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About Steve Brantley

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,, mendeley, and zotero (see links below).


Present Associate Professor, Head of Reference Services, Eastern Illinois University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

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

Articles (7)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (5)

Reviews (16)