I am a lawyer, librarian, author, and copyright expert. Currently I am Professor and Coordinator of Research Instruction, Grants, & Assessment at Western Kentucky University Libraries. I was previously the Reference & Instruction Coordinator from 1999-2011. In addition to overseeing information literacy and library instruction, I also write and administer grants and work with surveys and assessment. I am the subject librarian and liaison for collection Development and teaching on the following accounts: * Computer Science * Library Media Education * Instructional Design * Leadership Studies * Philosophy * Religion From 1999 to 2009, I also did collection development and instruction for Russian, Eastern European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and African Studies. EDUCATION *Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership & Policy (2009). Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education, Nashville, Tennessee. Capstone Title: Career Trajectories and Outcomes of PhD Recipients from the Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences. * M.I.L.S. Information & Library Science (1993). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. * J.D. (Juris Doctor) Law (1990). University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Thesis Title: The Antitrust Implications of Airline Mergers. * B.A. Economics (1986). Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan. * A.A. Pre-Arts (1985). Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan. Courses Taught * Associated faculty member in the Library Media Education program in the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Special Instructional Programs. Courses taught include: * LME 503 (later re-numbered as LME 512), The Library in Society, Graduate Seminar * LME 408, Reference and Bibliography, Undergraduate Classroom Class * LME 508, Reference Sources and Services, Graduate Classroom Class LME 508, Reference Sources and Services, Graduate Online Class My major research interests are copyright and intellectual property, privacy issues, and legal issues in librarianship. In December 1999, I was appointed Editor of the "Legally Speaking" column in the journal Against the Grain. In April 2004, I was awarded the Faculty Award for Research and Creativity for Western Kentucky University Libraries & Information Technology. This honor recognized a series of peer-reviewed articles in the journal Against the Grain on legal issues in librarianship, education, and intellectual property. I am also a 2007 recipient of the Faculty Award for Public Service for Western Kentucky University Libraries & Information Technology.
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Western Kentucky University Libraries, Preparing Information Literate Students at WKU: Report of the Task Force on Universal Information Literacy (with John C. Gottfried, Amanda Hardin, Jonathan J. Jeffrey, Sara McCaslin, Tammera Race, and Amy J W Slowik), Annual Reports, Reports, and Statistics (2011)
The Task Force on Universal Information Literacy was formed in the fall of 2010...
Legally Speaking--Legal Implications of Reference Books for Publishers and Consumers, Against the Grain (2009)
Library Research Skills and the Nursing Curriculum: Engaging Students in the Post-Brandon-Hill Era (with Carol L. Watwood), Journal of Hospital Librarianship (2008)
ABSTRACT. Health science librarians experience challenges when partnering with people from other professional backgrounds such...
Legally Speaking — Copyright and For-Profit Educational Institutions, DLPS Faculty Publications (2008)
Research on the Experiences of International Graduate Students: A Selective Literature Review (2008)
In 2003, there were 586,523 international students in U.S. institutions. International students make up 13...