Jacqueline C. Shane

Centennial Science and Engineering Library

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM87131

jshane@unm.edu ††††††††† tel. (W)505/277-5327






††††††††††† Master of Science, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1992.


Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987.


Additional coursework in Biology, University of New Mexico (see continuing education).



Library and Information Science Experience


††††††††††† Science Librarian, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico (June 1996-present).

         Reference librarian for scientific and technical information.

         Library instruction coordinator.

         Interim head of reference.

         Interim Map Library Coordinator.

         Selector and liaison for Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

         Patent and Trademark Librarian for New Mexico.

         Web master for Patents, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science home pages (url: http://elibrary.unm.edu/csel/).


††††††††††† Government Information Librarian,University of New Mexico (August 1995-June 1996).

         Provided reference and information service.

         Designed and taught library instruction courses.

         Created instructional materials.††††††††

         Processed federal documents.

         Coordinated implementation of electronic shipping list and Marcive tapes.


††††††††††† Documents Reference / Government Information Technology Specialist,Emory ††††† University (February 1993-August 1995).

         Provided reference service at the government documents and science libraries.

         Developed collection with an emphasis on electronic media.

         Managed design and purchase of local area network.

         Created and taught library research classes and user guides.

         Trained staff in the use of the Internet and new CD-ROM products.

         Hired, trained, directed, and evaluated reference support staff.


††††††††††† Information Consultant, Database Analysis Project,W.K. Kellogg National Rural Studies †††††††† †††††††††† Committee, Oregon State University, (October 1992-December 1992).

         Recommended core and expanded lists of journals; updated indexing terminology for primary social science indices.

         Developed methodology for future subject-specific database evaluation.




Graduate Assistant, Government Documents Library, University of Illinois (May 1991-August 1992).

         Answered documents-related queries via print and computerized sources.

         Conducted workshops on the use of government documents for research.

         Acquired, cataloged, and distributed state documents for the library's central and departmental collections.


Graduate Assistant, Reference Library, University of Illinois (August 1990 to August 1992).

         Created new library instruction program.

         Provided general reference and bibliographic services.

         Searched online and locally-mounted databases.

         Taught bibliographic instruction; conducted research counseling.


††††††††††† Hebrew Language Cataloger, Asian Library, University of Illinois (May 1990-May 1991).

         Cataloged Hebrew monographs.

         Selected and purchased new Hebrew language materials.







A Selection of 50 Essential Government Electronic Commerce Websites, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, v. 5 (3), 2000, pp. 3-26.


Patent and Trademark Searching on the Web:Some Cautionary Advice, Science and Technology Libraries, v. 18 (4), 2000, pp. 83-91.


Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:Retrieving Nuclear Waste Disposal Information, Science and Technology Libraries, v. 17 (1), 1997, pp. 35-52.


Locating Holocaust Information on the Internet, The Reference Librarian, v. 61/62, May 1998, pp. 255-264.


Administering World Wide Web Home Pages and Gopher Menus,(book chapter) pp. 45-61 in Government Information on the Internet, ed. John Maxymuk, Neal-Schuman, New York, 1996.




Monthly column entitled Paint by Numbers, (a guide to locating statistics), since February 2006, for The Cyberskepticís Guide to Internet Research.


Religion and How it Shapes Opinions, 11 (7), July 2007.


Energy Statistics, 11(6), June 2006.


Transportation Statistics:Why Americans are Spinning Their Wheels, 11 (5), May 2006.


The Fools Guide to Predicting the Weather, April 2006.


Government Support for Health Care, March 2006.


Statistical Evidence for the Health of a Nation, 11 (3), February, 2006 p. 5.


Wikipedia:An Emergent Encyclopedia, The Cyberskepticís Guide to Internet Research, 9 (8), 2004 p. 6.


Wikipedia:More is Better, The Cyberskeptic's Guide, The Cyberskepticís Guide to Internet Research 9 (7), 2004, p. 6.


