I'm an academic librarian focused on reference and research services to the
university community. My research interests include the information seeking behavior of
university students and faculty, usability of Web-based search interfaces, information
classification, and critical information literacy. I am also interested in Scholarly
Communication, Open Access to research, Open Educational resources (OER), Library impact
assessment, and data management services. I have profiles on academia.edu,
researchgate.net, mendeley, and zotero (see links below). 



Leveraging OA, the IR, and CrossDepartment Collaboration for Sustainability: Ensuring Library Centrality in the Scholarly Communication Discourse on Campus (with Kirstin Duffin), ACRL Proceedings 2015 (2015)

More than halfway into the second decade of the 21st century, academic libraries are becoming...



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...


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...




Scholarly Communication Outreach: OERs, ETDs, and Liaisons (with Todd Bruns and Stacey Knight-Davis), Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group (2015)

At Eastern Illinois University (EIU) several library faculty have been involved with a coordinated outreach...




Social Movements of the 1960s: civil rights, anti-war (with Todd Bruns and Ann Brownson) (2014)

Exhibit panels for "Social Movements of the 1960s" part of the fall 2014 exhibit and...