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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Casey Duevel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/staff/duevel/duevel.html

Casey Duevel

MLIS, MS
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002
Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian
Associate Professor
Voice: (507)389-5150 Fax: (507)389-5155
Email: casey.duevel@mnsu.edu
HomePage: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/staff/duevel/duevel.html


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary contact for MINITEX Electronic Resources Librarians and electronic resources vendors: scheduling on-site visits, answering product development questions and surveys, participating in beta testing as appropriate, contacting them for access or content issues, and serving as the library's gatekeeper of vendor and product informatiton (several hundreds of emails each year)
  • Assist with troubleshooting access and linking problems among our electronic resources
  • Provide 8-10 hours of reference service per week
  • Explore new databases and public interface opportunities
  • Set up and manage trials
  • Work with trials vendors to gather necessary information and costs for collection development decisions
  • Gather and submit trials survey data, costs, database comparison reports, and other information to SRC and Dean
  • Train librarians on interface, content, and product changes, with the assistance of all librarians as necessary for specialized content resources
  • Use the database review to evaluate existing electronic resources on a regular basis and consider new resources
  • Analyze usage statistics and compile into several reports about electronic resources for the Dean throughout the calendar year
  • Assist with processing new orders and renewals for electronic resources
  • Investigate improvements to public display and usability of electronic resources
  • Send information to a Technician to update and maintain LibData records and Serials solution ArticleLinker
  • I am a library liaison to the College of Education.

Education:

Master of Science in Educational Leadership, May 2011.
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota.

Master of Library and Information Science, May 2006.
Dominican University via the College of Saint Catherine
River Forest, IL/Saint Paul, MN.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, May 2000.
University of Minnesota-Morris
Morris, Minnesota.


Professional Experience:

Reference Coordinator/Librarian – Associate Professor from July 2013 - Present
Interim Reference Coordinator – Assistant Professor from January 2011 – June 2013 (Probationary appointment)
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Memorial Library, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Organize and lead team meetings, determine staffing needs and hours, and field questions from the reference team.  I also supply ideas for projects which the reference technician could work on and delegate tasks to the technician.  I became the supervisor of the technician position in fall 2014.
  • Convene the Reference Collection Planning and Review Sub-groups to examine the holdings in this collection and recommend whether to weed the materials or move them to other collections and plan the look and feel of the reference collection in our 1st floor remodel.
  • Convene the Reference Communication Sub-group to discuss how, when, and why the reference team communicates.  We are currently using email, the RefBlog, word-of-mouth, and the Tech Desk FAQs.  This group is tasked with trying to devise a more consistent system for communication. 
  • With the help of the Reference Technician, I gather statistics and write the narrative for the reference annual report.
  • Respond to questions about desk coverage.
  • In 2014-2015, began Reference Dupes project to determine which reference titles we have in multiple formats.  My hope is that the project can open up some shelving space on the first floor.  Some unanticipated benefits of this project include: finding multiple dupes in the General collection, finding access problems (some title level, some package level) and reporting them, and a greater awareness of the scope of our online Reference collection. 
  • Instituted electronic an electronic calendar on Outlook for all reference shifts in Spring 2014, replacing the hard copy system that had long been in place.
  • Worked with the Reference GA in 2013-2014 to review reference collection statistics.
  • Worked with Daardi Sizemore and Evan Rusch to find someone to hire as an emergency hire for an academic librarian position (Spring 2013).
  • Submitted a request for a reference a graduate assistant in AY2013 and AY2015 We received approval, reviewed applications, performed interviews, and ultimately offered a GA position to Renee Pieschke for AY2013. Renee stayed until Spring 2014.  I hired Andrew Swope for AY2015.
  • Train and supervise Reference GA, providing guidance, weekly check-in, and evaluation.
  • Respond to email reference questions, check chat transcripts, and follow up with patrons regularly and when Mark McCullough is unavailable or has a non-duty day.
  • Beginning in Fall 2012, I coordinated the Library’s effort to meet the heavy student demand during the first days of classes.  I enlisted the assistance of ITS assistance and recruited, scheduled and trained library employees establishing the ‘Purple Shirt Brigade’. In fall 2012, we answered over 1000 questions in the first two days of the semester providing a valuable service to students.  We continue to call the Purple Shirt Brigade each fall and at other special occasions, such as during the roll-out of StarID in January 2014.
  • Serve as collection development and instruction liaison to college department.  From 2006 to 2014 I served the physical science departments as a member of the Science, Engineering and Technology Library Team Beginning in Fall 2014, I now serve the College of Education; purchasing, reviewing and deselecting materials in these areas for the general, reference, and electronic resource collections.
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction sessions and individual consultations to classes in Science, Engineering and Technology (until Fall 2014) and then the College of Education (beginning Fall 2014) , as well as general sessions. Sessions range from introductory English Composition, First Year Experience, and Biology 100 to undergraduate Computer Science and graduate Physics.
  • Serve on multiple appointed or elected committees and groups within the library, including: Coordinators, Reference, Serials Review/Journals Review, Personnel (elected position), Faculty Development (elected position), Faculty Elections (elected position), Web Team, Public Services, Collection Development/Instruction, Technical Managing and Planning, Technical Services Unit, LibGuides, Summon Imps, and the DigiSquad. Serve on campus committees as elected or appointed, including, Learning and Technology Roundtable, Budget, and Undergraduate Appeals.
  • Worked with Jessica Schomberg to encourage popular reading.  Projects related to this include Clip-Eze with QR codes in the stacks pointing patrons to genre LibGuides and coordinating the Staff Recommendation shelves outside Quiet area 1.

Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian – Associate Professor
July 2013 – August 2014

Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian – Assistant Professor
August 2008 – June 2013 (Probationary appointment)

Electronic Resources Librarian – Assistant Professor
August 2006 – August 2008 (Fixed Term appointment)
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Memorial Library, Mankato, Minnesota

*My role in the electronic resources realm has changed throughout the years.  This list reflects all general duties that were under my purview.  The following list shows those that have transitioned to others in the library when I transitioned from fixed term to probationary, when we rewrote positions, and when I took on the Reference Coordinator role.  In AY 2015, I became the full-time Reference Coordinator and we hired a new Electronic Access and User Experience Librarian, Zorian Sasyk.  I worked with Zorian to help him transition into the role, so I continued to work on some of these duties in varying capacities.

  • Provide reference services for students, faculty, staff, and local patrons.  This includes help using our catalog and databases to research for a term paper, physically finding items in the library, readers’ advisory, aid with citations/bibliographies, assistance with computer problems, and providing direction to proper campus resources, among other things. 
  • Provide access to new resources (databases, journals and e-books) through article linker and content management systems.
  • Troubleshoot access and linking problems related to electronic resources.
  • Serve as primary contact for electronic resource vendors for technical troubleshooting and access issues.
  • Communicate with colleagues about changes in content and interfaces of electronic resources.
  • Continually gather, organize, and analyze usage statistics and subscription information of electronic resources in order to analyze retention and effective use of resources. 
  • Work with the Technical Services Technician, Acquisitions Librarian and Cataloging/Electronic Access Librarian to maintain LibData, LibGuides, and Serials Solutions Knowledge Center and ERMS. 
  • Train and work with Technical Services Technicians on electronic resources troubleshooting and organizing and maintaining a list of outstanding ER problems.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with sub-committees on electronic resources topics as they arise.
  • Participate in sub-groups concerning 1) licensing efforts and review and 2) library course and subject guide product research, planning, training, implementation and analysis.
  • With colleagues, I have worked on several major projects since beginning this position: large amount of serials and database cuts, comparing e-book platforms and installing EBL, rolling out new ELM resources on our database pages and introducing them to library faculty, proposing new e-resources and running trials, comparing WestLaw Campus Research to Lexis Nexis Academic, weeding part the Q section, electronic dissertation submissions, reviewing tenure and promotion documents, and weeding the science related section of the reference section.
  • With the license review team: analyze and negotiate agreements with vendors.
  • Serve as collection development and instruction liaison to physical science departments as a member of the Science, Engineering and Technology Library Team; purchasing, reviewing and deselecting materials in these areas for the general, reference, and electronic resource collections.
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction sessions and individual consultations to classes in Science, Engineering and Technology, as well as general sessions. Sessions range from introductory English Composition, First Year Experience, and Biology 100 to undergraduate Computer Science and graduate Physics.
  • Serve on multiple appointed or elected committees and groups within the library, including: Coordinators, Reference, Serials Review, Personnel (elected position), Faculty Development (elected position), Faculty Elections (elected position) Web Team, Public Services, Collection Development/Instruction, Technical Managing and Planning, Technical Services Unit. Serve on campus committees as elected or appointed, including, Learning and Technology Roundtable and Undergraduate Appeals.
  • Compile statistics and subscription information for a database review in order to analyze database retention and write annual report.
  • Provide Professional Development Day Session for campus faculty and staff on library electronic resources.
  • Investigate improvements to public display and usability of electronic resources.

