As a librarian, I possess a scholarly interest of where librarianship,
communication, and education/learning intersect. My research is focused in how library
services, collections, and outreach can best enhance and support learning and community
interaction. As an assessment librarian, I explore how stakeholders value the library as
well as how libraries impact learning outcomes. 

Articles

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“Straight to the Heart of Things”— Reflecting on Library Metaphors for Impact and Assessment, The Journal of Creative Library Practice (2013)

This paper explores the use and creative application of library metaphors. Unfortunately, the facts aren’t...

 

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A Community of Curiosity: The New OLA Library Assessment Round Table, OLA Quarterly (2013)

In February of 2013, the Oregon Library Association Executive Board approved the formation of the...

 

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Book Review: Without A Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide, Journal of Collaborative Librarianship (2012)

Book Review of Without A Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide by Jessamyn C. West

 

Unpublished Papers

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Competing Perspectives: Communicating the Value of School Librarians and ICT Skills to School Principals/Administrators, ALISE 2011 Conference Paper (2011)

This paper will examine how LIS schools prepare pre-service librarians to communicate with school principal/administrators...

 

Presentations

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NUANCED AND TIMELY: CAPTURING COLLECTIONS FEEDBACK AT POINT OF USE (with Jane Nichols, Richard A. Stoddart, and Terry P. Reese), Online Northwest 2014 (2014)

While libraries use sophisticated metrics to determine e-resources usefulness, impact and cost effectiveness, much of...

 

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ACRL ULS Online Discussion: Surveys in Libraries (with Wendy Begay, LIsa R. Horowitz, and Jason Martin), ACRL (2013)

Want to know how well your library meets the needs of your faculty? Whether students...

 

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Nuanced and Timely: Capturing Collections Feedback at Point of Use (with Jane Nichols, Richard A. Stoddart, and Terry Reese), 33rd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition (2013)

While libraries are using increasingly sophisticated metrics to determine electronic resources’ usefulness, impact and cost...

 

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The Possibilities are Measurable: Evaluating Innovation, Learning, and Strategic within Library Technology Units (with Evviva Weinraub), 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (2013)

Objective: An essential contributor to library value is found within library systems, web services, and...

 

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What is Unique About Unique? An Assessment to Uncover and Value Distinct Collections Within the Main Library Collection (with Laurel Kristick and Andrea Wirth), 2013 Acquisitions Institute of Timberline Lodge (2013)

Many conversations surrounding the future of libraries suggest that libraries are going to be defined...

 

Poster Sessions

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Pedagogy for critical reflection in librarianship: a suggested methodology and syllabus for teaching autoethnography and self-reflection (2014)

Academic librarianship has an intimate association with narratives and stories in their traditional role in...

 

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Student Employee Learning Goals at Oregon State University Libraries (2013)

The OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) is in the process of implementing a series learning...

 

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Assessing the Strategic Credibility of Special Collections and Archives (with Erin L. Passehl) (2012)

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that...

 

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What's the Story, Morning Glory? A Content Analysis of Land-Grant Universities Libraries Assessment and Fact Pages (2012)

This presentation reports on a content analysis of Land-Grant university library assessment web pages and...

 

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Collaboration & Motivation for Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University (with Erin Passehl), Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference (2009)

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection...

 

Syllabi

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LS311 Reference & Bibliography / LS597 Special Topics, Adjunct Instructor - Education - Department of Literacy - Boise State University (2011)
 

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University 106-002: Library Skills, Albertsons Library - Boise State University (2011)
 

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LS201-001 Introduction to the use of libraries and the teaching of library skills, Adjunct Instructor - Education - Department of Literacy - Boise State University (2010)
 

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University 106: Library Skills, Albertsons Library - Boise State University (2010)