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David Kupas: Profile

Instruction/Public Services Librarian, Owen Library, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown Campus

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
MA, History
(concentration: Russian and Soviet)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
BA, History

Professional Activities

Current member of American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), and Western Pennsylvania West Virginia Chapter of ACRL (WPWVC/ACRL). Past member of Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

WPWVC/ACRL

  • Member-at-large elected, 2016-2019
  • Program Committee, 2011-2015 (Chair, 2013-2015)

ALCTS 

  • Collection Management Section Publications Committee, 2014-2016
  • Preservation and Reformatting Section New Members Working Group, 2009-2012

ALA New Members Round Table

  • Newsletter Committee, 2009-2012‚Äč

Subject Liaison Areas

I provide primary support on the Johnstown Campus to:

Humanities Division: Communication, English Literature, Fine Arts, Journalism, Multimedia and Digital Culture, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, and Writing (Creative and Professional)

Social Sciences Division: History, International Studies, Justice Administration and Criminology, Political Science, and Sociology

Library Course and Subject Guides

Library Course and Subject Guides that I have created or maintain:

Selected Presentations

"Online Tutorials for Flipped Instruction: One Library's Approach," with April Kelley. WPWVC/ACRL Spring Conference, Washington, PA, June 7, 2019.

"Inclusiveness for a Healthy Classroom Environment" Panel Session, Pitt-Johnstown Healthy U Medical Humanities Conference, Johnstown, PA, April 6, 2018.

"Librarians as a Resource: Providing Support for Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom" Poster Session, with April Kelley and Eve Wider. Pitt-Johnstown Healthy U Medical Humanities Conference, Johnstown, PA, April 6, 2018.

"Exploring Diversity through Pitt's University Library System" Poster Session, with Paul Bond, April Kelley, and James Langan. Pitt-Johnstown Diversity & Pedagogy Symposium, Johnstown, PA, April 13, 2017.

"Wiki-fy Your Student Worker Program," Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO, November 4, 2011.

"Preservation in Circulation" Poster Session, Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, State College, PA, October 4, 2011. 

"More than Tape . . . Library Preservation on a Budget," Poster Session, with Rhonda Donaldson. ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 26, 2010.

Selected Publications

“Presenting a Poster Session at ALA Annual.” American Libraries Direct. (September 8, 2010) reprinted.

“Presenting a Poster Session at ALA Annual.” Footnotes. 40:1 (August 2010).

“Managing Student Workers in an Academic Library: What They Don’t Teach in Library School.” Footnotes. 38:4 (May 2009) peer-reviewed issue.

“How to Get Your Resume Critiqued without Getting Caught in a Never-ending Critique Cycle.” Library Worklife. 6:4 (April 2009).

Interim Library Instruction Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

University Service

Vice President/President-elect, Faculty Assembly, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2019-2020

International Student Advisory Board, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2017-present

General Education Advisory Committee, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2017-present

Planning and Budget Committee elected, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2016-2018

Peer Review Committee elected, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2013-2015, 2016-2018

Faculty Senate Council, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2010-2012, 2012-2014

Faculty Affairs Committee elected, Faculty Assembly, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2013 (Chair, 2012-2013)

Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2011