Academic CV

California State University, East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542

tel.: 510-885-4596; fax: 510-885-2049


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2003.
  • M.S.L.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1973.
  • M.A., University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1970. Major:English
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Windsor, 1969. Majors: English Language and Literature, undeclared major in Drama (Theater Arts).

Work Experience

Library Faculty Member, California State University, East Bay, 2006-present. Responsible for instruction (two-credit information literacy class and individual classes for the English Department), reference (including chat and IM reference), collection development, and liaison duties with the English Department (2006-present), Geography and Environmental Studies (2010-present), and, formerly, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department (2007-2010). Responsible for advising the campus on copyright education and compliance. Currently serve on the Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation, the ILO Subcommittee, and the Educational Effectiveness Committee; lead the CSU Affordable Learning $olutions project for the university; support Faculty Development by conducting and participating in writing communities. Current library committee responsibilities include the Library Web Team, member, 2006-present; the Library Faculty Affairs Committee, member 2007-2009, chair 2009-2013, member 2013-present; and the Library Instruction Committee, member, 2009-2015.

Associate University Librarian, California State University, East Bay, 2002-2006. Deputy University Librarian and Associate Dean during the absence of the University Librarian/Dean. Significant library duties included managing technical services, chairing the Library Planning Task Force, spearheading Library promotion and public relations efforts, systems oversight (2004-2005), shepherding staff positions through human resources, and developing the library’s web pages on copyright. University-wide duties included membership in the University Information Technology Committee (2002-2006), the CSUH-WASC Planning Team (2002-2005), the Integrated Marketing Communication Committee (2004-2008), the Campus Life Planning Committee (2005-2006), and initiating and leading campus copyright education and compliance.

Scholarly Communication Librarian/Relationship Manager, Research Support, University of Michigan Business School, 2000-2002. Assisted faculty, Ph.D.s and other researchers with scholarly communication and issues related to publication, research, grants, intellectual property/copyright, and privacy.Significant projects:Guided the development of a research web presence, acquired faculty working papers to include on the web, instituted and wrote “lay summaries” of faculty research for print and web publications, improved human subject compliance, explored new avenues for research opportunities, and participated in campus-wide copyright education.

Director, Kresge Business Administration Library, University of Michigan Business School, 1994-2000. Responsible for leadership in providing information for research and teaching to the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Michigan Business School, including primary clientele in global learning sites.Directed the planning, development, and management of daily operations ($2M budget; 30FTE staff; 40,000 sq.ft. facility). Significant projects: Initiated five year vision/plan; acquired and provided access to a significant amount of electronic information in databases and web formats; re-designed physical space for an Electronic Library with improved layout; fostered web presence, electronic reserves/course management, and table of contents; facilitated remote access (1995), e-mail and chat reference, fully-digitized working papers, smart card technology for purchases, fees, etc. Appointed by Dean as intellectual property expert for the School.

Manager, Technical Services and Automation, Kresge Business Administration Library, University of Michigan, 1988-1994. Responsible for automation planning and implementation (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), retrospective conversion, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, serials check-in, and preservation of materials.

Head, Systems Dept.; Interim Librarian, Systems & Planning, Leddy Library, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1985-1988. Responsible for automation planning and implementation (NOTIS Inc.), including retrospective conversion and mapping of data from CanMarc to USMARC.

Head, Cataloging Dept., Leddy Library, University of Windsor, 1980-1985. Responsible for cataloging and processing of complex materials in all formats, including conversion to AACR2, recon, and preservation (including unique pamphlets related to the War of 1812).

Coordinator of Extramural Library Services, Leddy Library, University of Windsor, 1976-1979. Responsible for services to off-campus students, including establishing agreements with community libraries local to the distance sites, and providing materials, equipment, reference, and technical support.

Librarian, Lawrence Technological University, 1974-1976. Responsible for reference, cataloging, and assistance in collection development, interlibrary loan, etc.


