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Katie Hassman: Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

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Katie Hassman

About Katie

Katie Hassman is an Undergraduate Engagement Librarian. She works closely with academic and student support units to develop programs and services in support of student success. She coordinates library and information literacy instruction with the Rhetoric Department and is always involved in assessment initiatives and writing projects. Her research interests include information literacy, critical librarianship, public participation and engagement, and library assessment.


M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - 2011

B.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - 2009

A.A. General Studies, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City, Iowa - 2008

Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Zhang, P., Yan, J.L.S., & Hassman, K.D. (2013). The intellectual characteristics of the information field: Evidence from heritages and substances. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Refereed Conference Papers

Jackson, C.B., Østerlund, C., Mugar, G., Hassman, K.D., & Crowston, C. (2015). Motivations for sustained participation in crowdsourcing: Case studies of citizen science on the role of talk. In HICSS’ 15: Proceedings of the 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HI, January 2-8.

Mugar, G., Østerlund, C., Hassman, K.D., Crowston, K., & Jackson, C.B. (2014) Plant Hunters and Seafloor Explorers: Legitimate peripheral participation through practice proxies in online citizen science. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), Baltimore, MD, February 15-19.

Østerlund, C., Mugar, G., Jackson, C.B., Hassman, K.D., Crowston, K. (2014). Socializing the crowd: Learning to talk in citizen science. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting, OCIS Division, Philadelphia, PA.


Refereed Conference Presentations

Hassman, K. (2016). Beyond embedding: Learning and engagement in everyday spaces. Workshop presented at The Collective Library Conference, Knoxville, TN, March 2-4.

Hassman, K. & Grogg, K. (2016) Learning in public: Placing resources and activities into the everyday oaths of students and community members. Presentation at Iowa Library Association’s Association of College & Research Library Conference, Ankeny, IA, May 19.

Refereed Conference Posters

Hassman, K. (2016). Is it better to be passive? Critical perspectives on assessing library engagement projects. Poster session at American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 23-28.

Hassman, K.D. (2014). What does it mean to be open? Conceptualizing open educational resource (OER) access & use. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2014 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 21-24.

Jackson, C., Østerlund, C., Crowston, K., Mugar, G., & Hassman, K.D. (2014). Motivations for sustained participation in citizen science: Case studies on the role of talk. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, Vancouver, BC, February 15-19.

Yan, J.L.S., Hassman, K.D., & Zhang, P. (2013) Conceptualizations of technology in the information field. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) 2013 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, November 1-6.

Hassman, K.D., Mugar, G., Østerlund, C., & Jackson, C. (2013). Learning at the seafloor, looking at the sky: The relationships between individual tasks and collaborative engagement in two citizen science projects. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Madison, WI, June 15-19.

Hassman, K.D. (2011). A conceptual framework model for information literacy instruction: Pedagogical tool and guided student framework. B Sides Journal, 21.

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