Doris Helfer's Publications, Presentations and Professional Activities

Publications:

  • Co-Author with Heinrich, H., "OCLC: Is its future up in the clouds?", Searcher: The Magazine for the Database Professional. March 2012, vol. 20 no. 2. pgs. 18-23.
  • Author, "Transitioning Up or Out", Information Outlook, March 2010, vol. 14 no. 2. pgs.10-11.
  • Co-author with Heinrich, H. “Library Technical Services” in The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. 3rd ed., Bates, Marcia and Maack, Mary Niles editors.  Published December 2009 by CRC Press.
  • Co-Author with Heinrich, H. and Woodley M., "Doing More with Less in Technical Services", Searcher: The Magazine for the Database Professional. July 2009, vol. 17 no. 7. pgs. 7-9 & 46.
  • Co-Author with Embleton, K., "The Plague of Plagiarism", Searcher: The Magazine for the Database Professional. June 2007, vol. 15 no. 6. pgs. 23-26.
  • Co-Author with Wakimoto, J. C., "Metasearching: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Making it Work in Your Library", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,   February 2005, vol. 13  no. 2.  pgs. 40-41.
  • Author, "Is the Big Deal Dead", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,   March 2004, vol. 12 no. 3.  pgs. 27-32.
  • Author, "New Libraries for a New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,   November/December 2003, vol. 11 no. 10. pgs. 42-45.
  • Author, "Digital Dissertations from ProQuest", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,   July/August 2003, vol. 11 no. 7. pgs. 46-48.
  • Author, "The Government Battle Over Printing: OMB Versus GPO and Why It Matters to Libraries and the Public", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,  March 2003, vol. 11 no. 3. pgs. 53-55.
  • Author, "Virtual Reference in Libraries: Status and Issues", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals,  February 2003, vol. 11 no. 2. pgs. 63-65.
  • Author, "Back to the Future: A Look at the Past to Get a Glimpse of the Future", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 2002, vol. 10 no. 7. pgs. 38-41.
  • Author, "Academic Entrepreneurship: the HBS Library Takes a Lesson from the School It Serves", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, April 2002, vol. 10 no. 4. pgs. 70-71.
  • Author, "Why we love Los Angeles and why you will too!", Information Outlook, March 2002, vol. 6 no. 3. pgs. 42-43.
  • Author, "OCLC's March into the 21st Century", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, February 2002, vol. 10, no. 2, pgs. 66-69.
  • Co-Author with Gelfand, J and Riggs, C.," Internet Librarian", Library Hi Tech News, January/February 2002, vol. 19., no. 1, pgs. 13-16.
  • Author, "The Conference Experience: Past, Present and Future", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, September 2001, vol. 9, no. 8, pgs. 20-24.
  • Author, "Building Information Communities with a SCOUG Workshop", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 2001, vol. 9, no. 7, pgs. 20-24.
  • Author, "To Questia or Not to Questia, That is the Question", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, April 2001, vol. 9, no. 4, pgs. 31-35.
  • Author, "Virtual Reference in Libraries: Remote Patrons Heading Your Way?", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, February 2001, vol. 9, no. 2, pgs. 67-70.
  • Author, "E-Books in Libraries: Some Early Experiences and Reactions", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, October 2000, vol. 8, no. 9, pgs. 63-65.
  • Author, "Internet Librarian International 2000: A Conference with All the Right Elements ", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 2000, vol. 8, no. 7, pgs. 68-71.
  • Author, "Putting it Together Just Right: CSUN Library Links Its Electronic Holdings through EBSCO", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, May 2000, vol. 8, no. 5, pgs. 18-22.
  • Author, "Libraries in the New Millennium", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, March 2000, vol. 8, no. 3, pgs. 29-31.
  • Author, "Looking Backward, Looking Ahead: Three Years of Lessons Learned", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, January 2000, vol. 8, no. 1, pgs. 120-122.
