Duties and Responsibilities
- Report to the Dean of the Oviatt Library, serve as his deputy, and assume responsibility for the Library in the Dean's absence.
- As part of the Library administrative team, plan Library services, facilitate operations, and resolve issues.
- Responsible for Access Services, which includes: Guest Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Periodicals, and Microform, Special Collections and Archives, Teacher Curriculum Center, and Music and Media.
- Work with instructional faculty, and Library faculty and staff to ensure that the Library can meet the research and teaching needs of the University community.
- Provide leadership in planning for new services, and for policy and procedural changes to existing services.
Previous Positions, Oviatt Library
- Department Chair, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services (March - Dec. 2010; July 2014 - Dec. 2015)
- Reference and Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer (2001-2015)
- Recently, served as subject specialist for Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, Law, San Fernando Valley.
- Previously, served as subject specialist for Government Documents, Business, French, Modern Greek.
- Library Assessment Coordinator (2002-2012)
- HSI Grant Project Director (2002-2008)
Publications and Professional Activities (Selected)
- “Predicting Students’ Intention to Plagiarize?: International Considerations and Theoretical Frameworks,” (Co-presented paper by S. Camara, S. Eng-Ziskin, L. Wimberley, and K. S. Dabbour), 2015 Biennial World Communication Association Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 30 to August 3, 2015.
- “Can We Predict Students’ Intentions to Plagiarize?: The Theory of Reasoned Action Says We Can,” (Co-presented paper by S. Eng-Ziskin, S. Camara, and K. Dabbour), Tenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 8, 2012.
- Dabbour, K.S. & Ballard, J.D. "Information literacy and US Latino college students: a cross-cultural analysis,” New Library World 112 (No. 7/8 2011):347 – 364. (Included in the ALA Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT) “Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2011.”)
- Lampert, L.D. & Dabbour, K.S. “Librarian Perspectives on Teaching MetaSearch and Federated Search Technologies,” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12 (No. 3/4 2007):253-278.
- Somerville, M.M., Lampert, L.D., Dabbour, K.S., Harlan, S. & Schader, B. “Large Scale Assessment (LSA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy: Two Case Studies on the ETS Beta Implementation,” Reference Services Review 35 (January 2007):8-20.
- Wakimoto, J.C., Walker, D.S. & Dabbour, K.S. “The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries,” Journal of Academic Librarianship 32 (March 2006):127-136.
- Solis, J. & Dabbour, K.S. “Latino Students and Libraries: A U.S. Federal Grant Project Report,” New Library World 107 (January/February 2006):48-56.
- “Falling Down the Portal: Adventures in Federated Metasearch Technology at California State University Northridge,” Breakout Session, (Co-Presenter with L. Lampert), 2005 LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) National Forum, San Jose, CA, October 1, 2005.
- Dabbour, K.S. “Improving Student Success through Strengthening Library Collections, Archives, and Information Competence.” U.S. Dept. of Education, Title V, Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), $1.6 million grant project, 2002-2008.
- Dabbour, K. S. “Applying Active Learning Methods to the Design of Library Instruction for a Freshman Orientation Course.” College and Research Libraries 58 (July 1997):299-308. (82 cites in Google Scholar as of 8/2/15.)
University of California Los Angeles
M.L.S., Master of Library Science, 1987
Specialization Paper: “The Quest for Historical Business Records: The Case of the NY & Erie Railroad Co. Organization Chart, ca. 1855”
California State University Northridge
B.A., Communication Studies, Special Major: Public Relations; Minor, Teaching English as a Second Language (Applied Linguistics), 1984
See my Vita for more information on my background and professional activities.