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Julia M. Gelfand

Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, UCI Libraries

B.A., Goucher College, 1975, History & Sociology


M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1977, History


M.L.I.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977, Information Science

Phone: (949) 824-4971
Fax: (949) 559-5424
Email: jgelfand@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
228 Ayala Science Library
Mail Code: 8200
Irvine, CA 92623

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Research
Interests
Collection development, scholarly communications, economics of publishing, grey literature, map librarianship.
   
Academic
Distinctions
Awarded LAUC Statewide Research & Professional Development Committee Grant in 2009-2010 for professional development teravel. Used for travel expenses associated with attending the 2009 International Grey Literature Conference in Washington, DC, December 2009.

Admitted as a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, May 2008 and made professional member July 2009.

University of California, Irvine Faculty Career Development Award, April 2007. Used to travel to Durban, South Africa for IFLA 2007 Conference. August 2007.

Recipient of WESS/ACRL Frankfurt Book Fair Award, October 2004.

Recognized as Leading Editor for serving as co-editor of Library Hi-Tech News, by Emerald/MCB University Press, London, April 24, 2003.

Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Grey Literature with a Literati Award for Excellence by MCB University Press in London, England, April 26, 1999. Second Presentation made in Washington, DC, November 5, 1999.

Rank of Librarian with Distinction, awarded July 1996.

University of California, Irvine, Faculty Career Development Award, February 1996. Used to attend two national conferences.

Fulbright U.K. Professional Librarian Research Award, 1992-93, in residence at Libraries of Science Museum & Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, January-May 1993.

Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow, 1975-76.
   
Research
Abstract
My extracurricular interests are centered around collection development and scholarly publishing activities.  The changes in scholarly publishing due to technology and electronic publishing have redefined ways that libraries acquire and license information.  I am interested in a variety of permutations about this for scholarly communications, and byproducts such as the redefinition of grey literature, future of open access, impact on textbooks.  I am also interested in issues related to higher education and the formation and role of academic consortia in growing library shared resources and eScholarship programs.
   
Publications Gelfand, Julia, and Palmer, Cathy, “Weaving Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Strategies for incorporating both threads in academic library outreach?” chapter in Davis-Kahl, Stephanie and Hensley, Melinda, eds,, Extend and Unify: Outreach and Education for Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Programs. Chicago, IL: ACRL, 2013

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment,White Paper from the ACRL Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication Working Group (title still to be TBA), released at the ACRL 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN: April 2013. Co-authored by 7 member Working Group, chaired by Barbara DeFelice.

Davis-Kahl, Stephanie, Palmer, Cathy, Duckett, Kim and Gelfand, Julia, “Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication: Mutually Exclusive or Naturally Symbiotic?” Panel presentation at ACRL National Conference 2013, April 11, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

Gelfand, Julia and Lin, Anthony, “Research Life Cycle: Exploring Credibility of Metrics and Value in a New Era of eScholarship that Supports Grey Literature," presented at the 14th International Conference on Grey Literature,” November 30, 2012, Rome, Italy.

Gelfand, Julia, et al, “Knowing What You Want to Close the Deal with a Positive Outcome: Promoting Healthy Library Publisher/Provider Relationships,” XXVII Charleston Conference, November 9, 2012, Charleston, SC.

Gelfand, Julia and Lin, Anthony, “All Agents of Instruction and Communication: The Intersections between Libraries, Archives and Museums via Social Media,” Paper presented at the Fifth Rizal Library International Conference, October 26, 2012, Manila, Philippines.

Gelfand, Julia and Lin, Anthony, “Grey Literature: Format Agnostic Yet Gaining Recognition in Library Collections,” Paper presented at the Satellite Meeting of the IFLA Acquisitions & Collection Development and Serials Sections, Kuopio, Finland.

Gelfand, Julia and Lin, Anthony, “Social Networking: Product or Process and What Shade of Grey?” Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Grey Literature, December 5, 2011, Washington, DC. GL13 Conference Proceedings, February 2012 and in The Grey Journal 8 (1), Spring 2012: 14-27.

Gelfand, Julia, “Scholarly Communications in the Sciences: Providing Leadership for the Next Generation of Scientists,” Faculty Poster Session at the 125th Anniversary Meeting of Sigma Xi, November 11-12, 2011, Raleigh, NC.

Gelfand, Julia, Palmer, Cathy, Miller, Sylvia and Claypool, Joel, “Scholarly Communications: Intersections that Reinforce New Library Collections” Lively Lunch program at XXXI Charleston Conference, November 4, 2011, Charleston, SC.

