OU Libraries
OU Libraries

Search by title, author...

James E. Van Loon

Assistant Professor | Research Data Librarian
Subject librarian for Engineering & Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Actuarial Sciences

jevanloon@oakland.edu | 248-370-2477
245 Kresge Library

Available: virtually by appointment.
Book an appointment

Research Interests

Research data management and data sharing, evidence-based collection development, bibliometrics.

Selected Publications

Van Loon, J. E., Akers, K. G., Hudson, C., & Sarkozy, A. (2017). Quality evaluation of data management plans at a research university. IFLA Journal, 43(1). doi: 10.1177/0340035216682041.

Van Loon, J. E. (2014). Research data services in an academic library. In R. Peacock & J. Wurm (Eds.), The new academic librarian: essays on changing roles and responsibilities (pp. 106-113). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Selected Presentations

Van Loon, J. E. (2019). Scholarly communication discussion: Panel discussion on journal package cancellation hosted by ACRL-STS, ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 27, 2019, Seattle, WA.

Clark, R., and Van Loon, J. E. (2018). Germinating best practices in weeding eResources: A community garden approach. Poster presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin, TX.

Hawthorne, M., Breeding, A., Van Loon, J., Hill, B., Beavers, P. (2017). Using historical interlibrary loan data and OCLC to downsize our print journal collection. Presented at the 2017 Charleston Library Conference, November 8, 2017, Charleston, SC.

Lai, H. L., & Van Loon, J. E. (2014). Information literacy skills as a critical thinking framework in the undergraduate engineering curriculum. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Conference, April 4-5, 2014, Rochester, MI, United States.

Van Loon, J. E. (2014). Adapting to the academic environment. Presented at a panel session hosted by the SLA Engineering Division, Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, June 8, 2014, Vancouver, BC.

Putt, S., & Van Loon, J. (2014). Building research data services at Wayne State University Libraries. Paper presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, February 28, 2014, Rochester, MI, United States.


Patricia B. Knapp Award, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, December 2010.

Selected Service

University Service

2020 - present | Member, Senate Library Committee

2020 - present | Member, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Faculty Advisory Committee

Professional Service

2014 - 2019 | Member, ASEE Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) Awards Committee
2014 - 2019 | Member/Reviewer, ASEE ELD Publications Committee
October 2018 | Reviewer, Journal of the Medical Library Association

Educational Background

Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 2010
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 1993
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 1983

Created by MH / Updated on July 22, 2020 by MH

OU Libraries | 100 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4479 | (248) 370-2471
Accessibility | Sitemap | Hours | Location | Comments | Webmaster

Hours | Location

OU Libraries on Facebook OU Libraries on Twitter OU Libraries on Instagram OU Libraries News