Publications & Presentations

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The Politics of Theory in the Practice of Critical Librarianship. Eds. Karen Nicholson and Maura Seale. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press. (2018). Introduction, Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale

Articles and Book Chapters

“IL Instruction in the Library Classroom: Historicizing the Library.” The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Eds. Melissa Mallon, Rhonda Huisman, Lauren Hays, Cara Bradley, and Jackie Belanger. ACRL (forthcoming).

“Just -in-Time or Just-in-Case? Time, Learning Analytics, and the Academic Library.” (with Karen Nicholson and Nicole Pagowsky). Library Trends (forthcoming).

Speech and Silence: Race, Neoliberalism, and Intellectual Freedom.” (with Rafia Mirza). Journal of Radical Librarianship 5 (2019).

Efficiency or Jagged Edges: Resisting Neoliberal Logics of Assessment.” Progressive Librarian 46 (2018).

Who Killed the World? White Masculinity and the Technocratic Library of the Future.” (with Rafia Mirza). Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science. Ed. Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (2017). Honorable Mention in Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest.

Behavioral Expectations for the Mommy Librarian: The Successful Reference Transaction as Emotional Labor.” (with Erin Pappas and Celia Emmelhainz). The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations. Ed. Maria Accardi (2017).

Carrots in the Brownies: Incorporating Critical Librarianship in Unlikely PlacesCritical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Eds. Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy (2016).

Thinking Through Visualizations: Critical Data Literacy Through Remittances.” (with Erin Pappas and Celia Emmelhainz). Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Eds. Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy (2016).

Compliant Trust: The Public Good and Democracy in the Core Values of LibrarianshipLibrary Trends 64.3 (2016).

Enlightenment, Neoliberalism, and Information Literacy.” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 1.1 (2016).

Marketing Information Literacy.” Communications in Information Literacy 7.2 (2013, invited editorial).

The Neoliberal Library.” Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis.  Eds. Lua Gregory and Shana Higgins. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press (2013). Translated into Spanish, with an Introduction by M. Engracia Martín Valdunciel.

Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library Embraces Web 2.0 World.” Capitol Librarian, May 2011, DCLA.

“Watchers, Punks, and Dashing Heroes: Representations of Male Librarians in Generation-X Mass Culture” (with Rafia Mirza).  Generation X Perspectives on Librarianship.  Eds. Martin K. Wallace, Erik Sean Estep, and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Information Literacy Standards and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Using User-Generated Content to Incorporate Critical Pedagogies.”  Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection. Eds. Maria Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2010.

Old Maids, Policeman, and Social Rejects: Mass Media Representations and Public Perceptions of Librarians.” E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship 9.1 .

“‘I Find some Hindu Practices, Like Burning Widows, Utterly Bizarre:’ Representations of Sati and Questions of Choice in Veils of Silk.” Empowerment vs. Oppression: Twenty-First Century Views of Romance Novels. Ed. Sally Goade. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

Posters and Conference Presentations 

Roundtable: Libraries and the Legacy of Slavery at Universities (with Steven Knowlton and Amy Dye-Reeves), ACRL Conference, Cleveland, OH. April 2019.

Presentation: Don’t Make Me Think? The Intersections and Contradictions of Critical Pedagogy, IL, and UX (with Karen P. Nicholson and Alison Hicks), Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, Tucson, AZ. November 2018.

Presentation: Historicizing the Library: SoTL in the Library Classroom, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bergen, Norway. October 2018. Slides.

Webinar: The Feminist Reference Desk, Pennsylvania Library Association College and Research Division. July 2018.

Presentation: Who Killed the World? White Masculinity and the Technocratic Library of the Future, ALA Annual. New Orleans, LA. June 2018. Slides.

Invited Keynote: Against Innovation: Student Success and Small Librarianship, Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries Annual Meeting. Madison, WI. June 2018.  Slides

Presentation: Dudes Code, Ladies Coordinate: Gendered Labor in Digital Scholarship (with Rafia Mirza), DLF Forum. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2017.

Presentation: Historicizing the Library: Using Decoding the Disciplines and the Framework in General Education History Courses. IS Preconference, “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens,” ALA Annual. Chicago, IL. June 2017.

Presentation: Efficiency or Jagged Edges: Resisting Neoliberal Logics of Assessment. ALA Annual. Chicago, IL. June 2017.

Invited Keynote, Five Colleges Innovative Learning Symposium: “Efficiency or Jagged Edges: The Logics and Possibilities of Assessment.” Mount Holyoke, MA, January 2017. Text | Slides

Presentation: “Institutionalizing Critical Librarianship.” Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium. Tucson, AZ, February 2016.

Presentation: “Enlightenment, Neoliberalism, and Information Literacy.” Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Conference. Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

Presentation: “Beer Cans in the Stacks? Using a Photo Study to Reveal How Library Spaces are Used.”  Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 2013. Honorable Mention in ACRL 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Roundtable: “Scholarship in the Digital Age.” Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, DC, March 2013.

Presentation: “Reinventing Research Guides: LibGuides at Two Academic Libraries.”  Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference. Seattle, WA, March 2009.

Poster presentation: “An Outcome-Based Evaluation of the University of Michigan University Library Instructor College.” Annual Meeting of the American Library Association. Anaheim, CA, June 2008.

Presentation: “The Imperial Politics of ‘Escapist Rot’: Depictions of Race, Imperialism, and Decolonization in Harlequin Novels, 1965-1979” at the 2003 Midwest Popular Culture Association (Minneapolis, MN 2003), at the National Popular/American Culture Associations (San Antonio, TX 2004), and at the American Studies Association (Atlanta, GA 2004) conferences.

Presentation: “Rewriting the Romance: Judith McNaught and the Changing Romance Genre” at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association (Albuquerque, NM 2003) and at the Mid-American American Studies Association (Iowa City, IA 2004) conferences.

Book Reviews

“Library Analytics and Metrics: Using Data to Drive Decisions and Services.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison.” Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 41.2 (2015): 221.

“Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-First Century.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 14.4 (2014): 654-656.

“Reinventing the Library for Online Education.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 40.3/4 (2014): 422.

“Build a Great Team: One Year to Success.” Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Not Your Ordinary Librarian: Debunking the Popular Perceptions of Librarians.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.4 (2013): 360-361.

“Reference and Information Services: An Introduction.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.4 (2013): 360. 

“Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.3 (2013): 310-311.

“Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.2 (2013): 117.

“The Basic Business Library: Core Resources and Services, Fifth Edition.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38.6(2012): 413.

“The New Graduate Experience: Post-MLS Residency Programs and Early Career Librarianship.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38.1 (2012): 71.

“A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.6 (2011): 550.

“Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.5 (2011): 453.

“News Search, Blogs and Feeds: A Toolkit.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.3 (2011): 281.

“The Critical Assessment of Research: Traditional and New Methods of Evaluation.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.6 (2010): 555.

“Supporting Research Students.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.4 (2010): 359.

“Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.2 (2010): 179.

“An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 35.6 (2009): 605.