Gelfand, Julia, “Participating in Engineering Extracurricular Activities as a Librarian,” Lightening Talk at Engineering Librarians Division meeting of ASEE, June 27, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gelfand, Julia, “Retaining Authors’ Rights: Long-Term Protection in Adopting New Habits for a Flexible Scholarly Future,” Presentation delivered at the Science Library Symposium, at the AAAS Pacific Division annual conference, June 13, 2011, San Diego, CA.

Palmer, Catherine and Gelfand, Julia, “Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication: Alignments and Disconnects – What Can We Learn?” Poster Session at the ACRL 2011 National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 30-April 2, 2011.

Gelfand, Julia, Invited Panelist and Speaker, “Closer Than You Think: Librarian Perceptions versus User Needs,” XXX Charleston Conference, November 4, 2010.

Kane, Danielle, Allison, L. Virginia, Gelfand, Julia and Williams, Brian, “Digital Environments and Libraries: Using Second Life as a Catalyst for Campus-wide Visual Literacy Initiatives,” Paper presented by J. Gelfand at the IFLA 2010 Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 15, 2010.
http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/151-kane-en.pdf

Gelfand, Julia and Brown, Mitchell, Co-Curators of the Spring 2010 Library Exhibit, “Green Evolution: Creating a Sustainable Future,” May 2010 - October 2010. The exhibit treats the changing conditions of our environment while showcasing a range of sustainability research and practice that is taking place at UCI and beyond. Topics covered include global warming and climate change, energy and alternative resources, water quality and management, and the latest practices for going green. An array of materials on display illustrates the evolution of environmental science and the scope of activity that has influenced progress in the field of energy alternatives. presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos

Gelfand, Julia, “The Future of A&I Databases: Are They Really Endangered? A Librarian’s Viewpoint.” Presentation made at the ACRL Science & Technology Section Publisher/Vendor Discussion Group. ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA: January 17, 2010.

Gelfand, Julia, Convener and Presenter at three sessions, “Collection Development in the Sciences,” “Training and Becoming a Science Librarian in 2010,” and Science Libraries: Promoting Science” at the Science Libraries STELLA UnConference, held at the University of Denver, January 7-8, 2010.

Gelfand, Julia, “New Shades of Grey: The Emergence of E-Science, Scientific Data and Challenges for Research Libraries.” Presentation at the 11th International Conference on Grey Literature, Washington, DC, December 12, 2009. Published in the Conference Proceedings, 2010.

Invited Commentator at the ACRL Science & Technology Section Research Forum, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 12, 2009. Delivered comments on three papers and two poster presentations.
Gelfand, Julia, “Changing Collections for eScience: What it Means for Libraries,” Presentation made at the IFLA Acquisitions and Collection Development Section Mid-Year Meeting, China Academy of Sciences, Beijing, February 26, 2009.

Gelfand, Julia and Sibert, Lisa, “In Perpetuity: Institutional and Implementation Challenges with Electronic Resources Librarianship,” Paper presented at the Fourth Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2009.

Gelfand, Julia, “Reflecting Backward, Looking Forward: A Decade of Grey Literature Conferences.” Closing summary of issues presented at the 10th International Grey Literature Conference, Amsterdam, December 8, 2008.

Organizer & Moderator, IFLA Satellite Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, "International Science Portals," co-sponsored by the IFLA Science & Technology Section and the IFLA Government Information & Official Publications Section, August 8, 2008.

Gelfand, Julia, Invited panelist on two programs, “How Libraries Buy: What Sources of Information Are Most Effective?” and “What Libraries Wish Publishers Knew: What Makes Them Tick, What Ticks Them Off,” Book Expo America (BEA) 2008 Annual Program, Los Angeles, May 31, 2008.

Gelfand, Julia, “Overview of Issues in Contemporary Collection Development,” Presentation made at the IFLA Acquisitions and Collection Development Section Mid-Year Meeting, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, March 13, 2008.

Co-editor, Library Hi-Tech News, beginning with volume 18, #3, March 2001.  Publications issued 10x/year by MCB University Press and available in print and electronically via Emerald Database, www.mcb.uk.co/lhtn or www.emeraldinsight.com.

Ferry, K., Gelfand, J., Peterman, D., and Tomren, H., "Virtual Reality and Establishing a Presence in Second Life: New Forms of Grey Literature?" Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature, Antwerp, Belgium, December 11, 2007. Proceedings forthcoming.

