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Diane Diane Shepelwich

Name

[Cynthia Diane Shepelwich]
  • Academic Staff, Library

Education

    • 2006 MLS in Library Science
      Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2006
    • 1994 BA in Sociology
      University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1994

Awards and Honors

    • Feb  2013 You Make the Difference Award sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Feb  2008 Applause Award sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Dec  2006 Applause Award sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Dec  2006 Applause Award sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Aug  2006 Bright Idea Award sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Aug  2006 You Make the Difference Award sponsored by UTA Libraries

News Articles

    • June 2014 UTA Shorthorn
      Library movie series makes for cool summer scene
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • July 2011 TrailBlazer
      (Type: Internet)
    • Apr 2011 UTA Shorthorn
      Second floor of Library to receive $700,000 remodeling
      (Type: Newspaper)

Publications

Presentations

    •  2019
      Shepelwich, Diane, "Academic Integrity / Avoiding Plagiarism", UTA Libraries, Central Library. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Shepelwich, Diane, "Citing Sources", UTA Libraries, Central Library. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Shepelwich, Diane, "Evaluating Sources", UTA Libraries, Central Library. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), "Research Process / Finding Information", UTA Libraries, Central Library. ( , 2019).
    • October  2017
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), "Text analysis using Voyant", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (October , 2017).
    •  2015
      Shepelwich, Diane (Presenter), "Discovering Open Educational Resources", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. ( , 2015).
    • August  2014
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), "Why do we no longer call the library "the library"?", UTA Libraries, Arlington, TX. (August , 2014).
    • June  2014
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), "UTA Library Services", Mansfield ISD, Mansfield, TX. (June , 2014).
    • January  2014
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), "Student’s guide to evaluating university libraries", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (January , 2014).
    • October  2011
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), Castle, Mary (Author & Presenter), "Your Rights as an Author", UTA Libraries, Arlington, TX. (October , 2011).
    • March  2010
      Shepelwich, Diane (Author & Presenter), Castle, Mary (Author & Presenter), "Copyright & Publishing", UTA Libraries, Arlington, TX. (March , 2010).
    • June  2006
      Shepelwich, Diane, Trkay, Gretchen, "No Reservations Needed at the Paper's Due Drop Inn", American Library Association, New Orleans, LA. (June , 2006).

Courses

      • EDUC 1302-009 College Learning
        (Topic: Introduce college students to learning strategies and behaviors necessary for academic success. )
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2008
      • EDUC 1302-009 College Learning
        (Topic: Introduce college students to learning strategies and behaviors necessary for academic success. )
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2007
      • EDUC 1302-001 College Learning
        (Topic: Introduce college students to learning strategies and behaviors necessary for academic success. | Servlearn: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2006