“AL$: Affordable Learning Solutions,” California State University, Chancellor’s Office. 2014-2015.  Value:  $11,800.  Purpose:  to promote and provide incentives for alternative learning solutions at CSUEB.

Faculty in Residence, “Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks,” California State University, East Bay.  Award received 2013-2014. Value:  $1,000 + 4 WTUs.  Purpose: to work with faculty learning community members on writing their journal article or book chapter with a view to eventual publication.  Also serve as a member of the advisory committee for the Director of Faculty Development.

“Course Redesign,” California State University, Chancellor’s Office.  2013-2014.  Value:  $53,000.  One of 5 team members.  Purpose:  To redesign the Biology 1403 course to facilitate improved learning by reinforcing concepts through enhanced experiential learning and the integration of writing and information literacy elements into the curriculum.

Faculty in Residence, “Quarter to Semester Conversion,” California State University, East Bay.  Award received 2012-2013.  Value:  $1,000 + 4 WTUs.  Purpose: to work with faculty learning community members on the pedagogical implications and needs for the transition to semesters from quarters and to serve as a member of the advisory committee for the Director of Faculty Development.

Programmatic Enhancement and Innovations in Learning implementation grant, California State University, East Bay.  One of 7 team members.  Award granted for 2012-2013.  Value:  $50,000.  Purpose:  to design multi-literacies curricula by embedding information literacy, writing, and critical thinking into a wide cross-section of science courses with a longer term goal of expanding the project into an academy of interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and learning.

RSCA (Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities) program grant, California State University, East Bay. Award received May, 2012. Value: 2 WTUs (release time from assigned duties, equivalent of $2,500). Purpose: to conduct research into faculty perceptions of Wikipedia and what they tell students about the encyclopedia.

Graduation Initiative, 2010-2011, California State University, East Bay. Award received June, 2010. Value: $20,000. Purpose: to alleviate students’ financial burden for textbooks in three phases. Phase 1: purchase e- and print books for course reserves ($10,000). Phase 2: provide financial incentive for selected faculty to create open source, ADA-compliant textbook ($5,000). Now established, the program has continued under the aegis of the University Librarian, now Associate Provost.

Faculty in Residence, “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” California State University, East Bay. Award received 2010-2011. Value: $3,000. Purpose: to work with faculty learning community members on their individual projects with a view to publication and to serve as a member of the advisory committee for the Director of Faculty Development.

Faculty Learning Community, “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” California State University, East Bay. Award received winter-spring 2010. Value: $200. Purpose: to explore and promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to the faculty of California State University, East Bay.

Faculty Learning Community, “Teaching with Technology,” California State University, East Bay. Award received 2009. Value: $500. Purpose: to explore technology tools (commercial, web, etc.) and their potential applications in the classroom; to discuss effective pedagogy related to teaching with technology and distance learning.

RSCA (Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities) program grant, California State University, East Bay. Award received 2007. Value: $8,580. Co-Principal Investigator with Kyzyl Fenno-Smith. Purpose: To purchase software and related equipment to research, experiment, and create various modules for the re-design of the LIBY 1210 information literacy course and other information literacy modules and to hire student staff assistance for the technical aspects of creating these modules.

RSCA (Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities) program grant, California State University, East Bay. Grant received 2006. Value: $1,800 plus 3 WTUs (equivalent of $3,500). Purpose: To complete research for the writing of a monograph to launch a larger project related to the conditions of academic women on university campuses in the United States.

Honors and Awards

Sabbatical, California State University, East Bay, Spring, 2011

Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald, 2010 for “The Shifting Landscape of Electronic Books,” New Library World 110:1/2 (2009), p. 7-21.

University of Michigan, Academic Women’s Caucus Distinguished Service Award, 2003.

Beta Phi Mu


“Quarter to Semester Conversion,” in progress with Nancy White, Mitch Watnik, David Fencsik, and Pat Jennings.” Target journal to be determined.

“Faculty Perceptions of Wikipedia at California State University,” in progress. New Library World.

