Work Love Library South (LLS) 223
Lincoln NE 68588-4100
Work 402-472-6297 On campus, dial 2-6297
I am an expert information professional | supporting and engaging with researchers in a variety of ways, including data services | preparing the next generation of scientists to be experts in discovering and using information and data to advance research and understanding | opening the world of government information to the university community and the citizens of Nebraska. To schedule an appointment, visit https://go.unl.edu/0izp.


  • MA, University of Iowa, 2005
  • Other, Cornell University, 1990
  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • BA, Seton Hill College, 1982

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Re-centering teaching and learning: Toward communities of practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (book chapter with Erica DeFrain, Elizabeth Lorang, Catherine Fraser Riehle, & Toni Anaya), In The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2019)
  • Dissemination, access, preservation: A case study of publications from the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. (2019)., Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 20(2): 129-146. doi: 10.1080/10496505.2018.1532297
  • From their mouths to our ears: Research practices and needs of agricultural scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (2017), Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 18(3-4): 373-400 (with Andrea L. Dinkelman)
  • Reviews of science for science librarians: Drought in the agricultural and geosciences literature. (2013), Science and Technology Libraries, 32(1): 30-44 (with Adonna Fleming)
  • The Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska: Gray literature (1891-2010). (2012), Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 13(3): 213-239 (with Adonna Fleming and Elaine Nowick)
  • Obtaining and using copyrighted research journal content – convenience versus ethics. (2011), Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(11): 1746-1748 (with Paula Ritter-Gooder and Nancy Lewis)
  • Connecting researchers with funding opportunities: A joint effort of the Libraries and University Research Office. (2010), Collaborative Librarianship, 2(1): 33-37 (with Julie Kelly and Jody Kempf)
  • At the watershed: Preparing for research data management and stewardship at the University of Minnesota Libraries. (2008), Library Trends, 57(2): 202-210
  • Understanding research behaviors, information resources, and service needs of scientists and graduate students: A study for the University of Minnesota Libraries. (2007). Available at http://hdl.handle.net/11299/5546
  • Tracking ‘organic’ agricultural research in the United States, 1970-1989: What federal legislative and selected USDA-sponsored documents reveal. (2007), Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 8(1): 49-93 (with Charles Bernholz)
  • Pisatin demethylation by fungal pathogens and nonpathogens of pea: Association with pisatin tolerance and virulence. (1999), Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 55(6): 317-326 (with Hans VanEtten and others)
  • Comparison of a DNA hybridization probe and ELISA for detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in field-grown potatoes. (1993), Plant Disease, 77(12): 1243-1247 (with Steve Slack and others)
  • Differential toxicity of enantiomers of maackiain and pisatin to phytopathogenic fungi. (1992), Phytochemistry, 31(11): 3813-3819 (with David Matthews and Hans VanEtten)
  • The effects of infections by Pyrenophora teres and barley yellow dwarf virus on the freezing hardiness of winter barley. (1987), Phytopathology, 77(10): 1435-1437 (with H. Cole, Jr. and James A. Frank)
  • Effects of planting date on development of net blotch epidemics in winter barley in Pennsylvania. (1987), Plant Disease, 71(5): 438-441 (with H. Cole, Jr.)

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Preserving Nebraska's Agricultural History II, Center for Research Libraries, September 2019
  • Innovative Instruction in Legal History: A Collaborative Approach to Law & the Humanities at the Undergraduate Level, UNL College of Arts and Sciences, 2017-2018
  • Preserving Nebraska's Ag History, Center for Research Libraries, June 2013

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 2018
  • President (3-year term), U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 2016
  • Chair, Academic Planning Committee, UNL, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, Geoscience Information Society , 2013

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