As Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries at the University of Rhode Island,
I manage the materials budget of approximately $3.8 million. An advocate of open access
and scholarly communication reform, I chaired the University's Ad-Hoc Committee on
Open Access in 2012/13 and played an instrumental role in the passage of an open access
policy by the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate. I am currently the Faculty
Senate Designate for the URI Open Access Policy, Co-Chair of the ACRL New England Chapter
Scholarly Communication Interest Group, and on the editorial board of the open access
journal Publications, published by MDPI. 

I am the Libraries' subject selector and liaison for business, labor relations and
human resources, economics, and environmental and natural resource economics. I am a
member of a number of HELIN Consortium and University committees and served for over ten
years on the Board of Trustees of the South Kingstown Public Library. 

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