“Collections, Selection, Access: What Next?” New Library World.  Under review.

“Making the Most of Google Scholar.”  Accepted in December, 2013 for an anthology titled “Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff.” Scarecrow Press, forthcoming.

“Navigating the MLA Bibliography—Redux:  Performance Across Vendor Platforms and Discovery Tools,” with Liorah Golomb, James R. Kelly, and Barbara Chen.  An update of  “Navigating the MLA Bibliography: Performance Across Vendor Platforms,” published in Journal of Electronic Resources Management 21:2 (Apr/June 2009), p. 141-162. Accepted by the Journal of Library Administration for publication in 2014.

“Managing Copyright in a Digital World,” with Donna Ferullo, International Journal of Digital Library Systems 3:4 (Oct.-Dec. 2012), p. 1-25.  Note:  Despite the publication date, the article did not appear in published form until 2014.

“California State University, East Bay,” chapter 10 in Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions, ed. Rosanne M. Cordell. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2013.

“Continuing Education for $0,” chapter in Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and More, ed. Carol Smallwood, Kerol Harrod, and Vera Gubnitskaia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.

“Embedding Information Literacy in an M.A. TESOL Program,” co-authored with Sarah Nielsen, Sujin Lee, and Kinda al Rifae, New Library World, 114:1/2 (2013), 32-43.

“The University Libraries at California State University, East Bay,” Informed Librarian Online. August, 2012. (subscription required for access)

“Improving Student Research Strategies in an Online Course,” with Nancy White.  Appeared in the Proceedings from the On Course conference, held in Long Beach, CA, April 27, 2012.

“Where’s the Bio? Databases, Wikipedia, and the Web,” New Library World 113:1/2 (2012), p. 77-89.

“Mentoring at a Distance,” chapter in Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession, ed. Carol Smallwood and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012, p. 183-190.

“Collaborative Mentoring: Creating a Support Team for Students,” with Sarah Nielsen and Nancy White in  2011 Mentoring Conference Proceedings, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2011.

“The Balance of Authority and Responsibility in Middle Management,” in Middle Management in Academic and Public Libraries, ed. Tom Diamond. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011.

“Developing Partnerships for Added Value,” with Sarah Nielsen, in The Frugal Librarian, ed. Carol Smallwood. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011, p. 190-195.

“Evaluating Accessibility Features of Tutorial Creation Software,” with Diana Wakimoto, Library Hi Tech 29:1 (2011), p. 122-136.

“Where’s Web.” Against the Grain 22:5 (Nov. 2010), p. 66+.

“Networking and Serendipity in Publishing.” Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2010, p. 37-38.

“E-books and User Assumptions.” The Journal for the Serials Community 22:3, Suppl. 1 (Nov. 2009), p. S1-S5. DOI: 10.1629/22S1.

“New E-sources, New Models: Re-inventing Library Approaches to Providing Access,” presentation at the International Federal of Library Associations‘ World Library and Information Congress, Milan, Italy, August 26, 2009. Paper included in the Proceedings at Also appeared in Library Hi Tech News 27:2 (March 2010), p. 10-14.

Contributor to Smallwood, Carol, ed. “Librarians as Writers: Published Practitioners Share Their Experiences and Advice,” American Libraries 40:6/7 (June/July 2009), p. 54-57.

“Navigating the MLA Bibliography: Performance Across Vendor Platforms,” with Liorah Golomb, Journal of Electronic Resources Management 21:2 (Apr/June 2009), p. 141-162.

“The Shifting Landscape of Electronic Books,” New Library World 110:1/2 (2009), p. 7-21. [Highly Commended Paper, Emerald, 2010]

“Copyright Implications for Electronic Resource Management,” with Donna Ferullo, chapter in Handbook of Research on Electronic Resource Management. Hershey, Penn.: IGI Global, 2008.

“I Google, You Google, We Google,” Against the Grain 20:2 (2008), p. 18-21.