Service to the University

    • Dec 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Honors Faculty Advisory Committee
    • Oct 2016 to  Present Task Force Chair
      Research Coach Service Planning
      The purpose of the Research Coach program is to create a welcoming environment by offering peer-to-peer guidance for students seeking in-depth help with their research assignments. Research coaches are UTA undergraduate and graduate students specially trained to help their peers with all stages of the research process. This research consultation service started with four students. As of fall 2018, we have 18 coaches providing research assistance at two service points: in-person and virtual chat.
    • Apr 2018 to  Dec 2018 Committee Member
      Library Staff Advisory Council
      Responsible for informing the Library Dean and colleagues about activities in each department.
    • May 2018 to  Oct 2018 Committee Member
      Open Access Week Planning Committee
      Member of team planning, promoting, and executing campus activities for the 2015 and 2018 International Open Access Week. Contributions include curating physical and virtual exhibits, creating promotional materials, producing and maintaining research guides, and implementing the events.
    • Aug 2014 to  Dec 2017 Committee Member
      Popular Reading Collection Selection Committee
      Make selections for the Popular Reading Collection.
    • Jan 2006 to  Dec 2015 Task Force Member
      Banned Books Week Planning Team
      Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. For several years from 2006 through 2015, volunteered to create and execute events for the week-long celebration. Activities included brainstorming events, creating informative exhibits, curating relevant titles, producing promotional materials, and recruiting and organizing volunteers.
    • May 2015 to  Oct 2015 Committee Member
      Open Access Week Planning Committee
      Member of team planning, promoting, and executing campus activities for the 2015 and 2018 International Open Access Week. Contributions include curating physical and virtual exhibits, creating promotional materials, producing and maintaining research guides, and implementing the events.
    • Past to  Sept 2015 Committee Member
      International Translation Day conference planning
      Coordinated International Translation Day events with Dr. Marko Miletich, Department of Modern Languages. Events included a presentation by renowned translator Marian Schwartz discussing her newest translation of Anna Karenina. Schwartz has translated more than 60 volumes of Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art.
    • Past to  Apr 2015 Committee Member
      Cultural Constructions 2015: Image/Text/Meaning conference planning
      The Biannual Cultural Constructions Conference brings together student and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. The conference planning committee invites 500 word abstracts for scholarly presentations on the 2015 theme of "Image/Text/Meaning." Proposals in all fields of scholarly inquiry are welcome, as long as they address the topic of visuality in relation to representation, identity, and meaning. Actual oral presentations and posters will be juried for awards during the conference.
    • May 2014 to  Feb 2015 Task Force Member
      Consolidated Service Point Strategic Initiative
      Enhance the student experience by streamlining academic student support services available in the UTA Central Library.
    • May 2014 to  Dec 2014 Task Force Member
      Triage Model of Service Strategic Initiative
      Enhance student experience through an efficient, consultative service model in the UTA Central Library Service Zone.
    • May 2014 to  Nov 2014 Task Force Chair
      Outreach for FabLab Strategic Initiative
      Create partnerships to stimulate K12 student interest in design thinking and provide hands-on experience in iterative design and invention.
    • May 2014 to  Sept 2014 Task Force Member
      Open Educational Resources Strategic Initiative
      Enhance student experience through expanded access to open educational resources.
    • Oct 2013 to  May 2014 Committee Member
      SharePoint Implementation Team
      Member of SharePoint team developing intranet, training, and implementation for use of SharePoint by all Library staff.
    • Aug 2005 to  May 2014 Program Coordinator
      Mavs' Book Club
      Organized, promoted, and lead discussions for the Mavs' Book Club. Book club sponosored by the UTA Central Library and open to all campus community members. Organizers of the book club included Evelyn Barker and CD Walter.
    • Feb 2014 to  Feb 2014 Task Force Member
      Textbook Purchase Guidelines
      Developed a definition of and guidelines for purchase of textbooks.
    • July 2013 to  Oct 2013 Task Force Member
      Textbook Policy Task Force
      Task force charged with reviewing current textbook policy, researching textbook purchasing policies of other academic libraries, summarizing findings, and providing pros and cons for consideration. Task force members included Debbie Carter, Diane Shepelwich, Doreen Munna, John Dillard, Josie Murdoch, and Sylvia George-Williams.
    • Jan 2010 to  Sept 2013 Task Force Member
      Texas Documents Task Force
      Planning and implementing the digitization of UTA Library's legacy Texas documents collection.
    • Dec 2012 to  Dec 2012 Committee Member
      Search Committee for Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian
    • Sept 2012 to  Dec 2012 Chairperson
      Library Bench-marking Task Force
      The Benchmarking Task Force conducted an environmental scan beyond our campus to highlight strategic opportunities, low hanging fruit, and areas where there is wide agreement that a library (or related stakeholder) has achieved excellence. Examination of important national reports in higher education and libraries; best practices and white papers; quality surveys; awards for outstanding libraries; etc. were used in the final report.
    • Sept 2012 to  Dec 2012 Task Force Member
      Library Population Studies Task Force
      To answer the research question "What are the academic and research behaviors and attitudes of students and faculty including the factors that influence them?" the Population Studies' Task Force gathered data using six different ethnographic techniques. This was an enthographic study performed by library on our campus (including DE) population.
    • Sept 2012 to  Dec 2012 Task Force Chair
      UTA Library Population Study :: Charrettes
      In order to elicit students' and faculty research/study space preferences, participants were asked to illustrate their ideal, on-campus research/study space. Each participant was given a large sheet of paper, markers and crayons, and post-it notes. They were given 30 minutes to draw their ideal space. Participants were then asked questions intended to gather infomration about what makes their space design ideal. Participants' answers were video recorded. Data gathered provided insight into participants' preferred characteristics of research/study spaces; study habits; technology use; and utilization of research/study related tools, services and resources.
    • Dec 2011 to  Dec 2012 Task Force Member
      LibGuides Usability Study and Redesign
      This study consisted of two rounds of usability testing of UT Arlington Libraries' LibGuides. The data gathered was used to create a new LibGuides template for the Libraries that was based on students’ information seeking behavior. The new design was tested during the second round of the usability study and resulted in improved completion scores, completion times, fewer errors, and higher user satisfaction. Collaborators for this project include the LibGuide Committee members (Gretchen Trkay, Andy Herzog, Carol Byrne, Suzanne Beckett, Rafia Mirza, Sylvia George Williams, and Diane Shepelwich).
    • May 2006 to  Dec 2012 Committee Member
      Welcome Week planning committee
      Member of team that planned and executed UTA Libraries Welcome Week activities. Volunteered for this service group for several years from 2006 to 2012.
    • Jan 2010 to  Aug 2012 Committee Member
      UT Arlington Library Collections Council
      Drafted policy and procedure for the library's collections; including housing, classification, inventory, and issues pertinent to the collections acquired by the library.
    • Oct 2010 to  May 2012 Task Force Member
      UTA Library Inventory Task Force
      Task force served to plan and implement a library-wide inventory of print materials. Over 1 million items were verified between the library catalog and the stacks.
    • Dec 2009 to  Dec 2011 Task Force Member
      LibGuides Working Group
      This group was responsible for the implementation and design of the LibGuides' platform.
    • Mar 2010 to  Mar 2011 Committee Member
      MultiCultural Collection Advisory Committee
      The MultiCultural Collection (MCC) is a circulating and reference collection covering the political, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual history of multicultural groups in the Southwest. The committee advised on the maintenance and management of the collection.
    • Aug 2010 to  Dec 2010 Task Force Member
      Unobtrusive Observation of UTA Central Library Reference Desk
      Participated in planning evaluation and analyzing results of an unobtrusive observation assessment of the UTA Central Library reference desk. Actual "mystery shopper"-type research was carried out by students in a marketing class taught by Adwait Khare. The results provided the reference staff with valuable information about the strengths and weaknesses of the current service. Based on the information from the survey and student feedback, a number of specific recommendations and improvements to the service were made. (Planning team included Jody Bailey and Suzanne Beckett)
    • Dec 2008 to  Dec 2010 Task Force Member
      Digital Learning Objects Team
      This group developed standards and priorities for the development of digital learning objects.
    • Dec 2009 to  Apr 2010 Committee Chair
      Customer Service Task Force
      Develop a document to provide Library staff with specific standards and expectations for providing consistent, superior customer service.
    • Aug 2009 to  Dec 2009 Program Organizer
      Tools & Services for Keeping Current
      Conducted a survey of UTA faculty and graduate students to learn about how they "keep current" in their academic discipline. Used the information to identify the type of tools they prefer to use for finding out about new, relevant research. The results informed the development of new or improved information services offered by the library.
    • Jan 2008 to  Dec 2009 Chairperson
      UTA Libraries Professional Forum
      The Professional Forum of the UT Arlington Library addressed the professional interests and concerns of library staff and served as a collective voice on issues related to the library and archival professions.
    • July 2008 to  July 2009 Task Force Member
      Strategic Planning Team, Scholarly Communication (External)
      Expand communication efforts to faculty and the administration about scholarly communication issues.
    • July 2008 to  July 2009 Task Force Member
      Strategic Planning Team, Scholarly Communication (Internal)
      Educate library staff about the trends and issues regarding scholarly communications so that they can serve as resources for the faculty and advocates for open access.
    • Dec 2008 to  Dec 2008 Committee Member
      Search Committee for Subject/Liaison Librarian in the Humanities
    • Dec 2005 to  Aug 2007 Task Force Member
      Implementation Planning Team, Marketing
      Develop marketing strategies for targeted segments of the University community.
    • Sept 2006 to  June 2007 Task Force Member
      Implementation Planning Team, Grants
      Develop a process for library staff to identify and collaborate with faculty members writing grants in order to include funding for related library resources.
    • Dec 2005 to  Mar 2007 Task Force Member
      Implementation Planning Team, Signage & Exhibits
      Develop library-wide philosophies to apply to both an exhibits policy and a signage policy.
    • Nov 2005 to  July 2006 Task Force Member
      Implementation Planning Team, Branding
      Develop a process to define the library's identity and work with the university on a library brand.
    • July 2004 to  May 2005 Committee Member
      Kalpana Chawla Hall Time Capsule Committee
      This group planned the creation and dedication of a time capsule located in Kalpana Chawla Hall as a dedication to the life of Kalpana Chawla. On Feb. 1, 2003, Dr. Chawla died with six other crew members when their space shuttle, the Columbia, disintegrated while entering earth's atmosphere.
    • May 2004 to  Aug 2004 Committee Member
      Mavs Meet Fall Convocation Planning Committee
      Committee to plan and coordinate the Mavs Meet Convocation for Fall 2004.

