I have a bachelors degree in Physics from Beloit College, and I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. I am currently working at the Penrose Library of the University of Denver.
Projects and other things
For items from 2012 onward, go to this blog, http://libraryjoe.wordpress.com/.
Presented "Google: Plus a little bit more" at the DU Student Chapter of ASIS&T Techbytes meeting, November 2, 2011
Moderated about five sessions of the Library 2.011 Conference, November 2-3, 2011.
Organized the Sci-Tech Division online workshop for New Directions in Scholarly Communication, October 24, 2011.
Attended the 2011 Summer ACS Conference, and I wrote about a number of the sessions, such as: http://www.sciencelibrary.org/post/9593192497/thinking-about-the-future-of-the-journal-article-at, http://www.sciencelibrary.org/post/9555506236/now-i-am-at-the-acsdenver-session-post-textbook-era and http://www.sciencelibrary.org/post/9552331179/acsdenver-nature-of-publishing-anytime-anyplace
Presented at the July 11th, 2011 WebEd workshop on Open Access resources.
Chair and Sci-Tech Division organizer for our sessions at the 2011 SLA Conference in Philadelphia.
With Steve Lawson of Colorado College and Laura Crossett from Coralville Public Library in Iowa, we taught the Spring CAL Workshop "Demystifying the Unconference." (See page 5) Twas Friday, May 13th, 2011.
Volunteered for the May 13th, 2011 TEDxDU event.
Co-wrote an article for Collaborative Librarianship, "The Collaborative Face of Consortia: Collaborative Librarianship Interviews Timothy Cherubini, Director of East Region Programs, LYRASIS."
Wrote an article for the Sci-Tech News 65(1) Article 9.
Went to the 2011 SLA Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
Wrote an article for the Sci-Tech News. Vol. 64: Iss. 3, Article 19.
Went to the 2010 SLA Leadership Summit in St. Louis.
- Hosted the first STELLA Unconference at DU in January, 2010.
- Published a webliography in ISTL concerning the International Year of Astronomy. Mandy Taha is the lead author on this project.
Presented the paper "Comparing Bananas with Grapes: Ebook Use Data from a Bunch of Vendors" (page 178-188) for the 9th Annual Brick and Click Symposium. The presentation took place November 6, 2009 at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO.
- Moderated an unconference session of the Opalescence online conference, Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14, 2009.
Moderated the PAM-wide Roundtable at the 2009 SLA Conference in Washington, DC.
- Submitted the article "Collaborative Tools Used to Organize a Library Camp Unconference" to Collaborative Librarianship. The article is also posted to the RCLIS preprint server.
- Presented a talk, "Social Networking and the Penrose Library", at a workshop meeting of the Colorado Association of Special Libraries, April 3, 2009.
- Worked on the Library Camp of the West (also called an "unconference") with the LIS Program.
- Presenting something on Web 2.0 tools at the PAM-wide Roundtable at the 2008 SLA Conference in Seattle, in addition to moderating the PAM Newcomers Lunch.
- Rachel Hansen and I have an article written concerning chemistry journals and their cost per use. Here is the preprint. The title is "Local Evaluation of Chemistry Journals."
- Wrote an article, "Scientific Sights of the Denver Area" (SLA members can login to see the article) which was part of a larger article "Discover Denver" in Information Outlook, 11(5):12-13. (May 2007). Here is a preprint of the article section.
- I was Chair and did the program planning for the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division for the 2007 SLA Conference in Denver.
- Published an article (this is the preprint) with the title "Finding Chemistry Information using Google Scholar: A Comparison with Chemical Abstracts Service " (Michael Levine-Clark is the lead author) in Science and Technology Libraries 27(4):3-17.
- I wrote two chapters for the book, Research Within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction. They are "Research in the Sciences" and "Engineering Research". Here is the Amazon page for the book, and here is the catalog record for it.
- I presented a poster paper at the 2006 SLA conference in Baltimore. The title of it is "Academic Library Renovations: Main Libraries Compared to Science or Engineering Branch Libraries".
- This is my Summer 2005 article, "Comparing Journal Use Between Biology Faculty and Undergraduate Students," in the journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.
- Gave a talk at the 2004 SLA Conference in Nashville, "Planetary & Solar Astronomy" at the session "Winner's Circle of Best Science Websites." http://library.du.edu/FindIt/ResearchGuides/rg_main.cfm?rg_id=102
- Presented a poster paper at the 2004 AAAS-SWARM meeting, "Changing Use Patterns in Academic Libraries: the Case of Chemistry Journals," http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/AAAS/AAAS-SWARMposter.html.
- Published a paper in Science and Technology Libraries Volume 22(3/4)-- "Citation Patterns of Advanced Undergraduate Students in Biology, 2000-2002". Please contact me if you want a reprint of the article.
- I presented a paper at the 2003 SLA Conference in New York City.
- I moderated the Contributed Papers Session at the SLA Conference in Los Angeles, 2002.
- This is my article, "Astronomical Resources on the Internet," in the journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.
- See the Newsletters that I made for the NSME faculty.
- Working on a website called www.ScienceLibrary.org. It is still under construction.
- Presented a talk at the SLA Conference in San Antonio, 20001. The title is - "Standardized ISI Impact Factors Adjusted by Circulation Rates for Astronomy and Multidisciplinary Titles."
- Presented a poster paper at the ALA Conference in Chicago, 2000. The title is - 'Citation Analysis of Undergraduate Biology Department Honors Papers at the Univeristy of Denver'.
- See my 1999 UK Eclipse Website.
- I made a presentation at the 1999 SLA Conference - "Delivering Scientific Information to the End User".
- Here is my bibliography of science librarianship.
- I made a set of resources for the science and engineering students here at DU.
- I worked on a Web site concerning the Enola Gay dropping of the first atomic bomb. My section is about the scientific development of the atomic bomb. (The original server is down, so this points to the Way Back Machine archive.)
- I had an internship at the National Library of Medicine, working on the preservation of electronic media and equipment.
- I also worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Library for a little stint in early 1995.
- I am a member of the Denver Astronomical Society. Also, take a look at Dr. Stencel's webpage.
- Here is my Search Page.
Photo of the Lunar Eclipse on the evening of November 8th, 2003.
Get my access statistics from DU's server. [Enter /~jokraus into the search form.]
University of Denver
2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208