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Margaret Mellinger

Associate Professor, Engineering Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-9642
Mailling Address: 121 The Valley Library , Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Fax: (541) 737-8224
IM username: VLibMargaret [AIM]
Primary Duties:

reference, instruction, collection development, research consultation,

Subjects: Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering.

Brief CV


University of Tennessee, MS in Information Sciences

Youngstown State University, BA in Anthropology

Research and Professional Interests:

My research interests are the design and development of user interfaces and online tools that improve user access to library resources and services.


Selected Publications:
"Conducting Focus Groups with Library Staff: Best Practices and Participant perceptions." 2010. Margaret Mellinger and May Chau. Library Management 31 (4/5). "Science and Engineering Librarianship." 2009. Margaret Mellinger. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (ELIS), edited by Marcia Bates and Mary Niles Maack. "Three Times a Study." 2009. Heidi Senior, Kerry Wu, Diane Martin and Margaret Mellinger. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 14(3): 202 –229. "Collection Assessment and New Academic Programs." 2008. Alison M. Bobal, Margaret Mellinger and Bonnie E. Avery. Collection Management 33(4): 288 – 301. "LibraryFind: System Design and Usability Testing of an Academic Metasearch System." 2008. Seikyung Jung, Jonathan L. Herlocker, Janet Webster, Margaret Mellinger, Jeremy Frumkin. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59(3): 375-389. "Portals for Undergraduate Subject Searching: Are They Worth It?" 2007. Jane Nichols and Margaret Mellinger. portal: Libraries and the Academy 7(4): 481-490. "Subject Search Disconnect." 2007. Margaret Mellinger and Jane Nichols. Sailing into the Future: Charting Our Destiny: Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, March 29-April 1 2007, Baltimore, Maryland / edited by Hugh A. Thompson, p. 134-140. "Librarianship at the Intersection of Engineering and Business." 2004. Margaret A. Mellinger. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/253 Non-Refereed Publications "What Can Librarians Learn about Stress from Baboons?" 2009. Margaret Mellinger. In "Perspectives on Job Stress in the Serials Information World," Balance Point Column, edited by Kay G. Johnson. Serials Review 35(1): 35-41. "The ICAP (Interactive Course Assignment Pages) Publishing System." 2008. Margaret Mellinger and Kim Griggs. Code4Lib Journal 2. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/63 "Library as Laboratory: Computer Science Students Practice Usability Engineering in an Academic Library." 2007. Margaret Mellinger. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Summer. http://www.istl.org/07-summer/article3.html "Connecting students with OSU Libraries: The ICAP Project." 2008. Margaret Mellinger. Messenger 23(1): 15. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9155 "Students brainstorm library improvements." Margaret Mellinger. 2007. Messenger 22(1):11. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/7486


Professional Associations and Committees:
University Service:
Faculty Senator for the OSU Libraries <\br> Institutional Review Board <\br> OSU Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair<\br>