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Joyce Yukawa

Joyce Yukawa is Associate Professor in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program of St. Catherine University. She has taught introduction to LIS, information access services (reference), research methods, internet fundamentals and design, information literacy instruction, libraries and emerging technologies, human information behavior, web usability/accessibility, and older adults and the web. Her teaching, research, presentations, and service draw upon interests in the blending of face-to-face and online interaction in librarianship and professional development, with a particular focus on social learning and service learning within communities of practice. She has had experience as a librarian in academic, public, and special libraries in the U.S. and Asia. She received her Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai`i.

Contact Information:

Joyce Yukawa
Associate Professor
Master of Library and Information Science Program
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Email: jyukawa[at]stkate[dot]edu

Education

PhD, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i. Communication and Information Sciences. Dissertation: "Hearts and Minds through Hands Online: A Narrative Analysis of Learning through Co-Reflection in an Online Action Research Course." Advisor: Dr. Violet H. Harada.

AMLS, University of Michigan, School of Library and Information Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

BA, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. English literature.

Teaching at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 2006-present

Associate & Assistant Professor, Master of Library & Information Science Program

  • LIS 7010 Introduction to LIS
  • LIS 7040 Information Access Services
  • LIS 7050 Research Methods for LIS
  • LIS 7380 Older Adults & the Web
  • LIS 7530 nternet Fundamentals & Design
  • LIS 7640 Information Literacy Instruction
  • LIS 7680 Libraries & Emerging Technologies
  • LIS 7920 Human Information Behavior (with Qualitative Research Methods)
  • LIS 7970 Web Usability/Accessibility
  • LIS 7990 Touchstone
  • LIS 8990 Capstone
  • LIS 8010 Special Studies in Librarianship

Publications: Articles

Yukawa, J. (2015). Preparing for complexity and wicked problems through transformational learning approaches. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 56(2), 158-168.

Yukawa, J. & Harada, V. H. (2011). Authentic learning is not just for students: It’s for librarians, too! School Library Monthly, 27(4), 5-8.

Yukawa, J. (2010). Using evidence-based practice in LIS education: Results of a test of a communities of practice model. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(1), 104-128.

Yukawa, J. (2010). Communities of practice for blended learning: Toward an integrated model for LIS education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(2), 54-75.

Yukawa, J. & Harada, V. H. (2009). Librarian-teacher partnerships for inquiry learning: Measures of effectiveness for a practice-based model of professional development. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(2), 97-119.

Joseph, S., Yukawa, J., Suthers, D. D., & Harada, V. H. (2009). Adapting to the evolving vocabularies of learning communities. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 5(2), 154-171.

Yukawa, J. (2009). "We create": Blended learning in LIS courses using the communities of practice framework. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, January 20-23, 2009, Denver, Colorado.

Yukawa, J. (2007). Factors influencing online communication style in LIS problem-based learning. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 48(1), 52-63. PDF of preprint.

Suthers, D. D., Yukawa, J., & Harada, V. H. (2007). An activity system analysis of a tripartite technology-supported partnership for school reform. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(2), 131-160.

Yukawa, J. & Suthers, D. D. (2006). Living in narrative: Commentary on Fiore and McDaniel. THEN: Journal.

Suthers, D. D., Yukawa, J. & Harada, V. H. (2006). Congruence and tension among activity systems in a tripartite partnership for systemic reform. In S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay & D. T. Hickey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, June 27 - July 1, 2006 (pp. 744-750). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yukawa, J. (2006). Co-reflection in online learning: Collaborative critical thinking as narrative. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 1(2), 203-228.

Joseph, S., Yukawa, J., Suthers, D. D., & Harada, V. (2006). Searching emergent vocabularies: Exploring methods to reduce cognitive load during web navigation and resource contribution. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science, HICSS-39, Grand Hyatt Regency Resort Kauai, Poipu, Kauai, Hawai`i, January 4-7, 2006.

Yukawa, J. (2005). Story-lines: A case study of online learning using narrative analysis. In T. Koschmann, D. D. Suthers, & T. W. Chan (Eds.), Proceedings of CSCL 2005, Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2005 (pp. 733-739).

Suthers, D. D., Harada, V. H., Doane, W. E. J., Yukawa, J., Harris, B., & Lid, V. (2004). Technology-supported systemic reform: An initial evaluation and reassessment. In Y. B. Kafal, W. A. Sandoval, N. Enyedy, A. S. Nixon, & F. Herrera (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Learning Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, June 22-26, 2004 (pp. 537-544). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yukawa, J. (2003). Co-reflection in online learning environments. ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin, 24(3), 44-49.

Yukawa, J. (2001). NGOs and the dialogue on landmines. Peace & Policy, 6, 44-48.

Publications: Book Chapters

Harada, V. H., & Yukawa, J. (2012). Action research: Reshaping practice through assessment and critical reflection. In B. Kelly & D. Perkins (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of implementation science for psychology in education: How to promote evidence based practice. Cambridge University Press.

Yukawa, J. (2010). Telementoring and project-based Learning: An integrated model for 21st century skills. In D. A. Scigliano (Ed.), Telementoring in the K-12 classroom: Online communication technologies for learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. PDF of preprint

Yukawa, J., Harada, V. H., & Suthers, D. D. (2007). Professional development in communities of practice. In S. Hughes-Hassell & V. H. Harada (Eds.), The School Library Media Specialist and Education Reform (pp. 179-192). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited/Teacher Ideas Press.

Publications: Monographs

Yukawa, J. (1996). Migration from the Philippines, 1975-1995: An annotated bibliography. Manila: Scalabrini Migration Center. 221p.

Scalabrini Migration Center. (1992). Pre-employment and pre-departure services for Filipina migrant workers. Manila: International Labour Organisation. 68p. (Principle Investigator: J. Yukawa)

Conference Presentations

Yukawa, J. (2013). Finding the fires that burn within: A community-based framework for developing older adult services. Invited presentation for the Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation mini-conference, Minnesota Library Association 2013 Annual Conference, October 10-11, 2013, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Yukawa, J. (2013). Communities of practice: An effective environment for authentic inquiry. Paper presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, January 22-25, 2013, Seattle, Washington. 

Yukawa, J. (2012). Maximizing community learning in online LIS education. Poster presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, January 17-20, 2012, Dallas, Texas. 

Yukawa, J., & Anning, C. (2011). Empowering older adults: Research-based training for web information and access. Presented at the Minnesota Library Association 2011 Annual Conference, October 12-14, 2011, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, Minnesota.

Yukawa, J. (2011). Forms and norms: An investigation of online communication in a blended LIS classroom. Poster presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, January 4-7, 2011, San Diego, California. 

Harada, V. H. & Yukawa, J. (2009). Establishing communities of practice: A practice-based model of continuing education for school librarians and teachers. Paper presented at the Treasure Mountain Retreat, American Association of School Librarians, November 5, 2009. 

Harada, V. H. & Yukawa, J. (2009). Mobilizing the power of learning specialists in a school. Paper presented at the panel presentation, Changing, transforming, reinventing: A collaborative think tank. American Association of School Librarians Conference, Charlotte, NC, November 2009., November 7, 2009. 

Yukawa, J. (2009). 'We create': Blended learning in LIS courses using the communities of practice framework. Paper presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, January 20-23, 2009, Denver, Colorado. 

Yukawa, J. (2007). Using wikis to build library web spaces. Paper presented at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Mankato, Minnesota, October 24, 2007.

Yukawa, J. (2006). Wikis for libraries: New ways of delivering service & supporting community. Paper presented at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud Conference Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota, September 28, 2006.

Yukawa, J. (2006). Critical thinking online: Constructivist learning in a virtual LIS research course. Poster presented at the 2006 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, January 16-19, 2006.

Joseph, S., Yukawa, J., Suthers, D. D., & Harada, V. (2006). Searching emergent vocabularies: Exploring methods to reduce cognitive load during web navigation and resource contribution. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Science, HICSS-39, Grand Hyatt Regency Resort Kauai, Poipu, Kauai, Hawai'i, January 4-7, 2006.

Yukawa, J. (2005). Story-lines: A case study of online learning using narrative analysis. Paper presented at CSCL 2005, Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2005.

Yukawa, J. (2005). Online learning through co-reflection and mentoring in action research. Paper presented at the Hawai'i Educational Research Association, 27th Annual Conference, University of Hawai`i, March 19, 2005.

Yukawa, J. (2004). Co-reflection in online learning environments. Paper presented at the Community-Based Learning Workshop at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), University of California at Los Angeles, June 22, 2004.

Invited Presentations & Workshops

Yoon, K., Yukawa, J., & Akisanya, T. (2017). Fake news! Critical thinking in the digital environment. Presented at St. Catherine University, Teaching-Learning Network, January 24, 2017. Presentation slides

Yukawa, J. (2012, April). I-power: Web accessibility. Presented at the MLIS Annual Summit, St. Catherine University, April 30, 2012. Prezi

Yukawa, J. (2011, March). Social media in a communities of practice course environment. Presented at St. Catherine University, MLIS Community Night, March 28, 2011. 

Yukawa, J. (2011, March). Communities of practice for professional learning. Presented at the Department of Information Studies, University at Albany - SUNY, March 22, 2011.

Yukawa, J. (2010, April). Testing a communities of practice model for LIS education. Presented at St. Catherine University, MLIS Community Night, April 12, 2010. 

Yukawa, J. (2009, December). Wikis for community learning. Presented at the St. Catherine University Board of Trustees Meeting, December 7, 2009. 

Yukawa, J. (2009, March). 'We create': Communities of practice in the LIS classroom. Presented at St. Catherine University, MLIS Community Night, March 2, 2009.

Yukawa, J. (2008, May). Academic reference: LIS education and new roles for librarians? Presented as part of the Minnesota CLIC - Cooperating Libraries in Consortium MLIS forum on May 7, 2008, St. Catherine University.

Yukawa, J. (2005, January). What are communities of practice? Presented to project implementation team of the Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities (HNLC). The goals of this workshop were to introduce the concept of communities of practice and provide an opportunity for rethinking the work of HNLC.

Yukawa, J. (2005, March). Online mentoring toolbox. Presented to Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities mentors of the Advanced Technology Research Branch, Hawai`i Department of Education. The goals of this workshop were to: (1) provide information on mentoring and telementoring, (2) provide an opportunity for mentors to begin to define their roles as mentors and develop a working model of a good mentoring relationships, and (3) provide opportunity for mentors to begin to shape the mentoring program goals, support structure, and evaluation.

Yukawa, J. (2003, June). Web searching tips. Presented for K-12 teachers at the June 2003 Summer Institute of Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities. Topics included: (1) navigating the Internet, (2) types of search tools, (3) "the invisible web," (4) keeping up-to-date on search engines, (5) education search tools, (6) Hawai`i resources, (7) steps in the information search process, (8) search strategies and tactics, and (9) information about online tutorials for web searching.

Editorial Work

Bottignolo, B. (1995). Celebrations with the sun: An overview of religious phenomena among the Badjaos. Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. (peer-reviewed journal on migration studies). Manila: Scalabrini Migration Center.

Asian Migrant. (quarterly periodical). Manila: Scalabrini Migration Center.

Cross Currents. (academic journal of English language teaching in Japan). Odawara, Japan: Language Institute of Japan.

Peace & Policy: Journal of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. Tokyo: Toda Institute.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2016-2017

APCD travel grant for Conference Planning Committee (Works-in-Progress Co-Chair) at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Community Engagement and Social Responsibility," Jan. 17-20, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

2015-2016

APCD travel grant for Conference Planning Committee (Works-in-Progress Co-Chair) at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation," Jan. 5-8, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts.

2012-2013

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee travel grant for paper presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Teaching, Research & Profesional Practice," January 22-25, 2013, Seattle, Washington. 

2011-2012

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee Curriculum Development Grant, for “A Web Usability/Accessibility Workstation." 

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee travel grant for poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Extending Our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunity," January 17-20, 2012, Dallas, Texas. 

2010-2011

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee travel grant for poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Competitiveness and Innovation,"
Jan. 4-7, 2011, San Diego, California.

2009-2010

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee travel grant to attend the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "Creating a Culture of Collaboration," Jan. 12-15, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts.

2008-2009

LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 2009 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association, for Yukawa, J. & Harada, V. H. (2009). Librarian-teacher partnerships for inquiry learning: Measures of effectiveness for a practice-based model of professional development. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(2).

St. Catherine University, Academic Professional Development Committee travel grant for paper presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, "iCreate," January 19-23, 2009, Denver, Colorado. 

Service to the MLIS Department

2016-2017

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Curriculum Revision of Elective Courses and Pathways - Chair, 9/1/16-5/31/17.
    • Provided leadership and facilitation for faculty review and revision of the elective courses and pathways.
    • Organized and facilitated faculty meetings
    • Researched and prepared background documents to support faculty decision making
    • Prepared draft SLOs and behavioral indicators for faculty discussion
    • Developed survey questionnaires to gather feedback on the curriculum revision from stakeholders 
    • Conducted surveys for stakeholder feedback and analyzed data in Summer 2016.
  3. Curriculum Undergraduate Degree Task Force, Member, 9/1/14-present.
    • Assisted in the development of a minor in digital humanities/digital liberal arts
  4. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present
  5. Accreditation Work
    1. Standard 1 (Systematic Planning) Committee, Member 1/1/17-present
    2. Standard 3 (Curriculum) Committee, Chair - 9/1/16-present 

2015-2016

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Curriculum Revision of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Required Courses - Chair, 9/1/15-5/31/16.
    • Provided leadership and facilitation for faculty review and revision of the MLIS SLOs, behavioral indicators, and required courses
    • Organized and facilitated faculty meetings
    • Researched and prepared background documents to support faculty decision making
    • Prepared draft SLOs and behavioral indicators for faculty discussion
    • Developed survey questionnaires to gather feedback on the curriculum revision from stakeholders 
  3. Curriculum Undergraduate Degree Task Force, Member, 9/1/14-present.
    • Assisted in the development of a minor in digital humanities/digital liberal arts
  4. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present
  5. Admissions Committee, Member, 9/1/15-5/31/16
  6. Portfolio Review Committee, Member, 9/1/15-12/20/15

2014-2015

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Curriculum Evaluation of Touchstone & Capstone Courses, Lead Evaluator, 9/1/14-5/31/15.
    • Provided leadership and facilitation for faculty decision making on the future of LIS 7990 Touchstone, LIS 8990 Capstone, and portfolio requirement 
    • Developed assessment questionnaires for stakeholders (faculty, administrators, students, alumnae, community partners);
    • Analyzed data and prepared reports for faculty & staff on behalf of the Curriculum Committee;
  3. Curriculum Undergraduate Degree Task Force, Member, 9/1/14-present.
    • In Spring 2015, developed questionnaire for community members who knowledgeable about technology needs in the workforce; facilitated focus group of 8 participants on employer needs and curriculum planning.
  4. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present
  5. Advisory Council, Faculty Representative, 9/1/14-5/31/15
  6. Portfolio Review Committee, Member, 2/1/15-12/31/15. Reviewed 30 portfolios of graduating students.
  7. Scheduling Committee, Member, Fall 2015

2013-2014

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present

2012-2013

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Standing Committee on Facilities and Resources, Chair, 9/1/09-5/1/13
  3. Admissions Committee, Member, 9/1/12-5/15/13
  4. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present

2011-2012

  1. Standing Committee on Curriculum, Chair, 9/1/12-present
  2. Search Committee, Web Information Services position, Co-Chair, 12/1/11-5/31/12
  3. Standing Committee on Facilities and Resources, Chair, 9/1/09-5/1/13
  4. Information Science Task Force, Member, 1/1/12-present
  5. Program Planning and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/10-5/31/12
  6. Standing Committee on Faculty Issues, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/12
  7. Usability/Accessibility Testing Workstation, Developer, grant recipient, 6/1/11-2/28/12
  8. Capstone Service Learning Alternative Model, Developer, 9/1/10-5/31/12

2010-2011

  1. Standing Committee on Facilities and Resources, Chair, 9/1/09-5/1/13
  2. Program Planning and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/10-5/31/12
  3. Standing Committee on Faculty Issues, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/12
  4. Advisory Council, Faculty Representative, 9/1/10-5/31/11
  5. Facilities and Resources Standard Committee, Chair & Principle writer of Facilities and Resources chapter for initial accreditation, American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation, 9/1/06-5/31/11
  6. Capstone Service Learning Alternative Model, Developer, 9/1/10-5/31/12

2009-2010

  1. Standing Committee on Facilities and Resources, Chair, 9/1/09-5/1/13
  2. Standing Committee on Faculty Issues, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/12
  3. Scholarship Committee, Member, 9/1/07-5/31/10
  4. Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/10.
    • Drafted the overarching strategic plan accepted by the Program as its current Program goals, objectives and strategies as of December 2009, and integrated in the Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan (August 23, 2010, pp. 6-17).
    • Completed a draft of a comprehensive Strategic Plan 2010-2015, with action plan and measureable indicators (March 9, 2010, 68 pp.).
  5. IMLS Curriculum Development Grant, Co-Investigator, 6/1/07-5/31/10
    • Member, Task Force for revision of LIS 7010, Introduction to Library & Information Science
    • Member,Task Force for revision of LIS 7040, Reference & Online Services
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of research methods throughout the curriculum
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of the role of technology in LIS throughout the curriculum
  6. Facilities and Resources Standard Committee, Chair & Principle writer of Facilities and Resources chapter for initial accreditation, American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation, 9/1/06-5/31/11
  7. Admissions Committee, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/10

2008-2009

  1. Standing Committee on Faculty Issues, Member, 9/1/09-5/31/12
  2. Scholarship Committee, Member, 9/1/07-5/31/10
  3. IMLS Curriculum Development Grant, Co-Investigator, 6/1/07-5/31/10
    • Member, Task Force for revision of LIS 7010, Introduction to Library & Information Science
    • Member,Task Force for revision of LIS 7040, Reference & Online Services
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of research methods throughout the curriculum
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of the role of technology in LIS throughout the curriculum
  4. Facilities and Resources Standard Committee, Chair & Principle writer of Facilities and Resources chapter for initial accreditation, American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation, 9/1/06-5/31/11

2007-2008

  1. IMLS Curriculum Development Grant, Co-Investigator, 6/1/07-5/31/10
    • Member, Task Force for revision of LIS 7010, Introduction to Library & Information Science
    • Member,Task Force for revision of LIS 7040, Reference & Online Services
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of research methods throughout the curriculum
    • Member, Task Force for systematic integration of the role of technology in LIS throughout the curriculum
  2. Facilities and Resources Standard Committee, Chair & Principle writer of Facilities and Resources chapter for initial accreditation, American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation, 9/1/06-5/31/11
  3. Scholarship Committee, Member, 9/1/07-5/31/10
  4. Advisory Council, Faculty Representative, 9/1/07-5/31/08

2006-2007

  1. Facilities and Resources Standard Committee, Chair & Principle writer of Facilities and Resources chapter for initial accreditation, American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation, 9/1/06-5/31/11
  2. Search Committee, School Library Media Faculty, Member, 9/1/06-5/31/07
  3. Search Committee, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Member, 9/1/06-5/31/07

Peer Reviewer for Faculty Tenure & Promotion

MLIS

  1. Peer reviewer for Dr. Heidi Hammond, MLIS Program, 2013-2014
  2. Peer reviewer for Dr. Kyunghe Yoon, MLIS Program, 2013-2014
  3. Peer reviewer for Dr. Sheri Ross, MLIS Program, 2012-2013
  4. Peer reviewer for Dr. Sook Lim, MLIS Program, 2011-2012
  5. Peer reviewer for Dr. Sheri Ross, MLIS Program, 2010-2011
  6. Peer reviewer for Dr. Sook Lim, MLIS Program, 2009-2010

Other Departments

  1. Peer reviewer for Dr. Catherine Kelly, Education Department, 2014-2015
  2. Peer reviewer for James Newsome, St. Catherine University Library, 2007-2008

Student Advising

Advisees

  • Advise approximately 12-25 students per semester

Faculty Advisor for Student Group

  • MLIS Student Chapter, Special Libraries Association, Faculty Advisor, 9/1/09-12/31/13

Independent Studies & Student Research Supervised

  • "Library Impartiality," Kate Thomson, Summer 2017 (qualitative research: surveys, interviews)
  • "Millennial Pleasure Readers in Digital Age: Changing Habits, Contested Identities," Sarah Clinton-McCausland, Spring 2017 (qualitative research: interviews)
  • "Observational Research Study for Carver County Library," Amber Bullis, Summer 2015 (qualitative action research: observations)
  • "Collecting and Retaining Oral History," Elizabeth Marcus, Summer 2014 (oral history project)
  • "E-books and the Public Library," Sarah Marier, Winter 2012 (literature review: trend analysis and recommendations for best practices)
  • “How Transportation Choices Affect Communities,” Amelia Snetting, Fall 2011-Winter 2012 (qualitative research: interviews, survey)
  • "Usability and Accessibility Labs: Design and Use in LIS," Lacey Mamak, Summer 2011 (literature review: considerations for a usability/accessibility lab at St. Catherine University)
  • "Older Adults' Information Needs and Their Perceptions of Computer Use and Technology," Christine Anning, Summer-Fall 2010 (qualitative research: interviews)
  • "Bridging the Digital Divide: Web Literacy in School and Public Libraries," Katy Kudela, Winter 2010 (literature review: state of web literacy to inform creation of teaching tools)
  • "Literacy and Health Outcomes," Michelle Brasure, Summer-Fall 2009 (qualitative research: interviews)
  • "Ten Years Later: Impacts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998," Nicholas Lavely, Fall 2008 (literature review: analysis of impact of DMCA 1998)
  • "The Information Environment of Acute Care Nurses in the Twin Cities: A Research Study," Victoria Woodcock, Winter 2007 (qualitative research: survey)

