Year in Review: Selected Works by Librarians and Staff

As we close out 2023, we want to share some of our biggest achievements from the past academic year. The following is part of a series of highlights from our 2022-23 Library Year in Review. You can read the full report at LMU Digital Commons.


Aguilar, Darlene. (2023). “Technology Options for Library Tutorials.” Public Services Quarterly, 19(1), 59-62.

Albarillo, Frans, Marie R. Kennedy, and Kristine R. Brancolini. (2022). “Assessment of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL): Impact on the Research Productivity and Careers of Academic Librarians.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 17(4): 3-35.

Hoffmann, Kristin, Selinda Berg, Kristine R. Brancolini, and Marie R. Kennedy. (2023). “Complex and Varied: Factors Related to the Research Productivity of Academic Librarians in the United States.” College & Research Libraries 84(3): 392-427.

Jackson, John, Raymundo Andrade, Carol Raby, and Rhonda Rosen. (2022). “Apples and Oranges: An Indicator for Assessing the Relative Impact of Library Events.” Journal of Library Outreach & Engagement, 2(1), 56-65.

Masunaga, Jennifer, Jessea Young, Aisha Conner-Gaten, and Nataly Blas. (2023). “Community-building, Empowering Voices, and Brave Spaces through LIS Professional Conferences.” In A. Brissett & D. Moronta (Eds.), Practicing Social Justice in Libraries, pgs. 14-27. Routledge.

Metzger, Rebecca, and John Jackson. (2022). “Developing Competencies for Outreach Work in Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries, 83(4), 646-668.

Awards and Grants

Aguilar, Darlene, Jamie Hazlitt, Marisa Ramirez, and Kathryn Ryan. Loyola Marymount University Inclusive Excellence Grant. ($3000, awarded November 2022). Hannon Library De-escalation Workshops.

Andrade, Raymundo. (2023). Loyola Marymount University Student Supervisor of the Year Award.

Blas, Nataly, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Jennifer Masunaga, Marisa Ramirez, and Jessea Young. SCELC Diversity Funds ($6,000). 2023 People of Color in LIS (POC in LIS) Summit.

Brancolini, Kristine, Jamie Hazlitt, and Nataly Blas. United States Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Grant. ($1.5M, awarded December 2022). OER for Social Justice.

Brancolini, Kristine. Bill Hannon Foundation. ($150,000 awarded May 2023). Digitization of Library Materials. [Will support IHIP and the digitization of DEIA related archival collections].

Conference Presentations

Abeyta, Swetta and Jamie Hazlitt. (2023, February 28). “Building New Ideas in SCELC: SPIF Awards & Research.” SCELC Colloquium Community Showcase, Virtual.

Agrawal, Neel, and Lizeth Zepeda. (2022, June 2). “Building Collections to Empower LMU’s Inclusive Images and History Project.” Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, Los Angeles, CA.

Agrawal, Neel. (2022, September 27). “Digital Preservation: An Overview.” Center for Digital Editing (CDE) Mini-Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Agrawal, Neel. (2023, March 26). “Researching Dalit Rights.” 16th Annual Conference of the South Asian Studies Association (SASA), Loyola Marymount University, Virtual.

Aguilar, Darlene. (2022, June). “Microsoft Bookings: Simplifying Research Consultation Appointments.” Innovations in SCELC Libraries, Virtual.

Aguilar, Darlene. (2022, June). “Accessibility and Online Tutorials.” ACRL Distance and Online Learning, Virtual.

Archambault, Susan G. (2022, October). “Exploring Algorithmic Literacy for College Students: An Educator’s Roadmap.” 2022 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Pittsburgh, PA.

Baldivia, Stefani, Jennifer Ho, Penny Neder-Muro, and Lizeth Zepeda. (2023, April 8). “Your Data Don’t Define Me! Making Space for Feelings Amidst the Data Dump.” Workshop, Society of California Archivists General Meeting, Sacramento, CA.

Blas, Nataly, Steve Cramer, and Amanda Kraft. (2022, November 2). “Business and Open Education: Navigating OER in a Complex Information Environment.” 2022 Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.

Blas, Nataly, and Jessea Young. (2022, November 9). “Librarians in Action: A Conversation about Social Justice in Libraries.” Practicing Social Justice in Libraries Book Event, Hybrid.

Blas, Nataly, and Jamie Hazlitt. (2022, December 13). “Developing Open Textbook Grant Publishing Programs.” Nourishing Inter-Consortial Collaborative Excellence (NICE) Forum, Virtual.

Brancolini, Kristine [moderator], Nataly Blas, Marie R. Kennedy, and Cynthia Ruiz. (2023, February 28). “Federal Grant Writing Success at LMU.” Panel presentation, SCELC Deans and Directors Symposium, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Carter, Kim, Taylor Parks, and Peter Rolla. (2023, March 10). “Tools for Tackling Backlogs.” Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group, CORE Interest Group Week, Virtual.

González-Andrieu, Cecilia, Neel Agrawal, Cynthia Becht, and Marisa Ramirez. (2022, November 1). “Death of an Artist.” Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination (ACTI), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Jackson, John. (2022, September 26). “Apples and Oranges: An Indicator for Assessing the Relative Impact of Library Events.” Journal of Library Outreach & Engagement Authors’ Panel, Virtual.

Lewis, Ron, and Jason Mitchell. (March 2023). “Python Partners: Making Things Better by Working Together!” Lightning round presentation at SCELC Colloquium, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Smith-Cruz, Shawn(ta), Sara A. Howard, Nancy Liliana Godoy, Steven G. Fullwood, Lizeth Zepeda, and Liliana Castañeda González. (2023, May 17). “Intersectional Methods: Conversations on Archives and Practice with a Queer and CRT Lens.” Panel, Critical Pedagogy Symposium, Virtual.

Wen-Paloutzian, Rachel. (2022, June). “Choose What We Teach: DEIA Practices for Special Collections Instruction.” Lightning talk presentation at SCELC Colloquium, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles,CA.

Wen-Paloutzian, Rachel, and Laura Poladian. (2023, April). “Curating with First-Year Students: Online Exhibit Storytelling and IRL (In Real Life) Shifts in Perspective.” Presentation at Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching at University of Calgary, Virtual.