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Curriculum vitae – Dale Askey

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McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario: 2011-
Associate University Librarian, Library and Learning Technologies and
Administrative Director, Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas: 2005-2011
Content Development and Electronic Publishing Librarian, 2010-
Web Development Librarian & Head, Integrated Access Group, 2005-2009
Founder, New Prairie Press

Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur, Leipzig, Germany: 2009-2010
Vertretungsprofessur, Electronic Publishing und Multimedia; Visiting professor, electronic publishing and multimedia

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut: 2002-2005
Librarian for Germanic Languages and Literatures, Sterling Memorial Library

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1999-2002
Reference and Web Services Librarian, Marriott Library

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri: 1995-1998
Web Designer and User Analyst, Department of Pediatrics (1997-1998)
Technical Assistant, West Campus Library (1995-1997)

Prior to 1995
Various jobs: backcountry cook, ski retail manager, bike mechanic, US Naval Reserve corpsman (medic), waiter, etc.

Education

  • Humboldt University, Berlin. Coursework in Institute for Library Science.
  • University of Missouri-Columbia. MA in Library Science.
  • Washington University in St. Louis. MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Piper Fellow.
  • University of Bremen, Germany . Fulbright Student Grant.
  • The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. BA in German, Magna Cum Laude.

Honors and Awards

Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award, Canadian Library Association. 2014

Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award, K-State Libraries. 2008

ACRL/WESS Coutts Nijhoff International West European Specialist Study Grant “Documenting a Vanishing Culture: German-language Literature from Czechoslovakia, 1945-1990.”  2006

DAAD Grant to the Federal Republic of Germany. Sole grant recipient—of thousands overall—in the field of library and information science. Received grant to compile bibliography of German-language literature from Eastern Europe after 1945 using resources in Berlin and Prague. 1998-1999

Piper Fellow in German, Washington University. 1993-1994

Fulbright Grant to the Federal Republic of Germany. 1990-1991

Phi Beta Kappa, Colorado College. 1989

Publications

Solicited review (author’s OA version): Lankes, R. David. The Atlas of New Librarianship. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011. in portal: Libraries and the Academy. 11.4 (2011): 1007-1008.

“Higher Education and Information Science in Germany and the United States – A Comparison.” Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis. 61.2 (2010): 202-207.

E-books: The Eternal Next Big Thing.Information Standards Quarterly. 22.1 (2010): 29-32.

Keine Zeit fürs Nachdenken. Erfahrungen eines US-amerikanischen Dozenten an der HTWK Leipzig“. BuB: Forum für Bibliothek und Information. 62.3 (2010): 242-244.

Je länger geöffnet, desto besser. Ein Blick auf die Öffnungszeiten in US-amerikanischen Bibliotheken“. BuB: Forum für Bibliothek und Information. 61.1 (2009): 47-50.

We Love Open Source Software. No, You Can’t Have Our Code.The Code4Lib Journal. 5 (2008).

“‘Weltoffene Atmosphäre, qualitätvolle Vorträge und viele neue Ideen’: Was ausländische Gäste am Deutschen Bibliothekartag schätzen“. BuB: Forum für Bibliothek und Information. 60.7-8 (2008): 568-569. (with Suzanne Rousselot and Gillian Hallam)

Review (author’s OA version): Gibbons, Susan. The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student: Making the Connections. Chicago: ALA, 2007. in portal: Libraries and the Academy. 8.2 (2008): 211-212.

Solicited review (author’s OA version): Miller, William, and Rita M. Pellen, eds. Libraries and Google, New York: Haworth, 2005. in portal: Libraries and the Academy. 7.3 (2007): 393-394.

Solicited review: Hauke, Petra, ed. Bibliothekswissenschaft – quo vadis? Eine Disziplin zwischen Traditionen und Visionen: Programme – Modelle – Forschungsaufgaben, Library Science – quo vadis? A Discipline between Challenges and Opportunities: Programs – Models – Research Assignments. Munich: Saur, 2005. in IFLA SET Bulletin. 7.2 (2006): 25-27.

German and American Librarians to Meet in Dresden.” Global Resources 5 (2005): 5-6. (with Michael Seadle)

“Bibliothekstourismus zwischen Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten.” In: Bibliothek, Leben (Festschrift for Engelbert Plassmann). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005.

“‘Fühlte mich als Bittsteller’: Die Dienstleistungsmentalität in deutschen und in amerikanischen Bibliotheken.” BuB: Forum für Bibliothek und Information 55.9 (2003): 576-581.

“Back to Europe: ACRL at the 53rd Frankfurt Book Fair.” College and Research Libraries News 63.3 (2002): 204-206, 220. (with Thea Lindquist)

Academics Abroad: Conducting Scholarly Research in German Libraries.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 1.4 (2001): 445-453.

“Prager Volkszeitung als Studienobjekt. US-Germanist auf den Spuren deutschsprachiger Literatur in der Tschechoslowakei nach 1945.” Prager Volkszeitung. May 11, 2001. 4.

Review: Brussig, Thomas. Helden wie wir. Berlin: Volk und Welt, 1995. in GDR Bulletin 24 (1997): 91.

Translator: Pazarkaya, Yüksel. “The Meaning of Four Books: On the Variability of Culture.” World Literature Today 69.3 (1995): 505-511.

Selected Presentations

Making the Right (Small) Decisions: Building a Scalable, Sustainable, and Editor-friendly Journal Imprint.” PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011. Berlin, Germany. September 27, 2011.

Children’s and Youth Publishing in the United States.” European Youth Publishing seminar. Florence, Italy. May 18, 2010.

