Librarianship & Language

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

2020. “ICCPR Article 27 as a Basis for Multilingual Library Services: Implications of Treaty Implementation in the US Context.” International Journal of Librarianship 5, no. 1: 61–77.

2020. “Digital Humanities and Critical Engagement: The Case of the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and Wee Windaes.” In Transformative Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by Marta Deyrup and Mary Balkun. Routledge.

2019. “Twenty Years of Theological Markup Languages: A Retro- and Prospective.” Theological Librarianship 12, no. 1: 40–9.

2019. “La bibliothèque n’a pas détruit le français (mais elle va le faire revivre): Roles for Louisiana’s Academic Libraries in French Revitalization.” CODEX: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL 5, no. 2: 87–101.


2020. “The Hidden Language Policy of China’s Research Evaluation Reform.” Contemporary China Centre Blog (4 November).

2020. “Why ‘Western Civ’ Is Losing Its Appeal.” The Imaginative Conservative (17 May).

2019. “Libraries and Language Preservation: A Defining Generational Moment.” Journal of New Librarianship 4, no. 1: 137–41.

2019. “Linguistic Equity as Open Access: Internationalizing the Language of Scholarly Communication.” Journal of Academic Librarianship.

2019. “Confronting Linguistic Bias: The Case for an Open Human Language.” In The Open Organization Guide for Educators: Transformative Teaching and Learning for a Rapidly Changing World, edited by B. Behrenshausen, 163–9. Red Hat, Inc. [Originally published 30 April 2019 at]

2019. “Academic Travel Culture Is Not Only Bad for the Planet, It Is Also Bad for the Diversity and Equity of Research.” LSE Impact Blog, 19 March. [Most viewed post of 2019.]

Invited Talks

2020. “Art and the ‘Inner Idea’ of Esperanto.” Presented as part of “K Is for Kato: A Book Launch and Conversation with Margaret Salmon and Race MoChridhe,” organized and hosted by Dundee Contemporary Arts, online, 19 November.

2020. “Skotlando tra verdtinkturaj okulvitroj: eksterlanda vidpunkto pri la regno per la Movado.” Presented at the 115th congress of the Scottish Esperanto Association, online, 30 May.

2019. “Altmetrics for Energy Research.” Presented at Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library, 11 March.

Conference Activity

To appear. “Choosing Formats for Accessible E-books and E-journals: An EPUB3/HTML5 Case Study.” To be presented at the Library Publishing Forum, online, May 2021.

2020. “Altmetrics for National and Global Security.” Presented as part of “Metrics 2020: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research” in conjunction with the ASIS&T 83rd Annual Meeting, online, 22 October.

2020. “LPC Community in Conversation: Let’s Discuss Publishing Platforms.” Session co-organized and co-hosted with Ally Laird and Amanda Hurford at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.

2020. “How to ‘Publish Online…’ : Web-based Outputs Beyond PDF and EPUB.” Poster presented at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.

2019. “Thinking Outside the WordPress/Drupal/Joomla Box: Considerations for Choosing a CMS in the 21st Century Library.” Presented at the Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference, online, 7 November.

2019. “Defining Digital Theology: Barthian Reflections on the Role of Open Access and Electronic Publishing in the Theological Toolkit.” Presented at Atla Annual, Vancouver, BC, 13 June. [Published in Atla Summary of Proceedings 73: 243–6.]

2018. “Applications of Interlinguistics for Improving Interoperability and Stability of Metadata in Linked Open Data Environments.” Presented at The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data, and More, Amigos Library Services online conference, 8 November.

2018. “Implications of the Deep Web for Academic Libraries.” In The Web is Lovely, Dark, and Deep: A Shallow Dive Beneath the Surface, chaired by Suzanne Hunt. Panel held at the conference of the Minnesota Library Association, St. Cloud, MN, 11 October.


2020. “Taking Action Toward Equity and Inclusion: Open Access Week 2020.” Atla SCOOP, 6 October. [Co-authored with Christine Fruin.]

2020. “From DOIs to ORCiDs: How Persistent Identifiers Work (and How to Make Them Work for You).” Atla SCOOP, 26 June.

2020. “Open Source at Atla Open Press: A Peek Inside the Toolbox.” Atla SCOOP, 28 February.

2019. “‘Open for Whom?’ : Reflections on the 2019 International Open Access Week Theme.” Atla SCOOP, 1 October.

2019. “Leaving Library School & Entering the Temple of Apollo.” Hack Library School, 16 April.

2019. “Vocational Awe and the Awesomeness of Vocation.” Hack Library School, 28 March.

2019. “Academic Currency and Leprechaun Gold.” Hack Library School, 21 February.

2019. “LibTech Leadership: An Interview with ALA Leadership Institute Attendee Jennifer Chan.” LITA Blog, 21 February.

2019. “Library Hand: An Unexpected 21st Century Skill.” Hack Library School, 24 January.

2018. “Saving Money with a Second Master’s.” Hack Library School, 22 November.

2018. “Let Someone Carry Your Excitement.” Hack Library School, 25 October.

2018. “How to Cheat on the Language Skills Section of Your Library Résumé.” Hack Library School, 25 September.

2018. “Deferring Library School (and Getting a Library Job).” Hack Library School, 7 June.

2017. “Coeducation and the Virtue Gap.” Feminism & Religion, 28 March.

2013. “It’s the New Mother Nature Taking Over: A Re-Reading of Edmund in Shakespeare’s King Lear.” The Montreal Review (February).