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About Steve Brantley

Academic librarian focused on 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,, Mendeley, and Zotero. See the 'about' section for links.


Present Head of Reference Services, Eastern Illinois University Library Services
Present Librarian, Eastern Illinois University Communication Studies
Present Associate Professor of Library Services, Eastern Illinois University Library Services

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award for Service, 2015

Articles (7)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (6)

Reviews (18)