Publications

Here is a list of selected publications. You can find some in full-text format in two locations:

Academic.edu

Humanities Commons

2018

Bell, Steven J. Course Materials Adoption: A Faculty Survey and Outlook for the OER Landscape. CHOICE White Paper, October 2018.

Bell, Steven J. Design Thinking + User Experience = Better Designed Libraries. Information Outlook, July/August 2018, V. 22(4)

Clarke, Rachel Ivy and Bell, Steven J. Transitioning from the MLS to the MLD: Integrating Design Thinking and Philosophy into Library and Information Science Education, In Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education. Published online: 27 Mar 2018; 195-214.

2017

Bell, Steven J. and Salem, Joe. It’s Up to the Librarians: Establishing a Statewide OER Initiative. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, Fall 2017

Bell, Steven J. What About the Bookstore? C&RL News 78(7): 375-377, 384, July/August 2017.
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Bell, Steven J. Why Must It Be Print? Inside Higher Ed (online). January 30, 2017.
https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2017/01/30/steven-j-bell-questionsinstructors-who-bar-students-using-digital

2016

Bell, Steven J. Wikipedia: From Academic Pariah to Campus Learning Partner. Library Issues
36(5):1-4, May 2016.

2015

Bell, Steven J. ed., Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership. Santa Barbara, California :
Mission Bell Media, 2015.

Bell, Steven J. Life, Library and the Pursuit of Happiness. Library Journal (online edition).
October 7, 2015.

Bell, Steven J. It’s All About the Experience: UX For Academic Libraries. Library Issues 36(1):
1-4, September 2015.

Bell, Steven J. Start a Textbook Revolution, Continued: Librarians Lead the Way with Open
Educational Resources. Library Issues 35(5): 1-4, May 2015.

Bell, Steven J., Lorcan Dempsey and Barbara Fister. New Roles For the Road Ahead: Essays
Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary. Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and
Research Libraries, 2015.

Bell, Steven J. Open vs. Closed: Achieving the Optimal Library Office Ecosystem. Library
Issues 35(3): 1-4, January 2015.

2014

Bell, Steven J., Nicole Allen and Marilyn Billings. Spreading the Word, Building a Community:
Vision for a National Librarians OER Movement. Against the Grain 26(5):14-16, November
2014.

Bell, Steven J. Collections Are For Collisions: Designing It Into the Experience. American
Libraries 45(9-10) 46-49, September-October 2014.

Bell, Steven J. Staying True to the Core: Designing the Future Academic Library Experience.
Portal: Libraries and the Academy 14(3) 369-382, July 2014.

Bell, Steven J. The Great Age of Experimentation: What’s Good for Higher Education is Good
for Academic Libraries. Library Issues 34(5), May 2014.

Bell, Steven J. Retention Matters, But It’s Not the Only Thing That Counts. Information Outlook
18(1) 11-14, January-February 2014.

2013

Bell, Steven J. Open to the Public: Risks and Rewards of Serving the Local Community. Library
Issues 34(1), September 2013.

2012

Bell, Steven J. Coming in the Back Door: Leveraging Open Textbooks to Promote Scholarly
Communications on Campus. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(1):
2012. http://jlsc-pub.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1040&context=jlsc

Bell, Steven J. Students Tweet the Darndest Things – and Why You Need to Listen. Reference
Services Review 40 (2) 217 – 220, 2012.

2011

Shank, John D. and Bell, Steven J. Blended Librarianship: [Re]Envisioning the Role of
Librarians as Educator in the Digital Information Age. Reference & User Services Quarterly
51(2) 105-110, December 2011.

Bell, Steven J. A Conference Wherever You Are. Library Journal 136 (16), October 1, 2011.
http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/community/libraryculture/891899271/a_conference_wherever_
you_are.html.csp

Bell, Steven J. They Need to Know Us and We Need to Know Them: Preparing Today’s
Students for Tomorrow’s Reference Reference Librarian 52 (4) 320-328, fall 2011.

Bell, Steven J. Antidote for Entitled Customers. Inside Higher Ed July 29, 2011.
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/07/29/bell_essay_on_changing_classroom_experien
ce_to_meet_student_demands

Bell, Steven J. Bringing Back the Faculty: The Evolution of the Faculty Commons in the
Library. Library Issues 31 (4) 1-4, March 2011.

Bell, Steven J. Keeping the Antennae Up: How Listening Improves Service (in) Peter Hernon,
and Joseph R. Matthews. Listening to the Customer. Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited,
2011.

2010

Bell, Steven J. Fish Market 101: Why Not A Reference User Experience? Library Journal
(Reference Supplement) 6-7, November 15, 2010. http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/reviewsreference/887364-283/fish_market_101_why_not.html.csp

Bell, Steven J. Fit Libraries Are Future-Proof. American Libraries 41 (10): 37-39, October
2010.

Krasulski, Michael J. and Bell, Steven J. ACRL’s Hall of Fame: An Analysis of the
Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award. portal: Libraries and the Academy 10 (3):
283-307, July 2010.

Bell, Steven J. Using Video in Your Next Presentation: A Baker’s Dozen of Ideas and Tips.
Computers in Libraries 30 (6): 20 – 25, July-August 2010.

Bell, Steven J. Mastering Moderation. American Libraries 41 (6&7): 48-50, June-July 2010.

Bell, Steven J. Taming the Textbook Market. Inside Higher Ed June 11, 2010.
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/06/11/bell

Bell, Steven J. Design Thinking in Higher Education. Inside Higher Ed March 2, 2010.
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/03/02/bell

Bell, Steven J. What Good Are All These Links? Rethinking the Academic Library Website.
Library Issues 30 (2): 1-4, January 2010.

2009

Bell, Steven J. The Librarian Entrepreneur? Demystifying an Oxymoron. Against the Grain 21
(4): 18-21, September 2009.

Bell, Steven J. From Gatekeepers to Gate Openers. American Libraries 40 (8 & 9): 50-53,
August-September 2009.

Prior to 2009 – consult my CV for additional publications