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    Richard Wojtowicz
    MSU Libraries
    P.O. Box 173320
    Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
 
Phone: (406) 994-1873
Email: richw@montana.edu
Fax: (406) 994-2851

EDUCATION:
2000    MS University of Illinois, Urbana--Champaign, IL
Library and Information Science
1989    MA Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
History of Science & Technology
1974    BA State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Geography
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:
Fall 1966 -
Fall 1968
State University of New York College of Forestry at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Forest Resources Management
Fall 1976 - 77 D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Nursing
Spring 1980 - 81 Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Nursing
POSITION/RANK:
                               Reference Librarian/Associate Professor
EXPERIENCE:
July 2001 -
Present
Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, Montana State University Libraries-Bozeman, Montana. Provide reference service, research assistance, and bibliographic instruction for MSU students, staff, and faculty and the general public.
Jan. 2001 -
Mar. 2002
Contract Consultant for Library User Study, Renne Library, Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana. Organize, assemble, and distribute library user survey, based on ServQual instrument used at Texas A&M. Collect, tabulate, apply statistical tools, interpret and report survey results in writing and orally.
Feb. 2000 -
Jun. 2001
Adjunct Reference Librarian, Renne Library Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana. Provide reference services for students, faculty, staff, and public.
Feb. 1998 -
Jan. 2001
Part-time Library Technician, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections, Renne Library, Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana. Process donated collections through organizing, creating finding aids and writing descriptions for research use.
ca. Jan.
1997 - 98
Volunteer, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections, Renne Library, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Processed collection materials, through organizing, creating finding aids and descriptions.
Summer 1989 -
Present
Independent historian. Researched and wrote historical pieces for publication, making use of various library resources, including electronic, print, and Internet sources.
Summer 1997 -
Fall 1999
Learning Resource Lab Volunteer, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. Assisted and instructed computer users, provided technical support, reported computer and system problems, monitored lab and enforced rules.
Aug. 1995 -
May 1999
Editor of the Big Sky Sierran, newsletter of the Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club. Solicited articles, set deadlines for submissions and publication, set up layout of newsletter, and arranged printing to produce issues in timely manner.
1994 - 99 Publicist, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Designed, printed, and distributed fliers and posters for Humanities Seminars.
1986, 1988,
1990, 1999
Publicist for debates and discussions by historians, Gary B. Nash and Richard R. Beeman sponsored by MONTS, Montana Committee for the Humanities, and the Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Created and conducted publicity campaigns through posters, flyers, mailings, newspapers, radio, and television outlets.
1992 - 1997 Volunteer office worker, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Maintained audio-visual and computer equipment; assisted with installation and problem-solving of software and hardware with computers and printers, general office duties including answering phones, dealing with student and faculty needs for assistance, and by substituting for vacationing or ill secretaries.
Jan. - Jun. 1988;
Mar. - Aug. 1990;
Mar. 1991 -
Dec. 1992
Research Assistant for Robert Rydell and Jeffrey J. Safford, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Conducted research of archival materials for In the People's Interest: A Centennial History of Montana State University.
Oct. 1989 -
June 1990
Research Assistant for Thomas Wessel, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Provided research and interpretation of numerical data regarding the land entries of 1896 and 1898 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation of Minnesota. Researched archives at Southwest Indian Museum, Pasadena, CA.
Feb. 1989 -
Jun. 1993
Researcher for Strand Union, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Researched archival and other materials for history of Strand Union Building, included in In the People's Interest: A Centennial History of Montana State University.
Spring/Summer
1987
Special Research Project for Pierce Mullen, Department of History & Philosophy, Bozeman, Montana. Translated Carl Gustav Carus, Sein Leben und Wirken by Sophie, Countess of Arnim from German to English.
Spring 1987 Special Research Project for Billy G. Smith, Department of History & Philosophy, Bozeman, Montana. Researched and wrote report on career opportunities for M.A. history graduates.
Winter 1985 Teaching Assistant, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Conducted discussion sessions, advised students, and corrected exams and assignments for course in early modern European history.


RESEARCH & CREATIVITY:

Publications:

“Montana State College and World War II” Pioneer Museum Quarterly 34:1  Winter 2011: 16-21.

“Desalination,” in Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues. Volume 2, ( Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010), edited by John Zumerchik and Steven L. Danver, 489-493.

“North American Laws and Treaties,” in Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, Volume 2, ( Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010), edited by John Zumerchik and Steven L. Danver, 549-560.

“Research Vessels and Missions (1920-Present),” in Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, Volume 2, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010), edited by John Zumerchik and Steven L. Danver, 618-629.

"Public Patrons in the Academic Library: Opportunities and Challenges," PNLA Quarterly, Fall 2006, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p33-37.

"Italian History," in The History Highway: A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources, Fourth Edition, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2006), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Reference Librarianship at MSU Bozeman," Big Sky Libraries, December/January/February 2006, No. 94:3.

"Bears, Black" in The Encyclopedia of New York State (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005): 163-164.

"The Storm King Mountain Controversy" in The Encyclopedia of New York State (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005), p. 1491-1492

"President's Message," Focus (Montana Library Association newsletter) bi-monthly, July 2004 - June 2005.

"Coyotes, Grizzlies and Native Americans: Then and Now Grizzlies," A Confluence of Cultures, Native Americans and the Expedition of Lewis and Clark: 2003 Symposium Proceedings, (Missoula, MT: University of Montana, 2003). (Peer-reviewed)

"British History," in The History Highway 3.0: A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Italian History," in The History Highway 3.0: A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Electronic Reference: Trends and Considerations," PNLA Quarterly, Fall 2002, 17-19. With Brad Coon.

"British History," in World History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Italian History," in World History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"British History," in European History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Italian History," in European History Highway : A Guide to Internet Resources, (Armonk, New York and London., England: M. E. Sharpe, 2002), edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman.

"Montana State College and World War II," In Celebration of Our Past: Papers Presented at the Seventh Annual Gallatin County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum History Conference, (Bozeman, MT: Gallatin County Historical Society, 1995). (Peer-reviewed)

From Fish Farming to Fisheries Science: The Evolution of the Bozeman Fish Technology Center, 1892-1992 (Bozeman, MT: Gallatin County Historical Society, 1992).

Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1790, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989). With Billy G. Smith.

"The Precarious Freedom of Blacks in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Excerpts from the Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1776," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 2 (April 1989), 237-264. With Billy G. Smith. (Peer-reviewed)

"Advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette for Runaway Slaves, Servants, and Apprentices, 1795-1796," Pennsylvania History, 54 (January, 1987), 34-71. With Billy G. Smith. (Peer-reviewed)

Upcoming Publications:

Chapter on the American Bison Controversies for The Politics of Hope:Ecological Protest in American History , edited by Dr. Jeffrey Crane and Dr. Michael Egan.

“Ships, Steam” article for  Discovery and Invention: A Historical Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society 

“Ships, Sailing” article for  Discovery and Invention: A Historical Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society

Present Publication Work:

"Montana Grasshopper Wars: 1917-1924," Montana: Magazine of Western History  (6,000 words) (Peer-reviewed)

Presentations:

“Gassing the West: Coal Bed Methane  in Montana and Wyoming”  presented at American Society of Environmental History in Phoenix, Arizona , April 14-17, 2011

“Balancing ‘the Breaks’: Opposition to the Establishment of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument” American Society for Environmental History Conference, March 10th-14th in Portland, Oregon

“Mining’s Effects on Montana’s Missouri River: An Environmental Overview” 2010 Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series, July 31st at Missouri Headwaters State Park. (invited)

Radio Show - “Health Matters with Rachel Rockafellow”, Discussion of  the ways in which your local library can enhance your health knowledge with Mary Anne Hansen, aired October 27, 2010

“Health Resources for K-12 Library Patrons” , 2010 MEA-MFT Educators’ Conference, October 21 and 22, 2010 in Helena, Montana - session presented twice

“Mortuary Affairs: Another Reality of the United States' Involvement in the Vietnam War" at Popular Culture Associaton Conference in New Orleans, LA, 8-11 Apr 2009

"Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and the Zortmann landusky Mine: An Ongoing Environmental History" at Montana Historical Society Conference in Great Falls, MT, 15-17 Oct 2009

"Fast Lanes out of the Swamp" at the Montana Library Association ASLD/PLD Retreat at Chico Hot Springs, MT, 25-26 Oct 2009

"NLM Regional Medical Library Liaisons for Montana, discussion of NLM resources, Library-hosted Wellness Fairs and other health outreach/education activities, etc." with Mary Anne Hansen at  The Tribal College Librarians Development Institute in Bozeman, MT, 8-12 Jun 2009

“Copyright Law, Fair Use, and K-12 Education” at MEA-MFT Educators’ Conference in Great Falls, MT (16 & 17 Oct  2008- presented twice)

"The Vietnam Conflict: Its Affects on Selected Aspects of Vietnam's Natural Environment."
at Popular Culture Association Conference in San Fransisco, CA 19-23 Mar 2008

Presentation,  “Evaluating Web Pages for High School Classes  ” at 2007 Educator’s Conference MEA-MFT October 18-19, 2007 in Belgrade, MT

Presentation, “Meeting the Information Needs of Students and Faculty in Health-Related Disciplines: Outreach and Liaison Roles of Academic Librarians at a Land Grant University ” with Mary Anne Hansen at PNC/MLA October 1-2 , 2007 in Billings, MT

Presentation -“Did You Feel the Draft?: The Selective Service System in the Vietnam Conflict” at Popular Culture Association conference April 4-7th, 2007 in Boston

"Academic Libraries for High School Instruction," Montana Educators' Association/Montana Teachers'  Federation  Educators' Conference, Billings, MT, 19-20 October, 2006. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "Public Patrons in the Academic Library: Opportunities and Challenges," for the Pacific Northwest Library Annual Conference, Eugene, OR, 9-12 August 2006. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "Public Patrons in University/College Libraries: Issues and Some Answers"  for the Montana Library Association Conference, Missoula, MT, 3-6 May 2006. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "The Use of Torture During the Vietnam Conflict: The United States and its Allies" for the Popular Culture Association, San Diego, CA, 23-26 March 2005. (Peer-reviewed)

Presentation, "Libraries and the Montana Environment: An Examination of Resources" for the Montana Library Association conference, Bozeman, MT, 26 April 2004. (Peer-reviewed)

"Thieves Among Friends: How to Avoid Getting Royally Ripped Off" as a panel member for the Montana Library Association conference, Bozeman, MT,  25 April 2004. (Peer-reviewed)

Presentation, "Consumer Health Information: What is it and How Can Librarians Provide it?" as featured speaker at the Big Horn Basin Library Conference, Powell, WY, 3 April 2004. (Invited presentation)

Paper, "Coyote, Grizzlies and Native Americans: Then and Now" for the Confluence of Cultures meeting, Missoula, MT, 28-30 May 2003. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "The Faces of Patriotism in an Undeclared War" for the Popular Culture and American Culture Association meeting, New Orleans, 16-19 April 2003.

Paper, "Rising from the Ashes: Anaconda, Montana, Smelter Pollution, and the Environment" for the Association of American Geographers meeting, New Orleans, 4-8 March  2003. (Peer-reviewed)

PowerPoint and computer training on National Library of Medicine Gateway, CINAHL, and Health Reference Center for the Montana Health Association Conference, Helena, MT, 17 September 2002.

Paper, "Virtual Reference: The Academic Model," for the Pacific Northwest Library Association meeting in Missoula, MT, 7-10 August 2002. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "Desertion and the Vietnam Conflict," for the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association meeting, Toronto, 13-16 March 2002.

Paper, "Post-Tet Montana and Vietnam: Montanan's Attitudes Toward the War and Related Issues," for the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association meeting, Philadelphia, 14 April 2001.

Paper, "The Yellowstone River and Paradise Valley: Sustainable Ecosystems and Democratic Institutions," for the Society for Human Ecology meeting, Jackson, WY, Oct 2000. (Peer-reviewed)

Paper, "Small Town Montana and the Vietnam War," for annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association in New Orleans, 18-23 April  2000.

Upcoming Presentations:

“Gassing the West: Coal Bed Methane Development in Montana and Wyoming” scheduled to be presented at ASEH Conference on April 16, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona

Websites:

"Campus Sustainability" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/sustainability>
"Nursing Resources" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/nursing>
"BIOL 106: Insects and Society <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/BIOL_106C>
"Microbiology" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/Microbiology>
"Health Resources for K-12" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/K-12_Health_Resources>
"MSU Graduate Nursing Resources" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/Graduate_Nursing>
"N387R: Research In Health Care" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/N387R>
"SOCI 499: Senior Thesis Capstone" <http://guides.lib.montana.edu/SOCI499>

Grants:

2011

NNLM / PNR- two year grant beginning October 2011- Promotion, Training and Collaboration MOU with Mary Anne Hansen
    October 16-17 - ASLD-PLD Chico Retreat, information table
    November 1st and 2nd - Fall Wellness Fair; information table
    November 11th - Veterans' Day at Blackfeet Community College ; Health information table

Participant in Dave Young’s NNLM/PNR health literacy grant at the Gallatin County detention Center
    December 1st - Gallatin County Detention Center Training

2009

With Mary Anne Hansen. Outreach grant from NIH/National Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Region.
        24-25 Mar 2009: NLM/NIH Information Table at MSU Wellness Fair (4 hrs)
        04-05 Nov 2009: NLM/NIH Information Table at MSU Wellness Fair (4 hrs)
        07-09 Oct 2009: NLM/NIH Information Table at Pathways Into Health 4th Annual Conference, Big
            Sky, MT (Staffed table 8 am to 5 pm during entire conference)

Regional Medical Center Document Delivery Grant $4,000.00, June 2001.
    For examination of information needs of state public health professionals and training.

Sewell Travel Grant $750
    For attendance at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2002).

TEACHING:

2011

Credit Class
    LIBR 121 (Spring)

Library Instruction Sessions
    A.C.E. Language Institute (22 sessions)
    NRSG 387R (Research in Health Care)
    BIOO 162-CS (Insects & Society) (2 sessions)
    Gardiner High School (Grade 10)
    BIOE 408 (Rocky Mountain Vegetation) (2 sessions)
    ANTY-242D (Contemporary Japan)
    ANTY 225IS (Culture, Language, and Society)
    Ophir High School
    SOCI 499 (Senior Thesis Capstone)
    Graduate Student Nursing Library Orientation
    MEDS 591 (Medical Information and Decision Making)
    Lone Peak High School Library Class (with Mary Anne Hansen)
    Library Workshop (LEAP Program on health information resources) (with Mary Anne Hansen)
    Fort Peck Community College Students (with Jan Zauha)
    Library Tours -- LIBR 121 students

Other Instruction
    Reference Desk
    RAP Sessions (44 sessions)
    Email Reference
    Chat/IM Reference
    Review and discussion with ACE student on portfolio at request of Sue Zimmerman
    Individual lengthy research assistance instruction for nursing students outside of RAP sessions via email
        (about 10 students)
    Library Workshop - PubMed
    WellCheck (healthfair) (4x)
    MSU Friday Information Table
    Student Orientation Information Table
    Nursing Faculty Orientation

2010

Library Instruction Sessions
    ACE. Language Institute (18 sessions)
    SOC 499 (Senior Thesis Capstone) (2 sessions)
    NRSG 387R (Research in Health Care)
    Graduate Student Nursing Orientation
    MSSE (Master of Science in Science Education)--class with Mary Anne Hansen
    BIOL 106CS (Insects & Society) (2 sessions)
    WRIT 101 (College Writing)
    MSG 203 (American Military History)
    US 101 (First Year Seminar) -- Sustainability (7 sessions)
    BIOM 360 (General Microbiology) (6 sessions)
    HIST 499 (Seminar in Historical Methodology)
    BIOE 408 (Rocky Mountain Vegetation)
    Heritage Christian High School (Library Research)

Other Instruction
    Reference Desk
    RAP Sessions (29 sessions)
    Email Reference
    Chat/IM Reference
    AskMontana Reference
    Review and discussion with ACE student on portfolio at request of Sue Zimmerman
    Individual lengthy research assistance instruction for nursing students outside of RAP sessions via email (about 10 students)
    Library Workshop - PubMed
    Library Workshop - CINAHL
    WellCheck (healthfair) (4x)

2009

Library Instruction Sessions
    FWL 280 (16 Jan)
    Soc 451 (Sociology Capstone) (20 Jan)
    ACE Language Institute (23, 29 Jan {3 sessions})
    N 387R (3 Feb)
    ACE Language Institute (3, 5, 10 Feb)
    BIOL 106 (Insects & Society) (6 Feb {2 sessions})
    Ace Language Institute (10, 23 {3 sessions}, 26 {4 sessions}, 27 Mar)
    MAP Program (11 Jun)
    ACE Language Institute (9 Jul)
    ACE Language Institute (27 Aug)
    Graduate Student Orientation (27 Aug)
    ACE Language Institute, Level 6 (2, 3 Sep)
    ACE Language Institute, Level 7 (2, 3 Sep)
    Nursing Graduate Students Orientation (8 Sep)
    ACE Language Institute (17 Sep)
    US101 (1 {2 sections}, 13, Oct)
    COOP Nursing Student Orientation (21 Oct)
    ACE Language Institute (21 {2 sessions}, 28, 29 {2 sessions} Oct)
    SOC470-01--Environmental Sociology (23 Oct)
    ACE Language Institute, Level 6, Writing (26 Oct)
    ANTH 252 (Social Issues in Contemporary Japan) (26 Oct)
    ANTH 204IS-01 (Culture and Society) (28 Oct)
    ACE Language Institute (6 Nov)
    CLS 100 (10 Nov)
    Cols 100 (1 Dec)

Other Instruction:
    Reference Desk
    RAP Sessions (Research Assistance Program)
    Email Reference
    Chat/IM Reference
    AskMontana Reference

2008

Library Instruction Sessions
    LIBR 121 (Spring 2008)
    Graduate Information Fair (17 Jan; 29 Aug)
    N 387R (4 Feb)
    SOC 451 (5 Feb)
    ACE Language Institute (7, 27, 28, 29 Feb; 9 Apr; 6 Jun (2 sessions); 21 Jul (2 sessions); 4, 19, 20             Aug; 8, 9, 10, 23, 24 Sep; 29 Oct; 17, 19, 26 Nov; 1 Dec)
    Socoiology Lab (9 Apr)
    Adjunct Reference Librarian Orientation: Life Science and Medical Sources (21 Jul)
    College of Nursing Faculty Orientation (25 Aug)
    Graduate Nursing Student Orientation (8 Sep)
    SOC 451 (18 Sep)
    N 505 (19 Sep)
    US 101 (24, 29 Sep; 6 Oct)
WellCheck (Health Fair) (6 & 7 Nov)
    Represented MSU Libraries and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific
    Northwest Region by demonstrating and teaching how to find patient health information for consumers
    via national and local (through MSU Libraries) sources.
Research Assistance Program (throughout 2008)

2007

Library Instruction Sessions
    Soc 451 (2 sessions) (22Jan)
    Ace Language Institute (26 Jan)
    Graduate Information Fair
    Insects and Society (2 sessions)  - (9 Feb)
    Soc 427 (16 Feb)
    Anth 225 (20 Feb)
    Gardiner High School - (26 Mar)
    ACE Language Institute (2 sessions) (2 Aug)
    Library Orientation for Nursing Faculty (20 Aug)
    Graduate Information Fair (29 Aug)
    Library Orientation for Graduate Nursing Students (10 Sep)
    Graduate Students-Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (12 Sep)
    US 101 (14 Sep)
    Junior Nursing Class Literature Review (18 Sep)
    ACE Language Institute (18 Sep)
    COLS 100 (31 Oct)
    US 101 (8 Nov)
    US 101 (9 Nov)
    Harrison High School Students (17 Dec)
Research Assistance Program (throughout 2007)

2006

    Graduate Nursing Student Orientation
    Sociology Capstone Course
    University Studies 101
    G-RAP for Graduate Students
    Biology 524
    Headwaters Academy 8th Grade Class
    PS 102 (Plant Science)
    ENG 121
    Graduate Studies Information Fair
    BIO 106: Insects and Society
    Graduate Students
    Headwaters Academy - 7th grade English
    Native American Studies LI presentation
    COL 100
    HDHL 106
    College of Technology - ENG 118
    Gardiner High School - 10th Grade
    A.C.E. Language Institute
    Bridge to Success program of Native American Nurses Caring for Our Own Project
    New Nursing Faculty - Bozeman and Great Falls
    Library tours
    Library Information desk at prospective student Information Fairs
   Graduate Studies Information Fair
Research Assistance Program (RAP)

2005

Library 121 - Spring Semester
Library 121 - Fall Semester (student making up incomplete grade)
Library Instruction Sessions
    A.C.E. Language Institute
    Bridge to Success program of Native American Nurses Caring for Our Own Project
    Graduate Nursing Students
    Sociology 101
    HDHL 230
    Entomology 102
    Psychology 493
    Teaching Excellence Awards participants
    Graduate Students
    Library tours
    Library Information desk at prospective student Information Fairs
    Graduate Studies Information Fair
Research Assistance Program (RAP)

2004

Library 121 - Spring and Fall Semesters
Library Instruction Sessions
    Graduate Nursing Students
    Biology 524
    History 406
    Open Library Instruction Session
    Foreign Student Library Orientation
    REU Students Orientation
    Teaching Excellence Awards participants
    Bridge to Success program of Native American Nurses Caring for Our Own Project
    MSU Nursing Faculty
    Library tours
   General Studies 101 Library tours Graduate Studies Information Fair
   Library Information desk at prospective student Information Fairs
Research Assistance Program (RAP)

2003

Library 121 - Spring and Fall Semesters
Library Instruction Sessions
    Nursing 579
    Entomology 102
    Research Assistance Program Sessions
    HDPE 500 Seminar
    HDTE 500
    Powell County High School Physics Class
    Nursing 550
    HDFN 221 Nutrition Lab
    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
    Biofilm Engineering Library Instruction
    Bridge Nursing Coop Program - Native American Students   ARNR 200
   English 121
   Biology 280
    Advance by Choice
    Information Technology Center Library Web Instruction Sessions
    Library tours
   Library Information desk at prospective student Information Fairs
Research Assistance Program (RAP)

2002

Library 121 - Fall Semester
Library Instruction Sessions
    Nursing 215
    JS 426
    HHD 172
    Web of Science
    English 121
    EDCI 351
    REU Program Center for Biofilm Engineering
    Native American Students
    UDOC High School Summer Program
    Teaching Excellence Awards Program (TEA) 2002    EDCI 406
   Library tours
    Library Information desk at prospective student Information Fairs
    Information Technology Center Library Web Instruction Sessions    Web Page for Nursing 115
Research Assistance Program (RAP)

2001

Library Instruction Sessions
    Chemistry
    Teaching Excellence Awards Program
    Visiting Russian educators
    Nursing Bridge Program-Native American Nursing Students
    Nursing 215
    HDHL 445     Advance by Choice
    Library tours
    Information Technology Center Library Web Instruction Sessions

SERVICE:

2011


New Graduate Student Receptions


Association of  Retired Faculty - Retirees Medical Insurance Committee
LEAP Committee
Library Review Committee
GPO Liaison
Academic Affairs Committee
Review ACE writing portfolio with student

Examination Proctoring

CPR/AED Recertification

2010

Faculty Senate (Spring Semester)
Faculty Senate Steering Committee (Spring Semester)
University Graduate Council
AskMontana
Remote Reference - College of Nursing (Spring Semester)
New Graduate Student Receptions
MSU Friday Info Table
Review ACE writing portfolio with student
Collection Development Committee
Information Table
Library Review Committee
Classroom Renovation Committee
Faculty Expo
Examination Proctoring
Library Symposium Planning Committee
Certification for CPR/AED

University:

Faculty Senate- Jul 2007 - Jun 2010
Faculty Council Steering Committee - Sept. 2007 - Jun 2010
Examination Proctoring (2001-present)
Graduate Studies Information Fair--January, August 2006
Faculty Affairs Committee -- January 2006 - September 2007
Student Conduct Board -- 2005 - 2006
MSU for a Day - Helena and Great Falls - March 2003  Montana Learning Community - judging student class posters for CLS 291 "Microbes and the Environment" - December 2002
Calendar Committee - June 2002 - June 2005
Participation at Margaret School of Critical Inquiry of the College of Letters & Science - March 2002
Participation in Graduate Commencement Activities--2001-2009

Libraries:

Compact Shelving Evaluation Committee (Sep-Oct 2008)
Conversation Partner for ACE Language Student (Jul-Nov 2008)
Part-Time Reference Position Search Committee--Jun 2008
Reference Collection Development Committee -- to present
Proctor Exams
Library Review Committee - April 2007 - 2008
Library Review Committee Chair--April 2008-2009
Technology Implementation Group - May 2007 - Dec 2007
Summer Orientation Tours and Table -- to present
Chat/IM Committee 2006
Library Instruction Coordinator Point Person -- in absence of  instruction coordinator
Reference Team Point Person -- in absence of  team leader
Library 121 Committee - July 2005 - July 2006
LFAC (Library Faculty Advisory Council) - September 2005 - December 2008
Electronics Resource Librarian Search Committee - June 2005 - October 2005
Reference Librarian Search Committee - January 2004 - July 2004
Virtual Reference Working Group
Library Student Recognition Award Committee - September 2004 - August  2005
Library Credit Course Review Committee - September 2004 - December 2005
OCLC Discussion and Evaluation - September 2004 - present
E-Ref Task Force - September 2004 - present
Newspaper indexing back-up - July 2005 - present
Special Collections on-call reference backup - 2001 - present
Reference Team Retreat planning committee - July 2003
Library Display Committee - January 2003 - December 2005
Electronic Reference Services - 2002 - present
MSU Libraries Staff Association Treasurer - 2002
Renovation Signage Work Group - August 2001 - December 2002
Library Extension Task Force - 2002
Liaison  to National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM-PNR),
    2002-2006
E-mail Reference
Library Tours
Represent MSU Libraries at Information Fairs
Liaison to
    Cell Biology and Neurobiology, 2001-2005    Ecology, 2001-present
   Graduate Studies, 2004- present
   Microbiology, 2001-2005
   Nursing, 2001-present
   WWAMI, 2001-present
   Entomology, 2001-2005
   Pre-Med, 2005-present
   Sociology and Anthropology, 2005-present
Profession:

