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Presentations and Publications

Swoger, B. J. M., & Hoffman, K.D. (2015). Taking notes at the reference desk: Assessing and improving student learning. Reference Services Review, 43(2):199-214. doi:10.1108/RSR-11-2014-0054

Swoger, B. J. M., Brainard, S. A., & Hoffman, K. D. (2015). Foundations For a Scholarly Communications Program: Interviewing Faculty at a Small Public Liberal Arts College. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(1): eP1219. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1219

Swoger, B. J. M., & Helms, E. (2015). An organic chemistry exercise in information literacy using SciFinder. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(4): 668–671. doi:10.1021/ed500581e

Swoger, B.J.M. and Hoffman, K.D. (2013). Improving Student Learning at the Reference Desk? Taking Notes During Reference Transactions. State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, June 12 to 14, 2013

Lanik, A., Farthing, D.J. and Swoger, B.J.M. (2012). Opening New Horizons Using An Online Petrology Catalog Using Omeka. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 4-7, 2012.

Swoger, B.J.M. (2012).  The contributions of Dr. J. Mark Erickson to the geological literature: With Students And Scholars, From The North Country To The International Community. 8th St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference, Canton, NY, October 6, 2012.

Swoger, B.J.M. and Helms, E. 2012. An organic chemistry laboratory exercise in information literacy using SciFinder. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Penn State, College Park, PA, July 31, 2012.

Swoger, B.J.M. and Hoffman, K.D. 2012. Going Beyond Anecdotes: Assessing Student Learning During Reference Transactions. SUNY Librarians Association Annual Meeting, Fashion Institute of Technology, June 8, 2012.

Hoffman, K. and Swoger, B.J.M.  (2011). “No Reservations as the Basis for No Hesitations When Beginning a Research Project.” In, Information Literacy through the Streets of Hollywood, Gerald T. Burke and Carol Anne Germain, eds.  Library Instruction Publications, Pittsburgh, PA.

Swoger, B.J.M.  (2011).  Closing the assessment loop using pre- and post-assessment.  Reference Services Review.  39(2): 244-259. DOI: 10.1108/00907321111135475.

Swoger, B.J.M, and Farthing, D. J.  Fueling Learning Outside the Classroom with Strategic Searching of the Geoscience Literature.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2, 2010.

  • The poster PDF
  • A handout with tips and techniques for incorporating the geoscience literature into Geoscience classes.  This includes questions to ask on assignments and some questions for students working with GeoRef

Swoger, B.  (2010). Open access and scholarly communication at SUNY Geneseo.  SUNYergy. 12(4), 3.  Retrieved from:

Beyond GeoRef – Finding Geoscience Information.  Presentation for undergraduates and geology alumni.  St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference.  October 8-10, 2010.

Faculty Outreach: Strategies, Challenges, Tools and Tips.  SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference, SUNY Brockport, June 17, 2010.

Using Assessment to Shape Information Literacy Goals.  SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference, SUNY Brockport, June 17, 2010.

Building an Integrated Information Literacy Program in the Sciences – Presented at the Chemistry Librarians Workshop, University of Toronto, June 5, 2009.

Federated Searching: Giving Users What They Want. Michelle Costello, Justina Elmore, Bonnie Swoger and Tom Ottaviano. Library Software Users Group (LiSUG) Annual Meeting, October 10, 2008

Science, Web 2.0 and New Modes of Scholarly Communication. SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies at Genesee Community College May 27-30, 2008

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