peer-reviewed articles

I have published the following articles in national or international peer-reviewed journals. Papers that are still under review are are labeled as such.

(Under review) Sobel, Karen. “Motivations for Continued Use of Critical Thinking Skills among First-Year Seminar Graduates.” Submitted to the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (23 March 2020).

(Under review) Sobel, Karen. “Motivating Factors for the Transfer of Information Literacy Skills among Undergraduates.” Submitted to Library and Information Research (23 February 2020).

(Under review) Sobel, Karen and Scott McLeod. “Actor-Oriented Transfer: Investigating How P-12 Students Apply Information Literacy. Submitted to the School Libraries Worldwide (22 January 2020).

Sobel, Karen. “The Actor-Oriented Transfer Perspective in Information Literacy Instruction.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 44.5(2018): 627-632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2018.07.008

Sobel, Karen. “Recruiting Faculty for First-Year Seminars: A Review of the Literature.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 6.1(2018): 67-78. https://dx.doi.org/10/20343/teachlearninginqu.6.1.7

Sobel, Karen, T. Peter Ramsey, and Dr. Galin Jones. “The Professor-Librarian: Academic Librarians Teaching Credit-Bearing Courses.” Public Services Quarterly 14.1(2018): 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2017.1342584

Sobel, Karen. “Root Cause Analysis: Parsing Complex Challenges in Academic Libraries.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 43.4(2017): 312-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2017.05.003

Sobel, Karen, Susan Avery, and Ignacio J. Ferrer-Vinent. “Teaching Them to Teach: Programmatic Evaluation of Graduate Assistants’ Teaching Performance.” Public Services Quarterly 12.3(2016): 189-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2016.1168724

Sobel, Karen and Josiah Drewry. “Succession Planning for Library Instruction.” Public Services Quarterly 11.2(April-June 2015): 95-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2015.1016198

Pretlow, Cassi and Karen Sobel. “Rethinking Library Service: Improving the User Experience with Service Blueprinting.” Public Services Quarterly 11.1(Jan.-Mar. 2015): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2014.967826

Sobel, Karen and Margaret G. Grotti. “Using the TPACK Framework to Facilitate Decision Making on Instructional Technologies.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 25.4(2013): 255-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2013.847671

Roper, Kristin Grabarek and Karen Sobel. “Anonymity versus Perceived Patron Identity in Virtual Reference Transcripts.” Public Services Quarterly 8.4(2012): 297-315. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2012.730396

Sobel, Karen and Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto. “Assessment of Learning during Library Instruction: Practices, Prevalence, and Preparation.” Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38.4(July 2012): 191-204.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2012.04.004

Grotti, Margaret G. and Karen Sobel. “WorldCat Local and Information Literacy Instruction: An Exploration of Emerging Teaching Practice.” Public Services Quarterly. 8.1(2012): 12-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2011.563140

Sobel, Karen and Jeffrey Beall.  “Humanities Research, Book Digitization, and the Problem of Linguistic Change.”  Journal of Library Innovation 2.2(2011): 3-15.

Ferrer-Vinent, Ignacio J. and Karen Sobel.  “A Study of Master of Library Science Candidates and Librarians at a Practicum Site Library.” New Library World 112.7/8(July 2011): 365-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074801111150486

Sobel, Karen and Kenneth Wolf.  “Updating Your Toolbelt: Redesigning Assessments of Learning in the Library.”  Reference and User Services Quarterly, 50.3 (Spring 2011): 245-258. https://journals.ala.org/rusq/article/download/3965/4451

Brown-Sica, Margaret, Karen Sobel, and Erika Rogers.  “Participatory Action Research in Learning Commons Design,” New Library World 111.7/8 (2010): 302-319. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074801011059939

Brown-Sica, Margaret, Karen Sobel, and Denise Pan. “Learning for All: Teaching Students, Faculty and Staff with Screencasting,” Public Services Quarterly 5.2(April-June 2009), 81-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228950902805282

Sobel, Karen.  “Promoting Library Reference Services to First-Year Undergraduate Students: What Works?”  Reference and User Services Quarterly 48.4(Summer 2009), 362-371. https://journals.ala.org/rusq/article/download/3511/3797