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Katherine S. Dabbour, Associate Dean

January 2016 - present

Previous Positions

CSUN University Library, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Dept.

  • Department Chair, (March - Dec. 2010; July 2014 - Dec. 2015)
  • Library Assessment Coordinator (2002-2012)
  • HSI Grant Project Director (2002-2008)
  • Reference and Instruction Librarian and Bibliographer (2001-2015)
  • Reference Librarian, Temporary (1987-1991; 2000-2001)

University of California Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian (1994-2000)

California State University San Bernardino, John M. Pfau Library

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian (1991-1994)

Publications and Presentations (Selected)

Mendes, L., Bulock, C. & Dabbour, K. (2020). Weeding by numbers: Case studies in data-driven decision making. In L. Magnuson & N. DeMoville (Eds.), Data-driven decision-making in the library: Using business intelligence and data analytics software tools for library management (LITA guide). (Manuscript accepted)

Dabbour, K. (2020). [Book Review: Strategic planning for academic libraries: a step-by-step guide, by G. C. Thompson, et al.]. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 58(2), 183-184.

Dabbour, K.S. & Kott, K. (2017). Dialogic approaches to strategic planning in academic libraries: an appreciative inquiry case study at Oviatt Library. Journal of Library Administration 57(4), 468-480.

Camara, S. K., Eng-Ziskin, S., Wimberley, L., Dabbour, K. S., & Lee, C. M. (2017). Predicting students’ intention to plagiarize: An ethical theoretical framework. Journal of Academic Ethics 15(1), 43-58.

Camara, S., Eng-Ziskin, S., Wimberley, L. and Dabbour, K.S. (2015, July 30-August 3). Predicting students’ intention to plagiarize: International considerations and theoretical frameworks. Biennial World Communication Association Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Eng-Ziskin, S., Camara, S. and Dabbour, K.S. (2012, January 8). Can we predict students’ intentions to plagiarize? The theory of reasoned action says we can. Tenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Dabbour, K.S. & Ballard, J.D. (2011). Information literacy and US Latino college students: A cross-cultural analysis. New Library World 112(7/8), 347-364. [ALA Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT) “Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2011.]

Lampert, L.D., Martin, C., and Dabbour, K.S. (2009, October 31). Reaching outside K-16 classrooms: The management and assessment of library outreach services. California Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.

Lampert, L.D., Dabbour, K.S. & Solis, J. (2007). When it’s all Greek: The importance of collaborative information literacy outreach programming to Greek student organizations. Research Strategies 20(4), 300-310.

Lampert, L.D. & Dabbour, K.S. (2007). Librarian perspectives on teaching metasearch and federated search technologies. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12(3/4), 253-278.

Somerville, M.M., Lampert, L.D., Dabbour, K.S., Harlan, S. & Schader, B. (2007). Large Scale Assessment (LSA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy: Two case studies on the ETS beta implementation. Reference Services Review 35(1), 8-20.

Wakimoto, J.C., Walker, D.S. & Dabbour, K.S. (2006). The myths and realities of SFX in academic libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship 32(2), 127-136.

Solis, J. & Dabbour, K.S. (2006). Latino students and libraries: A U.S. federal grant project report. New Library World 107(1/2), 48-56.

Dabbour, K.S. (2006, October 11-15). An interactive presentation on revenue opportunities for libraries: The HSI grant project at California State University Northridge: A case study. JCLC 2006, First National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Dallas, TX.

Lampert, L.D. & Dabbour, K.S. (2005, October 1). Falling down the portal: Adventures in federated Metasearch technology at California State University Northridge. 2005 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum, San Jose, CA.

Dabbour, K. (2002). Improving student success through strengthening library collections, archives, and information competence. U.S. Dept. of Education, Title V, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) program five-year, $1.6 million grant. (PR Award P031S020022)

Dabbour, K. S. (1997). Applying active learning methods to the design of library instruction for a freshman seminar. College & Research Libraries 58(4), 299-308. [Cited 114 times since 2016 in Google Scholar.]


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

Please see my Vita for more information.