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  • Dr. Colleen S. Harris serves as the Digital & Data Services Librarian on the faculty of California State University Channel Islands, where she also lectures in Freedom & Justice Studies. Previously an informaiton literacy coordinator, and he...More


  • California State University Channel islands
    • John Spoor Broome Library
    • Digital & Data Services Librarian
    • August 2017 to Present

     Coordinates, plans, develops and implements digital policies, workshops, and services related to digital and data services, such as teaching OJS to interested faculty, and developing a data ingestion method for the institutional repository  Coordinates Broome Library academic digital services including streaming media and online course reserves  Coordinates with academic program faculty to collect, manage, and preserve digital scholarship  Coordinates with offices such as Student Research to provide digital asset management support  Plans relevant workshops in conjunction with Teaching & Learning Innovations and the Writing and Multiliteracy Center  Develops and markets to faculty and relevant offices library services in the areas of research data management, digital project planning, and other areas of digital scholarship and scholarly communication  Coordinates and participates in the planning, development, and implementation of digital presentations of faculty and student research  Teaches information literacy classes across the curriculum

  • California State University Channel islands
    • John Spoor Broome Library
    • Information Literacy Coordinator
    • July 2014 to August 2017

     Collaborated with faculty to design and teach information literacy sessions across the curriculum  Coordinated information literacy program across disciplines, assigning librarians to sessions and working with campus groups to integrate information literacy throughout the curriculum  Coordinated, planned, developed and implemented online policies and services related to instruction and reference, such as teaching online workshops and classes, managing discussion boards, and developing web-based services, tutorials, portals, guides, etc.  Experimented with emerging technologies and resources supportive of online and distance services  Worked reference desk to provide research assistance 3-7 hours per week  Participated in academic governance through the Academic Senate and membership in campus committees

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Library
    • Head of Access Services
    • May 2010 to June 2014

     Provide front-line management and support of circulation, interlibrary loan, and course reserve services  Supervised, coached, and developed staff consisting of one librarian, six staff, and 10-14 student assistants. Developed individual goals and objectives to attain departmental and library goals, and conducted regular performance reviews to assess success in meeting these goals  Established, revised, and documented Access Services Policies and procedures (revised with pending move to OCLC WMS library system and WorldCat Local from VTLS Virtua)  Planned for new building (to open in May 2014), including planning service points, staff work areas, and new service point staffing models.  Served as liaison to the departments of Political Science, English (Creative Writing), and Economics for purposes of collection development and management, research assistance, and LibGuide maintenance  Worked reference desk to provide research assistance 1-3 hours per week  Developed and maintained services to the university’s distance education population  Assessed services and compiled, maintained, and analyzed circulation, reserve, and ILL statistics  Recommended, wrote, and administered library access policies for the University community and the public, and maintain active, effective direct communication with library staff and users  Collaborated with other Library departments to institute new services (such as OCLC WMS and WorldCat Local) and service models


  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Doctor of Education: Learning & Leadership
    • August 2010 to May 2015

    Focus on higher education, academic libraries, and quantitative and mixed research methods. Named in "Top Ten Notable Dissertations" by American Libraries Magazine

  • University of Kentucky
    • MS in Library & information Science
    • January 2005 to August 2006

    Focus: academic librarianship, reference & instruction

  • Centre College
    • BA Economics, BA international Relations
    • September 1997 to June 2001



  • California State University Channel islands
    John Spoor Broome Library
    50 University Drive
    Camarillo , CA 93012
    United States