University of Houston librarians and staff are actively engaged in scholarship and service to the profession, demonstrated through presenting, publishing, and community engagement; and recognized through fellowships, honors, and leadership roles.
Kate Carter serves as chair of the Houston Area Open Educational Resources Consortium; chair elect of Texas Library Association (TLA) District 8; and vice chair of Texas Digital Library (TDL) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Interest Group.
Carter presented “Space City STEAM camp: Mapping the journey to a STEAM career with StoryMaps” at TDL GIS Interest Group’s GIS Day PechaKucha event.
Joyce Gabiola began a three-year term as an elected member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Council; was a panelist and moderator for a virtual panel titled “We don’t have a checklist: Archival labor(s) and leadership of minoritized archivists” at the SAA Annual Meeting; and co-presented a virtual panel celebrating LGBTQI+ History Month for Houston Community College Student Life focusing on community partnerships in archival projects.
Gabiola co-wrote “It’s a trap: Complicating representation in community-based archives” which appeared in The American Archivist.
Wenli Gao and Kerry Creelman co-authored “Learn from others: A look at collections policies from ARL member institutions” which appeared in Serials Review.
Gao wrote a book chapter, “Data Visualization Day: Promoting data literacy with campus partners,” which appeared in The Data Literacy Cookbook; and contributed to a poster, “Reconnect, rebuild and rebrand: CALA members’ initiatives to help move our institutions above and beyond the pandemic,” presented at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress.
Edward Gloor co-presented “Making Space: DIY Punk Strategies for Critical Information Literacy” at the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference; and is vice chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Mentorship Committee.
Julie Grob presented/facilitated a session on “Leading an instruction program in which multiple people teach” at Teaching with Primary Sources Fest.
Carolina Hernandez co-authored “Uncovering the research behaviors of reporters: A conceptual framework for information literacy in journalism” which appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.
Natalia Kapacinskas and Veronica Arellano Douglas presented “Modeling interdependence for student researchers” at Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium.
Vince Lee received the McGovern Outstanding Librarian award at the UH Libraries Excellence Awards; and was co-panelist and presenter for “Coming out together to share our history: A collaborative exhibit” at the Queer History South Conference.
Andrea Malone was appointed chair of the International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) International Librarians’ Orientation/Mentoring Committee and IRRT representative to American Library Association (ALA) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Assembly.
Malone was re-appointed chair of the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Task Force; appointed to the Fulbright National Screening Committee for English Teaching Assistantships in France; and appointed to the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Libraries and Research Forum.
Mary Manning was a panelist for “Healing impacts of health stories: Fostering individual and community narratives” at Healing Arts Houston: Innovations in Arts and Health Conference; serves as the convenor of the Archives and Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society (AFS); and was a panelist for “The politics of citation: On not citing the usual suspects” at the AFS Annual Meeting.
Leo Martin received the McGovern Librarian Rookie of the Year award at the UH Libraries Excellence Awards.
Martin co-presented “In a bind: Two case studies in relaunching institutional binding operations for music materials” at the Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association’s Annual Meeting; co-presented “Conscious editing at UH Libraries” with Xiping Liu at the Ex Libris Southcentral Users Group (ELSUG) Virtual Conference; and was selected to participate in the Participants of Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) test of the Official Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit.
Ariana Santiago wrote a book review of The Scholarly Communications Cookbook which appeared in College & Research Libraries; was invited to present “Workshop demo: Modifying and creating open educational resources” at the Open Education Network Summit; and co-presented with Kerry Creelman “Visible and invisible labor: Building a sustainable OER program” at the Open Texas Conference.
Santiago presented “One step at a time: Reflecting on the path towards an OER Creation Program” at the Open Education Conference; was invited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the OER Grant Program; and on the OERTX Playbook Advisory Committee.
Cherie Turner serves on the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics Survey Revision Task Force.
Shawn Vaillancourt is chair of the Ex Libris Southcentral Users Group (ELSUG).
Emily Vinson and Bethany Scott presented “Queer radio with attitude: Digitizing Houston’s LGBT broadcast history” at Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, and will present this at the Association for Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) annual conference.
Vinson is chair of the AMIA Scholarship Committee and co-chair of the AMIA Regional Audiovisual Archives Committee; has completed training to become a member of the National Heritage Responders volunteer corps through the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation; and is the regional coordinator for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded training program called Maintenance Culture: Sustaining Digital Creative Works.
Annie Wu, Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Bethany Scott, Santi Thompson, Anne Washington, Jerrell Jones, Andrew Weidner, A. Laura Ramirez, and Marian Smith co-wrote “Navigating uncharted waters: Utilizing innovative approaches in legacy theses and dissertations digitization at the University of Houston Libraries” which appeared in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).