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About Paul Blobaum

I joined the Library Faculty at Governors State University in 2001. I hold the rank of Full Professor with tenure. My research interests are varied but include copyright in the digital age, scholarly writing and publishing, predatory publishing and publishing scams, social disparities and LGBTQ persons, and the impact of hospital libraries and librarians on health care. I am the Liaison to the Health Administration, Nursing, Social Work, Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health, Community Health, and Communications Disorders programs. In my role as Scholarly Communications Librarian, I administer a department of 2 FTE that manages the University Archives, Manuscripts, and Special Collections, and digital collections (http://opus.govst.edu), as well as the University Library web page. I teach workshops on topics related to scholarly publishing.
I have served on all levels of faculty governance, including President of the Faculty Senate, and currently serve as Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Medical Library Association. (2015-16) I am past President, Health Science Librarians of Illinois.

Positions

2001 - Present Scholarly Communications Librarian and University Archivist, Governors State University
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Present Scholarly Communications Librarian, Governors State University
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Research Interests

Health Science Librarianship, Performing Arts - Organ Performance, Scholarly Communications, Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives, Open Access Publishing, Theology and Ethics, Worship and the Arts, Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Systems in Illinois, Policy Development Process - Public and Institutional, and Beekeeping

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