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Julia E. Rodriguez

Associate Professor
Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications 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

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

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.
  • Coordinate the Library's OUR@Oakland repository and open access initiatives.
  • Liaison to School of Nursing and Health Sciences including information literacy instruction and collection development.
  • Reference services and individual research consultations.
  • Workshops provided by request (view subject list)


In press 2020 - "Scholarly communication services - From an island, you can build bridges."  Chapter in Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture: Law, Economics, and Publishing, Association of College and Research Libraries.

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 https://creativelibrarypractice.org/2020/01/28/strategies-for-staying-sane-while-providing-research-support-and-instruction-in-high-enrollment-or-research-intensive-programs/

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 http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/rodriguez_1211.pdf

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

Rodriguez, J. E. (2019, November 1). Using deep listening to conduct a textbook listening tour. Peer-reviewed Presentation. 16th Annual Open Education Conference. Phoenix, AZ
Rodriguez, J. E. (2019, October, 18). Planting OER Seeds: Using Deep Listening to Conduct a Textbook Listening Tour. Peer-reviewed Presentation. MI-OER Summit. University Center, MI.
Rodriguez, J. E. (2018, October 25). Practical Strategies for evidence-based literature searching and article publishing. Keynote Speaker at 12th Annual ProMedica Nursing Research Conference.
May 17, 2018 Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference - East Lansing, MI - The mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming..." Providing Research Support and Instruction to High-enrollment Programs co-presenter with Elizabeth R. Bucciarelli, Eastern Michigan University
May 29, 2014  MLA Academic Libraries Conference - East Lansing, MI
Copyright and You -- Building a Comprehensive Copyright Course for Students
Feb. 28, 2014  Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters - Rochester MI Open Access training and support for librarian faculty: Building OA confidence and buy-in
May 26, 2011  eCornucopia Open Digital University Conference, Oakland University Why Open Access? A Rationale for Institutional Repositories
Nov. 2007  Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Lansing, MI Poster Session presenter - "FLITE Reference Blog"

Campus Presentations & Workshops (previous 5 years):

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.
February 11, 2019. Getting your work noticed. Public and Environmental Wellness (PEW) Faculty meeting.
December 10, 2018. Choosing Where to Publish. Public and Environmental Wellness (PEW) Faculty meeting.
October 30, 2018. Why You Should Care About Open Access. Senate Library Committee.
September 27, 2018. Copyright and Fair Use. Oakland University Graduate Workshop.
April 13, 2018. Authors' Rights for Publishing. Research, Publishing and Dissemination Workshop Series. OU Libraries.
March 29, 2018. Keeping Up-to-Date with Publications in your Field, Publishing and Dissemination Workshop Series. OU Libraries.
March 23, 2018. Increase Your Research Impact with Social Media. Publishing and Dissemination Workshop Series. OU Libraries.
March 16, 2018. Getting Your Work Noticed, Read and Cited. Publishing and Dissemination Workshop Series. OU Libraries.
March 7, 2018. co-presenter with Holly Shreve Gilbert and Crystal VanKooten. Nuts and Bolts: Writing Tweets, Brights, and Soundbites! Oakland University Research Office Soundings Series.
Feb. 15, 2018. Affordable Textbooks and OER. Oakland University Faculty Senate.
Dec. 12, 2017. Why Open Access Matters. School of Nursing Faculty Retreat.
Nov. 11, 2017. Fair Use & Plagiarism. Oakland University Graduate Workshop.
Oct. 27, 2017. co-presenter with Caterina Pieri. Ditch the textbook - Save your students' money adopt an open textbook. OA week presentation. OU Libraries.
Oct. 26, 2017. Open Access Cafe - Why Open Access Matters. OA week presentation. OU Libraries.
Oct. 24, 2016. Why You Should Care About OA: OU Libraries in Action. OA week presentation. OU Libraries.
Oct. 23, 2015. Getting cited: Increase your impact with open access repositories & social media. OA week presentation. OU Libraries.
Oct. 21, 2014. Open Access Updates and Mandates. OA week presentation. OU Libraries.
Oct. 15, 2014. OER and Open textbooks. E-Learning & Instructional Support LunchBytes series.
Feb. 13, 2014. co-presented with Stephanie Swanberg. Scholarly Communications and Impact Metrics. Deans and Department Headed meeting.
April 10, 2015. Author's Rights workshop. Library Scholarly Communication series. OU Libraries.
March 20, 2015. Strategic Publishing II workshop. Library Scholarly Communication series. OU Libraries.
March 6, 2015. Strategic Publishing I workshop. Library Scholarly Communication series. OU Libraries.
Nov. 14, 2014. Strategic Publishing II workshop. School of Health Sciences.
Nov. 7, 2014. Strategic Publishing I workshop. School of Health Sciences.
Oct. 24, 2014. Author's Rights workshop. School of Health Sciences.


University Service

2019 - present. University Senate Steering Committee
2019 - present. University Senate, Library representative
2018 - 2020  Senate Committee - University Libraries - committee member
2015 - 2017  University Research Committee - committee member (Chair 2016-2017)
2014 - 2016  CETL Advisory Board - committee member
2014 - 2016  Senate Committee - University Libraries - committee member
2009 - 2014  eLis Advisory Board - committee member
2011 - 2013  Senate Committee - Teaching and Learning - committee member
2009 - 2011  Senate Committee - Academic Computing - committee member

University Task Forces and Ad Hoc Committees

2019 - present. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Faculty Advisory Committee
2018 - present. Affordable Course Materials Initiative Team, Leader
2017 - present OER Task Force
2010 - 2012  SurPriSe faculty learning community
2010 - 2011 e-Cornucopia.2011: The Open Digital University conference (Track chair)

Library Service

2017 - present Digital Strategies Team
2017 - 2019 Library Committee on Tenure and Appointment
2017 - 2019  Merit & Travel Committee
2013 - 2015  
Executive Committee
2013 - 2015  Library Committee on Tenure and Appointment
2009 - 2013  Library Committee on Instruction
2009 - 2013  Web Team
2009 - 2012  Committee on Elections (Chair 2011-2012)

Library Task Forces and Ad Hoc Committees
2017 - 2018  Merit  Review Task Force
2014 - 2015  Scholarly Communications Committee (co-chair)
2013 - 2015   Undergraduate Research in Writing Award   (Chair 2014-2015)
2013 - 2014   Art in the Library Task Force
2012 - 2014   Institutional Repository Committee (co-chair)
2012 - 2013   Copyright Tutorial Working Group
2011 - 2012   Citation Tools Review Committee
2011 - 2012   WRT 160 Overall Group
2011 - 2012   Plagiarism development group
2008 - 2009   Information Commons Task Force

Professional Service

2019 - 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. University of Texas Arlington Libraries.
2014 - 2015  Michigan Health Sciences Library Association - Education Committee member
2012 - 2013  American College & Research Libraries- Pre-Conference Committee member
2013 - Computers & Education journal- Peer Reviewer
2012 - 2014  Ethics and Information Technology journal -- Peer Reviewer 2010 -  American College & Research Libraries Technology in University Libraries committee2008 - 2009  American College & Research Libraries- Pre-Conference Committee member

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 Hertiage Professionals, The Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (H ATII), University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2002

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