My research interests include the information seeking behavior of university
students and faculty, usability of Web-based search interfaces, information
classification, information literacy instruction. I am also interested in the expansion
and promotion of Open Access to scholarly publishing, Library impact assessment, film and
video librarianship, data management services and the re-purposing of research data in
library science. I also have profiles on, mendeley, and zotero (see links



It Takes a Library: Growing a Robust Institutional Repository in Two Years (with Todd A. Bruns, Stacey Knight-Davis, and Ellen Corrigan), College & Undergraduate Libraries (2014)

In 2010, Booth Library began establishing an institutional repository, The Keep, an effort that involved...



Discovering Usability : Comparing two discovery systems at one academic library (with Mireille Djenno, Glenda Insua, and Gwen M. Gregory), Journal of Web Librarianship (2014)

In the spring of 2013, the University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago...



Approval plans, discipline change, and the importance of human mediated book selection, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services (2010)

This study examines holdings of 21 members of the Association of Research Libraries for books...



Exploring Library 2.0 on the Social Web, Journal of Web Librarianship (2010)

Library 2.0 literature has described many of the possibilities Web 2.0 technologies offer libraries. Case...



Usability Testing of a Customizable Library Web Portal (with Annie Armstrong and Krystal M. Lewis), College & Research Libraries (2006)

Contributions to Books


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles (with Todd Bruns and Kirstin Duffin), The 21st Century Library: Partnerships and New Roles (2015)

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly...