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 Head of User & Research Services at the University of Idaho, I
provide leadership on how our library meets the learning mission of our university
through its instruction, reference, and public service programs. 

Articles

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The Possibilities are Assessable: Using an Evidence Based Framework to Identify Assessment Opportunities in Library Technology Departments (with Evviva Weinraub Lajoie), Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (2014)

Objective – This study aimed to identify assessment opportunities and stakeholder connections in an emerging...

 

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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Unpublished Papers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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Capturing Learning in the Library Commons: A Whiteboard Photo-Ethnographic Study (with Uta Uta-Hussong-Christian), Oregon Library Association (2015)

Libraries are increasingly called upon to provide evidence of their contributions to, or impact on,...

 

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Leveraging Libraries for Evaluation Success, American Evaluation Association conference (2014)

Libraries are not just for storytime! Public and academic libraries offer all manner of services...

 

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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...

 

Poster Sessions

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Assessing the Strategic Credibility of Special Collections and Archives Departments (with Erin L. Passehl-Stoddart) (2015)

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

 

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Assessing the Strategic Credibility of Academic Library Circulation and Reference Departments (with Kathleen Chambers) (2015)

Strategic credibility within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources...

 

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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...

 

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)