Susan A. Vega García
Head of Instruction, and Racial & Ethnic Studies Bibliographer (Associate Professor) Iowa State University Library, July 2007-present
Instruction Coordinator, and Racial & Ethnic Studies Bibliographer (Associate Professor), Iowa State University Library, November 2002-July 2007
Program Coordinator, Parks Library Instruction Commons, Iowa State University Library, August 2000-Nov. 2002
Fellow, Association of Research Libraries Leadership & Career Development Program, June 2001-July 2002
Reference Librarian and Racial & Ethnic Studies Bibliographer (Assistant Professor), Iowa State University Library, August 1995-present
Reference and Latin American Studies Librarian (Librarian I), University of Iowa Libraries, January 1993-June 1995
Minority Library Research Fellow (Research Fellow), University of Iowa Libraries, August 1991-December 1992
As Head of the Library's Instruction Department, I supervise the work of six departmental staff members, and supervised four teaching assistants. I evaluate the instruction activities of reference & instruction librarians. I am actively involved in strategic planning, program development & management, grants, and related administrative activities for the Reference & Instruction division. I provide teaching & learning leadership at the local and national levels, and am active on many local and national committees. I teach information literacy classes and am a guest lecturer in selected campus classes. I lead and coordinate the Library's many learning and teaching initiatives, including the following:
Vega García, S.A. (2010). Advocacy and Academic Instruction Librarians: Reflections on the Profession. In Advocacy, Outreach, Postsecondary Education and America’s Libraries: A Call for Action, pp. 145-162. William Welburn, Janice Simmons-Welburn, & Beth McNeil, eds. ALA / ACRL.
Fowler, Clara (chair), Buss, Carla Wilson, Kahl, Chad M., & Vega García, Susan. (2006). "Association of College and Research Libraries Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators." National Standards adopted by ALA / ACRL in June 2007. (Available online: http://bit.ly/C5S6U
Vega García, S.A. (2002). "Latino Reference Resources." Choice, 40:3 (November 2002): 399-412. (See online abstract: http://archive.ala.org/acrl/choice/previous/is-nov02.html)
Winston, Mark D. and Walstad, Kimberly.
diversity: A research study of bilingualism and library services. Library and Information Science Research 28(3):
Vega García, S.A. (2000). "Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Academic Library Collections: Ownership and Access of African American and U.S. Latino Periodical Literature." Journal of Academic Librarianship, 26:5 (September 2000): 311-322.
Weissinger, Thomas (2002). Black Studies Scholarly Communication: A Citation Analysis of Periodical Literature. Collection Management, 27 (3/4):45-56.
Caballero, César (2002). Strategic Planning as a Prerequisite to Strategic Marketing Action in Libraries and Information. Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science Co-published simultaneously in The Acquisitions Librarian No. 28, 2002, pp. 33-59; and: Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science (ed: Irene Owens), 2002.
Long, Kim Martin (2003). Selected Scholarship, 1999-2003. American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 13 (2003) 125-144.
Puertas, Miquel and Sunyer, Silvia and Vives-Gràcia, Josep (2004) La Gestió del multiculturalisme a les biblioteques universitàries : el cas de la Biblioteca del Campus Terrassa de la UPC. Item : revista de biblioteconomia i documentació(37):pp. 61-78.
Wheaton, Marie Nathalie (2006). Donors, Users, and Archival Repositories: How North Carolina is
Documenting the Latino Experience. A Master's Paper for the MS in LS Degree, April 2006.
Available online: etd.ils.unc.edu
Young, Courtney L. (2006). Collection Development and Diversity on CIC Academic Library
Vega García, S.A. (2000). "Latino Resources on the Web." In Library Services to Latinos: An Anthology, Salvador Güereña, ed. McFarland Publishers, Inc., 2000, 207-227.
Bertot, John Carlo and McClure, Charles R. (2002) Assessing SEFLIN’s Virtual Library Mi Servicio de Biblioteca:User and Reference Librarian Focus Group Report. A Report Submitted To: Southeast Florida Library Information Network, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Plummer Alston. (2004). Still Struggling for Equality: American Public Library Services with Minorities. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
Salinas, Romelia. (2006). A content analysis of Latina Web content. Library & Information Science Research 28(2):297-324.
Guerra, AM.(2007). Innovative Library Programs for the Hispanic Population: Opportunities for the Public Library.Advances in Library Administration and Organization, 2007.
Service on National Committees & Task Forces
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Executive Committee, Member, July 2007-June 2008.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Executive Committee Liaison to ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee, July 2007-June 2008.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Secretary (nationally elected), July 2007-June 2008.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Advisory Council, Member, July 2005-present. Peer-Reviewed Instruction Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee, Co-chair, July 2006 - June 2007.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians Task Force, Co-Chair, July 2005-June 2006.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee, Co-chair, July 2005- June 2006; Member, July 2003 - June 2005.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL National Conference 2005 Roundtables Committee (National Conference Planning Committee), Member, 2003-2005.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Instruction Section. Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee, ACRL Instruction Section, 2003-2005.
Association of College & Research Libraries. ACRL Women’s Studies Section "Core Lists" Volunteer, 2002-2004.
Iowa Library Association/ACRL Information Literacy Ad Hoc Committee, 2001 - April 2003
Iowa Library Association/ACRL Fall Conference Planning Committee, 1999 - 2000
Iowa Library Association/ACRL Nominating Committee, 1996 - 1998
Selected ISU Library Committees & Taskforces
Member, LCC Classroom Grant & Planning Group, December 2008-November 2009
Member, Dean of the Library Five Year Review Committee, 2009
Chair, Instruction Competencies Taskforce, December 2008-March 2009
Member, R&I Division Professional Development Committee, 2008-09
Member, Post-tenure Review Committee for Assoc. Professor Jeff Kushkowski, 2008
Chair, Library's Distance Learning Committee, 2007-present.
Chair, R&I Division Instruction Spaces Working Group, 2007
Chair, Instructional Technology Specialist Search Committee, 2007
Member, Library Instructional Programs Taskforce, 2007-08. Charge: plan and implement the merger of Reserves and web-based course-related instruction programs
Member, Masters degree Committee, Ranokhon Marupova, Curriculum & Instruction, Iowa State University, 2004-07
Member, Public Services & Collections Management Council, 2003-08
Chair, Post-tenure Review Committee for Assoc. Professor Rita Marinko , 2006-07
Leader, Library 160 Curriculum Working Group, 2006-present
Chair, Distance Learning Taskforce, December 2005-06. Charge: conduct initial needs assessment and review of Library's current services to and support of distance learners
Convener, Library 160 Instructors Team, 2005-present
Chair, Instructional Technology Librarian Search Committee, 2005
Member, Associate Dean for Reference & Instruction Search Committee, 2005
Principal Investigator, Library Website Usability Study, 2003-04
Member, Library Website Usability Taskforce,June 2003-07. Charge: conduct usability studies of Library's website
Member, Library Dean Review Taskforce, February – June 2003. Charge: to review the performance of the Dean of the Library
Member, Web Editor Software Selection Taskforce, October 2002–April 2003
Member, ISU Library / Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Scholars Portal Implementation Committee, September 2002 – present.
Member, Library Information Technology Officer Search Committee, May 02 – Feb 03.
Team Leader, Library User Instruction Team, January 2002 – present.
Member, e-Library Oversight Committee, January 2002-07..
Member, Electronic Resources Usage Statistics Taskforce, November 2001-2002.
Leader, Instruction Assessment Group, January 2001-September 2001. Charge: to help assess Library-wide instruction efforts currently underway and being planned; make recommendations for strengthening library instruction and information literacy initiatives
Member, Web Presence e-Library Committee, January – May 2001. Charge: to help direct the redesign of the Undergrad Commons portion of the Library’s website, according to the new design of the e-Library and the Library-wide redesign of the entire website
Member, Library Brochure Committee, November 2000 – May 2001. Charge: to help rewrite and redesign the ISU Library promotional brochure; responsible for rewriting the major section on instruction and the paragraph highlighting the Undergrad Commons
Chair, ISU Library Faculty, June 2000 – May 2001. Charge: to lead library faculty in monthly discussions related to faculty governance, to the profession, the ISU libraries, promotion and tenure, and other professional issues
Member, Evaluation of Instruction Working Group, July – September 2000
Chair, ISU Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) Advisory Board, 2009-10
Vice Chair, ISU Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) Advisory Board, 2008-09
Member, Assistant Director for Academic Success Center Selection Committee, 2008
Member, ISU Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) Advisory Board, 2007-10
Member, ISU Latino Studies Director Search Committee, 2006-2007
Member, ISU Provost & Vice President Search Committee, 2006
Member & co-facilitator, Latino Studies / English Department faculty Search Committee, 2005
Member, Latino Studies / Political Science faculty Search Committee, Oct. 2002 - Jan. 2003
Member, Online Learning Group, September 2002 – 2003
Member of faculty pool, ISU Faculty Review Boards and Major Sanction Committees, July 2002-present.
Invited Participant, Ames Community Arts Assessment, May 5, 2000
Member, ISUComm Planning Committee, February – April 2000
Member, Screening Committee for ISU Affirmative Action Associate Director, May-July 1998
Invited Participant, ISU Review by US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights, April 1998. Charge: provide perspective as Latina faculty member regarding racial and ethnic climate at ISU and its impact on students, faculty and staff
Faculty Senate Representative, ISU Multicultural Taskforce, 1997
Founding member, ISU Latino Faculty & Staff Association, 1997-2000
Member, Latino Studies/English Department Search Committee, 1997
Judge, ISU Annual Latino Literary & Research Prize, 1996-1999
Member, ISU Latino Strategic Planning Committee, 1996