These are duties that I no longer perform because of shifts in electronic resources duties within the Technical Services unit:

  • Arrange, help evaluate, gather, and report information about electronic resources trials for possible new subscriptions (2006-2011).
    Serve as primary contact for electronic resource vendors for new products (2006 – 2011).<
  • Provide informational and training sessions to librarians about electronic resources (2006-2011).
  • Serve as lead in exploring new databases, tools, and public interface opportunities (2006-2011).
  • Coordinated the Electronic Resources Group to provide access to and internally promote the library’s electronic resources, organizing and facilitating meetings for the ERG.  This group was absorbed into another committee (2006-2010).
  • Assist with processing new orders and renewals for electronic resources (2006-2011).
  • Worked with Technical Services Technician to maintain a detailed budget spreadsheet with subscription and renewal information while we were in transition from one Acquisitions Librarian to another (2007-2008).
  • Convene two sub-groups to examine 1) ERM content, products and implementation and 2) electronic resources and how they affect workflow, procedures, policy and job duties throughout the library. (2008-2012).

Associate Knowledge and Information Analyst
November 2005 – August 2006
Ecolab, Inc., Eagan, Minnesota

  • Cataloged books, serials, and special collections.
  • Performed business and technical searches for RD&E (Research Development and Engineering) staff.
  • Maintained electronic journal collection.
  • Led Collection Development team to assess current holdings and retention and decide upon renewals and acquisitions.
  • Conducted tours for employees, vendors, and customers. 
  • Trained employees on library tools.
  • Participated on the Website Oversight Team for Ecolab RD&E intranet.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the KIR library: ready reference, document requests and delivery, and check-in and check-out materials. 
  • Performed yearly laboratory notebook recall.

Bookseller (Part-time)
April 2006 – August 2006
Barnes and Noble, Apple Valley, Minnesota

  • Processed customer purchases at the cash register.
  • Worked at the information desk to help patrons find merchandise.
  • Provided reader’s advisory to customers, suggesting books that they might enjoy
  • Stocked shelves and straightened the selling floor.
  • Boxed and returned unsold items to publishers.

Library Assistant
November 2002  - October 2005
Ecolab, Inc., Eagan, Minnesota

  • Coordinated Ecolab Knowledge and Information Resources (KIR) Library move to new facility.
  • Used Library of Congress classification system to catalog every material in KIR Library.
  • Executed a recall of 5,000+ laboratory notebooks.
  • Worked with Collection Development team to assess current holdings and retention and decided upon renewals and acquisitions.
  • Participated on the Website Oversight Team for Ecolab RD&E intranet.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the KIR library: answering ready reference questions, performing basic business searches, processing document requests and delivery, check-in and check-out of materials, general upkeep, and some administrative duties.

Editorial:

Duevel, Casey. Peer Reviewer, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, 2011.


Presentations:

Duevel, C. & Wightman, R. (2015, April 10).  Reference Weeding: Ideas and Challenges.Presented at Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Work Days, Edina, MN.

Duevel, C. & Madisen, R. (2014, April 24).  Electronic resource management systems: Two overviews. Presented at Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Acquisitions/Serials Workday, Edina, MN.

Bothmann, Robert., Duevel, Casey., & Gustafson-Sundell, Nat. (2013, March). What a MESS! Implementing Licensed and Free Mobile Applications for Electronic Library Resources. Presented at the 2013 Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, Minn. LTC Program page 3 (broken link)

Bothmann, Robert & Duevel, Casey. (January 2013) “Electronic Resources at the Library”. Presented at Minnesota State University Mankato Professional Development Day, Mankato, MN.

Duevel, Casey & Martin, Justine. (March 2011) “LibGuides Beta: One Library’s Experience Trialing and Implementing Library Guides.” Presented at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Duevel, Casey, McCullough, Mark, & Rusch, Evan. (January 2009) “Using Electronic Resources for Research”.  Presented at Minnesota State University Mankato Professional Development Day, Mankato, MN.

Duevel, Casey. (March 2008) “Problems and Solutions in the Electronic Resources Frontier”. Panel discussion member at MnPALS Reference Work Day, Saint Paul, MN.

Duevel, Casey, McCullough, Mark, & Rusch, Evan. (January 2008) “New and Updated Library Databases”.  Presented at Minnesota State University Mankato Professional Development Day, Mankato, MN.

Duevel, Casey. (January 2007) “MSU Library Databases and E-Resources”. Presented at Minnesota State University Mankato Professional Development Day, Mankato, MN.