MLA Conference 2008 - chair of Significant Tidings (2-12 Apr)
Montana Library Association, ASLD/SLD Retreat Planning Committee - 2006
Montana Library Association, By-laws Committee - May 2006 - present
Medical Library Association, Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section Nominating Committee,
    October 2005 - present
Montana Library Association Chair, Nominating Committee, 2005 - 2006
Montana Library Association, Chair, Communications/Publications Committee, 2005 - 2006
Montana Library Association, Chair, Past Presidents Committee, 2005-2006
Montana Library Association Past President, July 2005 - June 2006
Montana Library Association President, July 2004 - June 2005
Montana Library Association Vice-president/President-elect, June 2003 - June, 2004
Montana Library Association, Chair Academic and Special Libraries Division, April 2002 - June 2003
Montana Library Association, Vice-chair Academic and Special Libraries Division October 2001 - April
    2002
Moderator, "Significant Tidings," for Montana Library Association Conference in Butte, MT, 23-26 April
    2003
Chair, Vietnam XIV: "During the War" session of the Popular Culture Association Conference, April 2003
Moderator, "Significant Tidings," for Montana Library Association Conference in Great Falls, MT, 24-27
   April 2002

Society:

Certification for American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED--January 2006
Certification for American Red Cross Standard First Aid--January 2006
Montana Regional Medical Librarian <http://nnlm.gov/pnr/dragonfly/2006/06/28/mt-rmls/>

Member:
    ACLU
    Wilderness Society
    Montana Wilderness Society
    Sierra Club
    DAV

Web World columns for the Office of the Vice-President of Research and Creative Activities:
    Languages
    Humor
    Bird Watching
    Needlepoint
    Car Maintenance
    Radio
    Hiking

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:



2011

Seminar: Getting Started in DL2
Seminar: “What’s My Grade?”: Harnessing the Gradebook Features in D2L
Seminar: Accessible & Appropriate: Converting Content for Posting on D2L
Seminar: Communication & Community: Structuring and Facilitating Discussion on D2L
Seminar: Going Paperless: Simplifying Assignment Grading and Feedback on D2L
Seminar: What's Your Plan? Course Design and Organizing Content in D2L
Seminar: D2L Class
Seminar: Large Vehicle Safety
Seminar: Creative Quizzing: Effective Practices & Uses of Quizzes and Surveys in D2L
Seminar: Divide to Collaborate: Using Groups in D2L
College of DuPage webinar - Free Content for Library Collections   
CPR/AED Recertification   
Seminar- Curriculum Approval Process
Federal Libraries Depository Program seminar in Washington D.C.
Workshop: Single Sign-on for MSU
Access News Webinar
Montana Depositories Meeting in Helena
Gallatin County Detention Center Training
Webinar: Help!  I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian:  The Basics
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... American FactFinder and
Census 2010
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Governmental Librarian presents .. PubMed, PubMed Central and
Medlineplus-What’s the Difference?
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... PubMed, PubMed
Central, and Medlineplus - What's the difference?
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Finding your way: Maps
and geospatial information from the federal government
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ...Beginner’s Guide to
Legislative History
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents...State Agency Databases
with Daniel Cornwall from the Alaska State Library
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Good Health
(Information) in North Carolina
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Resources for Guard and
Reserve Soldiers and their Families
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Beyond Google: Effective
Patent Searching in Every Library
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... the Economic Census
Webinar: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian:  Genealogy Using Government
Information

2010


Webinar: "Leading from Any Position: Influencing Library Effectiveness and Responsiveness"
YBP selection process training
Webinar: "The New MedlinePlus: An In-depth Look"
Redesigning Learning Spaces to Improve Teaching and Learning
Webinar: "Cool New Legal Sources Online"
International Students in Your Classroom
Webinar: "Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff"
Summon Demo
Webinar: "Event Planning in a Changing Environment: reaching out with a purpose on a shoestring budget"
CPR/AED Refresher Course -- recertification
Webinar: "Open Office: What Libraries Need to Know"
Web-time Entry Instruction for MSU
Webinar: "Recouping Your Mojo"
Britannica Online Webinar - Academic Edition
Webinar: "Library Laws for the Mobile Web Environment"
Webinar: "Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference Sources"
PubMed Training
Webinar: "Off The Shelf: Looking Beyond Libraries for Innovation and Inspiration"
LEAP Program, “Libraries & the Mobile Technology Landscape”
Webinar: "Who's the Boss? Implementing Change When You're Not In Charge"
Library Symposium in Missoula (Copyright)
Webinar: "New Copyright Tools and Best Practices: Copyright Law Update 2010"
"Redesigning Today’s Public Services: Focus on Reference"
DuPage Teleconference: Redesigning Today’s Public Services: Focus on Reference
Dupage Teleconference: ""Libraries & the Mobile Technologies Landscape"
DuPage Teleconference: "Free Content for Library Collections
"

