Christine M. Fischer

  • Head of Technical Services and Associate Professor
  • University Libraries, UNCG
  • cmfische@uncg.edu
  • (336) 256-1193
  • 240 Jackson Library

Christine received her BA in Humanities from East Tennessee State University and received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include topics related to library resources, streaming video, collections, and the evolving electronic scholarship and publishing environment.

There are 39 included publications by Christine M. Fischer :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2016. 9780838914380. 231 pages. $65 [Book review] 2017 31 Seeking external funding may be a new experience for many librarians. Where do you start? What are the options? Who do you approach? This book offers the background and methods of fundraising needed by librarians and staff at nonprofits who lack prof...
All aboard! Virtual onboarding for new librarians during a pandemic [Poster] 2021 64 Poster presented at the NCLA Biennial Conference which was held both virtually and in Winston-Salem, NC in October 2021.
The ball's in our court : virtual academic interview experiences from administrative and candidate perspectives [Slides] 2021 59 Slides presented at the NCLA Biennial Conference which was held both virtually and in person in Winston-Salem, NC in October 2021.
Beyond Vendor Fairs: Partnering with Vendors to Engage End Users — Presented by William Mischo (University of Illinois); Susan Wald Berkman (Nova Southeastern University); Jalyn Kelley (IEEE); Nancy Linden (University of Houston) 2018 83 This session provided practical approaches to promoting library resources and services to students. After noting that there is often lack of end user participation in training sessions, Kelley commented on the successes experienced with her co-presen...
Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs Duffy, Timothy Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 152 pp. $60.00. ISBN 978-1-4696- 4826-2. E-book ISBN: 978-1-4696-4827-9. [Book review] 2019 30 Duffy’s powerful photos introduce the reader to American roots musicians in the South. Using photographs to reflect a moment in time, Duffy presents images that tell a story of the performers of the traditional music of folk, jazz, gospel, rock, and ...
Bringing Some Stranger Things of Streaming Video Up from the Upside Down World: Research Insights from Faculty and Students [Slides] 2019 30 Slides presented at the thirty-ninth Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina on November 6, 2019.
Cameo Role: Now Casting the Future of Film through the Library — Presented by Tom Humphrey (Kanopy); Amanda Maple (Pennsylvania State University) 2018 49 Maple described Pennsylvania State University’s tradition of distance education throughout its history and today’s need for providing streaming video access to the land-grant institution’s faculty and students. Offering those collections resources co...
Crystal Clear? Today’s Libraries, Tomorrow’s Library Users 2006 1524 The Fifteenth North Carolina Serials Conference, hosted by the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Library and Information Sciences (SILS), was opened by Carol Nicholson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Dr. Irene Owens, D...
The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries [book review] 2020 168 Digital scholarship is a growing area of service and programming at institutions of higher education, often with the academic library at the center of support. Editors Robin Chin Roemer, Interim Director of Online Learning and Innovation, and Verlett...
Data-Driven Collection Development: The Approval Plan in Today's Academic Library [Notes] 2019 152 Data-Driven Collection Development: The Approval Plan in Today's Academic Library [Notes]
Data-Driven Collection Development: The Approval Plan in Today's Academic Library [Slides] 2019 200 Slides and notes from a presentation given May 2, 2019. This ACRL/Choice webcast looks at GOBI approval plans and demand driven acquisitions (DDA) programs as a means of automatically receiving print and electronic book resources for academic library...
Electronic Resources Pricing: A Variety of Models 2006 3693 Building and maintaining library collections is increasingly complex. Determining pricing for physical resources actually housed in the bricks and mortar facility is relatively simple. In contrast, libraries must select electronic resources that rang...
Group Therapy: Database Trials 2008 1482 Practicing librarians respond to a question about the advantages and disadvantages of making database trials available to university faculty.
Group Therapy: Managing OA Journals 2007 1276 Experienced librarians respond to a question on how academic libraries can best provide links to open access journals from the web page or catalog.
Group Therapy: Moving fully to Electronic Journals 2008 1369 Experienced academic librarians respond to a question on how to identify which journals can be electronic-only and which titles faculty still need to see current issues of in a physical form.
Group Therapy: Screening of Donations 2007 1673 Experienced academic librarians respond to a question about best practice for preliminary screening or filtering of prospective book donations.
Ideas Roadshow: Streaming video and more [Slides] 2017 209 Streaming Media Providers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – or maybe a little of each?Presented on September 29, 2017A panel of librarians discussed streaming video providers for this ASERL webinar, with Fischer presenting on Ideas Roadshow.
If We Had a Prologue — Presented by Laura Krier (Sonoma State University); Jodi Shepherd (California State University, Chico) 2018 96 The twenty-three campuses of the California State University system migrated to Ex Libris Alma with a go-live date in June 2017. The presenters shared their experiences as project managers for their libraries. Krier and Shepherd described the structu...
ILL and Acquisitions: Working Together to Get Users What They Need When They Need It 2022 11 Arthur and Decker presented the plan they have developed to establish a new workflow foracquiring requested collections materials. The collaboration between acquisitions andinterlibrary loan departments seeks to improve service and ensure quick fulfi...
