Saint Xavier University
Warde Academic Center, L228
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL. 60655
Personal email: hdavid.stern @ gmail.com
David has degrees in Biological Sciences (University of Connecticut), History & Philosophy of Science (Indiana University), and Library Science (Indiana University).
His resume and publications include over twenty journal articles, several book chapters, two edited special issues of Science and Technology Libraries entitled Digital Libraries: Philosophies, technical design considerations, and example scenarios and Competencies for Science Librarians, and two books: Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences (Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2000), and How Libraries Make Tough Choices in Difficult Times: Purposeful Abandonment, Chandos Press, Oxford, U.K. (2013) (details, Elsevier site).
He has been a speaker at conferences of ALA, SLA, AAAS, SSP, ASIS, NASIG,
Online, InfoToday, Computers in Libraries, Charleston Conference, CESSE, NFAIS, and the Library of
David Stern was Associate Dean for Public Services at the Milner Library of Illinois State University. Previously, he was the founder and principal of Maximize Information, a firm
specializing in advanced information discovery techniques, enhancing
organizational communication, collaboration and knowledge management, and
leading organizational reviews and project management initiatives to find
service quality improvements. Prior to this consulting experience, he was the Associate University Librarian
for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, the Director of Science Libraries
at Yale University and he has also worked as a general librarian, a medical
librarian, and a science librarian in centralized and departmental libraries.
He has taught library science graduate courses (University of
Illinois and Southern Connecticut State University) and serves as a consultant
and advisor to a number of professional societies and commercial publishers and
David serves on the Board of Directors of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) for July 2015 through June 2018.
He has served on the Board of Directors (2000-2003) of the Special Libraries Association, the leading international
library association of over 9,000 librarians serving specialized populations
of researchers. He has also served as the Chair of the
Knowledge Management Division (2007-2008) and the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division (1994-1995) of SLA. He currently serves as the Chair of the SLA Technology Advisory Council (2016-2017), is Chair of the Academic Division - Higher Education Administration Section, and is the Director of External Communications (webmaster, communication networks, and beyond) for the SLA Illinois Chapter.
David served as Editor of the journal Science and Technology Libraries from 2005-2007.
Current research efforts:
His research involves electronic retrieval and transmission of data, focused primarily upon scholars workstations. He is involved in the development of end-user search systems for both local and remote hosts, including a web-based expert systems librarian emulator and linking of paleobotany fulltext material with related museum and researcher databases. He is also working on the development of standards and cost models for federated full-text search and retrieval systems.
1. Interfaces (expert systems)
2. Cost models for seamless document delivery
3. Search engines and indexing schemes
"Making Search More Meaningful: Action Values, Linked Data, and Semantic Relationships" Online Searcher 39 (5) : 55-58 (September/October 2015). (related webinar)
4. Seamless and Limitless Networking
"Ebooks: From institutional to consortial considerations" Online 34 (3) : 29-35 (May/June 2010).
5. Enhanced Reference at a Distance
"Virtual Reference and In-depth Assistance Using Shared Workspaces" Online Searcher 37 (1) : 22-26 (January/February 2013).
6. New considerations in Scholarly Communications
“Open Educational Resources - a campus implementation” Libras Open Access Conference, North Central College, October 19, 2015 PPT slides
"Wine Snob Personal Management Software" CARLI Public Services Committee (panelist), March 17, 2015 PKM webinar
"Harvesting and organizing many types of web materials using capture software." Library2.014 Virtual Conference, October 10, 2014 webinar replay
"Embargoes and Institutional Repositories: Faculty Early Transparency Concerns” Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2 (2): eP1080 (9 pages) (March 2014).
"The Future of Peer-Reviewed Scientific Video Journals" Online Searcher 37 (3): 28-32, 49-50 (September/October 2013).