A collection of presentations and lectures from the librarian and staff members of University of the Pacific Libraries.


Submissions from 2017


University for Business and Technology University Libraries and Knowledge Center: A concept paper, Edmond Hajrizi, Anita Mirijamdotter, Sadef Salavati, and Mary M. Somerville


University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center: Making local knowledge visible, Anita Mirijamdotter, Mary M. Somerville, Sadef Salavati, and Edmond Hajrizi

Campus visioning and participatory design, Mary M. Somerville

Integrating high impact technology on a budget, Mary M. Somerville and Niraj Chaudhary


Collaborative academic partnerships: Support for international students’ library research success, Mary M. Somerville, Niraj Chaudhary, Liz Cooper, and Michael Flierl


Informed Systems @ Pacific University Libraries: Information Exchange for Knowledge Creation, Mary M. Somerville and Robin Imhof


Workplace information literacy: Co- designed information experience- centered systems and practices, Mary M. Somerville, Robin Imhof, Christine S. Bruce, and Elham Sayyad Abdi

Submissions from 2016


Increasing Confidence in Evidence-Based Information Gathering for First Year AuD Students, Mickel Paris, Jiong Hu, Veronica Koo, Susanna Marshall, and Gabriella Musacchia


PharmART: The Art of Bringing Faculty, Librarians, and Students Together, Mickel Paris, Edward L. Rogan, R. Stark, Cassie Etter, and Kate Dopkins

Keys to project proposals and requests for funding, Mary M. Somerville

Organizing, communicating, and coordinating at University of the Pacific, California, USA: A 3-city university system case study, Mary M. Somerville and Niraj Chaudhary


What is the University of the Pacific Scholarly Commons and how can it benefit the dental school?, Mary M. Somerville, James Wirrell, and Mickel Paris


Analyzing the Information Literacy Skills of First-Year Music Majors, Veronica A. Wells


Can Your Students Get Jobs? Library Help for Music Students’ Career Prep, Veronica A. Wells, Marci Cohen, and Rachel Fox von Swearingen

Submissions from 2015


New pathways in scholarly discovery: Understanding the next generation of researcher tools, Lettie Y. Conrad, E. Leonard, and Mary M. Somerville


Organizational and service models, Harriette Hemmasi, Madeline Lefebvre, Joan Lippincott, Catherine Murray-Rust, and Mary M. Somerville

University libraries through the eyes of international students in Brisbane, Colorado, New Mexico and Beijing: Comparative case study, Hilary Hughes, Mary M. Somerville, M. Pozzi, and Niraj Chaudhary

With Wonderfilled Eyes Devouring the Words: Engaging undergraduates in DH through historic journal transcriptions, Robin Imhof, Michael Wurtz, and Anett Jessop


Building fundraising momentum: Message, relationship, and alliance, Mary M. Somerville

Human-centered design approaches for participatory organizations and enabling systems, Mary M. Somerville

Information, information systems, and information technology: Vital elements for transformative organizational learning, Mary M. Somerville

Informed Systems: Essential elements for learning organizations, Mary M. Somerville


Informed Systems for Participatory Organizations: Contributions from International Researchers, Mary M. Somerville

Informed Systems: Putting librarians and researchers 'in the know', Mary M. Somerville

Keys to project proposals and requests for funding, Mary M. Somerville

'Library as lab': Toward campus community engagement in 'informed learning', Mary M. Somerville

Using information to learn: Situated personal, community, and workplace information experience, Mary M. Somerville

Lifelong Learning for Libraries: Using Organizational Learning Theory to Manage Change, Mary M. Somerville and Tracy Bertram-Elliott


Informed Systems: Enabling collaborative evidence based organizational learning, Mary M. Somerville and Niki Chatzipanagiotou

Data-driven decision making in the library and beyond, Mary M. Somerville and A. Mitchell

Analyzing the Information Literacy Skills of First-Year Music Majors, Veronica A. Wells

Submissions from 2014


Developing Information Literacy Skills for Tomorrow’s Music Industry Leaders, Keith Hatschek and Veronica A. Wells

Babe Bean: The ‘Trousered Puzzle’ of Stockton, Robin Imhof


Dilemmas: Leadership in Public Services: Bridging the Management Gap, Anita Mirijamdotter and Mary M. Somerville


Information - The ‘I’ in 21st Century organizational IT systems: An Informed Systems methodology, Anita Mirijamdotter and Mary M. Somerville

Improving the discoverability of scholarly content. Extending the conversation, Mary M. Somerville

Organizational systems, learning processes, and knowledge practices: Informed Systems Methodology elements, Mary M. Somerville

Collaborating to improve discoverability: Accomplishments, challenges and opportunities, Mary M. Somerville and Lettie Y. Conrad


Informed Systems Approach: New directions for organizational learning, Mary M. Somerville, Anita Mirijamdotter, Christine S. Bruce, and Marical Farner

Stretching for Music Librarians, Veronica A. Wells


Web of Opportunities: Get Caught Up in the New MLA Website, Veronica A. Wells

The Underwood Collection, Veronica A. Wells and James Haffner


Developing Information Literacy Skills for Music Industry Leaders, Veronica A. Wells and Keith Hatschek


Assessing the Value of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study at Two University Libraries, Veronica A. Wells, Terry Merkey, and Kimmy Szeto

Submissions from 2013


Working better together: Library, publisher, and vendor perspectives, M. Collins, Mary M. Somerville, N. Pelsinsky, and A. Wood


Blazing new paths: Charting advanced researcher patterns, Lettie Y. Conrad and Mary M. Somerville

The role of A&I services in information discovery: The librarian’s perspective, Lettie Y. Conrad and Mary M. Somerville

