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Rita Premo -- Scholarly Communications Librarian

Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Develops and leads a scholarly communications program addressing topics such as open access, copyright, e-theses, and student research.
  • Manages the campus institutional repository, ScholarWorks, and creates initiatives to promote and sustain its use.
  • Collaborates with other units on campus, such as the Faculty Center, to engage in training and conversation related to various scholarly communications topics. 
  • Assists with answering queries from SSU faculty, staff, and students on copyright, publishing, and intellectual property issues. 
  • Serves as liaison to the School of Science and Technology, with responsibilities including instruction, collection development, and research assistance.
University Service: 
  • Affordable Learning Solutions Steering Group
  • Faculty Standards and Affairs Committee 
    • Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs 
    • Professional Development Subcommittee 
    • Academic Freedom Subcommittee 
CSU Service: 
  • ScholarWorks Liaison Group
  • MS, Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2004
  • BSJ, News-Editorial Journalism West Virginia University, 1994
Research Interests: 
  • Access to information and public research as social justice matters
  • Scholarly publishing practices across the disciplines and their incorporation into classroom teaching
  • Science and media literacy
  • Premo R. In the Beginning: How to Start a Scholarly Communications Program. California Conference on Library Instruction; 2017.
  • Premo R. Using Technology to Manage Bibliographies and Publish Manuscripts. Translating Nursing Research: Changing Practice…Changing Lives; 2010.
  • Frederick T., R. Premo, I. Martinez. Navigating Knowledge: Researching Clinical Trials. National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Meeting; 2006.
Professional Associations: 
  • Member, California Academic & Research Libraries (Scholarly Communication and Open Resources for Education interest group)

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