Krista Schmidt

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0940-4979

Krista Schmidt, Professor, is the STEM Liaison and Maps Librarian at WCU. She has provided research and instruction help to WCU students, faculty, and staff since 2003. Ms. Schmidt’s research interests are varied but have most recently focused on the links between technical and public services in academic libraries. ResearcherID D-2924-2013

There are 15 included publications by Krista Schmidt :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Broadening Horizons: Transforming Public Services with Technical Services Knowledge 2017 321 Presentation for Spring 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference. Explore the advantages of educating and cross-training public services staff in technical services practices and duties as academic librarians from differen...
Collectivism vs. Individualism in a Wiki World: Librarians Respond to Jaron Lanier's Essay 2007 1595 Jaron Lanier’s essay Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism is a self-described rant of the dangers of the hive mentality in suppressing individual human intelligence as demonstrated in online resources such as Wikipedia and MySpa...
Media Literacy and Newspapers of Record 2018 488

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe the challenges associated with identifying newspapers of record for local, regional, and national newspapers, specifically as those challenges pertain to students’ news media literacy. Visual lite...

The New Face of Reference 2013 207 Paper presented at the Computers in Libraries annual conference, Washington, District of Columbia
New Roles for a Changing Environment: Implications of Open Access for Libraries 2005 777 This article examines the likely implications of open access on library operations. The context of the examination takes place assuming that the traditional model of publication and open access coexist. Open access presents numerous challenges and op...
Noves funcions en un entorn de canvis: implicacions de l’accés obert per a les biblioteques 2005 238 RESUMAquest article examina les possibles implicacions de l’accés obert en la gestió de les biblioteques. Aquesta examinació té lloc en un context en què s’assumeix que el model tradicional d’edició i l’accés obert coexisteixen. L’accés obert present...
Now-Gen Resources for Next-Gen Librarians 2011 284 Paper presented at Biennial meeting of the North Carolina Library Association, Hickory, North Carolina
On-call reference: A case study 2014 18 The way that physical reference service points have been staffed has been changing for libraries of all sizes and missions for many years. These changes—motivated by trends, budgets, and new efficiencies—include hours staffed, who staffs the desk, lo...
Reality check: Minding the gap 2018 20 This article details ideas for fostering intra-library relationships between technical services and reference/research and instruction units. Recommendations are given for six fundamental areas (background knowledge, schedules and timing, relationsh...
STEM 2021 16 This presentation provides a broad overview of the idea of STEM – what it is and what it means – and a summary of STEM diversity through recent statistics in the United States as they relate to jobs, higher education, and diversity in STEM fields.
A student-focused checklist for creating infographics 2021 446

Purpose: This paper discusses efforts to produce instructional support objects for undergraduate students engaged in creating infographics, an alternative assignment growing in popularity at the authors’ university.

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Subject Liaison's Guide to the Backroom: What Every New Liaison Needs to Know About Technical Services Processes 2014 486 Paper presented at the 34th Annual Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina
Talking through it: Using student-to-student interviews and brainstorming for facilitating critical inquiry 2017 19 Facilitating student engagement, critical thinking, and strategic research approaches are key goals for many teaching librarians in academia. Librarians generally develop different tools to address these goals, depending on the class, the students, a...
Talking Through It:Using Student-to-Student Interviews and Brainstorming Activities for Facilitating Critical Inquiry 2017 944 Poster for The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC). Talking Through It:Using Student-to-Student Interviews and Brainstorming Activities for Facilitating Critical Inquiry
Technical Services and Public Services: Collaborative Decision Making 2017 397 Presentation for 2017 ALA midwinter meeting. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services ALCTS special interest group.