“NewTypes of E-Books, E-Book Issues, and Implications for the Future,” Acquisitions Librarian 19:3-4 (2007), p. 367-388.

“E-books: Acquisitions, the User, and the Future,” Against the Grain, 19:2 (2007), p. 34-38.“The Enduring Serial,” The Serials Librarian, 51:1 (2006), p. 103-115.“Positioning Acquisitions in the Library Organization: Issues, Questions, Decisions,” Against the Grain, 17:3 (June 2005), p. 42+.

“Writing a Book,” prepared for leading a Roundtable Session at the ACRL Women’s Studies Section Meeting, ALA Summer Conference, Monday, June 27, 2005.

“The Rise and Diffusion of UCITA.” posted on ebookweb, May 20, 2004 at$2718. [Note: ebookweb sites are no longer available.]

Laptop Computer Services. ARL SPEC Kit 275, with M. Kwon. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, August, 2003.

“The Ethics of Copyright,” posted on ebookweb, July 25, 2003, at$2222.

“The Interplay of Copyright Acts,” posted on ebookweb, May 6, 2003, at$2155; also posted on WOW Writing for Independents E-Zine, June 1, 2003, at [Note: The latter site is still online; however, the article is not archived.]

“Copyright for Writers, Readers, and Researchers,” posted on ebookweb in 3 parts, Jan. 15, 2003. Part 1 at$1984, Part 2 at$1986, and Part 3 at$1987.

“The Rights and Wrongs of the Doctrine of First Sale,” posted on ebookweb, Oct. 28, 2002, at$1816.

“A Question of Balance,” posted on ebookweb, Aug. 31, 2002.Part 1 at$1626. Part 2 at$1627.

“The Principles of Marketing and Relationship Management,” Portal ( Baltimore, Md.:Johns Hopkins University Press, 1:3 (July, 2001), p. 339-350. [Note: a subscription may be required to access the online version of this article; however, it also appears in their print publication.]

“Security vs. Anonymity:The Debate over User Authentication and Information Access,” with Virginia Rezmierski, Educause Review, 35:2 (March/April, 2000), p. 22-30.

“Classroom Technology:A View from the Trenches,” with Ed Adams, Educom Review, 33:3 (May/June), 1998, p. 50-53.

“Forecasting the Future,” Managing Business Collections in Libraries.Westport, Conn.:Greenwood Press, 1996.

“Compromises in the Management of Working Papers,” with Jane Lucas and Susan Pritts, Library Resources and Technical Services, 36:4 (Oct.), 1992, p. 478-486.

“The Deterioration of Quality Cataloging,” Library Journal, 108:1 (January 1), 1983, p. 27-29.

“Off-Campus Library Services:Those Inbetween Years,” presentation at ACRL 1st National Conference, Nov., 1978. Appeared in New Horizons for Academic Libraries. New York: K.G. Saur, 1979.

Book Reviews


“Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning: Supporting Learning and Assessment through Interdisciplinary Faculty and Staff Collaborative Research Projects,” presenter with Sharon Green, Caron Inouye, and Sarah Nielsen at Fast Forward: Higher Education’s Future, WASC Academic Resource Conference 2013, San Diego, CA, April 12, 2013.

“Is It Really on the Web and What Does That Mean for Instruction and Reference?”, presentation at Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries conference, Limerick, Ireland, May 22, 2012.

“Improving Student Research Strategies in an Online Course,” presentation with Nancy White at On Course, Long Beach, CA, April 27, 2012.

“Affordable Learning Solutions Workshop,” panelist with Gerry Hanley, Naomi Moy, Barbara Butler, and Ruth Kifer, at Martin Luther King Library, San Jose, CA, Dec. 7, 2011.

“Collaborative Mentoring: Creating a Support Team for Students,” presentation with Sarah Nielsen and Nancy White at 2011 Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 28, 2011.

“A Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web.” Presentation at the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ Collection Management & Development Section research forum, “Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development,” at the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC., June 27, 2010.

