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Rebecca Donlan


Name: Rebecca Donlan
Education:

M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
B.A., English Literature, Hunter College
Responsibilities:
University Librarian, Assistant Director for Collection Management
Contact Information: Address:
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
Phone:
239-590-7641
E-Mail:
rdonlan@fgcu.edu
Professional Experience:

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, May 2000- present
Assistant Director for Collection Management, September 2006 - present

Head of Library Collections & Technical Services, November 2003 - September 2006

Associate University Librarian/Liaison Librarian to College of Education, August 2002 - October 2003

Associate University Librarian/Technical Services Team Leader, May 2000 - August 2002

Taylor & Francis Journals
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, January 2010 - present

Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, Florida, July 1998 - April 2000
Manager, Division of Technical Services/Librarian IV

Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, Florida, October 1996 - June 1998
Head of Reference/Librarian II, South County Regional Library

Montclair Public Library, Montclair, New Jersey, June 1994 - October 1996
Adult Services Librarian/Supervisor of Periodicals

Tenafly Public Library, Tenafly, New Jersey, November 1992 - June 1994
Children's Librarian

Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, Iowa, January 1991 - November 1992
District Cataloging Librarian

Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, Iowa, May 1990 - January 1991
Children's Librarian

Professional Interests:
  • Resource sharing
  • Collaborative collection development
  • Scholarly communication and publishing
Publications:

    “From the Editor: Wikipedia and the Digital Divide.”  Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 20/5, 2010.

    “From the Editor.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 20/2, 2010.

    ”From the Editors,” with Barbara J. Stites. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 20/1, 2010.

    ”From the Editors,” with Barbara J. Stites. Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 20/1-2, 2009.

    ”From the Editors,” with Barbara J. Stites. Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 19/1-2, 2008.

    “Nexus: Where Reference and Technical Services Meet.  ‘Exactness is Sometimes Key, but Keywords are not Exactly Exact:  Discovery Tools and the OPAC, Part Two,’” with Anna Carlin.  The Reference Librarian Vol. 49 (1), 2008.

    “Nexus: Where Reference and Technical Services Meet.  ‘A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing? Discovery Tools and the OPAC,’”  with Anna Carlin.  The Reference Librarian Vol. 48 (2), 2008.

    “Nexus: Where Reference and Technical Services Meet.  ‘Boulevard of Broken Links: Keeping Users Connected to E-Journal Content.’”  Vol. 48 (1), 2007.

    “Nexus: Where Reference and Technical Services Meet.  ‘An Unfortunate Event for Series, or, LC Outsourced You Back.’”  Vol. 47 (2), 2007.

    “Nexus: Where Reference and Technical Services Meet.  ‘Decision Points for Going E-Only: Beware the Fallacy of the Single Solution.’”  Vol. 47(1), 2007.

    “Thinking Inside the Box: Comparing Federated Search Results from Google Scholar, Live Search Academic, and Central Search,” with Rachel Cooke, in ‘Google Scholar’ and More: New Google Applications and Tools for Libraries and Library Users, William Miller and Rita M. Pellen, Editors.  (Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2008.)  Also co-published simultaneously as Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 46 (3-4), 2008.

     “How Much Does Biology Really Need, Anyway? Determining Library Budget Allocations.”  Library Issues: Briefings for Faculty and Administrators 26/6, July 2006.

    “Budget Allocations for Monographs: What’s Fair?” in Charleston Conference Proceedings 2005, edited by Beth R. Bernhardt, Tim Daniels, and Kim Steinle (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006).

    “Running With the Devil: Accessing Library-Licensed Full-Text through Google Scholar,” with Rachel Cooke.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly 10/3-4, Winter 2005; published simultaneously in Libraries and Google, William Miller and Rita M. Pellen, editors (Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2005).

    “The ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute: Highlights from the Third Annual Institute,” with Linda Golian.  C&RL News, December 2001.

Presentations:

“Budget Allocations for Monographs: What’s Fair?”  XXV Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.  November 4, 2005.

“Fostering Undergraduate Research through Rhetorically-Based Library Instruction.”  FGCU Faculty Luncheon Seminar Series, October 22, 2004.

“Fostering Undergraduate Research through Rhetorically-Based Library Instruction,” with Kathleen Hoeth, presented at the 10th Annual Council for Undergraduate Research Conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, June 25, 2004. 

"An Evolving Approach to Information Literacy: Librarians Teach a First-Year-Experience Course," with Kathleen Hoeth.  Poster accepted for presentation at the American Library Association / Canadian Library Association Joint Conference in Toronto, Canada, June 21, 2003.  (Not presented due to SARS outbreak.)

“Information Literacy as a Liberal Art: Rhetorically-Based Library Instruction.”  Poster session presented at FGCU Research Day, Fort Myers, Florida, April 2003.

“Infiltrating the First-Year Experience: Librarian-Led Courses and Information Literacy.”  With Kathleen Hoeth.  Association of College and Research Libraries 11th National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2003.

“Evaluating Technical Services: Tools, Techniques, Ideas.” One-day workshop presented for the Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN), Estero, Florida, May 2002.

 “E-Books in your OPAC.” SWFLN “E-Books Alive” workshop, Bonita Springs, Florida, September 2001.

“Building Successful Outsourcing Relationships.”  SOLINET Annual Membership Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2001.

“FGCU’s E-book Experience.”  SWFLN Cataloging Special Interest Group, Fort Myers, Florida, April 2001.