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Lea H. Currie

University Libraries - University Libraries
Librarian/Head of Content Development
Primary office:
785-864-8997
Watson Library
Room 470
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence 66044


Summary

Lea has been at KU since 1999 after receiving her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been the head of content development since 2008 and specializes in collection assessment.

Education

Research Interests

  • Collection development, citation analysis, collection analysis and assessment

Selected Publications

Currie, Lea, and Julie Petr. 2016. From Usability to User Experience: Designing Library Services at the University of Kansas. Conference Proceedings. 2015 Charleston Conference Proceedings.
Morris, Sara, and Lea Currie. 2016. “To Stream or Not to Stream?” Journal Articles. New Library World.
Morris, Sara, and Lea Currie. 2015. From Collection Development to Content Development: Organization and Staffing for the 21st Century. Conference Proceedings. 2014 Charleston Conference Proceedings. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2014/Management/12/.
Petr, Julie, and Lea Currie. 2015. How Do Librarians Prefer to Access Collections? Conference Proceedings. 2014 Charleston Conference Proceedings. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2014/Users/10/.
Monroe-Gulick, Amalia, Lea Currie, and Travis Weller. 2015. “Local Citation Analysis of National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Grant Applications: Meeting the Needs of Researchers.” Journal Articles. The Serials Librarian 67 (4): 399–414. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0361526X.2014.983291#.VLVOt3....
Currie, Lea, and Amalia Monroe-Gulick. 2014. Proving the Value of Library Collections Part II: An Interdisciplinary Study Using Citation Analysis. Conference Proceedings. Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC November 2013. http://. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2013/Management/7/.
Morris, Sara, and Lea Currie. 2014. “Remember Me? Content Development in a User-Centered Services Library.” Journal Articles. Collection Management, May. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01462679.2014.891493.
Currie, Lea, and Amalia Monroe-Gulick. 2013. “What Do Our Faculty Use? An Interdisciplinary Citation Analysis Study.” Journal Articles. Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.6 (October): 471–80.
Currie, Lea, and Amalia Monroe-Gulick. 2013. Proving the Value of Library Collections. Conference Proceedings. Edited by Leah Hinds and Beth Bernhardt. Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC November 9, 2012. Purdue e-Pubs. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2012/Collection/9/.
Monroe-Gulick, Amalia, and Lea Currie. 2011. “Using the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool: Experiences from the University of Kansas.” Journal Articles. Collection Management 36.4 (August): 203–16.
Currie, Lea, and Kathy Graves. 2011. A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. Conference Proceedings. Edited by Regina Beard, Jenny Oleen, and Cynthia Akers. Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, Manhattan, KS October 20, 2011. New Prairie Press. http://newprairiepress.org/journals/index.php/CULS/article/view/1611.
Stratton, John, Lea Currie, Monica Claassen-Wilson, and Frances Devlin. 2011. Grappling with Changing Realities. Conference Proceedings. Edited by Katina  P. Strauch, Beth  R. Bernhardt, and Leah Hinds. Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC 2009. Charleston, SC: Against the Grain Press. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2009/ContentDev/4/.
Currie, Lea, and Kathy Graves. 2011. Use It or Lose It: Are One-Time Purchases of Electronic Resources a Good Use of Limited Funds? Conference Proceedings. Edited by Connie Jo Ury and Frank Baudino. Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO November 4, 2011. Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University. http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED526899.pdf.
Currie, Lea. 2010. Making Significant Cuts to an Approval Plan Without Drawing Any Blood. Conference Proceedings. Edited by Frank Baudino, Connie Jo Ury, and Sarah  G. Park. Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium Maryville, MO November 5, 2010. Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/recordDetails.jsp?ERICExtSearch_....

Selected Presentations

Brown, S., Currie, L., & Back, A. (11/30/2016). Boom and Bust: Short-Term Loans Five Years Later. 2016 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Currie, L., Monroe-Gulick, A., & Petr, J. (4/30/2016). Assessing Major Organizational Change: The Effects on the Use of Library Resources and Services. Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference. Austin, TX
Currie, L. (11/30/2015). From Usability Studies to User Experience: Designing Library Services at the University of Kansas. 2015 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Currie, L. (11/5/2015). Pushed by the Stream, but Steering with a Strong Paddle: Considerations for Streaming Media Acquisitions Policies. 2015 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Sara, M., & Currie, L. (11/7/2014 - 11/7/2014). From Collection Development to Content Development: Organization and Staffing for the 21st Century. 2014 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Petr, J., & Currie, L. (11/7/2014 - 11/7/2014). How Do Librarians Prefer to Access Collections?. 2014 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Currie, L. H., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (11/8/2013). Proving the Value of Library Collections Part II: An Interdisciplinary Study Using Citation Analysis. 2013 Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC
Currie, L., & Monroe-Gulick, A. (11/9/2012). Proving the Value of Library Collections. Presentation, 2012 Charleston Conference “Accentuate the Positive”. Charleston, SC
Currie, L. (4/2/2012). A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. Presentation, 2012 Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, University of Texas. Austin, TX
Currie, L., & Graves, K. (11/4/2011). Use It or Lose It: Are One-Time Purchases of Electronic Resources a Good Use of Limited Funds?. Presentation, Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University. Maryville, MO
Currie, L., & Graves, K. (10/21/2011). A New Model for Demand-Driven Acquisition. Presentation, Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Conference. Manhattan, KS
Currie, L. (11/5/2010). Making Significant Cuts to an Approval Plan Without Drawing Any Blood. Presentation, Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University. Maryville, MO
Monroe-Gulick, A., Currie, L., & Graves, K. (10/15/2010). What Are We Getting Ourselves Into? The KU Libraries and WorldCat Collection Analysis. Poster, Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Conference, Emporia State University. Emporia, KS
Stratton, J., Currie, L., Claassen-Wilson, M., & Devlin, F. (11/6/2009). Grappling with Changing Realities. 2009 Charleston Conference “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. Charleston, SC

Selected Awards & Honors

Sabbatical
University of Kansas
2018

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