CURRICULUM VITAE
March 2016
JOHAN HOLTA KOREN, PHD.
1301 Farris Ave
Murray KY 42071
E-mail: johan.koren@coe.murraystate.edu
GRADUATE EDUCATION
1. School of Information & Library Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Degrees:
Dissertation:
1. Master of Arts in Library Science, December 1986
2. Doctor of Philosophy in Information & Library Studies, May 1992
“A Comparison of the Views of Selected Library and Information Studies
Educators in the United States and Scandinavia Concerning the Image of the
Information Professional.”
2. Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, MN
Degree:
Thesis:
Master of Divinity, May 1983
“A Teacher and Two Students: Some Aspects of Norwegian-American
Lutheranism.”
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES EXPERIENCE
1.
Division Director
Associate Director
Responsibilities:
2. Reference Librarian
3. Technology Resources Mgr:
Responsibilities:
4. Research Assistant:
Responsibilities:
5. Student Library Aide:
Nordland Regional Library, Rana division, January-May 1997
Southern Nordland Regional Library, 1994-1996
Administration
Evaluation of applications for R&D funding from municipal public libraries
Evaluation of applications for support for municipal library building projects
Coordination and teaching of professional development workshops
Purdy/Kresge Library, Wayne State University, 1992-1993
School of Information and Library Studies, U. of Mich., 1989-1990
Supervision of computer laboratory
Lab supervisor for online searching classes (July 1987-June 1990)
Teaching online searching components of reference classes (social sciences
and humanities) (July 1987-June 1990)
Consultant to faculty and staff on use and maintenance of computers
Office of Research Services, School of Education, U. of MI, 1986-1988
Researching grant information & maintaining a research resources collection.
Bethel Theological Seminary & Luther-Northwestern Theological
Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 1979-81
6. Elementary School Librarian: Prinsdal School, Oslo, Norway, 1975-76
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LIBRARY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
1. Associate Professor, Library Media Program
2006Assistant Professor
2003-2006
College of Education, Murray State University, Murray, KY
Website: http://coekate.murraystate.edu/ece/library
Location:
Murray, KY
Responsibilities:
Development and administration of graduate program in school library media
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in education and library media
2. Libra Professor of Library and Information Services
2002-2003
University of Maine at Augusta
Website: http://www.uma.maine.edu/libraries/pages/spclibinfo.html
Location:
Augusta, Maine and online
Responsibilities:
Assessment and curriculum review for the Library & Info. Serv. Program
Advising and recruitment of undergraduate students (AS and BS degrees)
Publication and presentation at conferences
3. Assistant Professor, GSLIS, Dominican University
1999-2002
Locations:
On campus in River Forest, Illinois, at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul,
MN, and Lake County Multi-University Center, Vernon Hills, Illinois
Courses:
Reference and Online Services, Searching Electronic Databases, Reference
Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Delivery Methods: Classroom, VTEL and online with Blackboard
4. Section Leader, Section for Collection Mgt, Division of Social Sciences
Nesna University College, N-8700 Nesna, Norway
1997-1999
Location:
Mo i Rana, Norway
Course:
Administration of one-year undergraduate course in collection management
for libraries, archives and museums; teaching of library component
5. Curriculum & Course Development for Nesna University College
1994-1997
Course:
Development of one-year undergraduate course in collection management for
libraries, archives and museums to start fall 1997
6. Continuing Education Coordinator, Nordland Regional Library & Nordland Region 1994-1997
(in cooperation with Nesna University College)
Course:
Leadership for heads of municipal public libraries
7. Adjunct Faculty, School of Lib. and Info. Mgt, Emporia State Univ., Emporia, KS. 1992-1993
Courses:
Online searching in Denver, CO
Social sciences information sources in Emporia
8. Lecturer, Library and Info. Science Program., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI
1990-1993
(On campus & distance education in Grand Rapids & Saginaw, MI),
Courses:
General Reference
Bibliography (Information Sources and Reference) courses in the Social
Sciences and Humanities
HONORS AND AWARDS
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Elected to membership in Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the Honor Society of the International Reading Association.
