Selected University Library faculty publications

Publications listed in LISA and LISTA
January  – June 2012

Ewing, C. B. 2012. “Electronic Literature Collection.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49 (8): 1435-1435.

Jacoby, JoAnn and Liz Cooper. 2012.  “The cultural context in sustainable development:  Approaches to support the 4th pillar.”  In Amoeda, R., Lira, S and Pinheiro, C. (Eds.)  Heritage 2012: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development.  Barcelos, Portugal:  Green Lines Institute, pp. 1209-1218. Continue reading

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Congratulations to:

Jim Hahn and Qiang Jin were awarded a Research and Publication grant to support their research project titled, “Formative Evaluation of Linked Library Data.”

JoAnn Jacoby, head of Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ALA’s Library Research Round Table.

Kathleen Kern, of the Reference, Research and Scholarly Services unit, was elected as Vice-President/President-Elect of ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Becky Smith, of Business Information Services, was elected as a member-at-large of RUSA’s Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

Sarah Williams, Funk Library, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network). Sarah will serve a two-year term as a Director, starting June 1st.

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Selected 2011 publications by University Library faculty

Journal publications on library shelfDuring 2011, University Library faculty published over 30 articles.  Among the journals publishing these works are:  The American Archivist, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, Information Technology & Libraries, Journal of Library Metadata, Knowledge Quest, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and Studies in Iconography to name just a few. Continue reading

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Recent Publication: Harris on “The School Librarian as Information Specialist: A Vibrant Species”


Frances Harris

Frances Harris

In a recent article in Knowledge Quest, Frances Jacobson Harris examines the role of school librarians given the ease of accessing information through the web:

Now that students can easily access the web, some believe that school libraries and librarians are no longer necessary. School librarians understand that classroom teachers do not have the training or the time to assume the role of information specialists. Scholars also know that it is not enough to simply access content, especially for learners. As information specialists, school librarians are in a unique position to teach students to use content in a responsible manner. The author works in a setting where the school librarian’s information specialist role is pressingly important, University Laboratory High School in Champaign, Illinois, a public high school for three hundred gifted 8th through 12th graders.

Harris, Frances Jacobson. “The School Librarian as Information  Specialist: A Vibrant Species.” Knowledge Quest 39.5 (2011): 28-32. Print. Available Online.

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