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Name: Monica Brooks
Title: Associate Dean
Office: Library Administration/LIB
Phone: 304-696-6613

Creative Works:
 Rodier, Katharine & Brooks, Monica, NewsNotes: the E-Publication for MELUS: The Multiethnic Society for the Study of Multiethnic Literature of the United States, (summer 1999 - fall 2002 issues).

Brooks, Monica G. A Message from Your ALA Councilor, West Virginia Libraries, (winter 2001 and spring 2000).

Brooks, Monica G. and Edington, Lynne. (1998) Planning Strategies for Cooperative Library Programs for Rural and Distance Learners in West Virginia, Resource Sharing and Information Networks, 13:2, 1-13.

Brooks, Monica G. (1998) From Librarian to Cybrarian, Bibliobillboard, 2:4, (March), 1-2.

Brooks, Monica G. Mexican American Mountaineer , in In Our Own Voices: The Changing Face of Librarianship, Khafre K. Abif and Teresa Y. Neely (eds.), Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1996, 30-44.

Brooks, Monica G. (1996) Exploring the new Frontier of Information, Bibliobillboard, (March), 1-2.

Brooks, Monica G. (1995) Multiculturalism and the Burden of Responsibility, Colorado Libraries, 21:2, (summer), 20-22 and West Virginia Libraries (fall) 1995.

Brooks, Monica. (1993) Drain-Jordan Library, Circulation Department Manual of Desk Procedures. Institute, WV: West Virginia State College, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 366 354)

Research Based:
ALA Council Update, for the regional meeting of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Pittsburgh, PA, February, 2003.

Webs of Diversity: Appalachia Wired, West Virginia Library Association, Annual Conference, Pipestem State Park, WV, October 2002.

Connecting Our WV Libraries, OCLC Question & Answer Session, with Barbara McWilliams, OCLC, and Byron Holdiman, PALINET, Morgantown, WV, September 2002.

Virtual Mountains to Climb: Challenges in Academic School Library Collaboration to Develop a School Library Media Program in West Virginia. with Dr. Celene Seymour, American Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2002.

Copyright Doís and Doníts Panel Discussion , panelist, Regional Association of Colleges and Research Libraries, Morgantown, WV, May 2002.

Continuing Education Roundtable, presenter with Library Science school representatives from the University of South Carolina and Clarion University, West Virginia Libraries Association, Spring Fling meeting, Flatwoods, WV, April 2002.

WV Technology Convergence, panelist and moderator, guest speaker, Allen Taylor of MU Information Technology division, Frances O'Brien, WV University, Tammy Richards, WV Library Commission, and Jane Hughes, Kanawha County Public Library, WVLA Spring Fling, April 2002.

Information Delivery Services at Marshall University, with Jingping Zhang, West Virginia Network for Educational Telecommunication Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV, November 2000.

Intellectual Freedom Discussion Panel, panelist and presenter, West Virginia Libraries Association Annual Conference, Charleston, WV, November 2000.

ALA Council Update and Discussion. West Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Charleston, WV, November 2000.

ALA Council Update: Q & A and Introduction to Front Page: Detailed Demonstration, Part 1, West Virginia Library Association Spring Fling, Flatwoods, WV, April 2000.

This Library Delivers! Online Library Support for WebCT, Almost Heaven WebCT Conference, MU Graduate College South Charleston, WV, April 2000.

Merging Library Programs to Target Rural and Distance Learners: Successes, Failures and Improving the Model, with Lynne Edington, ACRL 9th Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, April 1999.
Projects & Courses Developed or Taught:
Development and revision of existing Copyright Policies for campus-wide dissemination and compliance. Currently serving as the Information Technology Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance officer and Chair of the Copyright Committee.

Development of a 30 hour undergraduate certification program in conjunction with the Community & Technical College, WV Library Commission and MU Community & Technical College, spring 2003 to present with members of the WVLC and MU-CTC.

Development of School Library Media Specialization Curriculum at the graduate level 2000 to present, with Dr. Celene Seymour et. al. Reinstatement of former program. New emphasis on technology and online delivery of courses using WebCT.

Participation in the statewide planning and public relations effort for the funding and establishment of the West Virginia Digital Library (WVDL) which includes PR materials and the production of a three minute video prepared by MU-ITV and Tim Balch.

Technical editor 2000 to present with Rodier, Katharine, compilation and distribution of the MELUS NewsNotes publication- a fully electronic publication for the journal of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States ( ).

Content Editor 2000 to present with Dr. Dennis Prisk, creator/web master for Your Gateway to Higher Education Resources Online, ( ).

Instructional Technology of Libraries (ITL415/515): Reference and Bibliography for School Library Media Specialists, developed and taught fall 2002 to present via WebCT. Study of the basic reference sources for elementary and secondary school libraries; emphasis on materials evaluation, the reference interview, search strategies, and the impact of new technologies. Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC) Certification, 2002-present.

University 101 (UNI101): New Student Seminar, taught fall 2002 for University College. Introduction to college life intended for freshmen and new transfer students to encourage full use of university resources and improve retention.

English Special Topics (ENG580): International Women Writers, developed and taught spring 1999 with Dr. Amy E. Hudock. Literature course consisting of eight weeks of literature content and eight weeks of web development to create a Webliography and showcase student research.

Information Technology (CT109/IT109): Research on the Internet, developed and taught spring 1997 to summer 2001. A classroom and WebCT course to introduce students to basic internet research and development skills. SREC Certification 1999-2001.

Professional/Community Based Service:
National Participation:
Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference, Richmond, KY, March 28-30, 2003.

Appalachia Wired: Webs of Diversity, Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia, Huntington, WV, March 6-8, 2003, presenter.

American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 23-28, 2003, ALA Councilor and new member of the Distance Library Services Section/ACRL.

West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) Annual Conference, Pipestem State Park, WV, October 2002, presenter.

West Virginia Network (WVNET) Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV, September 2002, presenter.

ALA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 14-18, 2002, ALA Councilor

Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Annual Conference, Helen GA, March 2002, presenter

ALA Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 19-23, 2002, ALA Councilor

WVLA Annual Conference, Caanan Valley Resort, WV, October 29-31, 2001.

WVNET Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV, September 23-26, 2001.

WVLA Library Legislative Day, WV State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV, 2001.

ALA National Library Legislative Day, Washington, DC, 2001.

ALA Midwinter Conference, Washington, D.C. January 12-16, 2001, ALA Councilor


2002 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Service Award

Other Achievements:
Board Appointments:
American Library Association Council - WV Chapter Councilor 1999-2003

Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Gender in Appalachia Board 2000-present

Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Editorial Board Member 2000-present

West Virginia Libraries Association Executive Board, 1999-2003

West Virginia Network Policy Board, 2001-2003

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