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About Viv Ross, PhD

Viv Ross came to St. Kate's from Florida State University, where in 2008 she completed her dissertation titled The scholarly use of journals offered through the Health Internetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) programs as suggested by the journal-citing patterns of scholars in the least-developed nations. She earned her MLIS in 2001 from the University of North Texas and then served as Social Sciences Librarian and Electronic Resource Librarian at the State University of New York, Purchase Library.


2008 - Present Associate Professor, Master of Library and Information Science Program, St. Catherine University Information Management / Library and Information Science Department
2006 - 2008 Instructor, Information Policy, Information Organization, Florida State University
2003 - 2006 Industry Advisory Board Member, Greenwood Electronic Publishing
2002 - 2004 Systems / Electronic Resources Librarian, Purchase College Library, State University of New York at Purchase
2001 - 2003 Instructor, Techniques for Library Research, Manhattanville College
2001 - 2002 Social Sciences / Electronic Resources Librarian, Purchase College Library, State University of New York at Purchase

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2006 - Present External Review Panelist, Office for Accreditation, American Library Association
2017 - 2020 Board Member, Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Science Honor Society
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Honors and Awards

  • St Catherine University. (2013). Faculty Scholarship and Development Grant
  • St. Catherine University. (2009). Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing. (2006). SSP Grant
  • Florida State University. (2006). Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
  • Florida State University. (2006). Online Mentor Certification
  • Project Athena. (2004). Fellow, 2004–2007
  • Florida State University. (2003). Association of College and Research Libraries Effective Practices Citation, 2003–2005


  • Organization of Knowledge
  • Government Information Resources
  • Searching Electronic Databases
  • Information Policy
  • Electronic Resource Management
  • Touchstone
  • Capstone


2008 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Information Studies, Florida State University
2001 Master of Science (MS), Library Science, University of North Texas
1993 Master of Arts (MA), Cultural Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo
1988 Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Management, George Mason University

Contact Information

Sheri Ross
Associate Professor
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program
School of Business and Professional Studies/The Graduate College
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN 55105


Peer-reviewed Publications (5)

Publications (1)

Conference Proceedings (4)

Presentations (13)

Invited Speaker (6)