Andrée J. Rathemacher is Professor and Head, Acquisitions in the University
Libraries at the University of Rhode Island, where she manages the materials budget of
approximately $4 million and is responsible for the purchase and licensing of library
materials in all formats. 

In 2014-2015, she served on the University Libraries’ ExLibris Implementation Team and is
an Ex Libris Alma Certified Administrator. 

An advocate of open access and scholarly communication reform, she chaired the
University’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Open Access, playing an instrumental role in the passage
of an open access policy by the University of Rhode Island faculty in 2013. From
2013-2015, she served as the first Faculty Senate Designate for the URI Open Access
Policy. In 2013-2014 she initiated the creation of the URI Open Access Fund to support
faculty publication in open access journals and is the fund administrator. She advocates
for the University Libraries’ support of collaborative open access initiatives such as
SCOAP3, Knowledge Unlatched, Reveal Digital, and the Open Library of Humanities. She is
currently Co-Chair of the ACRL New England Chapter Scholarly Communications Special
Interest Group. 

Professor Rathemacher is the Libraries’ subject selector and liaison for business, labor
relations and human resources, economics, and environmental and natural resource
economics. She is active on a number of University committees and with the University of
Rhode Island chapter of the AAUP. She served for over ten years on the Board of Trustees
of the South Kingstown Public Library. 

From 2003-2009 she was Head, Serials Unit / Electronic Resources Librarian, during which
time she coordinated the conversion of the vast majority of the Libraries’ periodical
subscriptions to online format. From 1995-2003 she held the position of Reference/
Bibliographer, Business and was active in developing the University Libraries’ highly
regarded information literacy program. 

Books

Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students (with Joanna M. Burkhardt and Mary C. MacDonald) (2010)
 

Teaching Information Literacy: 35 Practical, Standards-Based Exercises for College Students (with Joanna M. Burkhardt and Mary C. MacDonald) (2003)
 

Contributions to Books

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Open Access and the Institutional Repository (with Julia Lovett), Proceedings of the Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact Conference (2014)
 

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E-Journal Usage Statistics in Collection Management Decisions: A Literature Review, Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion (2010)
 

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Perspectives on Using E-Journal Usage Statistics in a Serials Cancellation Project (with Michael C. Vocino), Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion (2010)
 

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New Learners, New Models: Cultivating an Information Literacy Program (with Mary C. MacDonald and Joanna M. Burkhardt), Library User Education: Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships (2001)
 

Articles

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Crowdfunding Access to Archives, Library Journal (2015)
 

Presentations

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Open Access to Archival Collections, Boston-Area Open Access Advocacy Meetup (2015)
 

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Understanding Copyright & Transformative Fair Use (with Angel Ferria and Julia Lovett), Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, RILA 2015 (2015)
 

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Redirecting Library Budgets in Support of Open Access, Women's History in the Digital World 2015 conference (2015)
 

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Who’s Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools (with Amanda Izenstark and Julia Lovett), University of Rhode Island Libraries, Search Savvy Seminar (2015)
 

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Elevator Pitch: Open Access Talking Points [facilitated networking session], Association of College and Research Libraries / New England Chapter Spring 2014 Conference, We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development (2014)
 

Newsletter Articles

Reports

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The Campus Visit Experience: Improving Student Recruitment at the University of Rhode Island. Report of the Admissions Advisory Committee. (with Cynthia Bonn, Dean Libutti, Celia MacDonnell, Libby Miles, James Miller, Kathryn Quina, Jayne Richmond, Kristen Stewart, and Gerald Williams) (2011)
 

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Departmental Web Sites: Best Practices for Improving Student Recruitment — A Report of the Admissions Advisory Committee at the University of Rhode Island (with Cynthia Bonn, José Amador, Celia MacDonnell, Libby Miles, James Miller, Kathryn Quina, Jayne Richmond, Kayla Smith, and Gerald Williams) (2010)
 

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Information Literacy: Challenges for the Future (with Joanna M. Burkhardt and Mary C. MacDonald), Public Services Department Publications (2002)
 

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Plan for Information Literacy at the University of Rhode Island (with Joanna Burkhardt, Mary MacDonald, J. Laurence Kelland, and Michael Vocino) (2000)
 

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The Electronic Information Resources Task Force Report (with Robin Devin, Nadine Baer, Joanna Burkhardt, David Clayton, Ken Morse, Pauline Moulson, John Osterhout, Tim Tierney, and Charlene Yang), University Libraries Reports & Statistics (1996)
 

Unpublished Papers