Ellen Neuhaus


Mailing Address:

Rod Library
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa
50613-3675

Position: Reference Librarian and Bibliographer and serves as coordinator for Rod Library's distance learning services
Office Location: LIB 270
Email: ellen.neuhaus@uni.edu
Telephone: (319) 273-3739

My status

Education:

  • Master of Librarianship - December 1988
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Earth Science - May 1985
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology - December 1982
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests:

Scholarly Communication issues, Information Literacy, and How students search for information

Areas of Specialization:

Librarianship, Geology/Earth Science, Geographic Information Systems

Liaison Work:

  • Athletic Training Division of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
  • Health Promotion Education Division of the School Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
  • Physical Education Division of the School of Health, Physical Education, and  Leisure Services
  • Leisure, Youth, and Human Services Division of the School of Health, Physical Education, & Leisure Services

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Google Scholar Goes to School: The Presence of Google Scholar on Library and University Websites” by Chris Neuhaus, Ellen Neuhaus, and Alan Asher. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Vol.34, no.1, 2008. pp. 39-51.
Times Cited - 10 (Web of Science ISI - December 2, 2014)
Times Cited - 19 (Google Scholar - December 2, 2014)

The Depth and Breadth of Google Scholar: An Empirical Study” by Chris Neuhaus, Ellen Neuhaus, Alan Asher, and Clint Wrede. Portal: Libraries and the Academy. Vol. 6, no. 2, 2006. pp. 127 - 41.
Times Cited - 43 (Web of Science ISI  - December 2, 2014)
Times Cited - 101 (Google Scholar - December 2, 2014)

Free for All: An Analysis of Free and Inexpensive Information” by Ellen Neuhaus and Chris Neuhaus. Collection Building. vol.17, no.3, 1998, pp.105 -10.

Books and Parts of Books:
“General Editorial – Internet” by Ellen Neuhaus and Chris Neuhaus in Magazines for Libraries: For the General Reader and School, Junior College, College, University, and Public Libraries, 13th edition, Cheryl LaGuardia, editor. New York: R. R. Bowker, 2004, pp. 534-537.

“General Editorial – Internet Section” by Ellen Neuhaus and Chris Neuhaus in Magazines for Libraries: For the General Reader and School, Junior College, College, University, and Public Libraries, 12th edition, Cheryl LaGuardia, editor. New York: R. R. Bowker, 2003, pp. 531-535.

“General Editorial – Internet Section” by Ellen Neuhaus and Chris Neuhaus in Magazines for Libraries: For the General Reader and School, Junior College, College, University, and Public Libraries, 11th edition, Cheryl LaGuardia, editor. New York: R. R. Bowker, 2002, pp. 787-794.

“General Editorial – Internet Section” by Ellen Neuhaus and Chris Neuhaus in Magazines for Libraries: For the General Reader and School, Junior College, College, University, and Public Libraries, 10th edition, Bill Katz, editor. New York: R. R. Bowker, 2000, pp. 768.778.

Presentations:
"An Overview of Virtual Reference Services in an American Academic Library" session presented by Ellen Neuhaus at the international seminar University Libraries: New Directions of Development at Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg on October 13, 2004.

"Ebooks: A Transformation from Print to Bytes" session presented by Ellen Neuhaus and Katherine Martin at the UNI Technology Symposium on April 30, 2003 in Cedar Falls, IA.

"Strength in Numbers: Tools to Define, Focus and Plan Services" presented by Ellen Neuhaus at the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference on May 18, 2001 in Davenport, IA.

"Laptop Computers: The Changing Nature of a Service" presented by Ellen Neuhaus at the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference on May 12, 2000 in Ames, IA.

Periodical Help Desk: Great Expectations?" presented by Ellen Neuhaus at the University of Klagenfurt Library on April 12, 2000 in Klagenfurt, Austria.

"Periodicals Services: Past, Present, and Future" presented by Ellen Neuhaus at the University of Klagenfurt Library on April 13, 2000 in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Roundtable Sessions:
"Understanding the View from Off-Campus: Surveying Distance Education Students" Ellen Neuhaus and Stephen Dew co-chaired the session at the National ACRL Conference in Charlotte, NC, April 2003.

Book Reviews:
Distance Education Evolution: Issues and Case Studies. Monolescu, Dominique, Catherine Schifter, and Linda Greenwood, Editors. Hershey, PA: Information Science Pub., 2004. Book review in Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, v. 2, n. 3, 2005.

Handbook of Distance Education. Moore, Michael Grahame and William G. Anderson, Editors. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003. Book review in Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, v. 2, n. 1, 2005. 

Projects:

Three bibliographies on assessment related resources available at Rod Library created for the University’s Office of Academic Assessment. Posted on the Office of Academic Assessment website (summer 2008)

Participated in the University of Northern Iowa/ Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia Librarian Exchange Program and traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia (2004)

Participated in the University of Northern Iowa/Klagenfurt University Librarian Exchange Program and traveled to Klagenfurt, Austria (2000)

Participated in SK-Libris: The Slovakia Free Flow of Information Project (1999)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
    1987-1989 & 1996 to Present
  • American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries (ALA/ACRL)
    1996 to Present
  • Iowa Library Association (ILA)
    1996 to Present
  • Iowa Chapter of ACRL (IA/ACRL)
    1996 to Present

Professional Committees:

Iowa Library Services (State Library of Iowa)

  • Iowa Library Services Advisory Panel (2011)
  • Past President (2010, 2011)
  • President (2009)
  • Vice President/President Elect (2008)
  • Awards Committee (2011 - 2013), chair (2010, 2011)
  • Finance Committee, (2008 - 2011)
  • Personnel Committee, (2008 - 2011), chair (2010, 2011)
  • Executive Board (2008-2011)
  • Conference Planning Committee, (2008 - 2009), chair (2009)
  • Ad Hoc Conference Site Selection Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Membership Committee (1996 – 1999)
  • Board of Directors (2008)
  • Distribution Committee, chair (2008)
  • Directory Committee, (2008 – 2009)
  • Past President & Awards Committee, chair (2005)
  • President (2004)
  • Vice President/President Elect & Nominating Committee, chair (2003)
  • Executive Board (2003 – 2005)
  • Directory Committee (2008 – 2009)
  • Ad hoc Advocacy Committee, (2004 – 2006)
    • Public Relations/Marketing Subcommittee (2004-2006)
    • Open Access Subcommittee (2004 – 2006)
  • Membership Committee (2001 & 2002)
  • Nominating Committee (1999 – 2002)
  • Spring Program Committee (1998)
  • Regents Interinstitutional Cooperative Reference & Instruction Task Force, co-chair (2002/2003 & 2003/2004)

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