My Writing

I’m new to fiction writing, but I’ve been an academic writer since the mid-1990s. Someday I hope my list of publication credits in the fiction section of this document will be at least half as long as the list of academic publications.



Proof Text. Arizona Literary Magazine, 2019.

“Proof Text” won first place in the short story division of the Arizona Authors’ Association 2019 annual literary awards and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

In progress

Delta Dawn – thriller (status: currently drafting)

Dawn Douglas reluctantly returns to her hometown in rural Northern California to care for her abusive father, whose deathbed confession sends her on a quest to find out what happened to her best friend from childhood—a quest that may get her killed.

Vanishing, Inc. – a time travel romance (status: in revision)

Scarred physically and mentally by an abusive ex, Alex Collins has fled to the tiny mountain town of Ponderosa, Arizona. She’s looking for safety, but she finds a home, a friend, a community, and healing with a man from another time. With her murderous ex-husband hot on her heels, Alex tries to hold onto her new life, her rebuilt self—and the man she now loves.

Academic Writing


Crum, J. and Hines, S., eds. (2019). Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, v. 40). Emerald.

Crum, J. (2017). Trends in Research Data Services in Academic Research Libraries. Primary Research Group.

Articles and Book Chapters

Crum, J. (2019). Introduction. In Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, v. 40). Emerald. p. 1-3.

Crum, J. (2018). Be Competent, Be Confident, and Dare Greatly: Lessons Learned from Twenty-Five Years of Surviving and Thriving in Library IT. In We Can Do IT: Women in Library Information Technology. Library Juice Press.

Crum J., Hillock J., Johnson B. J., and Schmand K. L. (2017). NAU’s Cline Library: How We Launched Our MakerBot Innovation Center in No Time. Computers in Libraries 37(2): 4-8.–How-We-Launched-Our-MakerBot-Innovation-Center-in-No-Time.shtml

Crum J. (2013).  Emerging roles means new opportunities.  Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries 9(4): 6-9.  Voted by the EAHIL Editorial Board as one of the two best papers published in JEAHIL in 2013.

Crum J. and Cooper I. D. (2013).  Emerging roles for biomedical librarians: a survey of current practice, challenges, and changes.  Journal of the Medical Library Association 101(4): 278-286. DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.009.

Cooper I. D. and Crum J. (2013).  New activities and changing roles of health sciences librarians: a systematic review, 1990-2012.  Journal of the Medical Library Association 101(4): 268-277.  DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.008.

Crum J. (2011). An availability study of electronic articles in an academic health sciences library. Journal of the Medical Library Association 99(4): 290-296.  DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.99.4.006.

Crum J. (2008).  One-Stop Shopping for Journal Holdings.  In Yu, H. & Breivold, S. (Eds.), Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  213-234.

Crum J. (2006).  Deal with it [response to How Do You Manage? case study entitled, Until Proven Innocent?].  Library Journal 131(8): 62-63.

Tull L., Crum J., Davis T., and Strader C. R. (2005). Integrating and streamlining electronic resources workflows via Innovative’s Electronic Resource Management. The Serials Librarian 47(4): 103-124.

Crum J., Judkins D. Z., and Zeigen L. (2003). A Tale of Two Needs: Usability Testing and Library Orientation. Computers in Libraries 23(1): 22-25.

Crum J. (1997-2002). Opportunities for Professional Development. Quarterly column in Technical Trends. [Newsletter of the Medical Library Association Technical Services Section]

Crum J. (2000). The Whole Nine Months and Then Some: Internet Resources for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Parenting. Heath Care on the Internet 4(2-3): 99-111.

Crum J. (1996).  Education.  In Amato, S. (Ed.), Every Student’s Internet Resource Guide (computer file).  New York: McGraw Hill.


Library Journal (1996-present).  Reviewer for library and information science, medicine, and gardening

Ivey, C. and Crum, J. (2018). Choosing the right citation management tool: EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, or Zotero. Journal of the Medical Library Association 106(3): 399-403.

Crum J. (2014). Evernote and Microsoft OneNote.  Journal of the Medical Library Association 102(4): 306-308. DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.4.019.