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Michael Fosmire

 

Associate Professor of Library Science
Head, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Division
Purdue University Libraries

Contact Information
Purdue University Libraries PHYS
504 West State Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2058
Phone: (765) 494-2859 
FAX: (765) 494-0706
E-mail: fosmire@purdue.edu

Education

MLIS, University of Washington, 1997.
M.S., Physics, University of Washington, 1996.
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992.

Research Interests 

Applying active learning techniques to information literacy instruction
Information seeking behavior of scientists and engineers
Scholarly publishing issues

Professional Service

Special Libraries Association (1998-)
       Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division
             Chair 2003-2004
             Treasurer 2000-2002
             Mentoring Subcommittee, Chair 1999-2000


Editorial Board, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (2001-); Webliography section editor

Liaison, American Institute of Physics Publications Policies Committee (2001-2004)

Member, Central European Science Journals Publications Advisory Committee (2004-2006)            

Member, Librarians Advisory Council to PNAS, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences
(2007-)

Publications

 

Articles

Carlson, Jacob, Michael Fosmire, C.C. Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. M “Determining Data Information Literacy Needs:  A Study of Students and Research Faculty.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy.  11, no. 2 (2011): 629-658. ­ http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v011/11.2.carlson.pdf

Kolah, Debra and Michael Fosmire.  “Information Portals:  A New Tool for Teaching Information Literacy Skills.”  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2010.  http://www.istl.org/10-winter/refereed1.html

Fosmire, Michael.  “Calibrated Peer Review:  A New Tool to Build Information Literacy Skills in Writing-Intensive Large-Classroom Settings.”  Portal:  Libraries and the Academy.  10, no. 2 (2010): 147-163. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v010/10.2.fosmire.pdf

Fosmire, Michael, Jane Kinkus, Rebecca Richardson, and Elisabeth Rile.  “How to Survive Your First Term as Team Leader:  A One Day Boot Camp at the Purdue University Libraries.”  in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries, edited by Elizabeth Connor.  New York: Routledge, 2009. 

Fosmire, Michael.  “Teams, What are They Good For, and How Do You Get Them to Work?”  Science & Technology Libraries, 28, no. 1-2 (2008): 123-132.    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01942620802097018

Fosmire, Michael.  “Physics,” in Guide to Reference, edited by Bob Kieft.  Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.  

Fosmire, Michael.  “General Science,” in Guide to Reference, edited by Bob Kieft. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008. 

Fosmire, Michael.  “Physics,” Resources for College Libraries, edited by Marcus Elmore. Chicago:  American Library Association, 2007.  http://www.rclweb.net/

Markey, Karen, Annie Armstrong, Sandy DeGroote, Michael Fosmire, Laura Fuderer, Kelly Garrett, Helen Georgas, Linda Sharp, Cheri Smith, Michael Spaly, and Joni E. Warner.  “Testing the Effectiveness of Interactive Multimedia for Library-User Education.”  Portal:  Libraries and the Academy, 5, no. 4 (2005):  527-544.  (Named one of ALA-LIRT’s Top 20 Library Instruction articles of 2005.) http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v005/5.4markey.pdf

Fosmire, Michael.  “Scan It and They Will Come…But Will They Cite It?”  Science and Technology Libraries, 25, no 1/2 (2004): 55-72.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1300/J122v25n01_05

Macklin, Alexius Smith, and Michael Fosmire.  “A Blueprint for Progress:  Collaborating with Faculty to Integrate Information Literacy into the Curriculum at Purdue University.”  Resource Sharing and Information Networks, 17, no 1/2 (2004): 43-56. http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&id=doi:10.1300/J121v17n01_05

Macklin, Alexius Smith, and Michael Fosmire.  “The LEADER Project.”  College and Research Libraries News, 64, no 3 (2003): 192-195. 

Fosmire, Michael and Alexius Macklin.  “Riding the Active Learning Wave: Using Problem-Based Learning as a Catalyst for Creating Faculty-Librarian Partnerships.”  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 34, Spring 2002.  http://www.istl.org/02-spring/article2.html.

Fosmire, Michael.  “Bibliographic Instruction in Physics Libraries:  A Survey of Current Practice and Tips for Marketing BI.”  Science and Technology Libraries, 19, no.2 (2001):  25-34.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1300/J122v19n02_03

Fosmire, Michael.  “Physics Conference Proceedings and the Electronic Environment—An Investigation of New Dissemination Patterns.”  Collection Management, 26, no 1 (2001):  25-33.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1300/J105v26n01_02.

