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Liaison librarian in the ULS Research and Educational Support Department, Oakland Campus.
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Education

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science

Chatham College
Pittsburgh, PA
BA, Global Policy Studies

Professional Development

Member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Choice reviewer for international affairs reference publications.

Member of the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of ACRL.

Current ALA & ACRL Committees:

  • Chair-Elect, ALA International Relations Round Table
 

Liaison Areas

Provides primary support to the departments of: English, Computer Science, Intelligent Systems, and Women's Studies.

Provides secondary support to the departments of: Economics, Social Work, and Jewish Studies.

Selected Publications

  • New Librarians Worldwide: Mapping Out the Future
    Garcia-Febo, L., & Kear, R. (2012). New Librarians Worldwide: Mapping Out the Future. Peer-reviewed paper accepted for presentation at the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians
    Garcia-Febo, L., & Kear, R. (2012). Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians. In: Wolf-Fritz Riekert and Ingeborg Simon: “Information in e-motion”. Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science. Amsterdam, 23-25 January 2012. Bock+Herchen Verlag, Bad Honnef, Germany, 121-24.
  • Citation Searching and Bibliometric Measures: Resources for Ranking and Tracking
    Colbert-Lewis, D., & Kear, R. (2011). Citation Searching and Bibliometric Measures: Resources for Ranking and Tracking. College & Research Libraries News, 72(8), 470-474.
  • Cultural Lessons: Academic Outreach Across Borders
    Adams, P.; Hadebe, T.; & Kear, R. (2009). [Book Chapter] Cultural Lessons: Academic Outreach Across Borders in Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls edited by Nancy Courtney and published by Libraries Unlimited, 31-42.
  • Contributor to ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science
    Colbert-Lewis, D., Hampton, M., & Kear, R. (2011). Contributors for Instruction/Information Literacy Terms for the Public Services Section. In: M. Levine-Clark & T. M. Carter (Eds.), The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science. Chicago: American Library Association. Forthcoming fall 2012, publishing delayed.

Selected Presentations

  • American Library Association Annual Conference 2013
    Kear, R. (2013, July). International Opportunities for Librarians. ALA International Relations Office Program. Fifteen minute presentation. Invited speaker.
  • IFLA/ALA Worldwide Webinar Series, New Librarians Global Connection
    Kear, R. (2013, January). Strategizing Your International Librarianship Career: Redux 2013. IFLA/ALA Worldwide Webinar Series, New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations. Fifteen-minute presentation.
  • World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
    Garcia-Febo, L., & Kear, R. (2012, August). New Librarians Worldwide: Mapping Out the Future. Peer-reviewed paper accepted for presentation at the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland. Session 95 - Strategies for library associations: include new professionals now! Sponsored by Management of Library Associations Section and the New Professionals Special Interest Group. Twenty-minute presentation.
  • BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science: “Information in e-motion”
    Garcia-Febo, L., & Kear, R. (2012, January). Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians. BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science: “Information in e-motion”, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Thirty-minute presentation.
  • NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Webinar: Assessment Metrics
    Kear, R. (2011, December). Journal Assessment Metrics. NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Webinar: Assessment Metrics. Twenty-five minute presentation. Invited speaker by NISO Education Committee.
  • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting 2011
    Forbes, C.; Kear, R. & Peterson-Lugo, B. (2011, January). Share, Talk, and Write with Free Online Collaboration Tools. ALA Midwinter Meeting 2011. ALA Library Instruction Round Table Discussion Forum. Fifteen minute presentation on Google Document Use and discussion facilitator.
  • World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Council. Satellite Conference, ‘The Global Librarian’
    Kear, R. (2010, August). Pathways to Internationalize Your Library Career. World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Council. Satellite Conference, ‘The Global Librarian’, Boras, Sweden. Twenty-minute presentation.

Liaison Librarian

University Service

  • ULS representative to the University of Pittsburgh, University Senate, Faculty Assembly and Senate Council, 2010-13; 2013-16
  • Committee member, University of Pittsburgh, University Senate, Admissions and Student Aid Committee, 2009-12, 2013-16; Pro-tem committee member, 2012-13
  • Committee member, University of Pittsburgh, University Library System Faculty Assembly, Peer Review Committee, 2013-15
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