Publications and Presentations

Edited Volumes

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts. Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (2012). With V.W. Keener, J. J. Marra, M.L. Finucane, and D. Spooner. Washington, DC: Island Press. 26 citations

The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science (2012). With M. Lamothe, J. Rothman, and J. Volvovski. New York, NY: Chronicle Books.

Peer-reviewed Publications

“Understanding Academic Patrons’ Data Needs through Virtual Reference Transcripts: Preliminary Findings from New York University Libraries” (forthcoming). With S. Guss and J. Conte. IASSIST Quarterly.

“Amino Acid Repeats Cause Extraordinary Coding Sequence Variation in the Social Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum” (2012). With C. Scala, X. Tian, N.J. Mehdiabadi, et al. PLOS ONE 7(9), e46150. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046150 1814 views, 5 citations

“BobstRef: Blogging the Knowledge Base in an Academic Library” (2008). NMRT Footnotes: Scholarship and Research for New Librarians, 37(4) 6–7.

Book/Report Chapters

“The Cognitive Apprenticeship: An Approach to Teaching and Learning Virtual Reference“ (forthcoming). In L. Ellis and N. Sosulski, Teaching Reference Today: New Directions and Approaches. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

“Pacific Islands Region Overview” (2012). With V.W. Keener, J. J. Marra, M.L. Finucane, and D. Spooner. In Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts. Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment. Washington, DC: Island Press. 3 citations

Web-based Publications
Various (August 2014-present). JSTOR Daily. http://daily.jstor.org/author/megsmith/

“Punctuated Browse: The found poetry of the OPAC” (2012). Snakeskin Poetry Webzine, 184. http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~simmers/184punc.html

“Archiving Ubu” (2010). Documentation of UbuWeb archives/preservation efforts. Available at http://archivingubu.wordpress.com 7652 views

Other Publications

“Forum: Radical Teacher as an Online and Open Access Journal” (2012). Radical Teacher, 94, 11–12. doi:10.5406/radicalteacher.94.0003

“Why don’t animals’ muscles atrophy during hibernation?” (2012). In M. Lamothe, J. Rothman, and J. Volvovski, The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science (pp. 122-3). New York, NY: Chronicle Books.

“Why do some plants eat animals?” (2012). In M. Lamothe, J. Rothman, and J. Volvovski, The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science (pp. 112-3). New York, NY: Chronicle Books.

“What defined dinosaur diet?” (2012). In M. Lamothe, J. Rothman, and J. Volvovski, The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science (pp. 112-3). New York, NY: Chronicle Books.

Presentations

“Understanding Academic Users’ Data Needs through Virtual Reference Transcripts” (June 2015). With S. Guss (University of Richmond) and J. Conte (NYU). IASSIST Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN [competitive submission].

“Revolutionize Your Data!: Tools for Visualization” (June 2015). With M. Roseberry (Virginia Commonwealth University), S. Bruss (NIST), and T. Malanowski (NIST). SLA Annual Conference, Boston, MA [invited].

“It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Real World LIS Discussion for Students and New Professionals” (June 2015). With K. Dority (Dority & Associates) and B. Maser (PPC). SLA Annual Conference, Boston, MA [invited].

“Online Research Management Tools: Is This the Next Battlefield of the War Against Library Disintermediation” (November 2013). With E. Van Gordon (ProQuest). Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC [invited].

“Open Access Publishing in Science: Simple Idea, Complex Reality” (October 2011). With J. Cirasella (Brooklyn College, CUNY). Open Science Summit, Mountain View, CA [invited].

“When the Signal is the Noise: Social Media and Scholarly Communication” (February 2011). Google/Mendeley event for Science and Technology Hub, Social Media Week, New York, NY [invited]. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/megvmeg/when-the-noise-is-the-signal-social-media-as-scholarly-communication 904 views

“Implementing New Technologies for Reference Services,” (November 2010). With A. Pearce (NYU). New York Library Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY [competitive submission]. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/megvmeg/implementing-new-technologies-for-reference-services 1027 views

“Beyond Facebook: Blogging, Tagging, Tweeting, and More” (October 2010–2014). Annual presentation for NYU Alumni Day. Bobst Library, New York, NY.

“Archiving Ubu” (May 2010). International Symposium: Media Libraries and Archives for the 21st Century. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial: Gijón, Asturias, Spain [invited]. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/megvmeg/accessing-ubu-4420138 775 views

“Social Networking for Academic Libraries” (March 2010). Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries Conference, Harriman Institute at Columbia University Libraries and ILIAC (The International Library Information and Analytic Center). Columbia University, New York, NY.

“Social Reference: Harnessing the Hivemind” (October 2009). Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA [competitive submission]. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/megvmeg/social-reference-harnessing-the-hivemind-2352776  890 views

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

“Intro to Data for Librarians” (July 2015). Webinar for Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY [invited].

“Zotero: Train the Trainers” (March 2015). Workshop led with A. Ballmer (FIT) and S. Smith (CUNY Grad Center) at Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY [invited].

“Data 101 for Librarians” (November 2014). Workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY [invited].

“Altmetrics: New Measures of Scholarly Impact” (May 2015). Roundtable session with M. Bladek (John Jay College) at LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable, New York, NY [invited].

“Beyond the Tally Sheet: New and Alternative Ways of Assessing Reference Services” (April 2013). Roundtable session at ACRL 16th National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

STELLA Unconference (November 2012). Unconference-style event for NYC-area science and technology librarians. Co-organized with J. Kraus (University of Denver) and J. Cirasella (Brooklyn College, CUNY) at Brooklyn College Library (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY.

“Reference Services: Planning, Marketing and Assessing New Technologies” (July 2010). Workshop led with A. Pearce (NYU) for the Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY.

OpenSciNY (May 2010). Conference on the impact of publicly accessible scientific tools & resources, open access publishing in the sciences, and open data/notebook efforts for science faculty, students, and librarians in the NYC-area. Co-organized with J. Cirasella (Brooklyn College, CUNY) and A. Bielskas (Columbia University) at Bobst Library (NYU), New York, NY. http://opensciny.com

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