2009

Web of Science I--General Search and Basic Navigation (17 Feb)
Desire2Learn: The Basics (17 Feb)
Teaching and Learning Faculty Workshop--Writing and Deep Learning--Tools to Increase Student
      Engagement (20 Feb)
Desire2Learn--Communication I (24 Feb)
Web of Science 2--Cited Reference Search (26 Feb)
About Librianship-Meet Patron (02 Mar)
Desire2Learn:Advanced Discussion/Dropbox/Groups (03 Mar)
Desire2Learn:Quizzes/Surveys I (10 Mar)
Desire2Learn:Quizzes/Surveys II (31 Mar)
Desire2Learn:Grades II (17 Apr)
For a More Informed Citizenry: Libraries and Government 2.0 (13 May)
Questionpoint (01 Jun)
Gale Reference (30 Jun)
Linux (01 Jul)
BCR Online: Copyright in the Classroom (17 Jul)
LexisNexis Academic (04 Aug)
Copyright 101 (19, 21, 24 Aug)
Asking the Right Question: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach (09 Sep)
Gary Price Research Toolbox (17 Sep)
NLM Webinar: Racial Ethnic Resources (30 Sep)
MLA Webcast:Cut the Cord--Connecting to Our Mobile Users (18 Nov)
Adobe Connect (16 Nov)

2008

Copyright Course--Received certificate
CPR Recertification (7 Jan)
Introduction to New Library Web Site (22 Jan)
Introduction to New Library Webpage (24 Jan)
Webcast - Blended Librarian (7 Feb)
Sirsi-Dynix-Dru Zurettion Copyright and Electronic Content (19 Feb)
Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking (21 Feb)
February 22nd - Techniques for Using Assessment to Improve Learning (22 Feb)
20 Minutes on EBSCOhost 2.0 (13 Mar)
Working with Difficult Students (31 Mar)
Pedgogical Perspectives on Critical Thinking (24 Apr)
National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Working Together Apart: Online (30 Apr)
Collaborative Workspace
Campus Tech Webinar Series- Email Security: Trends, Strategies, and Best Practices (26 Jun)
Sirsi-Dynix: Video on the Web: A Primer with David King (15 Jul)
Introduction to Researcher ID (15 Jul)
New in the Web of Knowledge for July 2008: Citation mapping and Other Enhancements (22 Jul)
Lexis-Nexis Academic- Business Search (22 Jul)
Lexis-Nexis Academic (23 Jul)
Lexis Nexis-Legal Research (24 Jul)
Lexis-Nexis - Finding Sources (25 Jul)
Endnote Web in the Web of Knowledge (28 Jul)
Proquest Current and Historical Newspapers and Safari Books Online (5 Aug)
Montana State Library Fall Workshop - Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information
    at Your Library (19 Sep)
Montana Library Symposium (Missoula) (9-10 Oct)
Lexis-Nexis Demo (31 Oct)
Information Commons 101 - Principles and Good Practices (6 Nov)
November 21st - College of Dupage Teleconference--"
Information Literacy for Life" (21 Nov) 

2007

DuPage Conference - The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age Library Challenges & Opportunities
    Series (May 11th)
Popular Culture Association Conference - April4-7 in Boston
Reference Team Retreat (May 31)
Regional Medical Library teleconference -  Marketing Your Library (April 18)
Montana Library Conference April 26-28 in Helena
Clicker Training (March 16)
SirsiDynix Institute presentation - “"What’s a Mashup and why would I want one?"(March 6)
Teleconference - Where Do We Go from Here? (February 9)
CPR Recertification Course (January 5)
Clicker Training (January 12)
Tech Training - Creating Quick Screencasts  (June 13th)
Tech Training - Web 2.0 and Open Source Software (June 20th)
Tech Training - RSS Reading and Blogs (June 27th)
SirsiDynix Institute: Writing for the Library Profession (July 10th)
WebCT Overview (July 19th)
Supplemental Instruction Program information session (July 24th )
Seminar - Getting and Voicing a Teaching Philosophy: What? Why? How?”(July 24th)
Hands On - Van Safety Training (August 8th)
SirsiDynix Institute - Creating a 2.0 Library (August 14th)
Introduction to New Web of Science Interface (August 30th)
SirsiDynix Institute: How to Understand your Library Users - The Better Futures of their Communities and
   Institutions - (Sept. 4th)
Britannica Online Training Webinar (Sept. 11)
WebCT workshop - Assignment Tool (Sept. 12)
Web CT Workshop - Calendar Tool (Sept 19)
WebCT Workshop-Discussion Tool (Sept. 26)
Blast Away Procrastination -State Library Workshop (Sept. 28)
Basic Book Repair in a Day Part 1 - State Library Workshop (Sept. 29)
Basic Book Repair in a Day Part2-State Library Workshop (Sept. 29)
WebCT Workshop - Content Module I (Oct 3)
LexisNexis Academic Legal Research (Oct. 15)
WebCT Workshop - Content Module II (Oct 17)
LexisNexis Academic Business Research (Nov 5)
LexisNexis Academic Finding Sources (Nov 8)
Keep Up! Extending Library Services with Social Technologies (Nov 9)
LexisNexis Academic Introduction (Nov. 13)
SirsiDynix Institute:: Guide to Roving: An Essential Service for Library 2.0 (Dec. 11)
WebCT Workshop - Course Maintenance (Dec. 11)

