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Dominique Daniel

Dominique Daniel

Associate Professor, Kresge Library
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections

Office: 244 Kresge
Phone: 248-370-2478
Fax: 248-370-2458
Email: daniel@oakland.edu | My Academia profile

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Services provided

  • Library instruction
  • Research consultations
  • Collection development for, and liaison to, Modern Languages and History
  • Research support
  • all University Archives and Special Collections services

Research interests

  • History of libraries and archives in the United States and Canada
  • Information literacy instruction and distance learning
  • Evolution of scholarly publishing in the digital era



Dominique Daniel and Amalia S. Levi, eds., Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada (Los Angeles: Litwin Press, 2014)


"Archival Representations of Immigration and Ethnicity in North American History: From the Ethnicization of Archives to the Archivization of Ethnicity." Archival Science 14, no. 2 (2014): 169-203. DOI 10.1007/s10502-013-9209-6

Greer, K., S. Swanberg, M. Hristova, A. T. Switzer, D. Daniel, and S. W. Perdue, "Beyond the Web Tutorial: Development and Implementation of an Online, Self-Directed Academic Integrity Course at Oakland University." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 38, no.5 (2012): 251–258. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2012.06.010.
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"The Politics of Ethnic Heritage Preservation in Canada: The Case of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario." Information & Culture: A Journal of History 47, no. 2 (2012): 206-232. DOI: 10.1353/lac.2012.0011
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"Teaching Students How to Research the Past: Historians and Librarians in the Digital Age." The History Teacher 45, no. 2 (Feb. 2012): 261-282.
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"Documenting the Immigrant and Ethnic Experience in American Archives." The American Archivist 73, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 84-102.
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"Library Research Courses that Follow Universal Design Principles and Best Practices for Online Education of Special Needs Students Improve Student Learning Experiences: A Review of Improving distance education for students with special needs: A qualitative study of students’ experiences with an online library research course by A. Catalano." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10 no. 1 (2015): 69-71.
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"Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them: A Review of Distance learners’ self-efficacy and information literacy skillsby Y. Tang & H.W Tseng." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9, no. 3 (2014): 101-103.
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"Ethnographic Study at a Music Library Found Students Prefer Short Stopovers and Longer Solitary Study: A Review of What do patrons really do in music libraries? An ethnographic approach to improving library services by D. W. Hursh & C. B. Avenarius." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9, no. 1 (2014): 45-47.
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"Gender, Race, and Age of Librarians and Users Have an Impact on the Perceived Approachability of Librarians: A Review of Structural diversity in academic libraries: A study of librarian approachability by J. L. Bonnet & B. McAlexander." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8 no. 3 (2013): 73-75.
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"Millennial Generation Students Search the Web Erratically, with Minimal Evaluation of Information Quality: A Review of A Study of the Information Search Behaviour of the Millennial Generation by A. Taylor." Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 8, no.1 (2013): 81-83.
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Daniel, D. and E. W. Kraemer, “Integrating the Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course into the Curriculum: Goals, Benefits, and Challenges.” In Proceedings of the 40th Annual LOEX Conference, 3-5 May, 2012, Columbus, Ohio (Library Orientation Series, No.45) - forthcoming

"Using Web-Based Audience Response Systems to Enhance Student Interaction in Online Classes." Proceedings of the 2012 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Link to full text.


"Ethnicity and Archives." In Luciana Duranti & Pat Franks, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Science. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (in press).


"Vecoli’s ‘diamonds’: Documenting the history of immigration to North America since the 1950s." Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University, October 11-12, 2013.

Panel on "Librarians, General Education, and Information Literacy: Stories From Across Michigan." - Academic Libraries 2013, Michigan Library Association, Traverse City, Michigan, May 16-17, 2013.

"Forget the catalog: re-envisioning information literacy learning outcomes and strategies for web-scale discovery instruction." Roundtable chair, ACRL Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 10-13, 2013.

"At the intersection of public and scholarly history: archives and museums of immigration and ethnicity in North America from the 1950s to the digital age." Annual Meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government and Oral History in the Mid Atlantic Region, April 4-5, 2013, College Park, MD.

"Using Web-Based Audience Response Systems to Enhance Student Interaction in Online Classes." Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Traverse City, Michigan, Sept. 20-23, 2012.

"Shaping Immigrant and Ethnic Heritage in North America: Ethnic Organizations and the Documentary Heritage." Annual meeting of the Institute of the Americas, Paris (France), June 6-8, 2012.

With Beth Kraemer: "Integrating the Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course into the Curriculum: Goals, Benefits, and Challenges." LOEX 2012 conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, 2012.

"Representations of Ethnicity and Collection Development in American Archives." French Association of American Studies Annual Meeting, Brest (France), May 25-28, 2011.

"Teaching Students to Research the Past: Libraries and e-Resources." American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, January 6-9, 2011.

"The Politics of Ethnic Heritage Preservation in Canada: the Case of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario." Library History Round Table Research Forum, American Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 24-29, 2010.


To the profession:

Editor, H-HistBibl Discussion Network

Chair, Library History Round Table (American Library Association)

Member, ACRL Instruction Section Professional Education Committee (American Library Association)

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Library History Round Table (American Library Association)

Secretary-Treasurer, Library History Round Table (American Library Association)

Secretary-Treasurer Elect, Library History Round Table (American Library Association)

Liaison for the Library History Round Table (American Library Association) to the Society of American Archivists and the Organization of American Historians

Member of the Library History Round Table's Donald G. Davis Article Award Committee


To Oakland University:

General Education Committee

Senate Library Committee

Senate Academic Conduct Committee

Professional affiliations

American Library Association (ALA)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Michigan Library Association (MLA)


Awards and honors

Balch Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania (2012)

Faculty Research Award, Oakland University (2010)

Margaret Mann award, University of Michigan School of Information (2009)

Rackham Non Traditional Fellowship, University of Michigan 2009

Collegiate Sorosis Foundation Scholarship, Center for Education of Women, University of Michigan (2008)

Michigan Business and Professional Women’s Foundation scholarship (2008)

North American Studies Association (France), Best Doctoral Dissertation award (1994)

Fullbright Fellowship, University of Southern California (1989-1990)


Educational background

Doctorate in North American Studies, University of Paris 7 (France)

Master of Science in Information (MSI), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Master's degree in English Studies, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (France)

Bachelor's degree in French and English, University of Rennes 2 (France)

Additional education in France:

Habilitation, University of Paris 7 (France)

Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud (France)


Previous experience

Before joining the Kresge Library at Oakland University, I taught American and Canadian history at university level. You will find highlights of my CV here.


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