Service to the University

2016-2017

  1. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  2. School of Business and Leadership, School Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/12-present.

2015-2016

  1. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  2. School of Business and Leadership, School Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/12-present.

2014-2015

  1. TASK: Technology Accessibility at St. Kate's Work Group, Member, policy work group, 10/31/13, 5/31/15. As part of the policy subgroup, helped develop rationale and recommendations for university technology accessibility policy to university administration.
  2. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  3. School of Business and Leadership, School Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/12-present.

2013-2014

  1. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  2. School of Business and Leadership, School Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/12-present.

2012-2013

  1. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  2. School of Business and Leadership, School Curriculum and Assessment Committee, Member, 9/1/12-present.
  3. Search Committee, Director of Libraries, Media Services and Archives, Member, 10/9/12-5/15/13.
  4. St. Catherine University Joint Task Force for Health Informatics Initiatives, Member, 9/1/11-2013.

2011-2012

  1. St. Catherine University, Institutional Review Board, Member, 9/1/11-present.
  2. St. Catherine University Joint Task Force for Health Informatics Initiatives, Member, 9/1/11-2013.

2010-2011

  1. University Content Management Choice Committee, Member, 10/1/10-5/31/11.

2009-2010

  1. Search Committee, Dean of the Graduate College & School of Professional Studies, Member, 11/20/09-5/31/10.
  2. Member, University Task Force for the formation of a new graduate school, 2008-2010
    • As part of our institution's change from a college to a university in June 2009, the MLIS Program formed a separate graduate school with the Education Department and the School of Social Work. The work of the task force focused on:
    • Formulating an outline for a strategic plan and drafting the new school’s concept paper
    • Creating strategic partnerships among the three programs, as well as community organizations and institutions

2008-2009

  1. Search Committee, School of Social Work, Graduate Faculty, 01/01/2009-05/31/2009.
  2. Member, University Task Force for the formation of a new graduate school, 2008-2010
    • As part of our institution's change from a college to a university in June 2009, the MLIS Program formed a separate graduate school with the Education Department and the School of Social Work. The work of the task force focused on:
    • Formulating an outline for a strategic plan and drafting the new school’s concept paper
    • Creating strategic partnerships among the three programs, as well as community organizations and institutions

Collaboration with the Library Community

Multi-Semester Service-Learning Project with Anoka County Library

For LIS 7380 Older Adults and the Web (2012-2013), students were introduced to issues and practices related to the online information seeking of older adults and the implications for the information professions. Topics included: the impacts of aging on society; older adults' information seeking behavior and computer and web use; best practices for teaching older adults; library services and advocacy for older adults; and engaging older adult volunteers. A major component of the course is service learning – active, engaged learning integrated with socially responsible practice. Students collaborated with Anoka County Library to create a project or service to benefit older adults. Students used research skills in an evidence-based assessment of their work in the service-learning project. 

Phase 1: Fall 2012 Needs Assessment

From September to December 2012, the first class of students launched the older adults service-learning project with Anoka County Library (ACL) through doing an assessment of older adults' needs related to information and computer technology. ACL administrators and staff had identified a needs assessment as the necessary first step toward improving current library services to older adults. The final report, Older Adult Services at Anoka County Library, Report of Phase 1: Needs Assessment 2012, documents key findings and presents recommendations for services that can be developed by future collaborations between MLIS students and ACL (download this report as PDF). Students presented the report to the ACL Board.

This was a successful and meaningful experience for all involved. It was an opportunity to use our knowledge and skills to benefit the library and the community that produced results that might not otherwise be possible without this collaboration. For one student, the hands-on experience performing a needs assessment and producing materials to support findings was a unique opportunity as a student. Other students valued the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with community engagement (reaching out to agencies, organizations, and individuals), to learn about demographic shifts and implications for future services, and for time to reflect on aspects of growing older related to libraries and our personal lives. 

