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This is a selected list. For a complete list consult my full CV.

Academic Librarianship

ACRL's Hall of Fame: An Analysis of Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award. PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY Vol. 10 (3): 283-308, July 2010. (co-authored with Michael Krasulski)

What Good Are All These Links?: Rethinking the Academic Library Website. LIBRARY ISSUES Vol. 30 (2): 1-4, January 2010.

Online or Out the Door: Continuous Learning for Academic Librarians in Economic Downturns. LIBRARY ISSUES Vol. 29 (5): 1-4, May 2009.

The Library Web Site of the Future. INSIDE HIGHER ED February 17, 2009.

Building Better Academic Libraries with Web 2.0 Technology Tools. LIBRARY ISSUES Vol. 28 (2): 1-4, November 2007.

Exploring the Faculty Blogoverse: Where to Start and What's In It For Academic Librarians. COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARY NEWS 68 (9):576-579, October 2007. (Co-authored with David Murray, Temple University).

Academic Librarianship by Design: A Blended Librarian's guide to the Tools and Techniques. Chicago : ALA Editions, 2007. (co-authored with John Shank, Penn State University).

What's Your Library Brand? LIBRARY ISSUES Vol. 27 (1): 1-4, September 2006.

Electronic Libraries Can't Be Academic. THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CHRONICLE REVIEW 52 (6):B14-15, September 30, 2005. (Special Report on Academic Libraries)

The Blended Librarian: A Blueprint for Redefining the Teaching and Learning Role of Academic Librarians. COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS 65(7):372-375, July/August 2004. (Co-authored with John Shank, Penn State University).

The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative To Google. THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CHRONICLE REVIEW 50 (24):B15, February 20, 2004.

Passion For Academic Librarianship: Find It, Keep It, Sustain It--A Reflective Inquiry. PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY 3(4):633-642, October 2003.

Stop Sending Those Cards: Enhancing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Using E-Selection Strategies. COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS 64(9):606-609, October 2003. (Co-authored with Jordana Shane).

Keeping Up: Using E-Resources For A Personalized Professional Development Program. EDUCAUSE QUARTERLY 26(3):53-55, Fall 2003.

Is More Always Better? AMERICAN LIBRARIES 34(1): 44-47, January 2003.

The New Information Marketplace Competitors: Issues And Strategies For Academic Libraries. PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY 2(2):277-304, 2002

The New Digital Divide: Dissecting Aggregator Exclusivity Deals. D-LIB MAGAZINE 7(7/8): July/August 2001.
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To Keep Up, Go Beyond: Developing a Personal Professional Development Plan Using E-Resources Outside the Bounds of Library Literature. COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS 61(7):581-584, July/August, 2000.

Creating Learning Libraries in Support of Seamless Learning Cultures. COLLEGE & UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES 6(2): 2000, pgs. 45-58.

From Teaching Library to Learning Library: More Than Just Labels. MOVEABLE TYPE 6(5):3, Spring 1999.

Making the Library Management Systems Acquisition: Achieving Resolution of a Tough Decision. COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES, July 1998, Vol.59,No.4, pgs.348-362.(with Cynthia Cronin-Kardon)

Acquiring a Library Automation System: An Analysis of a Strategic Decision Event. ADVANCES IN LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION. Vol.16, pgs.263-299, Greenwich, CT : JAI Press, 1999.

Bibliographic Instruction and Instructional Technology

Stop IAKT Syndrome with Student Live Search Demos. REFERENCE SERVICES REVIEW 35(1): 98-108, 2007.

Search Alternatives And Beyond. EDUCAUSE QUARTERLY JOURNAL Vo. 29 (3): 11-15, September 2006.

Where The Readers Are: Blogging To Courseware. LIBRARY JOURNAL Vol. 130 (17):  8-13, October 15, 2005. (see fall 2005 NetConnect supplement)

End PowerPoint Dependency Now!  AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 35 (6), June-July, 2004, pp. 56-59.

Promotion Through “Teachnology”: Usings LTAs (Low Threshold Applications) To Collaborate With Faculty. NETCONNECT (supplement to LIBRARY JOURNAL) V.129(1) :15-16, Winter, 2004.

Cyber-Guest Lectures: Using Webcasts As A Teaching Tool. TECH TRENDS 47(4): 10-14, July-August 2003.

Discovering Cyber-lectures (Webcasting). NETCONNECT(supplement to LIBRARY JOURNAL): 16-18, Spring, 2002.

Web-Based Utilities for Learning and Collaboration in the Classroom. SYLLABUS 14(12): 32-35, July 2001.

Oh No! I Can't Get on the Web: Offline Strategies for Internet Content Presentations. Searcher Vol. 8, No. 3, March, 2000.

Mounting Presentations on the Web: Presentation Software, HTML or Both? ONLINE, September/October 1998, Vol.21,No.5, pgs. (in publication).

Weaning Them from the Web: Teaching Online to the MBA Internet Generation. DATABASE, June/July 1998, Vol.21,No.3, pgs. 67-70.

Using the "live demo" in online instruction. ONLINE, May, 1990, Vol.14,No.3, pgs.38-42.


Fit Libraries are Future-Proof. AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 41, No. 10, October, 2010.

Mastering Moderation. AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 41, No. 8, June-July, 2010.

Design Thinking and Higher Education. INSIDE HIGHER ED March 2, 2010.

From Gatekeepers to Gate-Openers. AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 41, Nos. 6 & 7, June-July, 2010, pp. 50-53.

Design Thinking. AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 39, Nos. 1 & 2, January-February, 2008.

Who Needs a Reference Desk? LIBRARY ISSUES Vol. 27, No. 6, July 2007.

What's Google Up To Now (with M. Krasulski). COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARY NEWS Vol.67 (8): 498-501, September 2006.

Nice Infomercial, Google. LIBRARY JOURNAL Vol. 131 (14): 52, September 1, 2006.

Submit or Resist: Librarianship in the Age of Google. AMERICAN LIBRARIES Vol. 36 (9): 68-71, October 2005.

Do I Detect A Change: The Ins And Outs Of Web Page Change-Detection Services. NETCONNECT (supplement to LIBRARY JOURNAL) : 42-43, Fall, 2002.

Choosing Wisely From an Expanding Spectrum of Options: Business Information and the Internet. JOURNAL OF LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION 30(1/2):75-104, 2000.

Worth Global Style Network: Online Information for Dedicated Followers of Fashion. DATABASE 23(2):24-30, April/May 1999.

The Agile Technology Manager: Adapting new technology for connecting people with information (in) Creating the Agile Library for a Changing Environment, Haricombe, L.J. and T.J. Lusher, eds. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1998 (with Dale Foster).

Computes Great - Less Filling: An online searcher looks at network computers. ONLINE, May-June, 1997, Vol.21,No.3, pgs.52-60.

Finding a job: the complementary roles of the library and placement office. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE LIBRARIANSHIP, 1990, Vol.1,No.1, pgs.189-195. (with Linda Eichler)

Showing them how to mean business: teaching business information to health sciences librarians. EDUCATION FOR INFORMATION, December, 1989, Vol.7, pgs.325-333.

Corporate change: impact on the corporate documents collection. SPECIAL LIBRARIES, Fall 1988, Vol.79,No.4, pgs.265-270.

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