Open session for Associate Dean of Library Services candidate
An open session with Mr. Gregory Youngen, candidate for this position, is scheduled for 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Library Events Area. Youngen will give a presentation for 30 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions from the audience afterward. Questions regarding the search may be directed to the chairperson of the search committee, Cinda May, at 237-2534.
1995 – Present Associate Professor, Library Administration. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
- Veterinary Medicine Librarian (2005- present)
- Coordinator for the University Library’s Life Sciences Division (2006-present)
- Physics/Astronomy Librarian (1995-2003),
- Adjunct Professor, UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Awarded indefinite tenure 2003
1994 – 1995 Head Librarian/Site Coordinator, Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Library, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Contract position, employed by Labat-Anderson, Inc./Garcia Consulting, Inc. McLean, VA
1992 – 1994 Coordinator, International Program Support, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN. Contract position, employed by Labat-Anderson, Inc., McLean, VA
1990 – 1992 Supervisory Technical Librarian, Martin-Marietta Energy Systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1988 – 1990 Technical Librarian, Engineering and Reactor Sciences Library, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL
1985 – 1988 Assistant Engineering Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1983 – 1985 Reference Librarian, Texas Department of Water Resources, Austin, TX
1983 Master of Library Science. Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington, Indiana
1982 Bachelor of Science. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Major: Journalism, Minor: Library Science.
Reference Sources in the Sciences (LIS 412). University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Spring Semesters 1996, 1999 & 2002 (approx. 20~25 students each semester). Taught the full semester course on reference material in science, technology and medicine, including overviews of scientific communication, the publication process, and future trends in scientific publishing. Revised the existing course syllabus and instruction book to include Internet information sources (’96) with additional updates (’99 & ‘02).
Science on the Internet (LIS 250G/390G) University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Spring Semesters 2003 and 2005 (23-25 students/class). A 3-credit hour undergraduate course on the nature of scientific information and communication, the basics of online searching (focusing on internet search engines), and the scientific, technical and medical information available electronically.
Recent Publications, Conference Papers and Presentations
Youngen, Gregory K. (2011) “Multidisciplinary Journal Usage in Veterinary Medicine: Identifying the Complementary Core.” Science & Technology Libraries. Vol 30, no. 2 (forthcoming)
______. (2008) “Rearranging the book shelves on the Titanic: Musings during a journal shift .” Science & Technology Libraries. Vol. 28, no. 4. p.363-366. (Visions & Directions column)
_______. (2006) “Crystallography.” In Literature Search Strategies for Interdisciplinary Research: a Sourcebook for Scientists and Engineers, edited by Linda G. Ackerson. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. Chapter 2, p. 34-64.
Youngen, Gregory K., Jessica Page, Heather Moberly and Barbara Hamel. (2011). “Identifying and Analyzing Interdisciplinary and Inter-Institutional Research at U.S. Veterinary Colleges.” Medical Library Association Annual Conference, May 15-18, 2011. Minneapolis, MN.
Youngen, Gregory K. and Amy Gullen. (2010). The diverse and interdisciplinary nature of veterinary research: an analysis of research trends at six Midwestern colleges of veterinary medicine. Agriculture without Borders: US Agriculture Information Network Annual Conference, 9-12 May, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://usain.lib.purdue.edu/
Youngen, Gregory K. (2009). Medical and life science journal usage in veterinary medicine: identifying the complementary core. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane Australia, (1-9). August 31-September 4, 2009. http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:179783
$39,800 from the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and the Moldovan Research and Development Association. (2001) Served as U.S. Principal Investigator for the creation of a scientific publications database for Moldovan researchers (http://www.mir.acad.md/). The database provides an automated system of communication for the preparation, publication, dissemination, archiving and editing of scientific publications created in Moldova. An additional award of $38,000 for the continuation and expansion of the project was issued by CRDF in March 2003.
$6,100 from the Illinois State Library and Lincoln Trails Library System (2008-2010) for a statewide, multi-type library usability test of WorldCat Local. The survey includes onsite test administration, online survey polling, and holding several regional focus group feedback sessions.
Initiated and helped coordinate the UIUC Library’s Forum on the Future, (October 27-28, 2000) a conference on electronic publishing. Personally raised over $12,000 in conference sponsorships, helped contact potential speakers, assisted in coordinating meeting logistics, and establishing meeting goals and priorities. The Forum featured 13 nationally prominent speakers representing librarians, publishers, vendors and scholars. Over 175 information professionals attended.