Paula C Johnson
- Associate Librarian
I have been an Engineering Librarian since 2009 and enjoy serving sudents and faculty in this innovative, inspiring and interesting field. Colleagues have recognized my enthusiasm, and effective communication and collaboration skills. I have a strong service orientation and am geared toward achieving Library and University goals in a creative and resourceful way.
- M.L.I.S Library & Information Science
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- B.A. English & Studio Arts
- University of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Researcher Identification Systems;Research Metrics & Impact;Technical Standards;Citation Management Tools;Data Management Planning;Open Access
Information Literacies;Diversity & Inclusion in STEM;International Students;Library Innovation Spaces/LabsLibraries & Social Justice
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- Johnson, P. C. (2021). Seeking to understand: a journey into disability studies and libraries. Public Services Quarterly, 17(4), 262-263.
- Johnson, P. C., & Simonsen, J. E. (2015). Do engineering master's students know what they don't know?: Exploring abstracting & indexing service use and non-use. Library Review, 64(1/2), 36-57.
- Johnson, P. C. (2014). International Open Access Week at small to medium U.S. academic libraries: The first five years. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(6), 626-631.
- Johnson, P. C. (2013). Dissertations and discussions: engineering graduate student research resource use at New Mexico State University. Collection Building, 33(1), 25-30.
- Johnson, P. C., Subbian, V., Shaw, L. R., Alvarez, A. M., Zawada, S., & Franco, M. A. (2018, April). Beyond Ramps and Signs: Rethinking Support Structures for Engineering Students with Disabilities. In 2018 CoNECD- Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity- American Society of Engineering Education, 10.
- Johnson, P. (2021, July 21-22). International Students: Effective Engagement Strategies. STEM Librarians Collaborative Conference. Virtual: 2021 STEM Librarians Collaborative: Kayleigh Bohemier, Yale University Sharice Collins, IOP Publishing Leslie Eager, Duke University Press Samuel Hansen, University of Michigan Jenny Hart, University of Chicago Nastasha Johnson, Purdue University Laura Palumbo, Rutgers University Donna Thompson, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard Alyssa Young, James Madison University.More infoAbstract: This presentation will provide attendees with current data and information about international students in STEM fields participating in U.S. higher education. This overview helps contextualize the work of academic librarians engaging with this cohort. From this aerial view, I will discuss the framework I developed for connecting with international students before the pandemic, and how we pivoted post-pandemic. Successful cross-campus collaborations are shared, and library-centric engagement activities are described.
- Johnson, P. (2019, June). Keeping Current with Scholarly Communication Issues. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Tampa, Florida: ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division.More infoThis was an invited panel presentation, in which my contribution to the discussion of current scholarly communication issues concerned the creation and adoption of open educational resources amongst higher education engineering educators.
- Johnson, P. (2019, June). Library Value to Student Research: Celebrate It!. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Tampa, Florida: ASEE Engineering Libraries Division.More infoThis Lightning Talk discussed working with another campus unit, in this case, the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) to raise the profile of student research and the Library’s role in student success. Students submit a poster to GPSC for consideration, and may elect to include an essay to the Library for its Willock Awards, which ask how library resources and services supported their research.This Lightning Talk discusses how this collaboration and these awards provide valuable student testimonials for library communications, and present an opportunity for educating students about their options for self-archiving their research products.
- Johnson, P. C. (2018, June). Coalescing @ University of Arizona: Student organizations, inclusive excellence and libraries. ACRL Science & Technology Section Hot Topics: ‘Diversity & Inclusion in STEM Librarianship' panel presentation. New Orleans, LA: ALA.More infoI was asked to talk about my co-sponsorship of a College of Engineering student chapter of American Society of Engineering Education. I described the "Engineering in an Intersectional World" workshop we presented to students and faculty, as well as the research project we undertook to examine what kinds of resources were available to and utilized by College of Engineering students who have disabilities.
- Johnson, P. (2017, June). Tech Launch Arizona: University of Arizona Libraries as Booster Rocket. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Columbus, OH: ASEE Engineering Libraries Division.
- Johnson, P. C. (2018, June). The Nexus of Undergraduate Engineering Education and Information Literacy. 2018 American Libary Associaton Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA: Assoc. of College & Research Libraries, Science & Technology Section.More infoAbstract:This study seeks to examine the degree to which the concept of information literacy (IL) is incorporated within the literature addressing engineering pedagogy in higher education, with a focus on the American Society of Engineering Education’s publication Journal of Engineering Education. It characterizes such IL references according to an assessment developed by L.G. O'Conner (2008) that permits relative ranking along a scale that runs from "Incidental Mention" to "Major Focus." The study is aligned with the years that the Association of College & Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education were in force, 2000 through 2016. This study is useful to librarians interested in understanding the uptake and understanding of IL concepts within engineering education, and uses the proxy of the educational research published in the scholarly Journal of Engineering Education to serve this function. Such knowledge may usefully shape the approach and the collaborative efforts taken with engineering faculty. O’Connor, L. G. (2008). The Diffusion of Information Literacy in Academic Business Literature. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 13(2), 105–125.
- Johnson, P. (2020. Learning beyond the classroom: Engaging students in information literacy through co-curricular activities(p. 2).
- Johnson, P. (2019. Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide.
- Johnson, P. C. (2017. The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide. 2nd Ed.(pp 268-269).