Erin L. Ellis

University Libraries
Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division
Primary office:
785-864-5589
Watson Library
Room 440
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Erin L. Ellis provides strategic visioning, directs policy and program development, and facilitates the integration of the Libraries into the student and faculty experience. Her research and professional interests include cognitive development in college-aged students, critical thinking and information literacy pedagogy, and transformational leadership.

Education

M.S., Higher Education Administration, School of Education, University of Kansas

M.L.S., Library and Information Management, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University

B.A., English Literature, Pittsburg State University

Selected Publications

Ellis, E. L (2015). [Review of the book The New University Library: 4 Case Studies, by Matthew Conner. ]. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 15(2), 376-377.

Ellis, E. L., Rosenblum, B., & Stratton, J. (2014). Positioning Academic Libraries for the Future: A Process and Strategy for Organizational Transformation. In International Association of Scientific and Technological Libraries Conference Proceedings. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/iatul/2014/plenaries/13/

Ellis, E., Ghouse, N., Claassen-Wilson, M., Stratton, J., & Clement, S. (2010). Comparing Approval and Librarian-Selected Monographs: An Analysis of Use. In D. Orcutt (Ed.), Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/4400

Ellis, E. L., & Whatley, K. M. (2008). Job Preparedness and Job Satisfaction: What New Librarians Need to Know or Need to Learn. NMRT Footnotes: Scholarship and Research for New Librarians, 37(4).

Ellis, E. L., & Whatley, K. M. (2008). The Evolution of Critical Thinking Skills in Library Instruction, 1986-2006: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography and Review of Selected Programs. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 15 (1-2). http://hdl.handle.net/1808/3596

Selected Presentations

Ellis, E., Rosenblum, B. & Stratton, J. (06/30/2014). Positioning Academic Libraries for the Future: A Process and Strategy for Organizational Transformation. Presentation, International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries conference. Espoo, Finland

Smith, K., Ellis, E. & Ogburn, J. (04/30/2013). Becoming Catalysts in Exceptional Research and Learning: The Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication. Presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries conference. Indianapolis, IN

Becker, J., Albin, T. & Ellis, E. (04/30/2013). Picasso and the Quarterback: Inspiring New Student Athletes through a Creative Assignment. Presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries conference. Indianapolis, IN

Ellis, E., Ghouse, N. & Claassen-Wilson, M. (03/31/2009). The Impact of Data: Analyzing Book Use to Test Assumptions. Presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries conference. Seattle, WA

Ellis, E. (06/30/2008). A Team Approach: Libraries and Athletics Develop the Information-Savvy Freshman Athlete. Presentation, LOEX of the West Conference. Las Vegas, NV. Available Here

Selected Awards & Honors

Beta Phi Mu
2002 - Present

Sigma Tau Delta
1999 - Present


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