Dienstleistungen im digitalen Zeitalter. Dort sein, wo die Nutzer sind“. Continuing education seminar at the University of Leipzig library. Leipzig, Germany. May 4, 2010.

Nicht zu groß, nicht zu klein. Das Problem, die passende Größe zu finden“. Keynote address at the 13th annual Verbundkonferenz des GBV, Hamburg, Germany. September 9, 2009.

“Trying New Routes: Going Past Print and Choosing Google.” Sixth Annual K-State Teaching Retreat, Manhattan, Kansas. January 13, 2009.

We Love Open Source Software. No, You Can’t Have Our Code.” David Binkley Lecture. Access 2008, Hamilton, Ontario. October 2, 2008.

“Informationsökologien: die Kluft zwischen Wissenschaftlern und Bibliotheksbeständen.” (Information Ecologies: The Gap Between Researchers and Library Collections). Berlin/Leipzig/Stuttgart. May 2008.

Fast, Cheap, and Easy: DIY Library 2.0 Services.” Kansas Library Association Conference, Wichita, Kansas. April 9, 2008. (with Jamene Brooks-Kieffer)

Link Resolvers Create Pathways: Simplifying the User Experience.” KLA-CULS Fall Conference, Wichita, Kansas. October 18, 2007. (with Jamene Brooks-Kieffer)

Moving Beyond the MLA & Deviant Modes of Scholarly Communication.” Women in German Conference, Snowbird, UT. October 21, 2006.

“Open Access zu wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen” (Open Access to Scientific Research) Presentation and panel member, Amerika Haus Berlin, Germany. March 22, 2005.

Die Metasuchsysteme MetaLib und ENCompass im Vergleich: liefern sie alles, was sie versprechen?” (The Federated Search Systems MetaLib and ENCompass Compared: Do They Deliver What They Promise?) 94th Deutscher Bibliothekartag (Germany’s ALA-type meeting), Düsseldorf, Germany. March 18, 2005.

“Wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken in den USA.” (Academic Libraries in the USA). University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. November 10, 2004.

“Die Dienstleistungsmentalität in deutschen und in amerikanischen Bibliotheken.” (The Service Mentality in German and American Libraries). University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany. October 15, 2002.

Courses taught

McMaster University

  • Electronics for the Rest of Us – introduction to Arduino programming and physical computing

University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig

  • Library Science program
    • Communication and Project Direction and Development – graduate course
    • Electronic Publishing
    • Media Design – video production and editing
  • Publishing programs
    • Business Models for Electronic Publishing
    • Electronic Publishing
    • Product Development and Design for Online Publishing
    • Specialized IT for the Book and Media Market
  • Museum Studies program
    • Self-Management – project and time management skills

Leadership Development

Certificate in Advanced Leadership & Management, McMaster University. 2012-2013.
Fellow, Frye Leadership Institute. 2012.

Project Management and Consulting

Digital scholarship centre implementation, Montana State University, consultant. 2013.
VuFind implementation,
project manager. 2011-2012.
GDR Bulletin digitization, project manager. 2010-2011.
New Prairie Press, founder and publisher. 2008-2011.
Sophie Project, member, advisory board. 2006-.
German collections, Lewis and Clark College, consultant. 2007.
SFX implementation, K-State Libraries, project manager. 2006.
Google search appliance for campuswide search, K-State Libraries, project manager. 2006.
MetaLib implementation, Yale University Libraries, team member. 2003-2005.
German collections, Colgate University, consultant. 2003-2004.
Ask!live online reference desk service, Yale University Libraries, implementation consultant. 2002.
Online Reference Desk, University of Utah Library, project manager. 2001-2002.

Committees (select)

McMaster University

  • Library Leadership Group, 2011-
  • Technology Roundtable (campus IT managers), 2011-, chair, 2012-

Kansas State University

  • Library Interfaces Team, chair, 2005-.
  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2005-2006.

Yale University

  • Integrated Access Council, 2004-2005.
  • Collection Identification Working Group, 2004-2005.
  • Public Interfaces Committee, 2002-2005.
  • Committee for Digital General Resources, 2002-2004.

University of Utah

  • Systems Advisory Committee, 2001-2002.
  • Usability Working Group, chair, 2001-2002.
  • New Ideas Forum, organizer, 2000-2002.

Technical Skills

Expert user of: MS Office suite, Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, all Windows versions, Mac OS. HTML, XHTML, and CSS expert. Intermediate knowledge of UNIX.

Expert administrator for the Google Search Appliance.

Professional Organizations / Service

  • Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, 2014-
  • centerNet, International Executive Council member, 2013-
  • Ontario Library Association, 2013-
  • Member, steering committee, Taiga Forum (professional organization for AULs and ADs from academic libraries). 2012-.
  • Member, editorial board, BuB. Forum für Bibliothek und Information (Germany’s largest-circulation library journal). 2005-.
  • German North American Resources Partnership, 1999-2009. Vice Chair, 2006-2009; Steering committee, 2005-2009; Digital Libraries Working Group, 2005-2009; Document Delivery Working Group, 2000-2005.
  • American Library Association, 1996-2008.
  • Association of College & Research Libraries, 1998-2008. Member, Western European Studies Section. Frankfurt 2006 Committee, chair, 2006; Recruitment Committee, 2004-2006; Conference Planning Committee, 2003-2004.

Foreign Languages

Speak and write German fluently; reading knowledge of French, Dutch; basic knowledge of Czech, Slovak, Russian, and Japanese.

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