Sherri L. Barnes
Research, collection development, scholarly publishing, bibliographic instruction, and book indexing in American, ethnic, and feminist studies, with interdisciplinary interests in history, art, and literature.
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA
Librarian for Feminist Studies, Writing Studies, and U.S. History (8/99 - present); Humanities Collection Coordinator (7/01 - present); Newspapers Librarian (7/09 - present); Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator (9/11 - present)
Represents UCSB Library on the UC Scholarly Communication Officers Group; coordinates internal library communications, through the Library's Scholarly Communication Committee and collection development librarians; helps to support external communications; supports administrative level scholarly communication officer. Co-coordinates and oversees all aspects of humanities collection management and development, with emphasis on goals, planning, outreach, and scholarly communication. Works with other collection coordinators to evaluate the budget, collection needs, training needs, and purchase proposals. Selects and maintains print and non-print resources in feminist studies; writing studies; U.S. history, and the newspaper collection, including the development and management of approval plan profiles, and collection development policies. Participates in cooperative systemwide collection development. Handles vendor relations. Faculty liaison for assigned subject areas. Participates in the Area, Ethnic and Gender Studies Collection Group. Coordinates instruction activities between the Writing Program and library, supervising the scheduling of one-shot instruction sessions, preparing instruction materials, teaching, and providing consultation to teaching assistants, instructors, and students. From the social sciences and humanities reference desk, assists students and faculty with their research needs. Produces print and online research guides (LibGuides). Conducts one-on-one research consultations, and course integrated one-shot library research sessions for first year to doctoral level students. Credit bearing courses taught: Interdisciplinary 1: Introduction to Library Research, and Interdisciplinary 100WS & Feminist Studies 100WS: Library Research for Women’s, Feminist and Gender Studies .
Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea Study Abroad Program
Assistant Librarian (01/31/07 - 05/14/07)
Provide reference, circulation and instruction services for the shipboard community of 800 students, faculty and staff, while sailing around the world over 100 days. Supervise work-study students, weed collection, make gift decisions and acquisition recommendations. Semester at Sea trip leader for Boipeba Island, Brazil; Nargercoil, India; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – coordinated three day trips, supervising students, and working with local trip leader to maintain itinerary and provide an enriching travel and educational experience for students.
University (LIU), Brooklyn, NY
Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor (9/95 - 6/99)
Provides individual and group instruction in using the library's print and electronic resources. Bibliographic instruction coordinator. Produces and coordinates the production of pathfinders and bibliographies. Faculty liaison and selector for education, speech, American history, American studies, women's studies, African American studies, and media arts. Orientation Seminar (1 credit freshman requirement) instructor.
Brooklyn Public Library
(BPL), Brooklyn, NY
Librarian (2/94 - 6/95); Assistant Branch Librarian (6/95 - 8/95)
Second in-charge of branch. Supervised and trained Librarians. Reference, using print and electronic resources. Collection maintenance, including, selection, evaluation and weeding of materials. Planned and conducted class visits and programming activities. Arranged and selected materials for exhibit.
Student Alumni Panel. Celebrating 40 Years of Women and Gender Studies Conference. San Francisco State University. October 28, 2011.
21st Century Scholarly Communication: Conversations for Change. Moderator. ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Program, American Library Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, June 27, 2011.
Getting the Word Out on Black Feminism. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women Roundtable: Getting "The Word" out on Feminism: Feminism's Histories on the Web. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 13, 2008.
Sojourner Librarian: A Semester at Sea. California Academic and Research Libraries, Irvine, California, April 5, 2008.
Doing Information Literacy Differently: The View from Interdsiciplinary Studies. Panelist. ACRL Women Studies Section Program, American Library Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, June 26, 2006.
Collection Development: The Manual Revisited. Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Discussion Group. American Library Association Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida, Saturday June 26, 2004.
Buried Treasures: Using Government Information for Historical Research. California Academic and Research Libraries Preconference, Applying Government Information to Social Science Research. Long Beach, California. October 6, 2000.