Gelfand, Julia M., "Updating Grey Literature as Distance Education Matures," Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature, Antwerp, Belgium, December 11, 2007. Proceedings forthcoming.

Gelfand, Julia M., "Gaming the Impact Factor: Viewpoint from Libraries and Librarians," Presentation made as part of panel at the XXVII Charleston Conference, November 8, 2007.

Gelfand, Julia M., "Grey Literature: Taxonomies and Structures for Collection Development," Paper presented at the Eighth International Grey Literature Conference, New Orleans, December 4, 2006. Published in GL8, Conference Proceedings: Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature: Harnessing the Power of Grey, 4-5 December 2006 , compiled by D. J. Farace and J. Frantzen. Amsterdam: TextRelease, February 2007: CD-ROM. Also published in The GreyJournal, vol. 3 #1:7-16 Spring 2007 http://www.greynet.org/thegreyjournal.html)

Gelfand, Julia M., "Challenges for Collections in New Collaborative Teaching and Learning Environments: Does Grey Literature Fill a Void?" Paper presented at the Seventh International Grey Literature Conference, INIST, Nancy, France, December 5, 2005. Published in GL7, Conference Proceedings: Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature, Open Access to Grey Resources 5-6 December 2005, compiled by D.J. Farace and J. Frantzen. Amsterdam: TextRelease, January 2006:71-76.

Gelfand, Julia M., "What is New in Grey Literature: Everything from the Textbook Market to the Blogosphere," The Grey Journal, vol. 1 #3, Autumn 2005.
   
  “Knock, Knock, Has Grey Literature Found a Home in Institutional Repositories?”  Paper presented at the Sixth International Grey Literature Conference, December 6, 2004, New York.  Published in GL6 Conference Proceedings: Sixth International Conference o Grey Literature: Work on Grey in Progress 6-7 December 2004, complied by D. J. Farace and J. Frantzen.  Amsterdam: TextRelease, January 2005: 10-16.
   
  “Insta-Writing: One Stop Submissions, One Stop Searching and the One Quick Read,” Invited paper presented at the Emerald Link Presentation, IFLA Convention, Buenos Aires, August 23, 2004.
   
  “Interdisciplinarity Reflected in Collection Development Practices in Engineering,” Presentation at the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT, June 23, 2004.
   
  “The Ubiquity of Grey Literature in a Connected Content Context,” Paper presented at the Fifth International Grey Literature Conference December 5, 2003 in Amsterdam.  Published in Publishing Research Quarterly, 20, (1): 54-61, Spring 2004.
   
  “Grey Literature: How Grey is Grey?”  Presentation to the ACRL STS Discussion Group, ALA Annual Conference, Toronto, June 21, 2003.
   
  Subject Advisor for Best Books for Academic Libraries, Volume 1: Science, Technology and Agriculture; and Volume 2: Medicine.  Temecula, CA: Best Books, 2002-03.
   
  “Interdisciplinarity Across Subject Paths & Institutions: Leading to New Outcomes - Evolution of the Cal-IT2 Project,” Paper presented at the IATUL 2002 Conference, Kansas City, MO., June 3, 2002.  Published proceedings at: http://www.iatul.org/conference/proceedings/vol12/papers/Gelfand.pdf
   
  “ABET Accreditation Process and the Library & Information Literacy Component,” Invited Paper presented at the ASEE Pacific Southwest Regional Annual Meeting, Fresno, CA, April 8, 2002.
   
  “Grey Literature: Sources and Methods Related to Critical Technologies,” Invited paper presented at the Open Source Society Annual Conference (OSS2001), Arlington, VA, May 8, 2001.
   
  “Grey Literature in Academic and Other Knowledge Rich Communities,” Invited Paper presented at the National Online Meeting, New York, May 16, 2000.  Text of paper & slides available at http://www.infotoday.com/nom2000/presentations/default.htm
   
  “Grey Literature Poses New Challenge for Research Libraries,” paper presented at the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Research Libraries Conference on Cooperative Collection Development, Atlanta, GA, November 13, 1999.  Conference Proceedings co-published simultaneously as Collection Management volume 24, #1/2 and #3/4, 2000, 137-148 and as Creating New Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development, Papers from the Aberdeen Woods Conference, edited by Milton T. Wolf and Marjorie E. Bloss.  Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press/Haworth Press, 2000.
   
