Carruthers Published in Kentucky Libraries

JD Carruthers, a current library and information science student, published an essay, titled “Ethical Research and Human Subjects: The Regulatory Environment of Institutional Review Boards” in Kentucky Libraries Journal. The journal, produced by the Kentucky Library Association (KLA), is a quarterly issue.

His essay aims to “review the historical foundation for research ethics and the general regulatory environment of ethical research of human subjects; describe the particular regulatory environment of research review at the University of Kentucky; and show the roles information professionals and librarians might plain in a culture of ethical research.”

Carruthers is simultaneously working on both a master’s in library science and doctorate in history at the University of Kentucky.

“Regulation of human subject research is an important issue for many librarians who focus on action research of their patrons in their work environment,” Carruthers said. “As a humanities student, this was a new subject for me to study. I am excited to publish my first scholarly work in Kentucky Libraries and I am grateful for the opportunity they have given me as a new writer.”

Click here for the full essay. The School of Information Science congratulates Carruthers on this publication.