Current Duties and Responsibilities:
My current duties and responsibilities include serving as a Library Faculty member, the Coordinator of Instruction & Information Literacy, and as a Bibliographer/Collection Developer, library liaison and guest lecturer for the following departments, programs, and subject areas:
- Jewish Studies
- Gender & Women's Studies
- Queer Studies
- American Indian Studies
- California Studies
- Hebrew Language
- Classical Greek & Roman
During each semester, I teach Information Literacy and Library Instruction sessions to students in all of the above-mentioned disciplines. I also assist students and faculty with their research in these areas.
I may frequently be out of my office to teach a class, for meetings, or to attend to reference desk duties. The best ways to reach me are via e-mail or phone at the e-mail address or phone number listed on this page. I am also available to meet with students via appointment. Please email me to request an appointment time via Zoom or in person.
To request library materials click here on Library Request and complete the form.
Coordinator of Information Literacy & Instruction Duties:
As the Coordinator of Information Literacy & Instruction at the University Library, I work collaboratively with fellow library faculty members and teaching faculty to manage the library's information literacy instructional programs and ensure that at all levels of the academic organization we are effectively implementing student-centered and curriculum-integrated information literacy programming. At CSUN Information Literacy strategies vary by department, but may include efforts based on Freshman Orientation/Seminar Courses, General Education Courses, Cornerstone and Capstone Classes in Each Discipline, or Information Competency Mastery Requirements. To learn more please visit: http://library.csun.edu/ResearchAssistance/InformationCompetence
Library Instructional Programming
The University Library has a robust instructional program that supports our information literacy programming. Faculty can request a library lecture on research resources appropriate for specific subjects and individual classes. Call your Library Subject Specialist, use our instruction request form, or call 677-2277 to schedule. Please note: The library lecture is not officially scheduled until the librarian has made contact with the faculty member.
For our information literacy tutorial modules please visit: https://library.csun.edu/tutorials
Current University and CSU Committees & Service
- Library Post Tenure Review Committee
- Information Literacy Consultant to CSUN Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UPDWE)
- Bullough Planning Committee (Library)
- Nominations & Elections Committee (Library)
- Tataviam Mural Committee
- Merlot ICT Editorial Board Member (CSU System Service)
Professional Activities & Memberships
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
- Association of Jewish Libraries
- California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL)
- California Library Association
- Masters in Library & Information Science, 1998
University of California, Los Angeles.
- Masters of Arts in History,1998
University of California, Los Angeles.
- Bachelor of Arts, History, 1994
University of California, Santa Barbara
Publications & Awards
- see my curriculum vitae for a complete listing of publications
- Author. Chapter (forthcoming). 'Helping Readers Imagine the Past and Remember the Future: Calming Anxieties and Fostering Literacies During Crises." In Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present and Future. Edited by Doris Van Kampen-Breit. Chicago: ACRL. Forthcoming 2023.
- Author. Book. Creating a Learning Commons: A Practical Guide for Librarians co-authored with Coleen Meyers Martin. 2019. Rowman Littlefield.
- Author. Book. Combating Student Plagiarism: An Academic Librarian's Guide. 2008
- Book. Proven Strategies for Building an Information Literacy Program. Co-authored with Sue Curzon. 2008. ALA.
- 2014 Jolene Koester Team Award Winner in recognition of participation in Oviatt Library Transformation
- University of California Regents Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara (1990-1994)
- A. Russell Buchanan Award Recipient, Department of History and UCSB Alumni Association, 1994
Previous Positions & Duties
- Interim Associate Dean, University Library, CSU Northridge (July 2014-July 2015)
- Chair, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services (July 2005-July 2014), University Library, CSU Northridge
- Information Specialist, California Lutheran University, (1998-2001)
Highlighted Projects & Presentations
- Podcast: The Written Word: Writing and Information Literacy (recorded May 1, 2018)
- Turnitin.com National Webcast on Plagiarism Prevention: Responding to Plagiarism Lesson Plans & Strategies
- Turniitin.com National Webcast, 2016. Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Information Fluency and Digital Literacies
- Turniitin.com National Webcast, Literacy is Fundamental, Leveraging Reading to Improve Student Writing
- Project Manager, Library Learning Commons Remodel