524 Lockwood Library, North Campus
M.L.S., University at Buffalo, 2000
B.A., Communication, University at Buffalo, 1987
B.A., English, University at Buffalo, 1987
- Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology
- Educational Leadership and Policy
- English Language Institute
- Learning and Instruction
- Library and Information Studies
- Teacher Education Institute
Library liaison to the Graduate School of Education and all its departments; develop and maintain the University Libraries' education, educational psychology, and library and information science collections; provide discipline-specific information literacy instruction; provide discipline-specific research assistance for students and faculty; collaborate with faculty on curricular, educational and research-related initiatives.
Library liaison to Department of Linguistics; develop and maintain the University Libraries' linguistics collection; provide discipline-specific information literacy instruction; provide discipline-specific research assistance for students and faculty; collaborate with faculty on curricular, educational and research-related initiatives.
Plan, develop and implement instructional and information literacy initiatives for the University Libraries; provide general reference desk and virtual reference services; provide indivual research assistance.
Resources By Subject
Education: Provides users with links to subscription databases, free web sources and current news in the area of educational research.
Library Science: Provides users with links to subscription databases, free web sources and current news in the area of library and infomation studies research.
Linguistics: Provides users with links to subscription databases, free web sources and current news in the area of linguistics research.
IRC Chat Screen Name
UB Libraries Ask-A-Librarian: chrishollister
Google Talk: hollister.christopher
Curriculum Vitae / Bio
Hollister, C. (2013). Handbook of academic writing for librarians. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Hollister, C. (Ed.). (2010). Best practices for credit-bearing information literacy courses. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Contributions to Books
Hollister, C. (2012). Rising temperatures: The politics of information. In Herreid, C.F., Schiller, N.A., & Herreid, K.F. (Eds.), Science stories: Using case studies to teach critical thinking (pp. 253-259). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.
Hollister, C. (2008). Making the case for enhanced learning: Using case studies in a credit-bearing library course. In Connor, E. (Ed.), An introduction to instructional services in academic libraries (pp. 95-105). New York: Haworth.
Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Communications in Information Literacy (refereed), 2007-present. ISSN: 1933-5954. Available from,http://www.comminfolit.org/
Journal Articles (Refereed)
Schroeder, R. & Hollister C. (2014). Librarians' views on critical theories and critical practices. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian 33(2), 91-119.
Walsh, T. & Hollister C. (2009). Creating a digital archive for students’ research in a credit library course. Reference & User Services Quarterly 48(4), 391-400.
Hollister, C. (2008). Meeting them where they are: Library instruction for today’s students in the World Civilizations course. Public Services Quarterly 4(1), 15-27.
Brower, S., Hollister, C., Tysick, C., & Pirrung, T. (2006). Tenure and recruitment: A survey of human resources officers. JLAMS: Journal of the Library Administration and Management Section of the New York Library Association 2(2), 5-20. Available from,http://www.nyla.org/content/user_10/JLAMSspring06c.pdf
Hollister, C. & Jarvis, H. (2005). Expanding library instruction to the Web portal. Academic Exchange Quarterly 9(2), 151-155.
Hollister, C. (2005). Bringing information literacy to career services. Reference Services Review 33(1), 104-111.
Hollister, C. & Coe, J. (2003). Current trends vs. traditional models: Librarians’ views on the methods of library instruction. College & Undergraduate Libraries 10(2), 49-63.
Hollister, C. (2001). Price inflation and discrimination extends to non-STM disciplines: A study of library and information science journals.Current Studies in Librarianship 24(1/2), 49-57.
Conference Proceedings (Refereed)
Hollister, C. (2005). A new approach to information literacy: Reaching out to student services. In D. Biggs (Ed.), Library instruction: Restating the need, refocusing the response (pp. 105-108). Ann Arbor: Eastern Michigan University by Pierian Press.
Walsh, T. & Hollister, C. (2008). ULC-257 Digital Archive: http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/wiki/instruction/ULC257/doku.php
Research / Service Area
Research interests include: curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction, faculty-librarian collaboration, information literacy assessment, library instruction, scholarly communication, and teaching methods.
LIS-518: Reference Sources and Services
LIS-523: User Education
UE-141: Introduction to Birdwatching
ULC-257: Library Research Methods
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