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Mariela Hristova

Mariela Hristova

Associate Professor
Web Services Coordinator, Science Librarian

Email: hristova@oakland.edu
Phone: 248-370-2464

Office: KL 245
Office hours: Mon & Tue 2-4pm by appt.

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Research Interests

Information literacy, instructional design, content management, web development, and digital tools for research.



Nichols Hess, A., & Hristova, M. (2016, forthcoming). To search or to browse: How users navigate a new interface for online library tutorials. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 23(2).

Hristova, M, & Miree, C. (2013). Longitudinal Update: Business information literacy teaching at different academic levels. Journal of Information Literacy 7(2), 153-155.

Hristova, M. (2013). Library Widget for Moodle. Code4Lib Journal, 19. Available at http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7922.

Hristova, M. (2012). RefWorks usage patterns: Exploring the first four semesters of use by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 17 (2): 45-64.

Greer, K., Swanberg, S., Hristova, M., Switzer, A, Daniel, D., and Perdue, S. (2012). Beyond the web tutorial: Development and implementation of an online, self-directed academic integrity course at Oakland University. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38 (5), 251-258.

Gunn, M., & Miree, C. (2012). Business information literacy teaching at different academic levels: An exploration of skills and implications for instructional design. Journal of Information Literacy, 6 (1), 18-34.

Gunn, M., & Kraemer, E. (2011). The agile teaching library: Models for integrating information literacy in online learning experiences. In S. Kelsey & K. St.Amant (Eds.), Computer-mediated communication: Issues and approaches in education, pp.191-206. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.

Gunn, M. (2008, March/April). Tech watch: Reducing form spam with reCAPTCHA. Michigan Libraries, 73 (2), 31-32.

Gunn, M., Roy, L. & Oliver, A. (2005, Winter). Building a Bridge to TexShare for Small and Rural Libraries. Texas Library Journal 81 (4), 160-162.


Book Reviews

Gunn, M. (2011, February). Design literacies: Learning and innovation in the digital age. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 48(6), 3406.

Gunn, M. (2010, May). Rethinking education in the age of technology: The digital revolution and schooling in America. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 47(9), 5154.

Gunn, M. (2008, November). Information literacy assessment in K-12 settings. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 46(3),  1618.

Gunn, M. (2008, April). Educating the Net generation: How to engage students in the 21st century. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 45(8),  4519.



Hristova, M. (2013, March 22). User-centered approach to library websites: A change in perspective for all librarians. Conference Presentation, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Holland, MI.

Gunn, M. (2012, March 2). What's in a Guide? A comparison of content elements and their instructional potential. Conference Presentation, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Alma, MI.

Gunn, M., & Strub, M. (2011, April 1). Subject guides: Rethinking approaches to content and interactivity. Poster Presentation, ACRL National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Gunn, M., & Miree-Coppin, C. (2010, May 19). The importance of discipline-specific library instruction for undergraduates. Conference Presentation, Fourth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, Rochester, MI.

Gunn, M., Roy, L. (2006, April 27). Building a Rural Bridge to TexShare for Small and Rural Libraries. Peer-Reviewed Contributed Paper, TLA Conference 2006, Houston, TX.

Gunn, M. (co-panelist with Joan Alcott and Valli Hoski). (2006, April 28). Savvy Staff Training for Free. Invited Presentation, TLA Conference 2006, Houston, TX.

Gunn, M., Roy, L. (2006, January 16). Bridge to TexShare for Small and Rural Libraries. Works in Progress Poster Session, ALISE Conference 2006, San Antonio, TX.



Library Service

2010 - presentExecutive Committee
2011 - 2013, 2014-presentCommittee on Elections (Chair in 2014-2015)
2011 - 2012Library Committee on Appointment and Promotion
2010 - 2012Merit and Travel Committee
2010 - 2011Electronic Resources Selection Committee
2008 - 2010Committee on Instruction

2011 - presentLibrary Technologies Team
2011 - presentOperations, Assessment and Management (OAM) Group
2009 - presentIntegrated Systems and Data Team
2008 - presentOnline User Interfaces (OUI) Team, Chair since 2011
2007 - presentInstruction Group
2007 - presentResearch Services Group
2007 - presentCollection Development Group
2013 - 2014Privacy Policy Task Force
2013 - 2014Strategic Planning Update Task Force
2013 - 2014Colleague Committee for the C1 Review of Meghan Finch
2011 - 2012Plagiarism Course Task Force, Chair
2011 - 2012Strategic Planning Task Force
2011 - 2012Information Commons Integration Task Force
2011 - 2012Search Committee, User Support Services Specialist
2011 - 2012Search Committee, Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Medical Library
2010 - 2011Search Committee, Digital and Web Services Librarian, Medical Library
Fall 2010Student Employee Scholarship Committee
2010 - 2011Discovery Tool Task Force
2009 - 2010Colleague Committee for the C1 Review of Julia Rodriguez
2008 - 2009Information Commons Task Force

University Service

2013 - presentCampus Development and Environment Committee, OU Senate
2011 - 2013Academic Computing Committee, OU Senate, Chair in 2012-2013
2011 - 2013University Research Committee, OU Senate
2008 - 2010Library Committee, OU Senate

2010 - 2011eCornucopia Planning Committee
2008 - 2012E-LIS Faculty Advisory Committee
2007 - 2008Faculty Learning Community

Professional Service

2012 - presentSoutheast Michigan League of Libraries (SEMLOL) Executive Board
Chair Elect in 2013-2014
; Chair in 2014-2015

2011 - 2014Michigan Academic Business Librarians (MABL) Group

April 2013Peer-reviewing for the Journal of Media and Communication Studies

Winter 2011Mentoring for UM School of Information PEP Internship Program


Professional Affiliations

2003 - present American Library Association (ALA)
2006 - presentAssociation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Educational Background

Master of Science in Information Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2005
Master of Arts in English, Kansas State University, May 2002
Bachelor of Arts in English, American University in Bulgaria, May 2000


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