Fosmire, Michael and Elizabeth Young.  “Free Scholarly Electronic Journals:  What access do college and university libraries provide?”  College & Research Libraries, 61, no. 6 (2000): 500-508.   http://crl.acrl.org/content/61/6/500.full.pdf+html

Fosmire, Michael and Elizabeth Young.  “Free Scholarly Electronic Journals:  An Annotated Webliography.”  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 28 (Fall 2000).  http://www.istl.org/istl/00-fall/internet.html

Fosmire, Michael and Song Yu.  “Free Scholarly Electronic Journals:  How Good are They?”  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 27 (Summer 2000).  http://www.istl.org/istl/00-summer/refereed.html

Fosmire, Michael.  “Superconductivity: A Selective Bibliography.”  Reference Services Review 28, no. 2 (2000): 161-170. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0090-7324&volume=28&issue=2&articleid=861620&show=pdf

Fosmire, M, and A. Bulgac. Neutron Scattering off Sodium Clusters at Finite Temperatures.  Zeitschrift fur Physik D-Atoms Molecules & Clusters 40, no.1-4 (1997): 458-61.   http://www.springerlink.com/content/pv72wetmk32eqcvq/fulltext.pdf

Fosmire, M, and A. Bulgac. “Neutron and X-ray Scattering off Atomic Clusters.”  Physical Review B-Condensed Matter 52, no. 24 (1995): 17509-17.  http://prb.aps.org/pdf/PRB/v52/i24/p17509_1

PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Fosmire, Michael.  “Information Literacy and Engineering Design: Developing an Integrated Conceptual Model.”  Presentation at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.  13-18 August 2011.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.  http://conference.ifla.org/sites/default/files/files/papers/ifla77/111-fosmire-en.pdf

Miller, C.C., and Michael Fosmire.  “Creating a Culture of Data Integration and Interoperability:  Librarians Collaborate on a Geoinformatics Course,” in Proceedings of the 29th Annual IATUL Conference, April 21-24, 2008.  Auckland, New Zealand. http://www.iatul.org/doclibrary/public/Conf_Proceedings/2008/MFosmire080320.doc

C.C. Miller and Michael Fosmire.  “Geoinformatics on the Front Lines: Purdue's Inaugural Geoinformatics Course.”  Geoinformatics 2008.  June 2008. Potsdam, Germany.   http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2008GE/finalprogram/abstract_142067.htm

Nelson Sapp, Megan, Michael Fosmire, Bruce Harding and Amy S. Van Epps. “Next Generation of Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue.” 6th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education.  Istanbul, Turkey, October 2007.

Van Epps, Amy S., Megan Sapp Nelson, Michael Fosmire, and Bruce Harding. “Next Generation of Online Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education. September 3-7, 2007. Coimbra, Portugal.

Fosmire, Michael.  “Citation and Usage of Physics Journal ‘Backfiles’:  A Case Study of the American Physical Society Publications.”  Poster Session.  International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) 2005.  June 2005.  Quebec City, QC. 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Meagan Ross, Michael Fosmire, Senay Purzer, and Monica Cardella.  “Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy Skills and the First Year Engineering Undergraduate: Report of a Self-Assessment.” In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference, June 26-29, 2011. Vancouver, BC.     

Ruth Wertz, Meagan Ross, Michael Fosmire, Senay Purzer, and Monica Cardella.  “Are Engineering Students Lifelong Learner?  Results from a Two-Tier Multiple Choice Instrument.” In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference, June 26-29, 2011. Vancouver, BC.     

Ruth Wertz, Meagan Ross, Michael Fosmire, Senay Purzer, and Monica Cardella.  “Do Students Gather Information to Inform Design Decisions?  Development of an Authentic Assessment Tool of Information Gathering Skills in First-year Engineering Students.” In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference, June 26-29, 2011 Vancouver, BC. 

Sapp Nelson, Megan and Michael Fosmire. “Engineering Librarian Participation in Technology Curricular Redesign:  Lifelong Learning, Information Literacy, and ABET Criterion 3.”  AC 2010-875. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 20-23, 2010. Louisville, KY. http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=23424

Nelson Sapp, Megan, Michael Fosmire, Bruce Harding and Amy S. Van Epps. “Next Generation of Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue.” Session #3541. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 24-27, 2007. Honolulu, HI.

