Alexa Pearce (Head)
The Library’s Social Sciences Team members provide services and develop collections to support and enhance the research, teaching, and learning activities of faculty, students, and staff in the social sciences. We offer deep knowledge of scholarly communication practices in social sciences disciplines, with significant expertise extending to research data, including: data sharing and reuse, management and documentation, and publication.
We provide a full spectrum of research support and collaboration, from tailored instructional programming to service on curricular and other committees of the schools and departments we serve.
We are available to assist researchers with the following activities, through consultations and instructional support:
- Identifying and accessing relevant sources in all formats, including: scholarly literature, published tests and instruments, and data sets and statistical sources
- Developing sound data management practices
- Identifying and utilizing specialized tools, such as citation management applications
- Navigating options for publication and preservation of all scholarly outputs, including data, in relevant subject repositories, Deep Blue, and Deep Blue Data
- Developing research assignments and instructional programming for students
- Identifying and acquiring materials, including videos and datasets, to support research and teaching
Information and Library Science
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Liaison Units on Campus
African and African American Studies
Center for Research on Learning & Teaching
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Literature, Science & the Arts
Population Studies Center
School of Education
School of Information
School of Social Work
Recent Publications & Presentations
Downing, K. (2013). Using Problem-Based Learning to Facilitate Learning Across the Curriculum. In Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the Acrl 2013 Conference (pp. 621–624). Indianapolis: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Downing, K., Rivera, A., & Winston, M. (2012). Library Leadership 2.0: Leading from Throughout the Organization. In Library and Book Trade Almanac. Medford, NJ: Information Today.
Kahn, M. (2016). Disrupting Publishing Economics: Open Access as Feminist Praxis. Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Mooney, H. (2016). Scholarly Communication and Data. In Databrarianship: The academic data librarian in theory and practice (pp. 195–218). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/120919
Nichols, D. (2016). Developing Intergroup Relations and Intercultural Competency. Panel presented at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference, Seattle, WA.
Nichols, D., Downing, K., Rivera, A., Look, H., & James, L. (2014). Tragic Mulatto to Self-Authorship: An Analysis of Literature By and About Interracial People. Presented at the Global Mixed Race, Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Chicago.
Nichols, D., & Schnitzer, A. E. (2015). Developing Inclusive Research Libraries for Patrons and Staff of All Abilities. Research Library Issues, (286). Retrieved from http://publications.arl.org/rli286/18
Nichols, D., Spencer, D., & Campe, R. (2013a). Library Diversity Committees: The Basics. Presented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ACRL Chapter) Diversity Committee, Columbus, OH.
Nichols, D., Spencer, D., & Campe, R. (2013b). Making the Case for a Diversity Committee. Presented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ACRL Chapter) Diversity Committee, Columbus, OH.
Tempelman-Kluit, N., & Pearce, A. (2014). Invoking the User from Data to Design. College & Research Libraries, 75(5), 616–640. http://doi.org/10.5860/crl.75.5.616