peer-reviewed articles

I have published the following articles in national or international peer-reviewed journals:

(Submitted) Sobel, Karen. “Motivating Factors for the Transfer of Information Literacy Skills among First-Year Undergraduates.” Submitted to the Journal of Academic Librarianship (17 January 2020).

(Submitted) Sobel, Karen and Scott McLeod. “Actor-Oriented Transfer: Investigating How P-12 Students Apply Information Literacy. Submitted to the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (10 January 2020).

Sobel, Karen. “The Actor-Oriented Transfer Perspective in Information Literacy Instruction.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 44.5(2018): 627-632.

Sobel, Karen. “Recruiting Faculty for First-Year Seminars: A Review of the Literature.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 6.1(2018): 67-78.

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.

Sobel, Karen. “Root Cause Analysis: Parsing Complex Challenges in Academic Libraries.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 43.4(2017): 312-318.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sobel, Karen.  “Promoting Library Reference Services to First-Year Undergraduate Students: What Works?”  Reference and User Services Quarterly 48.4(Summer 2009), 362-371.