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 (B.S., University of Connecticut), History & Philosophy of Science (M.S., Indiana University), and Library Science (MLS, Indiana University).
His resume and publications include over thirty 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 most recently the 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 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).
He has served as a consultant to a number of publishers and vendors in the information industry.
David serves on the Board of Directors of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) from July 2015 through June 2018.
In the the Special Libraries Association, the leading international library association of over 9,000 librarians serving specialized populations of researchers, he serves as Chair of the Technology Advisory Council, the Chair of the Higher Education Administration Section of the Academic Division, and is the author of the Info Tech column for the SLA Information Today magazine. He served on the Board of Directors from 2000-2003. He has also served as the Chair of the Knowledge Management Division (2007-2008) and the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division (1994-1995), and was recently the Director of External Communications (webmaster, communication networks, and beyond) for the Illinois Chapter (2014-2016).
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
"Enhanced online access requires redesigned delivery options and cost models" Acquisitions
Librarian 19 (1/2) (#37/38): 119-134 (2007),
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: Less expensive and better pedagogy” Library2.016 Virtual Conference, October 6, 2016 webinar replay"Introducing an Open Educational Resources Initiative" SLA 2016 Annual Conference, Academic Division, Philadelphia, June 14, 2016 PPT slides
“The Library Future in Private Schools” Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Annual Conference, Champaign, IL, November 13, 2015 CARLI PPTs PPT slides CARLI recording local recordingOther:
“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).