I received an M.S. in Library & Information Science from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. I also have an M.A. in Art History from the
University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) and B.A. degrees in English and Art History from
Oberlin College. 

As the library's Electronic Resources Coordinator, I work with library staff,
consortia, and information services companies to help the library maintain its
subscriptions to hundreds of online databases. I am also the librarian for the School of
Art at BGSU. 

My research interests include usage patterns, resource discovery and search behavior
related to online resources; electronic resources workflows and management models; and
website usability. I have published in the journals portal: Libraries and the Academy,
the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Serials Review. I am also an occasional
blogger for the Association of College & Research Libraries' ACRLog. 

Articles

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The Biggest Winner: Using Statistics to Assess the Effectiveness of an E-Resources Promotional Campaign, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (2014)

In the fall of 2011, librarians at Bowling Green State University were given the opportunity...

 

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A Hybrid Model for Managing Standard Usage Data: Principles for E-resource Statistics Workflows, Serials Review (2013)

The migration from print to electronic collections over the last two decades has created a...

 

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Discovery Systems: The Promise and the Reality. A Report of the RUSA MARS Local Systems & Services Program, American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, June 2012, Technical Services Quarterly (2013)

At the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, an audience of over 300 gathered for the RUSA...

 

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Usability Testing for E-Resource Discovery: How Students Find and Choose E-Resources Using Library Websites (with Linda Rich), Journal of Academic Librarianship (2011)

In early 2010, library staff at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio designed and...

 

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Aggregated Interdisciplinary Databases and the Needs of Undergraduate Researchers (with Barbara Fister and Julie Gilbert), portal: Libraries and the Academy (2008)

After seeing growing frustration among inexperienced undergraduate researchers searching a popular aggregated interdisciplinary database, the...