Implementing and assessing use-driven acquisitions: a practical guide for librarians [book review] 2016 591 With a changing publishing environment, flat or reduced collections budgets, lack of space for physical collections, and the convenience of conducting research with electronic resources, many libraries are looking at ways to provide access to titles ...
In Celebration of University Faculty: The Promotion and Tenure Recognition Event 2007 2421 Earning tenure and being promoted in the university setting should be reasons for celebration. Yet, all too often these milestones in the lives and careers of faculty get little celebratory notice. In the past, a few of the individual schools and the...
Joining the Library Profession: Getting Hired, Attending Regional Conferences, and Finding a Mentor [Slides] 2018 1885 Attending regional conferences is a valuable professional development opportunity for graduate students in library and information science as well as librarians new to the profession. These presentation slides are from this panelist's portion of a NA...
JSTOR EBA (and DDA) at UNCG [Slides] 2019 563 Slides from the presentation of the library portion of a JSTOR webinar held Thursday, February 28, 2019. Valerie Yaw, Assistant Marketing Director for JSTOR, started the session with What We've Learned from EBA. The second part of the session was JST...
Library Open Access Funding on the Ground: Workflows for a Successful OA Transition 2022 155 Library-funded open access publishing support at Iowa State University has been growing and has required finding scalable solutions to processes, incorporating new tools, and developing effective workflows. This article is based on a NC Serials Confe...
The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year Eubanks, Georgann Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 262 pp. $28.00. ISBN 978-1-4696-4082-2. [Book review] 2019 25 Food is always a good topic of conversation, and that informal approach is taken by Eubanks, author of three Literary Trails regional guides of North Carolina, who invites the reader to cross the state on a journey to meet individuals who raise herit...
Onboarding and training a new electronic resources librarian during the COVID-19 pandemic: A reflection 2022 102 Though many library practices and services were put on hold at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, hiring still took place in some academic libraries. This column details the process of remote onboarding in an academic library that was accust...
Other duties as assigned: a reexamination of roles in resource acquisition and management 2021 21 Libraries are a disrupted industry. Since the advent of ready, unmediated information through the widespread adoption of the internet, the place of the library in society and on our campuses has been irrevocably altered. Now as we are no longer the a...
Other Duties as Assigned: A Reexamination of Roles in Resource Acquisitions and Management [Slides] 2018 30 Slides presented at the thirty-eighth Charleston Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina on November 8, 2018.
Our New Digital Archive Collections [slides] 2020 90 Slides from a presentation given July 28, 2020 for the UNCG University Libraries Virtual Learning Community.
Print News and Raise Hell: The “Daily Tar Heel” and the Evolu- tion of a Modern University By Kenneth Joel Zogry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 350 pp. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-4696-0829-7. [Book review] 2022 32 This absorbing chronicle of the history of the Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, captures the cultural, social, political, and historical events that influenced the campus from the newspaper’s s...
Streaming Film: How to Serve Our Users 2014 1748 Streaming video is an integral part of the curriculum for many academic courses. While faculty may have used DVDs in the classroom, the increase in online course instruction and the expectations of students comfortable with using streaming video in t...
Streaming Video in the Academy [Slides] 2015 41 Slides presented at the preconference of the thirty-fifth Charleston Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina on November 4, 2015.
The Subject Liaison’s Survival Guide to Technical Services. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2017. 9780838915028. 95 pages. $40.00. [Book review] 2017 26 This slim volume is a practical overview of technical services activities that is designed to inform subject liaisons about functions that may influence their work. The genesis of this title was a Charleston Conference presentation given by Schmidt a...
UNC Greensboro & Kanopy 2015 1204 These slides from an ASERL webinar present the UNCG experience with the Kanopy streaming video site.This presentation was part of a larger presentation entitled, "ASERL Members' Experiences with Kanopy Streaming Video", a ASERL Webinar, co-presented ...
UNC Greensboro and Our Experience with Swank Digital Campus 2015 971 The presentation describes the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's experience with the digital streaming video service through Swank Motion Picture's Digital Campus portal. This was the beginning segment of the "Overview of ASERL Offer from ...
The Value of Games: Putting Play Back into Practice for Children [Book review] 2021 30 How do children learn? How can they grow in experience and establish friendships and relationships? Games in childhood are a fun way to introduce young people to the world and others. Child development involves physical, intellectual, social, and emo...
Watch this! Including streaming video in our collections [Slides] 2016 2122 Watch This! Including Streaming Video in Our Collections Angela Dresselhaus, Head of Electronic Resources, East Carolina University Christine Fischer, Head of Technical Services, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this presentation, s...
Watch This: Promoting Streaming Video on Campus 2015 931 Promoting streaming video is important in ensuring use of the resource. These presentation slides cover the UNCG experience with promoting a variety of streaming services to faculty and the wider campus community.This presentation was part of a large...
What about Ebooks? The UNCG Libraries' Evidence-based Acquisitions Plans [slides] 2022 40 Slides from a presentation given March 28, 2022 for the UNCG University Libraries Virtual Learning Community series. These slides are from a talk that explains what an EBA plan is; how it differs from a DDA plan; what specific publishers offer in the...