Angela Rathmel

University Libraries
Assistant Specialist/Librarian, Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing
Primary office:
785-864-8834
Watson Library
Room 210
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Since beginning my work in Acquisitions in 2000, I have had a passion for exploring and building connections between public and technical services in libraries. I am interested in organizational response to change, particularly with respect to organizational communication, information seeking, and knowledge management. One example I'm pursuing in my research is how the reference interview, traditionally used by public services, can be applied in technical services and electronic resources troubleshooting.

Education

MLS, Library Science, School of Library and Information Science, Emporia State University

BME, College of Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University

Research Interests

  • Information management
  • Sense making
  • Organizational communication

Selected Publications

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

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

Selected Presentations

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


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