“Embedding Information Competency in M.A. TESOL Programs,” with Sarah Nielsen. Presentation at CATESOL 2010, Santa Clara, California, April 24, 2010.

“MLA Bibliography Performance across Vendor Platforms,” presentation, with Liorah Golomb, at the Modern Language Association annual convention, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.

“E-books: definition, selection, users,” presentation at the American Library Association annual conference, Saturday, June 28, 2008.

“The Final Spit and Polish” presentation at the Winter Wheat Festival, Bowling Green University, November 10, 2007. Presentation details at Handout on blog:

“The ACRL Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program: The Experiences of Mentors and Mentees,” co-presenter with Candace Mack, and panelist at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Sunday, June 24, 2007.

“Maximizing Library Resources in an Online World.” Webinar for Elluminate. Part I: Higher Education, May 3, 2007; Part II: K-12, June 5, 2007. Audio available via Elluminate web site at

“Maximizing Library Use in Distance Learning,” presentation at the Alliance for Distance Education in California, Summit XVIII, March 15, 2007.

“What’s in a Definition?” presentation at the Cataloging Norms Discussion Group, American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 24, 2006.

“Copyright for Writers, Readers, and Researchers,” presented at the Digital Literature Festival, Santa Barbara, Nov. 1, 2002.

“Applying Relationship Management in Everyday Libraries.” Presentation and day-long facilitation at the Council of Federal Libraries’ Annual Seminar 2003: Client Relationship Management (CRM): a Primer for Information Professionals. Nov. 3, 2003.

“Practical Copyright for Teaching and Research,” Faculty Development Workshop, California State University, Hayward, April 17, 2003.

“Ethics and Intellectual Property,” co-panelist at a Student Forum, California State University, Hayward, March 5, 2003.

“Marketing Your Library Through Relationship Management,” presentation to the Library Council, Purdue University, Feb. 2002.

“Technical Services Issues and Trends,” presentation at University Libraries, California State University, Hayward, Jan. 2002.

“Scholarly Communication: a Discussion,” presentation at Indiana University Libraries, Jan., 2002.

“Librarians, Marketing, and Relationship Management: Setting the Stage,” presentation at the 2001 Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education, June 27, 2001.

“Develop Your Own Marketing Plan,” workshop conducted at ACRL 10th National Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 16, 2001.

“Relationship Management: Competing for our Future,” (with Rebecca Smith and Theresa Spence) at the ACRL 10th National Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 16, 2001.

“Organizational Opportunities: Let’s Talk About IT,” co-presented at the ACRL ULS Librarians in Higher Education and Campus Administration Discussion Group, ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2001, Washington, D.C.

“Copyright in the Digital Age,” with James Hilton and Jonathan Alger, panel presentation to the campus community, University of Michigan, June 30, 2000. Repeated, Oct. 17, 2000.

“The Growing Importance of Marketing Library Resources and Services,” Keynote speaker at Inforum 2000, Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2000.

“Develop Your Own Marketing Plan,” Workshop at Inforum 2000, Prague, Czech Republic, May 26, 2000. “Developing Your Own Marketing Plan,” Internet follow-up course that resulted from the workshop. Course offered from June, 2000-May, 2001.

“The Virtual Business Library,” Academic Business Library Directors Meeting, April 17, 1999.

“Anonymous Access and Accountability:The Debate Between Library and Security Professionals Over Access to Information” with Virginia Rezmierski, presented at the Educom National Conference, Orlando, Florida, Oct., 1998.

“Where Are We Going: Greater Need or Greater Obsolescence?” (with Betsy Wilson, Associate Director for Public Services, University of Washington Libraries, and Cindy Wilson, Research Group Manager, Microsoft Library), speaker and panel leader Academic Business Library Directors’ Meeting, March 29, 1998.

“Allegiances and Alliances: Alternative Organizational Models and Partnerships in the Provision of Academic Business Information Services.” Panel member, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, June 10, 1997.

“Career Development:a Personal Responsibility,” with Maureen Burns, Program on Career Management, University of Michigan Business School, March 20-21, 1995.