  • Author, "Has the Virtual University Library Truly Arrived", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, September 1999, vol. 7, no. 8, pgs. 62-65.
  • Author, "The Price is Right: A Wrap-Up of SCOUG's Spring Workshop", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 1999, vol. 7, no. 7, pgs. 22-24.
  • Author, "Ubiquity and the Internet: Spring Internet World", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 1999, vol. 7, no. 7, pgs. 41-45.
  • Author, "Making Digital Collection Development a Reality: The CSU JACC Project", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, May 1999, vol. 7, no. 5, pgs. 57-59.
  • Author, "The Changing Academic Library and What the University of California is Attempting to Do", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, March 1999, vol. 7, no. 3, pgs. 10-16.
  • Author, "Lessons from PricewaterhouseCoopers", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, January 1999, vol. 7, no. 1, pgs. 16-17.
  • Author, "Outsourcing, Teaming and Special Libraries: Threats and Opportunities", Information Outlook: The Monthly Magazine of the Special Libraries Association, December 1998, vol. 2 no.12, pgs. 26-29.
  • Author, Nortel's Information Resource Network, Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, October 1998. Volume 6, no. 9, pgs. 74-76.
  • Author, "Life After Outsourcing: ARCO's Seymour Satin", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 1998. Volume 6, no. 7, pgs. 58-59.
  • Author, "Report from the Field, Rethinking Reference and Research", Information Today , June 1998. Volume 15, issue 6, pgs. 21 & 25.
  • Author, "The Internet and Librarians - Just Do It!!!!", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, May 1998. Volume 6, no.5, pgs.28-29.
  • Author, "The Fighting Varsity: - "Hail, Purdue!!" and All You Other Libraries Out There!", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, March 1998. Volume 6, no.3, pgs. 53-55.
  • Author, "The End of the Road for the Corporate Library - Or Is It?", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, January 1998. Volume 6, no.1, pgs. 14-16.
  • Author, "The Trend in Academia: One Stop Shopping for Students", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, November/December 1997. Volume 5, no.10, pgs.12-15.
  • Author, "Insourced or Outsourced: A Tale of Two Libraries", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, September 1997. Volume 5, no.8, pgs.68-70.
  • Author, "New at ALA: The American Library Association’s Annual Conference", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, September 1997. Volume 5, no.8, pgs.66-67.
  • Author, "They’re G-G-R-R-R-E-A-T! Kellogg’s Librarians", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, July/August 1997. Volume 5, no.7, pgs.38-39.
  • Author, "Not Your Traditional Librarian Anymore", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, May 1997. Volume 5 no. 5, pgs. 66-67.
  • Author, "The Marriage of Libraries and Commerce", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, March 1997. Volume 5, no. 3, pgs. 42-43.
  • Author, "The Leavey Library: A Library in Your Future?", Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, January 1997. Volume 5, no. 1, pgs. 38-40.
  • Columnist, Leading Libraries, in Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals starting January 1997. Abstracts of my columns appear at the Information Today website at URL http://www.infotoday.com/. The bibliographic citations to all my columns appear on this list.
  • Author, "EPIC: The Review" in "Database Searcher" November 1990. Volume 6, no. 9, pgs. 15-23.
  • Compiler, Legal Publications in the RAND Library: A Selective Bibliography, RAND Corporation, 1979. RAND Pub No. IN-24496.
  • Compiler, Legal Reference Resources in the Rand Library: A Selective Bibliography, RAND Corporation, 1978. RAND Pub. No.IN-24132.
  • Compiler, Library of Congress classification KF index with all revisions through June 1977, 1977.
  • Editor, Asa V. Call Law Library, Recent Acquisition List Annual Cumulation, 1976-1977, 1977.
  • Editor, Southern California Association of Law Libraries Directory, 1977-1978, 1977.