Phase 2: Fall 2013 Volunteer Training

From September to December 2013, the second class of students built on findings of Phase 1 of the service learning project, guided by the recommendations of the Fall 2012 class and ACL priorities. Having identified a need for clear and available training materials to prepare and recruit volunteer computer coaches to train older adults in computer use, the students developed a training toolkit for use by the staff and volunteer computer coaches at ACL. The project deliverables included: (1) a curriculum outline that can be used to lead a training session when orienting new volunteer computer coaches; (2) tips for computer coaches on best practices for teaching and working with older adults; (3) conceptualization aids that provide a means of understanding and explaining common computer concepts often difficult for new computer users to grasp; (4) additional resource guides to aid coaches with challenging subjects, such as Internet safety and troubleshooting; and (5) online spaces for computer coach community support. The final report, Older Adult Services at Anoka County Library, Report of Phase 2: Volunteer Training 2013, documents key findings and presents recommendations for services that can be developed by future collaborations between MLIS students and ACL (download this report as PDF). Students presented the report to the ACL Board.

Again, this was a very rewarding experience for students in diverse ways - "a sense of accomplishment and pride from the amazing things we managed to deliver to ACL", "some project management tools that will be extremely helpful as I move forward into larger and larger projects both in the remainder of my time at St. Kate's and in my professional life", "knowledge of older adults and their use of technology and experience studying and discussing surrounding issues", and "a better understanding of the needs of older adults, effective tips and techniques for instructing them, and some experience partnering with a public library to develop a program" (anonymous responses to a final questionnaire). The Anoka County Library staff and Board were appreciative of the accomplishments - tools, resources, and information to help the project move forward.

Professional Service

Peer Reviewer - Journals

  • Computers & Education, 1/1/11-present
  • Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1/1/10-present
  • Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 12/18/13-present
  • Information Research, 1/1/10-present
  • International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 1/1/10-present

Peer Reviewer - Books

  • Book on social media & library services for Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 1/2/15 1/31/15

Professional Association Service

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), ALISE Conference 2017, "Community Engagement & Social Responsibility," Works-in-Progress Poster Session, Co-chair
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), ALISE Conference 2010, "Creating a Culture of Collaboration," Panel Presentation Proposals, Reviewer, 6/1/10-8/31/10
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), ALISE Nominating Committee, Member, 10/1/06-1/31/07

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • Minnesota Library Association

Other Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, Library and Information Science Program, 2006-2008

  • The Information Environment (Summer 2008)
  • Introduction to Reference & Information Services (Summer 2007)

Adjunct Faculty, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, 2000-2003

  • Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • Seminar in Research in Librarianship
  • Directed Reading and Research in Action Research

Library & Information Service Positions

Librarian and Associate Editor, Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila, Philippines, 1991-1996

  • Reference services, cataloging, and thesaurus development
  • Paraprofessional training and mentoring
  • Editing and writing for the Center’s scholarly publications on migration
  • Principal investigator for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Philippine Government’s training program of pre-departure and pre-employment services for Filipina migrant workers, commissioned by the International Labour Organisation

Librarian, Associated Press, Tokyo Bureau, Tokyo, Japan, 1987

  • Reference services and collection development

Japanese Community Librarian, Asian Branch Library, Oakland, CA, 1984-1986

  • Japanese community outreach programs and collection development

Educational Services Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco, CA, 1984-1986

  • Promoted understanding of Japan among K-12 teachers in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah
  • Coordinated events with educational consortia and Japan-related organizations
  • Managed a small reference library

Information Officer, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Language Centre, Singapore, 1981-1984

  • Conducted user education and inservice training programs
  • Created annotated bibliographies of language teaching and linguistics

Research Positions

Researcher, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, 2005-2006

  • Research, development, and educational outreach to professional educators for the National Science Foundation funded Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities project

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI, Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, 2002-2005

  • Research, development, and educational outreach to professional educators for the National Science Foundation funded Hawai`i Networked Learning Communities project

International Volunteer Work

Educational Consultant, International Labour Organisation, Manila, Philippines, Pilot Project for Child Scavengers, 1989-1991

  • Cooperated in planning and implementing an educational and income-generating project for child scavengers
  • Curriculum development for literacy and numeracy
  • Nonformal education workshops with child scavengers