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Katherine S. Dabbour, Associate Dean

January 2016 - present

Previous Positions, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Dept., Oviatt Library

  • 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)

Publications and Presentations (Selected)

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. (2016). Predicting Students’ Intention to Plagiarize: an Ethical Theoretical Framework. Journal of Academic Ethics, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s10805-016-9269-3

“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

Please see my Vita for more information.