Faculty Scholarship

Publications, working papers, performance programs, and other materials that document that scholarly and creative accomplishments of Grinnell College faculty and staff.

When working with faculty, students, and staff on digital projects, librarians at the Grinnell College Libraries need to provide these constituents with tools to create robust metadata for these digital projects. The Grinnell College Libraries sought to create a user-friendly alternative. The landed on using Google Forms and Sheets to facilitate metadata creation.

We investigated how plant species' responses to soil texture might affect coexistence by analysing distributions, seedling emergence and performance, and competitive abilities of the winter annuals Clarkia speciosa ssp. polyantha and C. xantiana ssp. xantiana.

Presentation given on research into the use of electrolytes in making safer lithium-ion batteries.

LaFexCo(1G??x)O3 Thin-Film Oxygen Reduction Catalysts Prepared Using Spray Pyrolysis without Conductive Additives

Working with faculty and staff to create digital projects requires a complex group of skills and activities. Potential collaborators often jump to the end vision without fully grasping the need for proper description & metadata. Using Google Forms & Sheets is perceived as neutral and less frightening than working in a repository platform or using other proprietary productivity software.

Many institutions digitize their physical collections. Unfortunately, once these items are digitized, they reside in a repository and act merely as digital representations of their physical counterparts. I discuss how libraries can make greater use of their homegrown electronic resources through collaborations between scholars, students, and the general community.

While undertaking their graduate studies, many library and information science (LIS) students seek pre-professional graduate assistantships. These assistantships can serve as excellent opportunities to complement student's education and influence their future careers by providing them with relevant on-the-job education and skills. Graduate assistantships are a crucial to LIS education in helping new LIS professionals develop skills and experiences needed to attain gainful, professional employment.

This paper presents a broad framework for analyzing radical reform in terms of a large set of collective-action problems faced by potential reformers. It merges concepts that often appear separately in the literature, including social preferences, power relationships, policy subsystems, institutional stability, types of institutional change, and types of agents.

Using comprehensive demographic data for two well-studied, short-lived plants (Plantago coronopus, Clarkia xantiana), we show that the arrangement of species' demographic niches reveals key features of their environmental niches and geographic distributions.

The much-heralded use of data, analytics, and evidence-based decisions marks the U.S. presidencies of Obama and Trump.

The Grinnell College Libraries has collaborated on digital oral histories with the Grinnell College Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Drake Community Library, and a mental health advocacy project.

Embodied Experiences in the Environment Curriculum guide.

In order to make room for a much needed classroom on the 2nd floor of Burling Library nearly 325,000 volumes of materials were handled and relocated.

Along with the rise of digital scholarship librarians have taken on new roles in working with faculty, students, and staff in a variety of ways including consulting on metadata. Grinnell College librarians utilize a variety of tools including Google forms to sheets.

A discussion of Emily Dickinson's use of mathematics, her use of Jeremiah Day's algebra textbook, an illustration of the connection between the vocabulary in one Dickinson poem and Day's textbook, and the work of other Dickinson scholars who explore similar ideas.

Screenshots from a Bodies in Public Spaces presentation by Celeste Miller.

This article describes a collaboration between Grinnell College's libraries and its Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Code and experimental data for the ICDAR 2019 paper by Weinman et al. introducing deep convolutional and recurrent neural networks for end-to-end, open-vocabulary text reading on historical maps.

This paper presents a theoretical argument focused on how social norms and formal institutions operate as cognitive coping mechanisms among groupings of boundedly rational actors who face fundamental uncertainty concerning their political and economic environments.

Librarians Kevin Engel, Liz Rodrigues, and Rebecca Ciota discuss the library instruction session portion of the Grinnell Science Project, a program to promote diversity in STEM majors at Grinnell College.