Invitation to lecture at the Library and Information Sciences Department of the Faculty of Philosophy at Sofia
University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 26th-29th, 2004.
Editor, World Libraries, publisher: Dominican University, April 2001-May 2005
University of Michigan Beta Phi Mu Award, March 1991
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PRESENTATIONS
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(2008, June). Alphabet Soup? School Libraries in Europe and the European Union. Panel presentation at the
American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, 27 June, 2008.
(2007, September). Making something out of nothing: A way to pursue excellence in online teacher education.
Presentation at the Kentucky Association for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Georgetown, KY, 28 September,
2007.
(2007, September). Building balanced advocates: The philosophy of an online program. Poster presentation at the
Exploratorium during the Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky School Media Association Fall Conference, Lousville,
KY, 21 September, 2007.
(2007, September). Calibrate your balance! Developing an advocacy tool. Poster presentation at the Kentucky Library
Association/Kentucky School Media Association Fall Conference, Lousville, KY, 20 September, 2007.
(2007, July). Building a balanced collection for leading readers. Presentation at the Kentucky School Media
Association Summer Refresher, Readers are Leaders, Bardstown, KY, 10 July, 2007.
(2006). Blogs: Changing the New Century? Presentation at the Kentucky School Media Association Annual
Conference, Louisville, KY, 29 September, 2006
(2006). Blogs: shapers of tomorrow? Presentation at the Kentucky Middle School Association Fall Conference: Middle
Level Education: Shaping Tomorrow, 25 September, 2006, Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington
(2006). Bridge builders on the reading river: Are you a wanna be LMS? Presentation at the Kentucky School Media
Association Summer Refresher, Reading on the River, Henderson, KY, 11 July, 2006.
(2005). Globalizing: are we globalizing, glocalizing or grobalizing? Presentation for International Education Week
2005, Murray State University, 17 November, 2005.
Wall, R., Nix, B. C., DeBella, J., & Koren, J. (2005, October). Comparison and use of a variety of online learning
strategies/courseware. Paper presented at the E-Learn World 2005 Conference on E-Learning, Vancouver, BC. (P)
(2005). The ABCs of plagiarism: A primer for middle school educators. Presentation at the Kentucky Middle School
Association Annual Conference, Erlanger, KY, 26 September, 2005. (P)
(2005). The past, the present, and the future of plagiarism. Presentation at the Kentucky School Media Association
Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 17 September, 2005. (P)
(2005). The patchwork of knowledge: The media specialist’s crazy quilt. Presentation at the Kentucky School Media
Association Summer Refresher, Paducah Tilghman High School, Paducah, KY, 12 July, 2005. (P)
(2005). The library media program at Murray State University. Presentation to the 2nd District Kentucky School
Media Association Spring Meeting, Owensboro, KY, 3 May, 2005. (P)
(2004). Worldwide collaboration among libraries and librarians: are we globalizing, glocalizing or even grobalizing
librarianship? Presentation at the Third Bi-annual Conference of Libraries, Globalization and Cooperation, Sofia,
Bulgaria, 3 – 5 November, 2004. (P)
(2004). This we also believe: Teaming with the media specialist yields lifelong achievement results.” Presentation at
the Kentucky School Media Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, September 15-18, 2004 and Kentucky Middle
School Association Annual Conference, September 19- 21, 2004, Owensboro, KY. (P)
(2003). Educating Christian librarians for the glocal portal. Paper presented at “Taming New Frontiers,” 47th Annual
Conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Asbury College, June 9-12, 2003. (P)
(2002). Masters and mistresses or bachelors and spinsters? The role of the degree in education for the glocal portal.
