Christopher Hollister

Christopher Hollister

Head of Scholarly Communication

324 Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
(716) 645-1323


Develop comprehensive scholarly communication program to support research and scholarly production across campus. Communicate with faculty, students, and administrators on scholarly communication issues; conduct relevant training and workshops. Work with stakeholders to develop long-term plan for institutional repositories that aligns with the Libraries’ strategic design priorities. Co-administer New York State Open Education (OER) Initiative, and help faculty to adopt or create OER content for their teaching. Provide leadership on campus to develop and adopt an open access policy that recognizes the University’s mission and culture.

Curriculum Vitae / Bio

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Hollister, C. (2017). Perceptions of scholarly communication among library and information studies students. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 5(1), eP2180.

Hollister C. (2016). An exploratory study on post-tenure research productivity among academic librarians. Journal of Academic Librarianship42(4), 368-381.

Hollister C., & Schroeder, R. (2015). The impact of library support on education faculty research productivity: An exploratory study. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian34(3), 97-115.

Hollister C. (2014). Content analysis of papers submitted to Communications in Information Literacy, 2007-2013. Communications in Information Literacy, 8(1), 50-69.

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.

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.

Journal Editorship

Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Communications in Information Literacy (refereed), 2007-present. ISSN: 1933-5954. Available from


Hollister, C. (2013). Handbook of academic writing for librarians. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.(Revised edition, 2014)

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.

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.

Research / Service Area

Research interests: information literacy; scholarly communication (open access, scholarly publishing, digital scholarship, impact metrics, research productivity); and social justice in professional practice


LIS 503: Scholarly Communication
LIS 518: Reference Sources and Services
LIS 523: User Education
UE 141: Introduction to Birdwatching
ULC 257: Library Research Methods

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