The Mechanics of Plagiarism Detection Tools, The Cyberskeptic's Guide, March, 8 (3) 2003, pp. 4-5.


A Rose by Any Other Name Would Still Smell a Cheat, The Cyberskeptics's Guide, February, 8 (2) 2003, pp. 4-5.


Testing Medical Sites for Reliability, The Cyberskeptic's Guide, July/August, 7 (7) 2002, pp. 6-7.


So You Want to Patent an Invention, The Cyberskeptic's Guide, February, 7 (2) 2002, pp. 4-5.


Scientific and Technical Information:This Millennium and the Next, Searcher:The Magazine for Database Professionals, January 2000 (special millennial issue), p. 34.


Fedmarket.com:A Procurement Data Warehouse, Government EC News, September 1998, p. 6.


www.states.org:Information Infrastructure by State, Government EC News, July/August 1998, p. 6.


Using the Census Data to Profile Your Market, Government EC News, June 1998, p. 6.


Locating Patents on the Internet, Government EC News, May 1998, p. 6.



         Online Open Archive Publication (Refereed)


Proline's function in cold stress and osmoregulation in carrot culture suspensions,Reprinted February 2004, hosted at UNMís DSpace.


         Art Work


Dirt Rag Mag, http://www.dirtragmag.com/. Issue 112, Feb. 2004, p. 23.


  • Conference Proceedings



Copyright Fundamentals for Science and Engineering Faculty:How to Preserve Your Rights. Conference Proceedings, Council for Higher Education Computing Services, Farmington, NM, April 1997.†††


Access is Ownership:The People Become the Public Printer, Conference Proceedings, Council for Higher Education Computing Services, Roswell, NM, November 1995.


Rural Ties to the Internet:A Sociological Overview, Proceedings:American Society for Information Science, mid-year conference, Portland, OR, May 1994.


Whitepaper:Government Information in the Electronic Environment, (contributed chapter), Ad Hoc Committee on the Internet, Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT), American Library Association, January 1996.Republished in Government Publications Review.



         Book Reviews


Essay book reviews for E-Streams, http://www.e-streams.com:


Preventive Nutrition:The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, 3rd ed., submitted November 2005.


The Genus Lavandula,8 (6/7), June/July 2005.


Landscape Agroecology, 7 (10), October 2004.


Molecular Modeling for Beginners, 7 (7), July 2004.


Plant Discoveries:A botanistís voyage through plant exploration, 7 (5) May 2004.


Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, 7 (3), March 2004.


Flora of North America, submitted 7 (1), January 2004.


Elsevier's Dictionary of Botany:Russian--English, 6 (8), August 2003.


Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vols I and II, 6 (6), June 2003.


The Plants that Shaped our Gardens, 6 (4), April 2003.


Monitoring Ecological Impacts:Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters, 5 (12), December 2002.


Handbook of Plant Growth:pH as the Master Variable, 5 (9), September 2002.


Bulbs of North America, May 5 (5), May 2002.


The Nature of Nebraska, 5 (4), April 2002.


Oilseed Crops, 4 (8), August 2001.


Crop Responses and Adaptations to Temperature Stress, 4 (8), August 2001.


Daylilies for the Garden, 3 (5), June 2000.


Handbook of Functional Plant Ecology, 2 (12), December 1999.


Japanese Flowering Cherries, 2 (12), December 1999.


The Bird Collectors, 2 (6), June 1999.


Engineering Formulas, 2 (2), February 1999.


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Engineering & Troubleshooting Guide, 2 (2), February 1999.


Handbook of Vegetable Science and Technology:Production, Composition, Storage, and Processing, 1 (8), September 1998.


Essay book reviews for the Journal of Government Information:


Forests of Hope:Stories of Regeneration, 26 (3), May/June 1999, p. 331-2.


Informed Legislatures:Coping with Science in a Democracy, 24 (2) 1996, pp. 331-332.


Unglued Empire:The Soviet Experience with Communications Technologies, 25 (2) 1997, pp. 144-146.