“The Provision of Information in the Age of Electronic Text,” presentation at the Academic Business Library Directors Meeting, April 7, 1994.

“Leadership Characteristics and Styles,” presentation at the Library Administration and Management Association, Library Organization and Management Section, Leadership Discussion Group, ALA Annual Conference, June 29, 1992.

“Policy First: Preparation for Automation,” presentation at ACRL 5th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 4-7, 1989. Later appeared in the published Conference Proceedings, 1989.

“Off-Campus Library Services:Those Inbetween Years,” presentation at ACRL 1st National Conference, Nov., 1978.


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Developing Topics

  • Research Questions
    • discusses how to formulate research questions, how to create complex research inquiries, and how to narrow down to a specific topic for a research paper
    • 8 mins.; created 6/9/2010
  • Topic Development
    • exercises to help in developing specific topics
    • 4.0; created fall/2010

Using the Libraries

  • Exploring Information
    • what is information? how does it develop? what is information literacy and how does it differ from library skills?
    • 5-6 mins.; created fall/2010
  • Periodical Locator
    • how to find a journal title in one of the Cal State East Bay databases
    • 4.39; created 8/31/2011
  • Scholarly Peer Review
    • what is it and how can I limit my search to retrieve only these types of articles?
    • 6.41; created 8/31/2011

Preparing Written Work

  • Annotations and Abstracts
    • explains the difference and describes how to write an annotation (with example)
    • 6.0; created fall/2010
  • Literature Review
    • Part One: overview, description of the stage of a lit review, the elements needed, and the evaluation process
    • 8.05; created 12/29/2011
    • Part Two: more details about the search process and a discussion of the ways to organize the information
    • 6.58; created 12/29/2011
  • Practicing Peer Review: Scientific Article
    • 4:49; created 11/19/2012


  • Citation Puzzle
    • how to find the bibliographic information you need to formulate a citation
    • 12.0; created fall/2010
  • Decoding Citation
    • how to read citations you find in an article or a book
    • 8-10 mins, depending on how long it takes for users to click the right answers; created spring/2009
  • APA Citation Puzzle
    • directs students to the APA tutorial, online examples, and the manual at the CSUEB reference desk
    • 2.0; created 12/29/2011
  • MLA Citation Puzzle
    • how to take the bibliographic information you find on a source and format it in MLA style
    • 12.0; created fall/2010
  • Citations and MS Word
    • how to use MS Word most effectively to create a “References” or “Works Cited” page
    • 4.0; created 2/28/2010


  • Notebooks, Part 1
    • General introduction to the three types of notebooks students write in universities:  classroom notebooks, summary notebooks on materials they read, and lab notebooks
    • 1.39; created 9/23/2012
  • Classroom Notebooks (Notebooks, Part 2)
    • 2.38; created 9/23/2012
  • Summary/Reading Notebooks (Notebooks, Part 3)
    • General (4.05; created 9/30/2012)
    • SQ3R (reading technique:  Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) (5.25; created Sept. 30, 2012)
  • Lab Notebooks (Notebooks, Part 4)
    • 3.39; created 9/23/2012


  • Research: What Is It?
    • Explains the difference between information gathering, secondary research, and primary research
    • 3.31; created 9/7/2012

Web Searching

The Structure of a Scientific Article

  • Part 1 (6.40; created 10/6/12)
    • Discusses the parts of a scientific article and provides detail on the first half of a paper (through Methods)
  • Part 2 (5.40; created 10/6/12)
    • Discusses the second half of a scientific article (from Results to the end) and explains where such an article fits into the academic discourse
  • Part 3 (5.46 is given, but time depends on student responses; created 10/7/12)
    • A self-paced quiz asking students to identify if excerpted sentences are from the introduction, method, result, or discussion/conclusion section of a scientific article
  • Part 4 (6.46 is given, but time depends on student responses; created 10/7/12)
    • A second self-paced quiz asking students to identify if excerpted sentences are from the introduction, method, result, or discussion/conclusion section of a scientific article



Striving Toward Equity at the University of Michigan: 25 Years of the Academic Women’s Caucus, 1975-2000. Video. With Ruth Barnard, et al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2000.