MSU Library Instruction and Electronic Resource Sessions 2006-Present

Ecolab New Intern Library Instruction Session 2006


Publications:

Duevel, C. (January/February 2015). “Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison by Richard Moniz, Jo Henry, and Joe Eshleman – Review”(1), 22-23.

Duevel, C. (July/August 2014). “Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials by Peggy Johnson – Review”. Technicalities, 34(4), 20.

Duevel, Casey (November/December 2013) “True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco – Review” Technicalities, 33(6), 20-21.

Duevel, Casey (January/February 2013) “Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections by Carol A. Singer – Review” Technicalities, <(1), 21-22.

Duevel, Casey (July 2007) “Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson) – Review” The Charleston Advisor, 9(1).

Duevel, Casey. (2006) "Thoughts on the differences between a corporate and an academic library". Live Wire, 7(11). Retrieved November 21, 2006 from http://pubs.acs.org/4librarians/livewire/2006/7.11/librarians.html


Professional Development:

  • Systems Training - “Yammer Training” Mankato, MN on April 28, 2015
  • ARLD (Academic and Research Libraries Division) Day 2015 Speaker and Program, Chanhassen, MN, April 24, 2015

     

  • MnPALS Spring User Group Work Days 2015 Work Day, Edina, MN, April 10, 2015 Library Technology Conference

     

  • 2015 Conference, Saint Paul, MN, March 18-19, 2015
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program By FEMA on February 27, 2015 - *Certificate received
  • Library Code of Conduct Sessions (2 part series)
    • “Science of Diversity” and “Recognizing Power” on November 18, 2014 and February 24, 2015
  • Library Faculty Development Brown Bag Session “Library Liaison Success” on February 20, 2015
  • YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference 2014 Conference, November 5-6, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Civic Center, Mankato, MN.
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association) Conference “Better Together” October 8-9, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Civic Center, Mankato, MN.
  • MnPALS Libraries Acquisitions/Serials 2014 Work Day, Edina, MN, April 24, 2014
  • RUSA Webinar
  • “User Experience Research 101” (2 part session) on March 5, 2014 and April 9, 2014
  • ARLD Futures Conference Call
  • “Popular Reading” on February 25, 2014
  • ITS Training
  • “MavPrint Mobile” Mankato, MN on February 12, 2014
  • SpringShare Webinar
  • “LibGuides 2.0 Sneak Peek” on November 21, 2013
  • Library Workshop
  • “Conflict and Confrontation” Video Series (3 parts), Mankato, MN, November, 14, 2013, January 13, 2014, and February 17, 2014.
  • CETL Tech Talk Session
  • “Virtual Meetings”, Mankato, MN on October 30, 2013
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association) Conference
  • “Libraries Rock” October 10-11, 2013 at the St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN.
  • ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference
  • 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 11-13, 2013
  • MNPALS Reference User Group
  • 2013 Work Day, Edina, MN, April 5, 2013
  • Library Technology Conference
  • 2013 Conference, Saint Paul, MN, March 20-21, 2013
  • Library Workshop
  • Library Marketing Workshop, Mankato, MN, March 8, 2013
  • Library Workshop
  • “Keeping Cool in Hot Situations”, Mankato, MN, November, 14, 2012
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association) Conference
  • “Minnesota Libraries: A Capitol Idea” October 3-5, 2012 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN.
  • Campus Workshop
  • “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service”, Mankato, MN, September 25, 2012
  • ARLD (Academic and Research Libraries Division) Day
  • 2012 Speaker and Program, Chanhassen, MN, April 27, 2012
  • MNSCU (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities) Webinar - “Copyright and Intellectual Property for Academic Librarians”, presented by Gary Hunter, System Director of Intellectual Property, Webinar, April 25, 2011
  • Library Workshop - “Self Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People”, Mankato, MN, April 24 and 25, 2012
  • Library Journal Webinar - Cook Book Spring Buzz”, April 24, 2012
  • MNPALS Acquisitions, Serials, and Cataloging User GroupWork Day - 2011 Work Day, Edina, MN, April 20, 2011
  • MNPALS Reference and Instruction Work Day - 2011 Work Day, Edina, MN, April 4, 2011
  • MNSCU Webinar - “Contract Basics and Best Practices”, February 9, 2012
  • Serials Solutions Webinar - Interface Training, November 9, 2011
  • Serials Solutions Webinar -  “Maximizing eResource Management System Customization at the University of St. Thomas”, October 26, 2011.
  • ProQuest Webinar - Interface Training, October 25, 2011
  • MLA (Minnesota Library “Superior Value For Life” October 12-14, 2011 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, MN.
  • ALA (American Library Association) Webinar - "Ready for Romance? New Titles and Hot Trends”, presented by panelists: Tara Parson (Harlequin), Deb Werksmen (Sourcebooks), Talia Sherer (Macmillan), Nathan Henrion (Baker Publishing Group), and Kayleigh George (HarperCollins), Webinar, September 13, 2011
  • Library Technology Conference - 2011 Conference, Saint Paul, MN, March 16, 2010
  • SLA (Special Library Association) Webinar - “Managing Copyright in the Digital Age”, Webinar, December 7, 2010
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association) Conference -
  • “Serious Play” October 6-8, 2010, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.
  • ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries)
  • 2010 Conference, Austin, TX, February 1-3, 2010 - MLA (Minnesota Library Association)
  • “Challenges, Choices, Change” October 14 -16, 2009, at the Saint Cloud Civic Center.
  • ARLD (Academic and Research Libraries Division) Day - 2009 Speaker and Program, Chanhassen, MN, May 1, 2009
  • ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) - 2009 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 9-12, 2009
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association) "To Explore, To Evolve, To Excel…Together” November 19-21, 2008, at the Sheraton in Bloomington, MN.
  • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) 8th International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 8-9, 2008
  • Metronet's 2nd Annual Information Literacy Conference - “Information Literacy: The Bridge to College Readiness”, Saint Paul, MN, June 20, 2008
  • ARLD (Academic and Research Libraries Division) Day - 2007 Speaker and Program, Chanhassen, MN, April 30, 2007
  • MNPALS Reference Work Day (panel discussion member)- 2008 Work Day, Saint Paul, MN, March 28, 2008
  • ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) 2007 Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 22-24, 2007
  • MLA (Minnesota Library Association)< “Creativity & Collaboration” September 27-29, 2006, at the St. Cloud Civic Center
  • SLA (Special Libraries Association) Presentation - "Getting What You Want from Your Vendor: Negotiating with Publishers, Vendors and other Library Service Providers", Eagan, MN, April 20, 2007
  • SLA (Special Libraries Association) Conference - 2005 Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2005 - Multiple vendor and reader’s advisory webinars, demonstrations, and training sessions.