Paper presented at Globenet SOFIA 2002 “Libraries, Civil Society and Social Development.” Sofia, Bulgaria, 14-16
November 2002. (P)
(2001). Reference relevance after 9-11? Invited presentation in Norwegian to Continuing Education Seminar for Digital
Reference Librarians at the Royal College of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 4th, 2001.
(2001). Developing Trends and strategies in library and information science education in the United States and
Norway. Invited presentation in Norwegian to the faculty at the Dept. of Library and Information Science Education, Oslo
University College, Oslo, Norway, November 26th, 2001.
(2001). The Christian reference librarian: Porter, pathfinder or pedagogue—or pastor?
Workshop presentation at Association of Christian librarians’ Annual Conference June 13 th, 2001, Bourbonnais, IL. (P)
(2001). The reference professional in the glocal portal: Porter, pathfinder or pedagogue? Paper presented at 11th
Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 30-June 3, 2001
(http://www.bokis.is/iod2001/). (P)
(P) = Peer reviewed.
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PUBLICATIONS
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(2006, November/December). An analysis tool for global thinking. Knowledge Quest, 35, 2: 26-30.
(2006, April). Plunging into the SPA: educating school librarians in the USA. IFLA Newsletter for Section
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(2006, Spring). The ABCs of plagiarism: A primer for middle school educators. Kentucky Middle School Journal, 7
(1). (P)
(2005). Comparison and use of a variety of online learning strategies/courseware. Joint paper with Brenda Nix, Joe
DeBella and Russ Wall at E-Learn World Conference to be published in proceedings of E-Learning, Vancouver, BC, Oct.
24-28, 2005. (P)
(2004). Masters and mistresses or bachelors and spinsters? the role of the degree in education for the glocal portal.
In Libraries, Civil Society and Social Development: Papers from the International Conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1416 November 2002. Herbert K. Achleitner and Alexander Dimchev, editors (pp. 220-229). Sofia: “St. Kliment Ohridski”
University of Sofia, 2004. (P)
(2002). Editorial: Library Services and Indigenous Identity. World Libraries 12 (2002):
(2001). September 11th, 2001 and libraries: forging a professional persona. World Libraries 11 (2001), 57-66.
(P)
(1999). Knowledge mobilization in rural regions: a proposed study of the public library as knowledge catalyst.
World Libraries v. 9, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 37-50. (P)
(2001). The reference professional in the glocal portal: porter, pathfinder or pedagogue? Proceedings of 11th Nordic
Conference on Information and Documentation, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 30-June 3, 2001. (http://www.bokis.is/iod2001/).
(P)
(2000). The glocal portal: the public library as a partner in rural knowledge cooperatives. In: Rural Communities
and Identities in the Global Millennium: An International, National, and Provincial Conference on Issues Affecting Rural
Communities. Proceedings of Conference at Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada May 1-5, 2000. (Also
available through ERIC as ED455054). (P)
“På jakt etter mening eller brobygging? Valgets kvaler i dokumentasjonsvitenskapsforskningen” [Seeking meaning or
building bridges? dilemmas for research in documentation science] Norsk tidsskrift for bibliotekforskning, no. 13 (1998).
English abstract at: http://www.isl.uit.no/dok/ntbf/sd4#Koren
“Nasjonalbibliotekordninger i Norden og forholdet til folkebibliotekene.” [National Library organisation in the nordic
countries and relations with public libraries] Norsk tidsskrift for bibliotekforskning v. 2., no. 3 (1995-96): 55-69, 123-124.
English abstract at: http://www.isl.uit.no/dok/ntbf/sd2#Koren
“Nordic national libraries and public libraries: partners or parasites?” Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly, v. 28, no. 2
(1995): 12-14.
(1995). “Bibliotekaren og profesjonaliseringssyklusen: en sammenligning av bibliotekpedagogers syn på image og status i
USA og Norden.” [The librarian and the professionalisation cycle: a comparison of the views of library educators in
Scandinavia and the United States.] Norsk tidsskrift for bibliotekforskning [Norwegian Journal for Library Research] v. 2,
no. 1 (1995): 54-70. English abstract at: http://www.isl.uit.no/dok/ntbf/sd2#Koren2.
