Professor Andrée J. Rathemacher is Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries at
the University of Rhode Island, where she manages the materials budget of approximately
$4 million. 

An advocate of open access and scholarly communication reform, she chaired the
University’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Open Access in 2012-2013 and played an instrumental role
in the passage of an open access policy by the University of Rhode Island faculty. She
currently serves as the Faculty Senate Designate for the URI Open Access Policy. In
2013-2014 she initiated the creation of the URI Open Access Fund 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 and is on the editorial board of the open
access journal Publications, published by MDPI. 

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 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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Ithaka Boston Forum, Serials Review (2012)
 

Newsletter Articles

Presentations

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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)
 

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Open Access, Open Source [round-table discussion], Library of Rhode Island, Resource Sharing Working Group and Multi-type Reference Advisory Group Joint Program, The Changing Face/Space of the Library: eBooks, Makerspaces, and More (2014)
 

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Who's Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools (with Julia Lovett and Amanda Izenstark), University of Rhode Island Libraries, Search Savvy Seminar (2014)
 

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Copyright, Fair Use, and Education: Your Rights as a Student, Faculty Member, and Researcher (with Julia Lovett and Angel Ferria), University of Rhode Island Libraries, Search Savvy Seminar (2014)
 

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University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy (with Julia Lovett), Dean's Council, University of Rhode Island (2013)
 

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