Humanities Librarian and Government Documents Coordinator


Information literacy instruction, collection development, and web pages for the Humanities disciplines along with general reference.

Government Documents Coordinator for Federal Depository and California State Depository government publications.

Subject Areas

Dance, Film, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Literature & Writing, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and World Languages


  • Use of government documents in instruction by Information Literacy Librarians and Faculty
  • Professional education and competencies in government documents librarianship
  • Helen Hunt Jackson and her work with Native American issues and the US Government
  • Archives management, digitization, and access


National Organizations: American Library Association; RUSA; RUSA/History Section; GODORT (Education Committee Chair 05-06, 06-07, Bylaws Committee Chair 09-10, 10-11); Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honor Society); Society of Southwest Archivists
California Organizations: SanDocs

Awards & Grants

2012. Native Sons of the Golden West Millard Smallin Western Archives Memorial scholarship towards attendance at the 2012 Western Archives Institute

2011. CSUSM Faculty Development Grant for research on Helen Hunt Jackson and her influence on Native American Policy

2008. Tenure and Promotion to Associate Librarian.

2008. NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award for research in the field of documents librarianship.

2007. Distinguished Alumna award from San José State University, School of Library and Information Science. One of 40 alumni recognized in celebration of the school's 40 years of continuous American Library Association accreditation.

2007. Distinguished Alumni Award. Given by CSUSM History Department Faculty for "dedication to CSUSM, the History Department and the community".

2000. NMRT/3M Professional Development Grant Award to attend ALA Conference.

1998. Palomar Library Association. Member of the Year.


2009. "Cloning Ourselves: One Librarian's Experience" May 3-5, LOEX National Conference Proceedings.

2007. Instruction design collaborations with government information specialists: Opening the conversation. RSR: Reference Services Review 35 (1), 123-136.

2004. The current information literacy instruction environment for government documents, Pt. 1. DttP: Documents to the People 32 (2), 36-39.

2004. Integrating government documents into information literacy instruction, part II. DttP: Documents to the People 32 (4), 17, 20-22.


(2010) "Undergraduate Research: Digging Up a Brighter Future" April 8 with Lezlie Lee-French. Political Economy Lectures. Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.
     Lezlie's Powerpoint     Librarian's Secrets Handout 

(2009) "Student Research Journals" December 11. Librarians Writing Lunch and Learn, University of Southern California.

(2007) "Cloning Ourselves: One Librarian's Experience" May 4, LOEX National Conference. San Diego, CA
      Powerpoint     Selective Bibliography    Brainstorm Summary

(2006). "I am a Guerilla Government Information Specialist" April 14. Southern California Government Document Librarians Meeting. California State University San Marcos
       Powerpoint      Selective Bibliography

(2004) "Setting the Stage for Effective Library Instruction with Writing" January 30 with Yvonne Meulemans. Southern California Instruction Librarians' Open House. CSU Fullerton

(2003) "Thinking About the Process: Student Analysis of Their Research Process" June 22. Library Instruction Roundtable Poster Session, American Library Association Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada.