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Julia E. Rodriguez

Associate Professor
Scholarly Communication and Open Knowledge Librarian

Office: 238 Kresge
Phone: 248-370-2490
Email: juliar@oakland.edu

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*If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Summer appointments by email, or use general appointment calendar

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Research Interests

Open access, scholarly communication, open educational resources, faculty research behaviors, social media use in education, copyright, privacy.

Services Provided

  • Assistance for faculty with research and publishing, including tool selection and instruction.
  • Liaison to institutional partners on faculty research and scholarly communication issues.
  • Educational training programs for faculty on author rights, and alternative publishing methods.
  • Coordinator of the Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI)
  • Coordinate the Library's OUR@Oakland repository and open access initiatives.
  • Liaison to Health Sciences - Public and Environmental Wellness Dept. and Writing, including information literacy instruction and collection development.
  • Affordable course materials conversion consultations.
  • Reference services and individual research consultations.
  • Workshops provided by request (view subject list)


Rodriguez, J. (2023). Scholarly Communication Services: From an Island, You Can Build Bridges, in M. Boon, J. Bolick, W. Cross (Eds.) Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge (pp.391-394). Association of Colleges and Research Libraries. OPEN ACCESS

Rodriguez, J. E. (2022). How Much Do Faculty Think Students Should Pay for Course Materials? A Survey of Instructors' Use of Current Course Materials and OER UseJournal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication10(1). OPEN ACCESS

Rodriguez, J.E. & Bucciarelli, E.R. (2020, January 28). Strategies for Staying Sane While Providing Research Support and Instruction in High Enrollment or Research-Intensive Programs. The Journal of Creative Library Practice. OPEN ACCESS

Rodriguez, J. E. (2016). A Massively Flipped Class-Designing and implementing active learning information literacy instruction for a large enrollment course. Reference Services Review, 44(1), 4-20.Author accepted manuscript http://hdl.handle.net/10323/4616

Rodriguez, J. (2015) Scholarly Communications Competencies: Open Access Training for Librarians. New Library World. 116 (7/8), 397. doi.org/10.1108/NLW-12-2014-0140
Author accepted manuscript http://hdl.handle.net/10323/4600

Rodriguez, J. (2014) Awareness and Attitudes about Open Access Publishing: A Glance at Generational Differences. Journal of Academic Librarianship 40 (6), 604. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.07.013
Author accepted manuscript version http://hdl.handle.net/10323/4601

Rodriguez, J. E., Greer, K., & Shipman, B. (2014). Copyright and you: Copyright instruction for college students in the digital age. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(5), 486. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.06.001
Author accepted manuscript version http://hdl.handle.net/10323/3161

Rodriguez, J. (2011). Social Media Use in Higher Education: Key Areas to Consider for Educators. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(4), 539-550. OPEN ACCESS

Rodriguez, J. (2010). Social Software in Academic Libraries for Internal Communication and Knowledge Management: A Comparison of Two Reference Blog Implementations. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2), 107-124. doi:10.1080/10875301003788323
Author accepted manuscript version http://hdl.handle.net/10323/2181

Co-authored article (under name Julia E. Buryk):

Riolo, J.A., Buryk, J. E., Bromley, M.A. (2008) The Fair Use Rule: When copying is not cheating. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Special Issue on Academic Honesty. 5(1).

Conference Presentations

Van Loon. J. & Rodriguez, J. (2024, May 16). Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Open Access Publishing. Mi-ALA Annual Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.
Rodriguez, J.; Lake, K.; Ledermann, M.; Samet, R.; Woolsey, L. (2024, May 17). Mi-OER Network Looking back and looking forward at OER progress in Michigan. Mi-ALA Annual Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.
Rodriguez, J. (2032, May 18). How Much Do Faculty Think Students Should Pay for Course Materials? Understanding Faculty Cost Tolerance and Selection Authority. Mi-ALA Annual Conference. Holland, MI. May 17-18, 2023.
Rodriguez, J. (2022, September, 29). Doing the Donor Dance: Lessons learned from talking to donors and donor relations staff. MI-OER Summit - Online.
Rodriguez, J. co-presenter with Mullins, T., Ulrich, T., Radisauskas, C. (2021, May 19). Searching Open Educational Resources Repositories co-presenter. Mi-ALA. Annual Conference. Online.
Rodriguez, J. (2020, March 24). How open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks promote equity, and support access, affordability and college completion. Equity in the Classroom Conference. Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Lansing, MI. Presentation accepted but canceled due to COVID-19
Rodriguez, J. (2019, November 1). Using deep listening to conduct a textbook listening tour. Peer-reviewed Presentation. 16th Annual Open Education Conference. Phoenix, AZ
Rodriguez, J. (2019, October, 18). Planting OER Seeds: Using Deep Listening to Conduct a Textbook Listening Tour. MI-OER Summit. University Center, MI.
Rodriguez, J. (2018, October 25). Practical Strategies for evidence-based literature searching and article publishing. Keynote Speaker at 12th Annual ProMedica Nursing Research Conference.
Rodriguez, J. & Bucciarelli, E. (2018, May 17).  The mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming..." Providing Research Support and Instruction to High-enrollment Programs. Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference - East Lansing, MI.
Rodriguez, J. Copyright and You -- Building a Comprehensive Copyright Course for Students (2014, May 29). Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference - East Lansing, MI.
Rodriguez, J. Open Access training and support for librarian faculty: Building OA confidence and buy-in. (2014, Feb 28). Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters - Rochester, MI.
Rodriguez, J. Why Open Access? A Rationale for Institutional Repositories. (2011, May 26). eCornucopia Open Digital University Conference, Rochester, MI.
Rodriguez, J. FLITE Reference Blog. Poster Session presenter. (2007, Nov.) Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Lansing, MI.

Campus Presentations & Workshops (previous 5 years):

February 16, 2024 OUSC - ACMI Five Year update
October 11, 2023. DEI Council Affordable Course Materials, OER & DEI.
February 9, 2023. Who has cited you? Creating your citation report. Schol Comm mini-workshop.
February 16, 2023. Making your publications open: Understanding open licenses. Schol Comm mini-workshop.
October 25, 2022. Open for Climate Justice faculty panel - OA week event.
March 3, 2021. ACMI Stipend Presentations. Open Education week 2021.
February 12, 2021. Z-degrees Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees. School of Health Sciences Faculty meeting.
October 22, 2020. The Open Access Imperative - OA week pre-recorded presentation.
December 3 & November 18, 2019. Teaching with OER - How to use OER-enabled pedagogy in your class. Converting to a zero textbook course Learning Community.
October 25, 2019. Increase Your Research Visibility - Getting Your Work, Noticed, Cited and Read- OA week event.
October 21, 2019. Co-presenter Joanna Thielen & Stephanie Swanberg. I didn't know that was free! Locating and Using Cool Free Content - OA week presentation.
October 15, 2019. Finding affordable course materials, library resources, OER and open textbooks - CELT workshops.
October 8, 2019. Copyright and Fair Use. Graduate School Workshop.
October 7 & 8, 2019. OER & Creative Commons - Converting to a zero textbook course Learning Community.
October 2, 2019. Panel member. Open forum on textbook affordability. Student Congress.
September 23 & 24, 2019. Finding OER Course Materials - Converting to a zero textbook course Learning Community.
September 9 & 10, 2019. Introduction to OER- Converting to a zero textbook course Learning Community.
March 28, 2019. Co-presenter Joanna Thielen. Discover Who's Talking about Your Research with Altmetrics. Oakland University Research Office Soundings Series.


University Service


2021-2024 University Senate, General Education Committee
2019-2021. University Senate Steering Committee
2019-2021. University Senate, Library representative
2018-2020. University Senate Library Committee, member
2015-2017. University Senate Research Committee, chair 2016-2017
2014-2016. University Senate Library Committee, sub-committee chair 2011-2013. University Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, Editor of fall and spring newsletter
2009-2011. University Senate Academic Computer Committee, member
2009-2010. University Senate Library Committee, member

University Task Forces and Ad Hoc Committees

2023-2025 Advisory Board, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
2019-2021 Advisory Board, e-Learning & Instructional Support Advisory Committee (e-LIS)
2019-2020 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Faculty Advisory Committee
2017-2018 College of Arts & Sciences OER task force, member
2014-2016 AAUP Advisory Board, member representing Library
2014-2016 Advisory Board, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
2010-2012 SurPriSe faculty learning community, member
2010-2011 e-Cornucopia 2011: The Open Digital University conference, Track chair
2009-2014 Advisory Board, e-Learning & Instructional Support Advisory Committee (e-LIS)

