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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)
    • Served as subject specialist and bibliographer for Business, Law, French, Modern Greek, Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, San Fernando Valley, Government Documents,

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.