Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian


 University Libraries

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5353

(269) 387-5140 (office)


             Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian


            Kalamazoo, MI 49008

            Reference/Instruction Librarian

            WOODHOUSE LIBRARY, AQUINAS COLLEGE                                       8/05 to 6/06

            Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Reference Librarian/Instructor

DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE                         9/01 to 6/05

            Media, PA 19050


             Library Clerk V

            W.W. HAGERTY LIBRARY                                                              9/00 to 9/01

            Drexel University, Phila., PA 19104

            Circulation Supervisor

            W.W. HAGERTY LIBRARY                                                              2/98 to 8/99

            Drexel University, Phila., PA 19104

            Special Education Paraprofessional 

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #303                         2/95 to 6/97

            Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

            Circulation/Reserve Assistant

            ALBERT R. MANN LIBRARY                                                                      6/89 to 5/93

            Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853


             DREXEL UNIVERSITY         Philadelphia, PA                                               9/98 to 8/01

            M.S. in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited)

             CORNELL UNIVERSITY      Ithaca, NY                                                       9/85 to 5/89

B.S. in Plant Biology


"Textual Appropriation in Engineering Master's Theses: A Preliminary Study," Science and Engineering Ethics 2010 (4 June - Online First).  

 The Emerging Engineering Scholar: A Citation Analysis of Theses and Dissertations at Western Michigan University,” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 56 (Winter 2009).  

 Fostering Self-Regulated Learning at the Reference Desk,” Reference & User Services Quarterly 47 (Fall 2007): 16-20. A Keyword Generating Tool for Information Literacy Instruction,”  College & Undergraduate Libraries 13(1) (2006): 33-40. 


“Searching for and Getting Published in the SoTL Literature,” breakout session presented for the Third Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop, Western Michigan University, May 21, 2010.

 “Implementing Facebook and MySpace as an Academic Tool,” Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Lansing, MI, November 4, 2009. (Co-presenter with Kathleen Langan, Dianna Sachs.)

 Assumptions of Originality: Plagiarism, Patchwriting, and the Engineering Master's Thesis,” a Featured Paper presentation at the ACRL Science and Technology Section Research Forum, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL., July 12, 2009.

  “SoTL Literature and Journal Search,” a presentation given at the second annual “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Publication Workshop”, sponsored by the University Assessment Steering Committee, Western Michigan University, May 29, 2009

“Finding the Right Journal for Your Manuscript,” a presentation given at the “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Publication Workshop,” sponsored by the University Assessment Steering Committee, Western Michigan University, May 30, 2008

“Research Behavior of Graduate Engineering Students as Evidenced by Citation Patterns in Master’s Theses and PhD Dissertations,” a presentation given at the 2008 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters annual meeting, Kalamazoo, MI, March 7, 2008

Invited by Dr. Edmund Tsang, the director of the Center for Excellence in Engineering Education, to participate in the CEAS Freshman and Senior Design Lecture Series.  Gave two lectures:

“Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course,” a presentation given as a part of the panel workshop “Measuring the Lifelong Learning Outcome in Terms of Information Literacy Components.” 2007 American Society for Engineering Education National Conference, Honolulu, June 24, 2007.

“Fast, Cheap, and In Control: Web Search & Technology For Your Library”, Spring Workshop sponsored by the Information Literacy Roundtable of the Michigan Library Association, Central Michigan University, March 9, 2007.  I taught two hands-on sessions on RSS and Blogs as part of this workshop.

“Information Fluency for Engineers.” Senior Design Lecture at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University. February 26, 2007.

“Videoconferencing for Delivering Information Literacy Instruction”, a conference presentation co-presented with Carol Videon.  I delivered my portion of the presentation from the DCCC Marple campus, using Polycom videoconferencing software.  Presented at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference in Hershey, PA, November 13, 2002.


 American Library Association 1999-present (Science and Technology Section)

American Society for Engineering Education 2006-present
            Engineering Libraries Division, member (serving on the Scholarly Communication Committee) 2008-present

Association of College and Research Libraries 2002-present (Instruction Section)