Presentations:

  • Invited Speaker, co-presented with Altman, Elizabeth, Helfer, Doris Small, Kutay, Stephen and Woodley, Mary at Internet Librarian 2012 conference presentation entited "eReader & Tablet Device Trends in an Academic Library".  Presented October 22, 2012.
  • Invited Speaker, co-presented with Altman, Elizabeth, Helfer, Doris Small, and Woodley, Mary at Internet Librarian 2011 conference presentation entited "A Survey of (Smart) Mobile User Trends at the Oviatt Library". Presented October 17, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker, Internet Librarian 2010 conference at program entitled "Faculty Library Partnership for Learning" Presented October 25, 2010.
  • Invited Speaker, at SLA So. Calif. Chapter meeting to give talk on "Mentoring: It's Not Just for Students Anymore", Presented September 30, 2010
  • Heinrich, Helen, Helfer, Doris and Woodley, Mary S. "Doing More with Less in Technical Services". Presented at Internet Libarian 2009 Annual Conference in Monterey, CA. October 28, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, at the SLA  100th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. “Overcoming Library Disasters: Ensuring They Don’t Become Catastrophes”.  Presented June, 16, 2009.
  • Panelist, SLA Southern California Chapter Annual Professional Development Program entitled "Doing More With Less: Creative Ways To Provide Outstanding Service In Tough Economic Times" in Los Angeles, CA. Presented May 19, 2009.  
  • Helfer, Doris, Hansen, Lindsay, Lampert, Lynn, and Skaggs, Danielle, Preconference Workshop entitled Downloading Library 2.0: Podcasting Services and Training for the iPod Generation. Presented at Internet Librarian 2007 Annual Conference in Monterey, CA. October 28, 2007.
  • Helfer, Doris and Wakimoto, Jina. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Federated Search. SLA Annual Conference in Denver, CO. Presented to the Science and Technology Division Program entitled " Federated Search: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly." June 5, 2007
  • Woodley, Mary and Dodson, Snowdy, Helfer, Doris. Ecology of Scholarly Publishing. CSUN Faculty Retreat. January 2004.
  • “Realities of Virtual Reference,” Panel Presentation, (Co-Presenter with D. Helfer and L. Lampert), Internet Librarian 2004: The Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers, Monterey, CA, Wednesday, November 17, 2004.
  • Instructor, Internet Librarian International, CyberCruise 2000 entitled "Scintillating Science Sites", presented March 22, 2000 in London, England. Also served as Moderator for Track E on March 21, 2000 at the same conference.
  • Instructor, Internet Librarian '99 Cybertour entitled "Scintillating Science Sites", presented November 10, 1999 in San Diego, Calif.
  • Moderator and Member of Program Planning Committee, Internet Librarian '99 Programs, Moderated Track E: Searching the Net and Track L: Intranet Librarians: Managing Knowledge Assets presented November 9 and 10, 1999 in San Diego, Calif.
  • Instructor, Internet Librarian '98 workshop entitled "Sci-Tech Web Resources", presented November 2, 1998 in Monterey, Calif.
  • Panelist, Internet Librarian '98 program entitled "Conference Hightlights Wrap Up Panel", presented November 5, 1998 in Monterey, Calif.
  • Moderator and Member of Program Planning Committee, Internet Librarian '97 Conference, November 16-20, 1997.
  • Panelist, Working on the Web, Program presented by SCOUG, April 4, 1997.
  • Panelist, National On-line Meeting, May 1995, Program entitled "Was it Good for You".
  • Presenter,"The RAND Corporation Catalog Section Organization" to the California Library Association, Technical Services Chapter Meeting, Fall 1985.
  • Presenter, "User Satisfaction with the COM Catalog" to the CLASS (California Library Authority for Systems and Services), Seminar on Starting and Managing a COM Catalog, Spring 1981.
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Southern California Library School, Basic Aspects of Law Librarianship (532), Spring 1976.

Professional Activities and Memberships:

Special Libraries Association on the web at URL http://www.sla.org.