Cybernautics Digest, June 1996, pp. 357-358.


Information Superhighway:An Overview of Technology Challenges, January 1996, pp. 78-80.


Notable Documents:New Mexico (column),Journal of Government Information, November 1998, p. 586-587; also November 1997, and1996.


Abstract book reviews for Choice magazine:


Guide to Reference and Information Sources in Plant Biology, submitted 3/06.


Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences, submitted November 2005.


Facts on File Encyclopedia of Earth Science, June 2005.


1001 Computer Words You Need to Know, Jan2005.


Earth Sciences Resources in the Electronic Age, July 2004.


CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 84th ed., April 2004.


Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary, submitted April 2003.


Absolutism and Scientific Revolution 1600-1720:A biographical dictionary, submitted Nov. 2002.


The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses on CD-ROM, April 2002.


Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, September 2001.


Elsevierís Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origin, October 2001.


Encyclopedia of Computer Science, March 2001.


Facts on File Dictionary of Physics, January 2001.


Innovations in Earth Sciences, February, 2000.


Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, November 1999.


The Photography Encyclopedia, November 1999.


Encyclopedia of Fishes 36(8), April 1999.


Sciences of the Earth:An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, Nov. 1998. ††


Biographies of Western Photographers:A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West, December 1997.


SciEd:Science and Mathematics Education Resources,URL:http://www-hpcc.astro.washington.edu/scied/science.html, University of Washington web site, Choice special supplement, 1997.


The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary, January 1997.


Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, December 1996.


An Einstein Dictionary, October 1996.


Alpines:The Illustrated Dictionary, February 1996.


Health Industry, September 1995.


Reference Sources in Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Agriculture, January 1995.





So You Think You Have a Great Invention (view slides), Mountain Plains Library Association Annual Conference, 2005.


Using the Patent Literature to Locate Chemical Information (view slides), Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association Panel, American Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, submitted June 2003.

American Association of Law Libraries, presented Conducting a Patent Search, (view slides), Phoenix, AZ.December 2004.

Five-State Documents Conference, presented Patentability Searching with Class, Santa Fe, New Mexico August 2004.

Association of Research Libraries, Minority Director's Group, presented The Minority Engineering Bridge Program:A case study In partnering a grant (view slides), Albuquerque, August 2003.

New Mexico Library Association, Annual Conference, presented How to conduct a patent or trademark search on the Internet, (Albuquerque, April 2001).


New Mexico Library Association, Annual Conference, presented How to conduct a patent or trademark search when you are far from a patent depository, (Taos, April 2000).


Council for Higher Education Computing Services, presented Copyright Fundamentals forScience and Engineering Faculty:How to Preserve Your Rights, with Donna Cromer, (Farmington, NM, November 1996).††††††


††††††††††† New Mexico Library Association, presented Finding Government Information on the †††††††††† Internet, (Las Cruces, NM, March 1996).


††††††††††† Invited speaker at the University of New Mexicoís anti-defamation rally, Spring 1996.


Council for Higher Education Computing Services, presented Access is Ownership:The People Become the Public Printer with Dan Barkley, (Roswell, NM, November 1995).


††††††††††† American Library Association, presented An Update to Government Information on the †††††† Internet,(New York, June 1996).


††††††††††† American Library Association, co-taught two full-day pre-conferences, entitled:Finding ††††† Government Information on the Internet, (Miami, June 1994 and Chicago, June 1995).


††††††††††† Georgia Library Association Conference, presented Internet Update for Government †††††††††† Documents LibrariansóGopher, WAIS, and Mosaic, (Augusta, GA, October 1994).


American Society for Information Science Mid-year Conference, presented Rural Ties to the Internet:A Sociological Overview,(Portland, OR, May 1994).


††††††††††† Lincoln Trail Libraries System Conference,presented Collection and Acquisition of ††††††††††† Government Documents, (Springfield, IL, 1992).



Professional Affiliations


Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association, elected Representative District 11 (Southwestern district) (member 1995-present, officer 1999-2001).