 Library Service

2020-2022 Library Executive Committee, member
2020-2021 Frank Lepkowski Undergraduate Research in Writing Award, member
2019-present Digital Strategies Team
2017-2021 Library Committee on Appointment and Promotion (LCAP), member
2017-2019 Library Committee on Merit/Travel, member
2013-2016 Frank Lepkowski Undergraduate Research in Writing Award, chair 2016.
2013-2015 Library Committee on Appointment and Promotion (LCAP), member
2013-2015 Library Executive Committee, member
2009-2013 Library Committee on Instruction (COI), member
2009-2012 Committee on Elections, Committee Chair, 2011-2012

Library Task Forces and Ad Hoc Committees
2018-present Affordable Course Materials Initiative Team, Lead
2018-2019 Using and Citing Sources Task force, member
2017-2018 Merit Review Task Force, member
2017-2018 Colleague Committee for C4 review of Meghan Finch, member
2016-2017 Colleague Committee for C1 review of Helen Levenson, chair
2016-2017 Colleague Committee for C4 review of Amanda Hess, member
2016-2017 Colleague Committee for C4 review of Katie Greer, member
2014-2016 Scholarly Communications Working Group, co-chair
2014-2015 Art in the Library Task Force, member
2013-2015 Undergraduate Research in Writing Award, Committee Chair, 2014-2015
2013-2014 Colleague Committee for C4 Review of Dominique Daniel, member
2013-2014 Colleague Committee for C2 Review of Meghan Finch, member
2011-2013 Institutional Repository (IR) Committee Co-chair
2012-2013 Copyright Tutorial working group, member
2009-2013 Online User Interfaces (OUI), member
2011-2012 Citation Tools Review Committee, Group leader 2011-2012 WRT 160 Overall Group, member
2011-2012 Plagiarism tutorial development group, member
2011-2012 Colleague Committee for the C-2 Review of Mariela Gunn, member 2008-2009 Information Commons Task Force, member

Professional Service

2021- present Michigan OER Network Steering Committee - member
2021 - present Michigan OER Action Team for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) - member, Summit Steering Committee
2022 OER Leadership Mentor, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee member. 2021 Open Education Conference.
2021 Weekly moderator and discussion lead. OER Leadership Program, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
2020 OER Leadership Mentor, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
2019 Peer-reviewer. Elder, A.K. (2019). The OER Starter Kit. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Digital Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31274/isudp.7
2019 Peer-reviewer. Hare, S., Kirschner, J., Reed, M. Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies. MAVS, University of Texas Arlington Libraries.
2014-2015 Education Committee member, conference planning for 2015 conference. Michigan Health Sciences Library Association.
2012-2013 Pre-conference Committee member for 2013 conference. American College & Research Libraries.
2012-2013 Peer-reviewer. Ethics and Information Technology journal.
2013 Peer-reviewer. Computers & Education journal 2010 Libraries Technology in University Libraries Committee member. American College & Research Libraries.
2008-2009 Pre-conference Committee member for 2009 conference. American College & Research Libraries

Professional Affiliations

2017- present  Michigan Academic Library Association (Mi-ALA)
2004 - present 
American Library Association (ALA)
2005 - present Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
2013 - 2015  Michigan Health Sciences Library Association (MHSLA)
2007 - 2009  Michigan Library Association (MLA)
2000 - 2005  American Associations of Museums (AAM/ICOM)

Honors & Achievements

Faculty Recognition Honoree: Exemplary Librarianship/Teaching Founder's Day Faculty Recognition Luncheon, April 9 2014.


SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow - 2018-2019
Final Report - OER Readiness and Environmental Scan of Departments with High-Enrollment Courses


Graduate Teacher Fellowship Award for Arts Administration Department University of Oregon - 2000

Educational Background

Master of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsbugh, 2005
Master of Science, Arts Administration (Museum Studies) University of Oregon , 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, University of Hartford Art School , 1992

Master's Project
"Museums as Providers of Online Multimedia Education in the 21st Century". 2002.

Short course:
Digitization for Cultural Heritage Professionals, The Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (H ATII), University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2002

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