2003 (June 11). “Putting Google in Its Place: Understanding and
Enhancing the Internet Search Behavior of Undergraduate Students.”
Paper presented at eLit 2003: The 2nd International Conference on
eLiteracy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.
2002 (November 16). “Assessing Student Use of the Web.” In E.
Abels & B. Wildemuth (Co-chairs), Measuring Search Behaviors:
Current and Proposed Methods. 2nd Annual Research Symposium of the
Special Interest Group on Information, Needs, Seeking, and Use to
be conducted at the American Society for Information Science and
Technology (ASIST), Philadelphia, PA.
2002 (July 25). “Theory Development and Website Usability
Studies.” In S. Erdelez, K. Pettigrew, & D. Sonnenwald
(Conveners), Theory Development in Information User Studies.
Symposium conducted at CoLIS 4: Emerging Frameworks and Methods.
Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and
Information Science, Seattle, WA.
2002 (April 11). “Student Perceptions of Website Usability.”
Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost,
Seventh Annual Faculty Research Forum conducted by St. John’s
University, New York.
2002 (March 21). “Information Literacy and Usability Research:
Giving Users a Voice in Planning Program Content.” Paper presented
at the International Conference on IT & Information Literacy,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
This research report generated a great deal of interest from
conference participants and was cited for its excellence in two
subsequent reviews of the conference:
Rader, H. (2002). “IT & ILit 2002: The 1st International
Conference on IT and Information Literacy” Library Hi Tech News, 19
Webber, S. (2002). “Getting the Knowledge” Library and
Information Update, 1 (7), 52-53
2003 (October 24). Information Literacy and the Scientific
Process: Connecting Basic Skills and Disciplinary Needs. METRO
Science Librarians Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
2003 (October 22). Broadening Our Conceptions: Curricula,
Pedagogy, and Information Literacy. (with Margit Watts, University
of Hawaii). Learning Times Library Online Conference.
2003 (October 3). Information Literacy, Best Practices, and
Middle States. The 5th Biennial Conference for Academic Libraries
in New York State, Assessment: Measuring Resources and Services in
Academic Libraries. Syracuse, NY.
2003 (March, July, October). Characteristics of Best Practices
in Information Literacy.” Instructor (with Margit Watts, University
of Hawaii). Learning Times Workshop sponsored by the TLT Group and
2003 (April 10). Discussion Facilitator. “Best Practices in
Information Literacy: Assessing Your Program.” (Preconference) ACRL
11th National Conference Learning to Make a Difference, Charlotte,
2002 (August 20). Presenter. “Using Print Resources.” Library
Connections Summer Institute, Archdiocese of New York, Cathedral
High School, New York, NY.
2002 (June 25). Discussant (with Thomas Kirk, Earlham College).
“Best Practices in Information Literacy: Preliminary Observations
from Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information
Literacy Best Practices Initiative.” Teaching, Learning, Technology
(TLT) Group Desktop Lecture Series, HorizonLive Webcast.
2002 (June 11-13). Discussion Facilitator. ACRL Best Practices in
Information Literacy Invitational Conference. Association of
College and Research Libraries, Institute for Information Literacy,
Best Practices Project Team, Atlanta, GA.
2002 (June 8-22). “Equitable Information Access as a Civic and
Moral Responsibility: Religion, Race and Social Justice in a
Technological Society.” In G. Orfield, Religion, Race and
Social Justice. 2002 Erasmus Institute Summer Faculty Seminar
conducted by the University of Notre Dame, St. John’s University,
Jamaica, NY. I was one of only six scholars from across the
country, and the only St. John’s faculty member, to be selected to
participate in this seminar.
2002 (April 23). Discussant (with Thomas Kirk, Earlham College
and Michael Bell, Elmhurst College). “Best Practices in Information
Literacy.” Teaching, Learning, Technology (TLT) Group Desktop
Lecture Series, HorizonLive Webcast.
2002 (April 4). Paper presentation. “Service Learning in LIS
Education: Developing Learning Partnerships with Communities in
Need.” Catholic Library Association Convention, Atlantic City,
2001 (October 3). Keynote Address. “Getting from Kindergarten to
College: Benchmarking Library Skills for All Levels.” Hudson Valley
Library Association. The Collegiate School, New York, NY.
2001 (October 1). Guest Lecturer. “Reference and Public Services
in Special Libraries.” St. John’s University, Division of Library
& Information Science, LIS 232: Special Libraries and
2000 (May 12). Presenter. “Evaluating the School Library
Collection.” St. John’s/New Visions Principals’ Conference,
1999 (February 22). Presenter. “Designing Library Instruction
for Graduate Students.” University Libraries, St. John’s
1999 (January 28). "Service Learning in LIS Education: Preparing
Students for the Next Millennium." Paper presented at the
Association for Library and Information Science Education National
Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
1998 (June 29). Chair and Moderator. Equity in Education in the
Electronic Age. Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL), Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Program at
the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library
of Congress, Washington, DC. Program was co-sponsored by ACRL/EBSS,
the ALA Committee on Legislation, the Task Force on America Reads,
the National Library of Education and the U. S. Department of