Lea H. Currie

University Libraries
Librarian/Head of Content Development
Primary office:
785-864-8997
Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence 66044


Lea has been at KU since 1999 after receiving her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been the head of content development since 2008 and specializes in collection assessment.

Education

M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science , University of Texas at Austin

B.A., History, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

  • Collection development, citation analysis, collection analysis and assessment

Selected Publications

Morris, S., & Currie, L. (2016). To Stream or Not to Stream?

Currie, L., & Petr, J. (2016). From Usability to User Experience: Designing Library Services at the University of Kansas. In 2015 Charleston Conference Proceedings.

Morris, S., & Currie, L. (2015). From Collection Development to Content Development: Organization and Staffing for the 21st Century.. In 2014 Charleston Conference Proceedings. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2014/Management/12/

Petr, J., & Currie, L. (2015). How Do Librarians Prefer to Access Collections? In 2014 Charleston Conference Proceedings. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2014/Users/10/

Monroe-Gulick, A., Currie, L., & Weller, T. (2015). Local Citation Analysis of National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Grant Applications: Meeting the Needs of Researchers. The Serials Librarian, 67(4), 399-414. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0361526X.2014.983291#.VLVOt3s4fwY

Currie, L., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (2014). Proving the Value of Library Collections Part II: An Interdisciplinary Study Using Citation Analysis. In Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC November 2013. . http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2013/Management/7/

Morris, S., & Currie, L. (2014). Remember Me? Content Development in a User-Centered Services Library. Collection Management. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01462679.2014.891493

Currie, L., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (2013). Proving the Value of Library Collections. In Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC November 9, 2012. Purdue e-Pubs. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2012/Collection/9/

Currie, L., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (2013). What do Our Faculty Use? An Interdisciplinary Citation Analysis Study. Journal of Academic Librarianship , 39.6, 471-480.

Currie, L., & Graves, K. (2011). A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. In Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, Manhattan, KS October 20, 2011. New Prairie Press. http://newprairiepress.org/journals/index.php/CULS/article/view/1611

Stratton, J., Currie, L., Claassen-Wilson, M., & Devlin, F. (2011). Grappling with Changing Realities. In Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC 2009 (pp. 150-160). Charleston, SC: Against the Grain Press. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2009/ContentDev/4/

Currie, L., & Graves, K. (2011). Use it or Lose It: Are One-Time Purchases of Electronic Resources a Good Use of Limited Funds? In Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO November 4, 2011 (pp. 52-56). Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University. http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED526899.pdf

Monroe-Gulick, A., & Currie, L. (2011). Using the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool: Experiences from the University of Kansas. Collection Management , 36.4, 203-216.

Currie, L. (2010). Making Significant Cuts to an Approval Plan Without Drawing Any Blood. In Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium Maryville, MO November 5, 2010 (pp. 129-135). Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/recordDetails.jsp?ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED513812&searchtype=keyword&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&_pageLabel=RecordDetails&accno=ED513812&_nfls=false&source=ae

Selected Presentations

Brown, S., Currie, L. & Back, A. (11/30/2016). Boom and Bust: Short-Term Loans Five Years Later. 2016 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Currie, L., Monroe-Gulick, A. & Petr, J. (04/30/2016). Assessing Major Organizational Change: The Effects on the Use of Library Resources and Services. Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference. Austin, TX

Currie, L. (11/30/2015). From Usability Studies to User Experience: Designing Library Services at the University of Kansas. 2015 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Currie, L. (11/05/2015). Pushed by the Stream, but Steering with a Strong Paddle: Considerations for Streaming Media Acquisitions Policies. 2015 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Sara, M. & Currie, L. (11/07/2014 - 11/07/2014). From Collection Development to Content Development: Organization and Staffing for the 21st Century. 2014 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Petr, J. & Currie, L. (11/07/2014 - 11/07/2014). How Do Librarians Prefer to Access Collections? 2014 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Currie, L. & Monroe-Gulick, A. (11/08/2013 - 11/08/2013). Proving the Value of Library Collections Part II: An Interdisciplinary Study Using Citation Analysis. 2013 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC

Currie, L. & Monroe-Gulick, A. (11/09/2012). Proving the Value of Library Collections. Presentation, 2012 Charleston Conference “Accentuate the Positive”. Charleston, SC

Currie, L. (04/02/2012). A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. Presentation, 2012 Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, University of Texas. Austin, TX

Currie, L. & Graves, K. (11/04/2011). Use It or Lose It: Are One-Time Purchases of Electronic Resources a Good Use of Limited Funds? Presentation, Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University. Maryville, MO

Currie, L. & Graves, K. (10/21/2011). A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. Presentation, Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Conference. Manhattan, KS

Currie, L. (11/05/2010). Making Significant Cuts to an Approval Plan Without Drawing Any Blood. Presentation, Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University. Maryville, MO

Monroe-Gulick, A., Currie, L. & Graves, K. (10/15/2010). What Are We Getting Ourselves Into? The KU Libraries and WorldCat Collection Analysis. Poster, Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Conference, Emporia State University. Emporia, KS

Stratton, J., Currie, L., Claassen-Wilson, M. & Devlin, F. (11/06/2009). Grappling with Changing Realities. 2009 Charleston Conference “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. Charleston, SC


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