2006

Tagging in Practice
First Annual MSU Library Seminar
Sirsi-Dynix Institute Webinar - "Networking and Politics: Influencing Action to Get the Right Things Done"
Resource Management Tool Feedback
Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference--Eugene, OR
Sirsi-Dynix Institute - "Library Conflict: Management for Consulting Adults- Turning Enemies into Allies"
Sirsi-Dynix Institute - "Wiki: Ultimate Tool for Online Collaboration "
College of DuPage Teleconference - "Confronting the Crisis in Library Education"
College of DuPage- "Information Literacy for the 21st Century Learner"
Introduction to Dreamweaver
College of DuPage Teleconference- "Google Book Search: Its Impacts on Scholarship and Libraries"
Montana Library Association Conference--Missoula
Current Technologies for Libraries
College of Dupage- "Always a River, Sometimes a Library"
Sirsi-Dynix Institute - "Emotional Customer Service: Turning Customers into Friends - who'll
    return again and again!"
CD Burning Demonstration/Class for Roxio Easy Media Creator
Reference Team Retreat

2005

Database training (instruction and audience participant)
Montana Library Association Leadership Retreat
Web of Science training
Web-CT workshop-"Strategies for Student Engagement"
Regional Medical Library Resource Meeting (Portland)
College of DuPage Teleconference - "Google and Your Patrons"
Teleconference - "LexisNexis Academic" from LexisNexis
Teleconference - from LexisNexis - "U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection"
Teleconference - from LexisNexis "Advanced Searching in LexisNexis"
College of Dupage Teleconference - "Dealing with Difficult People"
WebCT- Contents Module I
WebCT - Assignments Tool
College of Dupage Teleconference - "Library Challenges and Opportunities"
WebCT - Calendar Tool
WebCT - Quiz Tools
College of DuPage Teleconference - "Consumer Medical Resources"
National Seminars Group (Padgett-Thompson) Time Management Seminar
Association of College & Research Libraries Conference--Minneapolis, MN
Montana Library Association Conference--Billings
Popular Culture Annual Conference--San Diego, CA
Reference Team Retreat--included presentation on team communication by Nancy Dodd,
    MSU Ombuds

2004

Beilstein training
College of Dupage - "A Technology Toolkit: Survival Basics for Everyone"
"Realities of Digital Reference" seminar
"Resolving Conflict" seminar
College of Dupage - "Good Manager and Good Employee Skills"
"Fostering Better Communication" seminar
"Negotiation for a Positive Result"  seminar
OUTLOOK training
PubMed training
Reference Team Retreat
"Web Research What's New in 2004 at the Library of Congress" (WebCast)
Outdoor Safety Program
Montana Library Association Conference--Bozeman
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management database training
Post LOEX of the West instruction
Sirsi SingleSearch seminar
Montana Library Association Leadership Retreat
DuPage Conference - "Making Copyright Work for your Library"
"Useful Health Sciences Websites; Evaluation of Websites" by Gail Kuoame
"How to Be an Outstanding Communicator"  seminar
"Using Respondus for Quizzes" seminar
"Lectures, PowerPoint and the Web" seminar
Federated Searching seminar
Demo of Vision5 Classroom Software
Reference Team Retreat

2003

Biosafety Forum
2003 Convention of the Association of American Geographers
Lexis Nexis training
Collections and Repositories seminar
Medical Resources seminar
MSU Teaching-Learning Web Site kickoff
Popular Culture Association conference--New Orleans, LA
Montana Library Association Conference -- Butte
ILL Verification workshop and demonstration
"A Confluence of Cultures, Native Americans and the Expedition of Lewis and Clark"
    symposium--Missoula
Equinox Theatre Acting School -- acting class
Montana Library Association Leadership Conference
"Self Discipline and Emotional Control Seminar - How to Stay Calm and Productive under Pressure"
    seminar
"Communicating with Diplomacy and Tact" seminar

2002

Part 1, Virtual Reference Service Teleconference from College of DuPage
Non-Traditional Teaching and Learning Workshop
Popular Culture Association
Part 2, Virtual Reference Service Teleconference from College of DuPage
Montana Library Association Conference -- Great Falls
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts training
EZ Proxy training
Alzheimer's Association Montana Chapter Rural Summit
Web Development Lab
Web CT Intro
ISI Web of Science training
Montana Library Association Fall Retreat
Collaboration Virtual Reference
American Public Health Association Conference--Philadelphia, PA
EBSCO Host Demonstration
SIRSI Workflow Session
Legal Research Presentation
Reference Team Retreat

2001

Russian Language Course
Advanced Internet Searching
STN Chemistry Searching training
SIRSI Overview and Searching
Proxy Servers
BIOSIS training
WebCT Orientation / Workshop
Study Skills Workshop
OMNI
Life Sciences Resources Seminar
Montana Library Association Fall Retreat
Microsoft Excel 2000 Introduction Seminar
Microsoft Excel 2000 Intermediate Seminar
SIRSI MT
Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference (VRD)--Orlando, FL
Microsoft Outlook Instruction
WebCT Introduction
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Introduction

2000

PubMed training
Patent training -- Butte, MT
CINAHL Nursing Database training

1999

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts training


Collection Development

2010

Ongoing weeding of RBs in general collection
Ongoing review and selection of new book and database titles
Attendance at monthly Collection Development Meetings with Reference Team
Encouraging suggestions for materials from liaison departments

2009

Weeding of RAs in general collection
Ongoing review and selection of new book and databases titles
Attendance at month Collection Development Meetings with Reference Team
(Note: began adding Collection Development to Vita in 2009)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Montana Library Association
Medical Library Association
Special Libraries Association
Popular Culture Association
History of Science Society
Society for the History of Technology
Society for Human Ecology