Professional Activities


  • Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2007-present.
  • Regular Reviewer, Foreword Magazine, 2007 to 2010.  Also:
    • Poetry Judge, Foreword Magazine, 2007-2011; 2012-present
    • Essay Judge, Foreword Magazine, 2008-2009
    • Short Story Judge, Foreword Magazine, 2009-2010
  • De Clercq Poetry Prize, member of judging panel, 2007-present


  • ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program, 2005-2008; 2012-2015
  • ACRL LES Mentor Program, 2011-present
  • CARL Mentor Program, 2011-present
  • ACRL Job Shadowing Program, 2010
  • ALA MentorConnect, 2009-present
  • ACRL Literature and English Studies Section, 2007-2008, 2010-present

Intern Support

  • Rebekah Hart, Spring, 2013
  • Briana Ehnes, Spring, 2012
  • Holly H. Nguyen, Summer 2010
  • Lauren Varner, Winter 2009

External Reviewer for candidates seeking promotion

  • Adelphi University, 2008
  • University of Delaware, 2008
  • University of Minnesota, 2002
  • University of Washington, 1999
  • Ohio State University, 1997

Facilitator, Association of Research Libraries’ Online Lyceum, Professional Writing for Librarians, Aug.-Sept., 2004; May-June, 2005; Sept.-Oct., 2005.

Reviewer (resumes, papers, presentations)

  • ALA Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2011, New Orleans, LA
  • ACRL National Conference, April 10, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Pre-publication review of the journal Public Services Quarterly by Haworth Press, Nov., 2001.

Member of NSF Advisory Board.Final Report NSF-LAMP Project: Identifying Where Technology Logging and Monitoring for Increased Security End and Violations of Personal Privacy and Student Records Begin. Report to the Digital Government Program of the National Science Foundation.Washington, D.C.: AACRAO, c2001.

Testimony before the Register of Copyrights and Panel on “Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies,” Library of Congress, May 3, 2000. Part of the ongoing rulemaking process mandated by Congress under 1201 (a)(1) of Title 17 of the U.S. Code, enacted in 1998 as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Occasional guest lecturer, School of Information, University of Michigan, 1995-1997. Responsible for teaching a class on “Budget as a Planning Tool” to Masters level students in the course Management in Libraries and Information Archives.

Facilitator and Reporter, “Satellite Town Meeting for Michigan Libraries: Agenda for the 21st Century,” teleconference held across the state of Michigan, April 26, 1994.

Consultant, Cleary College Libraries, 1995 and 1999. Recommended steps to re-create their library system to support the expansion of the curriculum to include an MBA, which was subsequently accredited by the state of Michigan.

Participation in Library Organizations


  • ACRL Literatures in English Section, Virtual Meetings Committee, 2011-2015.
  • ACRL Legislative Advocates Member, 2007-2013.ACRL Literatures in English Section, Co-Coordinator, Collections Discussion Group, 2011-2013.
  • ACRL Literatures in English Section, Co-Coordinator, Collections Discussion Group, 2011-2013.
  • ALA Council on Legislation. Telecommunications. Member, 2010-2012.
  • ACRL Government Relations Committee. Member, ex officio, 2009-2011.
  • ACRL Chapters Council Library Legislation Network Coordinator, 2009-2011.
  • ACRL Literatures in English Section, Publications Committee, member, 2007-2011.
  • ALA Committee on Legislation. Ad-hoc Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Technology. Member, 2002-2006.
  • ACRL Copyright Committee. Member, 2001-2005.
  • ACRL Legislative Network Representative to Michigan, 1998-2002, and to California, 2002-2008.
  • ACRL ULS 2002 Conference Planning Committee. Member, 1999-2002.
  • ACRL Government Relations Committee, 1997-2001. Member, 1998-2001; Intern, 1997-1998.
  • ACRL ULS Current Topics Planning Committee.Chair, 1999-2001; Member, 1997-1999.
  • ACRL ULS Librarians in Higher Education and Campus Administration Committee. Member, 1994-1996.
  • ACRL Constitution and By-laws Committee. Member, 1992-1996.
  • ACRL ULS Organization and By-laws Committee. Member, 1992-1994.
  • LAMA Membership Committee. Member, 1991-1993.