Professional Committees:

  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA), Member 2006- present
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA), Member 2003-2006

Professional Service:

Professional Service – MSU (in alphabetical order)

Budget Sub-Meet & Confer (FA elected for Library/Unaffiliated), 2013 - present

College of Education Liaison, 2014 – present

College of Science, Engineering & Technology Liaison, 2006-2014

Community User Group, 2012 – 2014

Coordinators Group, 2012 - present

E-Resources (Big Picture) Sub-Group, 2009-2012 – Convener 2010-2012

Elections Committee, 2007-2008, 2011-2013 – Chair 2011

Electronic Resources Group (ad-hoc as of 2008), 2006-2012 – Chair 2006-2012

ERM Sub-Group, 2009-2013 – Convener 2009-2013

Faculty Development Committee, 2009-2013 – Chair 2010 – 2013

History Day Judge, St. Peter, MN, April 3, 2014 and March 5, 2015

Indirect Costs Policy Review (Budget SM&C Sub-Committee), 2015

Institutional Equipment Review (Budget SM&C Sub-Committee), 2014

Journals Review Committee, 2014 – present

Library Guides Sub-Group, 2010-Present

Library Web Team, 2006-2014

Licensing Sub-Group, 2009-2014

Minitex Electronic Information Resources (MEIR) Task Force, 2013-present

Personnel Committee, 2008-2011, 2013 – 2015

Public Services Team, 2008-Present

Reference Team, 2006 - 2014 – facilitator 2012 - 2014

Serials Review Committee, 2006-2014

Technical Services Team, 2007-2014

Technology Management and Planning Team (TMAP), 2007-2014

Technology Roundtable (FA elected for Library/Unaffiliated) – Formerly Learning and Technology Roundtable, 2012 - 2016

Undergraduate Appeals Committee (FA appointed for Library/Unaffiliated), 2011 - 2015

Usability Subcommittee, 2006

Wellness Group, 2015

Professional Service - Ecolab

Alerting Services Team, Ecolab, 2005-2006

Collection Development, Ecolab, 2004-2006, Lead 2005-2006

Website Oversight Team, Ecolab, 2003-2006

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Library Association (MLA), Member 2006-Present

Special Libraries Association (SLA), Member 2003-2006