Books or Book Chapters
Becker, N. J. (2003). Political Science. In W. Katz & C.
LaGuardia (Eds.), Magazines for Libraries. New Providence, NJ: R.
Becker, N. J., Pollicino, E. B., & Holtschneider, D. H.
(2003). Challenges in Librarianship: A Casebook for Educators and
Professionals. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Becker, N. J. (2002). Information access. In R. Flynn, with I.
Flynn & A. I. McHoes (Eds.), Computer Sciences (Vol. 4,
pp. 130-133). Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
Becker, N.J. (2000). Service learning in the curriculum: Preparing
LIS students for the next millennium. Journal of Education for
Library and Information Science, 41 (4), 285-293.
Becker, N.J. (2003). Evaluation: Your key to selecting the best
resources for professional advancement research. APRA
Connections , 15 (2), 4-7.
Becker, N. J. Equitable information access as a civic and moral
responsibility: Religion, race and social justice in a
technological society. Manuscript in preparation.
Becker, N. J. (in press). Information Literacy and Usability
Research: Giving Users a Voice in Planning Program Content.
Proceedings of the First International Conference on IT &
Information Literacy. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.
RACS: Reference Assistance for
This web-based reference support system allows librarians,
teachers, and administrators in Catholic schools to submit a
reference question or request for research assistance directly to
the Division of Library and Information Science through a specially
designed website, accessible on the Division’s webpage
[www.stjohns.edu/pls/portal30/sjudev.sjc_refform]. Upon receipt,
queries are assigned to a student(s) in one of my reference classes
who then researches and prepares a response. I then review the
response with the student and it is forwarded to the librarian,
teacher or administrator. This service has two immediate benefits:
1) It gives my students hands-on experience answering real queries
and 2) It provides much-needed reference support to Catholic
schools in New York. The initial planning of the service and the
design of the question submission form was completed as a service
learning project by students in my Advanced Reference course. The
service is available to three schools participating in the Library
Connections Program of the Archdiocese of New York.
Refereed Journal Edited
Becker, N. J. (Guest Editor) “Acquisitions personnel:
Meeting the challenge of evolving professional responsibilities.”
Acquisitions Librarian (Invited to edit this forthcoming special
journal issue and monograph by William A. Katz.)