At home in the world: Experiential approaches to academic library internationalization, Liz Cooper, Mary M. Somerville, Catta Torhell, Cindy Hashert, and Anita Mirijamdotter

Toward Informed Learning in professional practice, Mary M. Somerville


Discoverability in the Digital Age: A transferable organizational transformation approach, Mary M. Somerville and Kristin Antelman

Scholarly ecosystem collaboration potentialities: A SAGE White Paper update, Mary M. Somerville and Lettie Y. Conrad

Lightning Round: What I learned at that OTHER Conference, Veronica A. Wells

Plenary Session: A Tour of Northern California Music Archives, Veronica A. Wells


Stretching for Music Librarians, Veronica A. Wells


Integrating Music Collections and the Brubeck Collection into Undergraduate Library Instruction, Veronica A. Wells, Michael Wurtz, and Patrick Langham

Submissions from 2012

Areas of InQUEERy: The realities of pursuing a gay research agenda, Robin Imhof

Hidden from History: The Vagabond Papers of Renée Vivien, Robin Imhof

The value chain of scholarly communication: Discoverability issues and collaboration opportunities, John Law, Karen Phillips, Mary M. Somerville, Peter Brantley, and Barbara Chen


SAGE White Paper on discoverability in the Twenty-First Century: Collaboration opportunities for publishers, vendors, and librarians, Mary M. Somerville

Systems co-design: An information-focused framework of ideas and methodology-guided approach to action, Mary M. Somerville


Information practices for leadership in collaborative work, Mary M. Somerville and Zaana Howard

Achieving excellence through a collaborative design process, Mary M. Somerville and D. Humphries

Informed learning in the workplace: An emerging systems approach, Mary M. Somerville and Anita Mirijamdotter

Discoverability in the 21st Century, Mary M. Somerville, John R. Sack, Barbara Schader, J. Law, and J. Esposito

Submissions from 2011

Recovering Renée Vivien: Lesbian Poet Hidden from History, Robin Imhof

The L Word 1900: Renée Vivien’s Literary Legacy, Robin Imhof


From vision to action: A collaborative organizational informatics initiative, Anita Mirijamdotter and Mary M. Somerville

Recuerdos hablados/Memories spoken: A cultural heritage educational initiative, Mary M. Somerville

Yo soy Colorado: Two symbiotic Hispanic cultural heritage initiatives, Mary M. Somerville, Rhonda Gonzales, D. Montoya, and Dana EchoHawk

Within an 'informed learning' context: The Charette design process, Mary M. Somerville and D. Humphries

Digitize Me, ELMO, Veronica A. Wells

Hunting for QR Codes: Linking Students to the Music Collection, Veronica A. Wells

Using Music to Explain the Importance of Citing Your Resources, Veronica A. Wells

Submissions from 2010

Digital project design: Informed learning essentials, Mary M. Somerville

Knowledge management theories and practices: An informed learning approach, Mary M. Somerville


Information in context': Co-designing workplace structures and systems for organisational learning, Mary M. Somerville and Zaana Howard

MLSG Career Event: Conversation with Veronica Alzalde, Veronica A. Wells

Shifting Notions of Spectacle in Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, Veronica A. Wells

Submissions from 2009

Systems thinking as a leadership tool for organizational effectiveness: A North American case study, Anita Mirijamdotter and Mary M. Somerville

From evidence to action: A shared leadership approach, Denise Pan, Zaana Howard, Mary M. Somerville, and Anita Mirijamdotter


Workplace information literacy: Cultivation strategies for working smarter in 21st Century libraries, Mary M. Somerville, Zaana Howard, and Anita Mirijamdotter

Submissions from 2008


Building knowledge capabilities: An organisational learning approach, Zaana Howard and Mary M. Somerville

SSM inspired organizational change in a North American University Library: Lessons learned, Anita Mirijamdotter and Mary M. Somerville


Collaborative design and assessment: Learning ‘with and for’ users, Mary M. Somerville

Learning commons and learning spaces: Design, implementation, and evaluation essentials, Mary M. Somerville

Organizational effectiveness: A 'back to the basics' approach, Mary M. Somerville

Strategic organizational direction setting: A workplace learning opportunity, Mary M. Somerville and G. Yusko

Submissions from 2007


Libraries as a Place of Transgression, Harrison Inefuku, Robin Imhof, and Fred Gertler

A national initiative to assess and advance ICT literacy in higher education and the workforce, Alexius Smith Macklin, Gordon W. Smith, and Mary M. Somerville

A collaborative co-design approach for student-centric learning commons, Mary M. Somerville

Information – The "I" in IT, Mary M. Somerville


Participatory co-design: A relationship building approach for co-creating libraries of the future, Mary M. Somerville

Toward co-creation of knowledge in the Interaction Age: An organizational case study, Mary M. Somerville and Navjit Brar

Collaborative co-design: A user-centric approach for advancement of organizational learning, Mary M. Somerville and Mary Nino

Creative inquiry for the Knowledge Age, Mary M. Somerville, M. Roldan, and R. Feind

Submissions from 2006

Toward lifelong ‘knowledge making’: Faculty development for student learning in the Cal Poly learning commons, David D. Gillette and Mary M. Somerville

Creative strategies for learning and leading: Learning commons purposes, relationships & outcomes, Barbara Schader, Mary M. Somerville, and Sallie Harlan

Scenario-based ICT literacy assessment: A new tool for evaluating the effectiveness of library instructional programs, Gordon W. Smith, Alexius Smith Macklin, and Mary M. Somerville

Enabling knowledge creation: An organizational development approach for advancing academic library centrality, Mary M. Somerville

Organizational learning and individual learning, Mary M. Somerville