  • Treasurer, Leadership and Management Division, 2012-2013.
  • Chair, Partner Relations, Leadership and Management Division, 2010-2011.
  • Chair, Information Outlook Advisory Council, 2009-2010.
  • Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Advisory Council, 2008-2009.
  • Advisory Council to SLA President-Elect Stephen Abram on Committee Appointments, 2007.
  • Student Liaison and Mentoring Committee, SLA Knowledge Management Division, 2007-2008.
  • Chair-Elect and Chair, Competitive Intelligence Division, 2005-2006.
  • Candidate for President-Elect, 2004-2005 election.
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Candidate for President-Elect, 2002-2003 election.
  • SLA Board of Directors member serving as Division Cabinet Chair and Chair-Elect, 1999-2001.
  • Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, 1998. (Honor is given for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the Association)
  • Research Committee, Chair, 1998-1999.
  • Research Committee, Member, 1997-1999.
  • Public Relations Committee, Chair, 1997.
  • Nominations Committee, Member, 1996-1997.
  • Communications, Chair and Chair-Elect, 1995-1997.
  • Consultation Committee, Member, 1995-1997.
  • Networking Committee, Chair, 1993-1995.
  • Networking Committee, Member, 1992-1993.
  • Information Technology Division, Chair-Elect and Chair, 1987-1989
  • Information Technology Division, Technical Services Section,
    Chair and Chair-Elect, 1985-87
  • Cataloging and Access Committee, Member, 1984-1990.

Special Libraries Association, Southern California Chapter on the web at (http://southerncalifornia.sla.org/).

  • Student Liaison to CSUN/UNT SLA Student Chapter, 2010-
  • Professional Development Co-Chair, 2003-2004.
  • Local Arrangements Committee, Co-Chair for Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, 2002 in Los Angeles also responsible for the 2002 Local Arrangements Committee web site previously found at http://library.csun.edu/dhelfer/2002/welcome.html but is no longer an active link.  An alternate version can be found on the Internet Archive.  Received the SLA Southern California's Chapter's Meritorious Service Award for my work as Co-Chair.
  • Professional Development Chair, 1999-2000.
  • SLA Southwest Regional Conference 2,  Vendor Relations Chair.  Conference held April 5-7, 2000 in San Diego, CA. Web site can be found at http://www.sla.org/conf/swrc/.
  • Awards Committee Chair, 1998-1999.
  • Awards Committee Member, 1996-1997.
  • Professional Development Chair, 1995-1996.
  • Consultation Committee Chair, 1994-95.
  • 1993 Winter Meeting Local Arrangements Committee Chair, 1991-93.
  • California State Networking Task Force Member, 1992-93.
  • Pesident-Elect, President and Past-President, 1989-92.
  • Program Planning Committee Member, 1988-89.
  • Nominations Committee Chairperson, 1986-87.
  • Publications Chairperson, 1983-84.
  • Elections Committee Chairperson, 1981-1982.
  • Calendar Coordinator, 1980-1981.
  • West Los Angeles Area Meetings, Chairperson, 1978-1980.

California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Science and Engineering Librarians (SEAL), on the web at: http://www.carl-acrl.org/

  • Chair and Chair-Elect, 2001-2003
  • Advisory Board Member 1996 to present.

American Library Association on the web at http://www.ala.org

  • Local Arrangements Committee Member for ALA Annual Conference, 1983.

Southern California Technical Processing Group on the web at http://library.csun.edu/sctpg/      President, 1982-1983.

American Association of Law Libraries on the web at  http://www.aallnet.org.

Publications Committee Member, 1977-1978.
 

Library and University Service

Library Committees:

  •   Electronic Resource Selection Committee. 1997/99
  •   Electronic Bibliography Committee, 1998-2001.
  •   Library School Committee. 
  •   Technical Services Department Personnel Committe 2011-
  •   Reference and Instructional Services Department Personnel Committee 2011-

College Committees:

  • Academic Technology Committee 1998-2001.
  • Faculty Senate Representative from the Library, 1997-1999.
  • Educational Resources Committee, 2004-    
  • CSUN Faculty Retreat Planning Committee 2008-2012.