Macklin, Alexius Smith, and Michael Fosmire.  “Real-World Solutions for Real-World Collaboration Problems.”  In Integrating Information Literacy into the College Experience:  Papers Presented at the Thirtieth LOEX Library Instruction Conference, held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, 10 to 11 May 2002, edited by Julia K. Nims, Randal Baier, Rita Bullard, and Eric Owen, 169-174.  Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 2003.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Laffoon, Carolyn, and Michael Fosmire.  “Book Reviews in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Journal Literature.”  Geoscience Information Society Annual Proceedings, 34 (2003): 55-62.

Fosmire, Michael. “Information Labs:  The Next Best Thing in Information Literacy.”  Geoscience Information Society Annual Proceedings, 34 (2003):  73-76.

Fosmire, Michael and Karen Croneis.  “Looking to the New Millennium:  Strategic Planning for SLA Units.”  Information Outlook 3, no. 11 (November 1999):  17-22.


INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Fosmire, Michael, Ruth Wertz, Meagan Ross, Monica Cardella, and Senay Purzer.  “Developing Curious and Persistent Continuous Learners: Information Skills of First-Year Engineering Students.”  Academic Libraries of Indiana Annual Meeting. May 12, 2011.   Indianapolis, IN. 

Fosmire, Michael (panelist).  “Data Curation: Reinventing Science Librarianship.”  Special Libraries Association.  101st Annual Conference. June 13-16, 2010. New Orleans, LA.

Fosmire, Michael.  “What is Lifelong Learning?” National Forum on Information Literacy, May 14, 2010.  West Lafayette, IN. 

Fosmire, Michael.  “Developing Lifelong Learning Skills through a Great Issues Course.”  2010 APS/AAPT Joint Meeting, February 13 - 17, 2010. Washington, DC.   

Fosmire, Michael.  “PAM Division History: The Aughts.”  Special Libraries Association. 100th Annual Conference.  June 14-18, 2009.  Washington, DC.

Fosmire, Michael, Jane Kinkus, and Andrew Hirsch.  “Calibrated Peer Review™: A New Tool for Integrating Information Literacy in the Curriculum.”  Academic Libraries of Indiana Annual Meeting.  May 7, 2009.  Indianapolis, IN.  Also, Dean’s Choice Award recipient at Purdue Libraries’ One Book Higher event, 2009.  

Fosmire, Michael (panelist).  “Making Connections on Campus: Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy in the Sciences.” Science and Technology Section.  American Library Association.  Annual Conference.  June 2004. Orlando, FL.

“Let’s Get Physical!:  Physical Science Reference for Non-Scientists.”  Continuing Education (CE) Course.  Special Libraries Association.  93rd Annual Conference.   June 2002.  Los Angeles, CA. 

Fosmire, Michael and Emily R. Mobley. “An Integrated Approach to Managing Electronic Journals:  The Purdue University Experience.”  Special Libraries Association.  92nd Annual Conference.  June 2001.  San Antonio, TX.
Fosmire, Michael (panelist).  “Developing Science Librarians.”  Special Libraries Association.  91st Annual Conference.  June 2000.  Philadelphia, PA.

Fosmire, Michael.  “Marketing Bibliographic Instruction in Physics Libraries.”  Special Libraries Association.  90th Annual Conference.  June 1999.  Minneapolis, MN.

OTHER CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kolah, Debra and Michael Fosmire.  “Information Portals for Physics Students.”  Presentation at the All Sciences Poster Session, 100th Annual Conference.  June 14-18, 2009.  Washington, DC.

Fosmire, Michael and C.C. Miller.  “Data Information Literacy:  New Competencies in a Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled World.”  Presented at the 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM.  October, 2008.  Houston, TX. 

Miller, C.C. and Michael Fosmire.  “Do and Teach: Geoinformatics as a Function of the University Library.”  Presented at the 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM.  October, 2008. Houston, TX.

Michael Fosmire (panelist).  “Selling Coal to Newcastle? Why Librarians and Physicists Partnered to Populate an Institutional Repository.”  Physics Roundtable.  Special Libraries Association.  99th Annual Conference.   June 2008.  Seattle, WA. 

Fosmire, Michael.  “Integrating Measurable Outcomes into the Work of the Libraries”  Living the Future 6.  April 2006.  Tucson, AZ.