Ethelene Whitmire

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  • Associate Professor
  • School of Library and Information Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, 2001
  • M.L.S. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ — School of Communication, Information, & Library Studies, 1993
  • B.A. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ — Rutgers College, 1989

Employment and Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 2007-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 2001-2007
  • Assistant Professor, University of California – Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies – Department of Information Studies, 2005-2006 (Leave of absence from UW-Madison)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California – Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 2004-2005 (Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities)
  • Anna Julia Cooper Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2000
  • Librarian-in-Residence, Yale University, 1997-1999
  • Graduate Student Staff Assistantship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 1994-1997
  • Assistant Dean for Readmission and Scholastic Standing, Rutgers University – Rutgers College Office of Academic Services, 1991-1994
  • Student Counselor, Rutgers University, Rutgers College Educational Support Services, 1989-1991

Grants, Fellowships, Honors and Awards

  • The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service Research Visit Grant for Faculty, 2013
  • Phillip R. Certain Award, University of Wisconsin, 2012 - 2014
  • Danish Public Libraries and Services to Immigrants Award, American-Scandinavian Foundation, 2012
  • Speaking Engagement Award, Nordic Library Council, 2011
  • The University of Wisconsin System’s Institute on Race and Ethnicity Award, 2010 - 2011
  • Madison’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Feminists Scholars Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 2010 (Spring)
  • Madison’s Vilas Associate Award (Humanities), University of Wisconsin, 2008-2010
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholarly Fellowship, 2008
  • Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award, American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, 2006
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Minorities, 2004
  • American Library Association (ALA) - Carroll Preston Baber Research Award, American Library Association, 2002
  • Anna Julia Cooper Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 2000
  • Horace Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994-1997

Books

  • Forthcoming - Regina Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian (University of Illinois Press).

Articles

  • "Breaking the Color Barrier: Regina Andrews and the New York Public Library," (2007) Libraries and the Cultural Record, (42.4): 409-421.
  • "African American Undergraduates and the Academic Library," (2006) Journal of Negro Education, (75.1): 60-66.
  • "The Campus Racial Climate and Undergraduates' Perceptions of the Academic Library," (2004) Portal: Libraries and the Academy, (4.3): 363-378.
  • "The Relationship between Undergraduates' Epistemological Reflection, Reflective Judgment and their Information Seeking Behavior," (2004) Information Processing & Management, (40.1): 97-111.
  • "Cultural Diversity and Undergraduates' Academic Library Experiences," (2003) Journal of Academic Librarianship, (29.3): 148-161.
  • "Epistemological Beliefs and the Information-Seeking Behavior of Undergraduates," (2003) Library & Information Science Research, (25.2): 127-142.
  • "Academic Library Performance Measures and Undergraduates' Library Use and Educational Outcomes," (2002) Library & Information Science Research, (24.2): 107-128.
  • "Disciplinary Differences and Undergraduates' Information Seeking Behavior," (2002) Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, (53.8): 631-638.
  • "The Relationship between Undergraduates' Background Characteristics and College Experiences and Their Academic Library Use," (2001) College & Research Libraries, (62.6): 528-540.
  • "Factors Influencing Undergraduates' Self-Reported Satisfaction with their Information Literacy Skills," (2001) Portal: Libraries and the Academy, (1.4): 409-420.
  • "A Longitudinal Study of Undergraduates' Academic Library Experiences," (2001) Journal of Academic Librarianship, (27.5): 379-385.
  • "Racial Differences in the Academic Library Experiences of Undergraduates," (1999) Journal of Academic Librarianship, (25.1): 33-37.
  • "Development of Critical Thinking Skills: An Analysis of Academic Library Experiences and other Measures," (1999) College & Research Libraries, (59.3): 266-273.