Service to the Profession

    • Mar 2015 to  Present
      Member (Fort Worth, TX, United States)
      Tarrant County College Library Technology Advisory Council
      Serve on the advisory council providing support for the planning and coordination of the TCC Library Technology Program offering a degree or certificate in preparing paraprofessionals with skills in organizing and managing information.

Live Performances

  • 2015
    • Oct 2015 Open for Collaboration
      Arlington
      Diane Shepelwich
      [Non-refereed/non-juried ]
  • 2014
    • July 2014
      University
      Summer Movie Hullabaloo
      Central Library Parlor, Arlington
      Diane Shepelwich
      [Non-refereed/non-juried ]
  • 2012
    • Dec 2012 Political Cartoons :: History, growth & meaning
      Central Library , Arlington
      Diane Shepelwich
      [Non-refereed/non-juried ]
  • 2007
    • May 2007 Kite Runner :: UTA's OneBook
      Central Library , Arlington
      Diane Shepelwich
      [Non-refereed/non-juried ]
  • 2005
    • Dec 2005 Einstein :: World Year of Physics
      Central Library , Arlington
      Diane Shepelwich
      [Non-refereed/non-juried ]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2015
    • Digital Media
      • Oct 2015
        Open Access Week :: Open for Collaboration
        Online exhibit as a companion to the physical exhibit in the Central Library and the research guide providing an overview and resources about the background and philosophy of open access., UT Arlington
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2013
    • Digital Media
      • May 2013
        Muslim Journeys Bookshelf :: Mavs' Book Club
        Created a subject guide as a companion to the American Library Association's Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of 25 books, 4 DVDs, and other programming resources selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. Included discussions at the Mavs' Book Club gatherings., UT Arlington
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]