quarterly. His research interests include student research topic development and research skills training in engineering graduates and undergraduates.


ALA Committee on Professional Ethics. (2021, June 29). Code of ethics. Professional ethics.

Brown, A., Cheng, J., Espinal, I., Fiedler, B. P., Gabiola, J., Leung, S., Mody, N., Moore, A. A., Neely, T. Y., & Ossom-Williamson, P. (2021, September 3). Statement Against White Appropriation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color’s Labor. WOC+Lib.

Choinski, E. (2008). Comment on literature review.

Duda, A. (2010, March 30). [STS-L] ISTL editorial board vacancy.

Eckel, E. J. (2009). The emerging engineering scholar: A citation analysis of theses and dissertations at Western Michigan University. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 56.

Eckel, E. J. (2010, April 27). Cover letter to ISTL editorial board [Personal communication].

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship Archives. (n.d.).

Science Librarianship and Social Justice. (2020, 2021). Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

Stanford University. (n.d.). About LOCKSS.




How to Cite

Eckel, E. (2022). How did I get here? Life on an Editorial Board. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (99).
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