  Editor, International Journal of Grey Literature, new launch of peer-reviewed journal title by MCB University Press, Bradford, England, of quarterly publication to be issued in print and electronically.  Volume I, #1 released Autumn, 1999.  See http://www.mcb.co.uk/journals-online/ijgl. Venture ended in November 2000 after 4 issues due to Publisher's decision about not proceeding with developing GreyNet.
   
  “Grey Literature: Plausible Applications for Distance Education,” paper delivered at the Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature, Washington, DC, October 4, 1999; GL '99 New Frontiers in Grey Literature Conference Proceedings.  Amsterdam: GreyNet, 2000: 1-11.
   
  Gelfand, Julia M. and John L. King, “Grey Market Science: Research Libraries, Grey Literature, and the Legitimization of Scientific Discourse in the Internet Age,” Paper presented at the IEEE Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop, in cooperation with the 1998 IEEE International Conference in Advances in Digital Libraries (ADL '98), Santa Barbara, CA, April 24, 1998.  In Nielsen, C.S. and J.R. Herkert, eds, Proceedings, Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop, IEEE, 1998: 115-0.  Cited in Chemical & Engineering News, 76, (20), May 18, 1998: 12.
   
  “Teaching and Exposing Grey Literature: What the Information Profession Needs to Know,” Paper delivered at the Third International Conference on Grey Literature, Luxembourg, November 12, 1997.  Proceedings forthcoming.  Also published in Collection Building, vol. 17 #4, 1998: 159-166.
   
  “Academic Libraries and Collection Development: Implications for Grey Literature,” Publishing Research Quarterly, vol. 13, #2, Summer 1997: 15-24.
   
  “Grey Literature in New Packages: Implications from the Transition to Electronic Publishing,” Paper presented at the 2d International Conference on Grey Literature, 1st plenary session, Washington, DC, 2 November 1995.  Grey Exploitations in the 21st Century, Conference Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Grey Literature, February 1996: 18-32.
   
  Gelfand, Julia M. and Mark Needleman, “TULIP: Participating in an Experiment of Electronic Fulltext Journal Access,” paper presented at the IATUL Seminar, Sheffield, England, July 7, 1994.  IATUL Proceedings, vol 4 (new series) 1995: 150-195.
   
  “Academic Libraries and Collection Development Implications of Grey Literature,” paper presented at the First International Conference on Grey Literature, 2nd plenary session, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 14, 1993, in Weinberg Report 2000, Conference Proceedings.  Amsterdam, Transatlantic, 1994: 123-141.
   
  “Coordinated Collection Development Issues and Efforts: Utilizing Technologies to Provide Information Services,” paper presented at the 14th Biennial IATUL (International Association of Technological University Libraries) Meeting, Cambridge, MA., July 12, 1991.  In Lucker, Jay, ed., IATUL Proceedings, volume 1 (new series), 1992: 169-174.
   
  “Cooperative and Collaborative Collection Development: Planning and Outcomes to Date in the University of California Experience,” paper presented at the City University of New York Conference on Cooperative Collection Management, April 12, 1991, New York, NY.  In Collection Development: Survival Tactics in an Age of Less: Selected Proceedings of the 1991 LACUNY Institute, LACUNY Occasional Paper #7.  NY: Library Association of the City University of New York, 1992.
   
  Gelfand, Julia M. and Locke Morrisey, Selective Guide to Literature on Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Engineering Literature Guides, Number 12.  Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education, 1992.
   
  “The Reflections of Multidisciplines in Engineering Publishing,” paper delivered at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 28, 1990.
   
Grants Council on Library Resources Librarian/Faculty PETREL Grant, 1983.
   
Women's Resource Center Grant, Univ. of Denver, 1980.
   
Professional
Societies
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Library Association (ALA)
     Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
          Science & Technology Section, vice chair/chair-elect 2004-2007
     Reference & Users Services Association (RUSA)
     Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
     International Relations Round Table (IRRT)
     Map & Geography Libraries Round Table (MAGERT)
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
     Engineering Libraries Division (ELD)
California Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
     Science & Engineering Academic Librarians (SEAL)
Int'l Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
     Science & Technology Section chair/treasurer, 2001-2005
Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
   
Other Experience Reference Librarian
University of Denver 1977—1981

Adjunct Faculty
SIRLS, University of Arizona 1994—2007

Adjunct Faculty
School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University 1988—1995

   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5199
   
Last updated 04/17/2013