Since beginning work in Acquisitions in 2000, I have been exploring and building connections between public and technical services in libraries. I am interested in organizational responses to change, particularly with respect to organizational communication, information seeking, and knowledge management. One example I'm currently pursuing in my research is how the reference interview, traditionally used by public services, can be applied in technical services and electronic resources troubleshooting.
MLS, Library Science, School of Library and Information Science, Emporia State University
BME, College of Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University
- Information management
- Sense making
- Organizational communication
Rathmel, A., & Emde, J. (in press). Is “E” for Everybody?: Reorganizing to Fit E-Resources across Acquisitions and Resource Sharing at the University of Kansas Libraries. In G. Stochakas (Ed.), Reengineering the Library: Advances in Electronic Resources Management.
Brangiel, J., Finnerty, E., Larrison, S., Rathmel, A., Webb, B., & Wick, T. (2016). Reports of Conferences, Institutes, and Seminars (Serials Spoken Here, Vol. 42(4th)). Taylor & Francis. DOI:10.1080/00987913.2016.1242979 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2016.1242979
Goergen-Doll, K., Leon, L., & Rathmel, A. (2016). Chapter 2, Library Collection Building – Acquisitions & Collection Development . In B. Posner (Ed.), Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections.
Brangiel, J., Finnerty, E., Konkiel, S. R., Rathmel, A., Rudd, P., Slutskaya, S., Smith, J., & Tovstiadi, E. (2015). Reports of Conferences, Institutes, and Seminars (Serials Spoken Here, Vol. 41(3rd)). Taylor & Francis. DOI:10.1080/00987913.2015.1069237 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2015.1069237
Rathmel, A., Mobley, L., Pennington, B., & Chandler, A. (2015). Tools, Techniques, and Training: Results of E-resources Troubleshooting Survey. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2). DOI:10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029398 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029398 http://hdl.handle.net/1808/18074
Rathmel, A., & Claassen, M. A. (2012). Book collecting contests in the digital age: Relevance and impact of new media. International Journal of the Book, 9(4), 17-30. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/10510
Rathmel, A., Emde, J. & Montgomery, K. (04/03/2016 - 04/03/2016). Is “E” for Everybody? Reorganizing to Fit E-Resources across Blended Departments. Electronic Resources & Libraries. Austin, TX
Rathmel, A. (09/30/2015 - 09/30/2015). Communicating effectively with e-resources stakeholders from IT specialists to technophobic patrons. E-Resources Bootcamp: Becoming an Expert at E-Resources in Your Library - Preconference at the joint conference of the Kansas and Missouri Library Associations. Kansas City, MO
Currie, L. & Rathmel, A. (05/01/2014). Big Deals and Squeaky Wheels: Taking Stock of your Stats. Presentation, Preconference, 2014 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Conference. Dallas, TX