State of California

  • California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction, Board member, 2013-    [2013-2014:  Poster Session Subcommittee; Conference Proceedings Subcommittee]
  • California Academic & Research Libraries, Research Award Committee. Member, 2007-2012; 2013-
  • California Academic & Research Libraries, Legislative Liaison, 2002-2008

State of Michigan

  • MLA Public Policy Committee. Member, 2000-2002.
  • MLA 2001 Conference Planning Committee. Publicity Chair and member, 2000-2001.
  • MLA Long-Range Planning Committee. Member, 1994-1995.
  • MLA Leadership Academy Oversight Committee. Member, 1994-1995.
  • ACRL Michigan Chapter/MLA Academic and Research Libraries Division. Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair, 1992-1995; MLA. Member of the Board, 1989-1991.
  • MLA Leadership Academy Endowment Fund Committee. Chair, 1992-1994.
  • “Call for Papers” Committee, ACRL Michigan Chapter/MLA Academic and Research Libraries Division. Chair, 1991-1992.

Participation in the University

At California State University, East Bay, 2002-present

  • Professional Leave Committee. Chair, 2011-2012; Chair; 2013-2014.
  • Educational Effectiveness Council. Member, 2012-2014.
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee, 2011-2014.
  • Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation. Member, 2010-2014.
  • ILO Subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Planning and Review. Member, 2012-2014.
  • Search Committee, Director of Faculty Development. Member, 2013.
  • Search Committee, University Librarian. Member, 2012-2013.
  • Search Committee, Business/Economics Librarian Position.  Chair, 2012-2013.
  • Senator at large, Academic Senate, 2010 (winter/spring); 2010-12.
  • Search Committee, Associate VP for Planning and Institutional Research.  Member, 2011-2012.
  • Search Committee, Coordinator of the Online Campus. Member, 2010-2011.
  • Research Strategic Planning Task Force, 2009-2010.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication Committee. Member 2005-2010.
  • Committee on Academic Planning and Review. Member, 2006-2007, chair, 2007-2009.
  • Campus Life Planning Committee. Member, 2004-2006.
  • University Information Technology Committee. Member, 2002-2006.
  • CSUEB-WASC Planning Committee. Member, 2002-2005.

At the University of Michigan, 1988-2002

  • SACUA Government Relations Committee. Member, 2000-2003.
  • SACUA Budget Study Committee. Chair, 2000-2001; Member, 1998-2001.
  • SACUA Financial Affairs Advisory Committee. Chair, 1994-1996; Member, 1996-2000.
  • Search Advisory Committee for the Executive Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan. Member, 1996-1997.
  • Advisory Board, University Record. Member, 1997-1998.
  • Faculty Perspectives Page Editorial Advisory Board. Member, 1994-1997; Interim Chair, 1995.
  • Library Council. Member, 1994-1997.
  • SACUA Government Relations Committee. Chair, 1993-1994; Member, 1991-1993.
  • Academic Women’s Caucus. Co-Chair, 1991-1993, 1996-2002; Member, 1988-
  • Sarah Goddard Power Awards Committee. Co-chair, 1990-1991; Member, 1989-2002.

Current Associations


  • American Library Association
  • California Academic & Research Libraries
  • Modern Language Association


  • California Writers Club (lifetime member) (admission by review only); Online Coordinator and Board Member, 2010-present
  • Detroit Working Writers (admission by review only)
  • Bella Musica Chorus, Co-President, 2012-2015

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