(1991). Towards an Appropriate Image for the Information Professional: An International Comparison. Libri. 41
(1991): 170-182. (P)
(P) = Peer reviewed.
11: School Libraries and Resource Centres, issue 42, 17-18.
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SERVICE
a.
Service to Murray State University Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Development and coordination of the Library Media Program, 2003Participation in faculty meetings
Participation in planning of curricula, especially for graduate programs
b.
Service to the College of Education
Participation in Program Coordinators’ meetings
Chair, Curriculum Materials Center Committee 2003Member, Multicultural Committee 2004-2006
Member, Academic Policy Review Committee, 2006Member, ad hoc Committee for Folklore Festival, 2005-2006
c.
Service to the University
Faculty senate representative from ECE, Fall 2004Chair, Faculty Senate Academic Policy Committee (Co-Chair 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006)
Member, Faculty Senate Rules, Elections, and Bylaws Committee 2004-2005
Proxy, Graduate Committee, Academic Council, Spring 2005
Fac. Senate Repr., Library & Acad. Support Systems Committee, Academic Council, 2006-2007
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Service to the profession
Member of American Library Association 1986Appointed by ALA President-Elect James Rettig to International Relations Cttee 2008- 2010
Member, ALA International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) 2003IRRT Member-at-Large on Executive Board, June 2007- 2009
Chair, ALA IRRT International Exchanges Committee, January 2004-June 2007
Member, ALA International Relations Committee Europe Subcommittee, 2004-2008
Member, ALA division Young Adult Library Service Association, 2004Member, ALA division Association for Library Service to Children, 2006Member of ALA division, American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 2003Chair, AASL International Relations Committee, January 2005-June 2006
Member, AASL Educators of Library Media Specialists Section (ELMSS) 2003Member, American Indian Library Association, 2000Chair, AILA Publications and Communications Committee, June 2004-June 2005
Member, AILA Publications and Communications Committee 2005-2006
Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education, 1988Chair, ALISE International Relations Committee, 2002-2003
Member, Kentucky Library Association and Kentucky School Media Association, 2004Member, Kentucky First District Librarians’ Association, 2004Member, Editorial Board, Kentucky Libraries (journal of Kentucky Library Association)
Member, Kentucky Middle School Association, 2004-
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Service to the community
Member, Kiwanis Club of Murray, Kentucky, March 2007-.
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REFERENCES
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Murray State University:
Dr. Yancey Watkins,
College of Education
Murray State University
3201 Alexander Hall
Murray KY 42071
Telephone:
270-762-2854
Fax:
270-762-3799
Email:
University of Maine-Augusta:
Dr. Tom Abbott
Email:
Dean of Libraries and Instructional Support
Bennett D. Katz Library
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Telephone:
207-621-3342
Fax:
207-621-3311
Dominican University:
Dr. Bill Crowley, Professor
Email:
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Telephone:
708-524-6513
Fax:
708-524-6657
Nesna University College:
Arna Meisfjord, College Lecturer
Høgskolen i Nesna
8700 Nesna
Norway
Telephone:
011-47-75 05 78 00
Fax:
011-47-75 05 79 00
Nordland Regional Library:
Lars Hansen Juvik, Director
Nordland fylkesbibliotek
8607 Mo i Rana
Telephone:
011-47-75 14 61 52
Fax:
011-47-75 14 61 01
yancey.watkins@coe.murraystate.edu
tabbott@maine.edu
crowbill@email.dom.edu
Email:
am@hinesna.no
Email:
lhj@nfk.no
Wayne State University:
Dr. Ronald R. Powell, Professor
Email:
ad5328@wayne.edu
Library & Information Science Program
Wayne State University, 106 Kresge Library, Detroit MI 48202
Telephone:
313-577-6199
Fax:
313-577-7563
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