Best Practices in Instruction: Effective Internal Training. UC Best Practices in Instruction & Reference for Digital Resources. Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2000.
Presenting Librarians to the Faculty Review Committee. Workshop organizer and facilitator. Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, November 17, 1997.
Discover and Learn: Library Database Searching Classes. Poster Presentation. Faculty Showcase: Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, October 8, 1997.
Resources and Materials Development Workshop. Moderator. Queer Pedagogy: A Colloquium on Sexuality and Curriculum Transformation. The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York, March 8, 1997.
Library Services and Resources: Questions and Answers. Faculty Development Workshop on Information Literacy and Curriculum-Integrated Research Assignments. Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, January 26, 1996.
Communication Competencies of Librarians in the 21st Century. Panelist. California State Library Association Conference, Oakland, CA, November 11-16, 1993.
Johnson, Gaye Theresa. Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.
Gibbs, Jocelyn and Nicholas Olsberg. Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House. New York: Rizzoli International Publications; Santa Barbara, CA: Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012.
Boris, Eileen and Jennifer Klein. Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State. New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2012.
MacNaughton, Mary, et al. Clay's Tectonioc Shift, 1956-1968: John Mason, Ken Price, Peter Voulkos. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum; Claremont, CA: Scripps College, Ruth Chandle Williams Gallery, 2012.
Spence, Lester K. Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Ninh, erin. Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature. New York: New York Universtity Press, 2011.
Gowan, Teresa. Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Dolhinow, Rebecca. A Jumble of Needs: Women's Activism and Neoliberalism in the Colonias of the Southwest. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Castillo, Greg. Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Soto Laveaga, Gabriela. Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects, and the Making of the Pill. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
Jacques, Geoffrey. A Change in the Weather: Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary. University of Massachusetts Press, 2009.
Barvosa, Edwina. Wealth of Selves: Multiple Identities, Mestiza Consciousness and the Subject of Politics. Texas A&M Press, 2008.
Barnes, Sherri L. Review of Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's and Gender Studies Students are Changing Themselves and the World, Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff. Feminist Collections, 32, no 3/4 (Summer 2011): 27-28.
Barnes, Sherri L. Review of No-Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights, Nikki van der Gaag. Feminist Collections, 31, no. 1/2 (Winter-Spring 2010): 42.
. Review of The Rights of Women: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Women's Rights, edited by Lenora M. Lapidus, 4th ed. Emily J. Martin, and Nmaita Luthra. Feminist Collections, 30, no.3 (Summer 2009): 22-23.
. Review of Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia, edited by Claudia A. Mitchell, and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Feminist Collections, 29, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 19-20.
. Review of Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol. Feminist Collections 27, no. 4 (Summer 2006): 16.
. "Are Abortion Politics Relevant to Women of Color?". Feminist Collections 27, no 1 (Fall 2005): 1-5.
. "Feminism". In Sage Encyclopedia of African American Society, ed. Gerald D. Jaynes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005: 320-324.
Forte, E., Chiu, C, Barnes, S., DeDecker, S., Colmenar, G, Pickett, C., Lewis, S, Johns, C. "Developing a Training Program for Collection Managers." Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services. 26, no. 3 (2002): 299-306.
. Black American Feminisms: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography. October 2002. Updated Quarterly.
Barnes, Sherri. "African American/ Black/Womanist Feminism on the Web. Feminist Collections 23, no.1 (Fall 2001): 28-31.
Barnes, Sherri. "Feminist Movements in the United States." Women's Studies Core Books (ACRL/WSS), 2000 - 2006.
Library Journal Reviews (in reverse chronological order)Creating Black Americans: African American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, by Nell Irvin Painter. 1 October 2005, 94.
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services,
2012 - present
American Library Association,
1992 - present
Association of College and Research Libraries, 1995 - present
Librarians' Association of the University of California, 1999 - present
California Academic and Research Libraries Association, 2000 - present
American Society of Indexing, 2006 - present
Society for Scholarly Publishing, 2009 - present
National Women's Studies Association, 1998 - 2008
National Council of Teachers of English, 2001 - 2008
American Studies Association, 2001 - 2008