American Society for Engineering Educators, Engineering Libraries Division (1998-2003).


New Mexico Library Association (1995-present); newsletter editor and board member 1996-2000.Interim advertisement coordinator, 1996-97.


Special Libraries Association, Science and Technology Section (June 1997-present).


††††††††††† American Library Association; Government Documents Round Table (1993-1997).


††††††††††† Council on Higher Education Computing Services (1995-1999).


††††††††††† GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on the Internet, ALA, appointed member (1994-96).


††††††††††† American Society for Information Science (1994-96).


††††††††††† Georgia Library Association (1993-95).



UNM Committees


Faculty Senate Computer Use Committee, (2004-present, chair since 2005)


Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, 2005-2007††††


††††††††††† Information Technology Cabinet, 2005-present


Faculty Senate, (2002-present, library alternate)



UNM General Library Committees


††††††††††† Library Faculty Search Coordinator, (2004-present)


Library Instruction Committee (LIRIC), (1996-2004), (chair 1997/98)


††††††††††† Brown Bag Committee, Chair 2003-present


Outreach Committee (2000-2005)


Committee on Committees (1999-2001; chair 2001)


††††††††††† University Curriculum Committee (1996-2005)


††††††††††† Intellectual Property Committee (1996-2004)


Ad Hoc Orientation Committee (1996-1997), revised Employee Handbook; developed mentoring proposal


††††††††††† Alternative Library Electronic Resources Team (ALERT), (1995-1999)


††††††††††† Development of Internet Tools (DO-IT), (1995-1999)


††††††††††† Library Forum Steering Committee (1996-1999)





Minority Engineering Bridge Program awarded by NSF, grant instruction coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, (UNM), 2002.


Contract with Sandia National Laboratories.Development of database access & archiving strategy for viewgraphs & publication.Principle investigator:Jackie Shane (UNM); Supervisor: Jim Novak (SNL).March-August 1996.


Volunteer, Charles Darwin Research Center library, Galapagos, Ecuador:cataloged over 500 scientific reprints, sorted over 6,000 slides (August 1998).



Community Involvement


University of New Mexico Bicycle Club, founder, faculty advisor (1999-present).Moderator for BIKE2UNM-L listserv.


BikeABQ (treasurer 1998-1999, secretary 1999-2004).Organized Albuquerque Bike Swap 2002.


Womenís Voices Magazine, treasurer (1995-1997).


New Mexico Research, Education, and Enrichment Foundation, board member (1995-1997).


University of New Mexico Animal Protectors on Campus, faculty advisor (1997, 1999).



Continuing Education:Courses, Workshops, and Conferences


Courses completed at the University of New Mexico:Introduction to ArcGIS, Computational Biology/Genomics, Science Writing, Applied Ecology, Molecular Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Conservation Biology, Biology I and II, Calculus, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, PowerPoint, Conversational Spanish.


American Society for Engineering Educators annual conference, Albuquerque, 2001. Engineering Librarian's Division regional events coordinator.


Patent and Trademark Depository Library Seminars, Crystal City, VA, 1998-2004.


American Society for Engineering Educators, annual conference, Seattle, 1998.


Special Libraries Association, annual conference, Seattle, 1997.


NMCAL Workshop on Legal and Medical Reference, Albuquerque, 1997.


National Teleconference, Managing Libraries for the 21st Century, sponsored by SLA.


4-MAT Seminar (addresses learning styles), UNMGL, University of New Mexico, 1996.


ArcView training, (Spatial Data Analysis Lab, Albuquerque) ESRI, 1996.


Library Management Skills Institute I:The Manager.ARL/OMS Workshop, Chicago, 1994.


Introduction to UNIX,Emory University, Atlanta, 1994.


ARL/GIS participant at the annual ESRI Geographic Information Systems User Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 1993.



Foreign languages


††††††††††† Fluent in Hebrew; introductory Spanish and French.

last updated:March 2006