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Megan Dempsey, MSLIS, MA


Dempsey, M. (2009). Voicescape in the classroom. Reference Section Quarterly 5(3), 2. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. (2009). How to craft a resume: Key-word dropping. Get A Job: ALA’s Toolkit for Getting a Job in a Tough Economy. American Library Association. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. (2011).  Blending the Trends: A Holistic Approach to Reference Services. Public Services Quarterly, 7(1/2).

Dempsey, M. and Palilonis, A. (2010). Understanding Wikipedia. [Online tutorial]. PRIMO (Peer Reviewed Instruction Materials Online) Database. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. & Palilonis, A. (2012). Reuse, Recycle…Reduce: A Greener Library with Print Management. Library Hi Tech 30 (3), 408-417.

Dempsey, M. (2013). Letting them know we’re “More than books.” NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Chapter Newsletter. Retrieved from

Charles, L., Dalal, H., Dempsey, M., and Hsieh, M. L. (2014, Spring). Joint Effort to Reach Out to MLIS Students. NJLA College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Chapter Newsletter. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. and Dalal, H. (2015, Spring). What’s All the Fuss about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education? NJLA College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Chapter Newsletter. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. et al. (2015). An Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from

The above is an open letter written by me and several colleagues across the state in response to ACRL’s draft Framework for Information Literacy which was intended to replace the existing Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Further explanation of the letter is in my Community Contributions section below. I list it here as a publication because the letter attracted national attention and was published on the ACRLog linked above (ACRL’s official blog) as well as on the National Forum on Information Literacy website (

Dempsey, M. E., Dalal, H., Dokus, L. R., Charles, L. H. & Scharf, D. (2015). Continuing the conversation: Questions about the Framework. Communications in Information Literacy, 9(2), 164-175. Retrieved from

Dempsey, M. & Valenti, A. (2016). Student use of keywords and limiters in web-scale discovery searching. Journal of Academic Librarianship 42(3), 200-206. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2016.03.002