Sara Morris

University Libraries - University Libraries
Associate Content Development Librarian
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 440
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045



Selected Publications

Morris, Sara E, and Jenny Presnell. 2019. “Collection Development and the Historical Record: Are We Forgetting Monographs as Primary Sources?” Journal Articles. Collection Management 44 (2–4): 379–88.
Currie, Lea, and Morris E Sara. 2017. “Maintaining Collections With a Flat Budget.” Web Publishing (article, blog, etc.). Insights.
Presnell, Jenny, and Sara E Morris. 2017. The Historical Newspaper Crisis: Discoverability, Access, Preservation, and the Future of the News Record. Conference Proceedings. IFLA International News Media Conference.
Morris, Sara E, and Lea H Currie. 2016. “To Stream or Not To Stream?” Journal Articles. New Library World 117 (7/8): 485–98.
Ashmore, Beth, Sara E. Morris, and Laureen Cantwell. 2016. “From Scraps to Reams to Mobile Screens? An Update on Printing Services in Academic Libraries.” Journal Articles. College and Undergraduate Libraries 23 (1): 28–43.
Morris, Sara E. 2016. “Sources for the Researcher.” Book Chapters. In The Routledge History of Rural America, edited by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, 349–64. New York: Routledge .
Morris, Sara E, and Lea Currie. 2015. From Collection Development to Content Development: Organization and Staffing for the 21st Century. Conference Proceedings. 2014 Charleston Conference Proceedings.
Morris, Sara E. 2015. “Spreading Their Butter Too Thin: Land-Grant Libraries 1900-1940.” Book Chapters. In Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930, edited by Alan  I. Marcus, 239–67. University of Alabama Press.
Morris, Sara E., and Lea Currie. 2014. “Remember Me?: Content Development in a User-Centered Services Library.” Journal Articles. Collection Management 39 (2–3): 96–109.
Morris, Sara E. 2011. “The Rural Electrification of Northeast Mississippi.” Web Publishing (article, blog, etc.). Mississippi History Now. .
Bejune, Matthew  M., and Sara E. Morris. 2010. “The Development of the Virtual Notebook: A Wiki-Based Ready Reference Technology.” Journal Articles. Reference and Users Services Quarterly 50 (1): 27–34.
Morris, Sara E., and Darcy Del Bosque. 2010. “Forgotten Resources: Subject Guides in the Era of Web 2.0.” Journal Articles. Technical Services Quarterly 27 (2): 178–93.
Morris, Sara E. 2010. “‘Down in Tupelo Everybody Seems to Be Feeling Grand’: Early Home Electrification Promotion in Northeast Mississippi.” Book Chapters. In Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, </I>Volume Two<I>, edited by Elizabeth  Anne Payne, Martha  H. Swain, and Marjorie  Julian Spruill, 192–210. Athens: University of Georgia Press.
Emde, Judith, Sara E. Morris, and Monica Claassen-Wilson. 2009. “Testing an Academic Library Website for Usability with Faculty and Graduate Students.” Journal Articles. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 4 (4): 6–23.
Grimes, Marybeth, and Sara E. Morris. 2006. “Is Accuracy Everything? A Study of Two Serials Directories.” Journal Articles. Reference and User Services Quarterly 46 (2): 45–49.
Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., J.  A. Cason, N.  A. Cox, Sara E. Morris, and J.  P. Thaxton. 2003. “The Decline of Academic Poultry Science in the United States of America.” Journal Articles. World’s Poultry Science Journal 59: 303–13.
Ashmore, Beth, and Sara E. Morris. 2002. “From Scraps to Reams: Printing Services in Academic Libraries.” Journal Articles. College and Research Libraries 63 (4): 342–52.
Grimes, Marybeth, and Sara E. Morris. 2001. “A Comparison of Academic Libraries’ Webliographies.” Journal Articles. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 5 (4): 69–77.
Morris, Sara E., and Marybeth Grimes. 1999. “A Great Deal of Time and Effort: An Overview of Creating and Maintaining Internet-Based Subject Guides.” Journal Articles. Library Computing 18 (3): 213–16.

Selected Work

Selected Presentations

Morris, S. E. (5/24/2018 - 5/26/2018). Betterton’s Barter Lady: The Aberrant Life of Evelyn Harris. Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg, Florida
Morris, S. E. (5/17/2018 - 5/19/2018). Effects of Feminism on Researching Rural Women. Rural Women’s Studies Association Triennial Conference. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Presnell, J., & Morris, S. E. (4/27/2017 - 4/28/2017). The Historical Newspaper Crisis: Discoverability, Access, Preservation, and the Future of the News Record. IFLA International News Media Conference. Reykjavik, Icleand

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