Faculty Profile

Catherine Sassen

Catherine Sassen

Title
Associate Librarian
Department
Library - CM - Cataloging & Metadata Services
College
University of North Texas
Associate Librarian
Libraries
University of North Texas

    

Education

PhD, University of North Texas, 1992.
Major: Library Science
Dissertation Title: Citation accuracy in the journal literature of four disciplines: chemistry, psychology, library science, and English and American literature
MLS, University of North Texas, 1981.
Major: Library Science
BA, University of Montana, 1978.
Major: English

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

No previous courses available.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Sassen, C., Harker, K. R., O'Toole, E. (2017). Professional Development Assessment Paella. Library Assessment Cookbook. Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc993957
Sassen, C. (2009). Indexes in classic cookbooks: An analysis of the indexes in The Joy of Cooking, 1931-2006. Indexing specialties: Cookbooks. Medford, N.J.: Information Today and the American Society for Indexing. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b5682295~S12
Sassen, C. (2002). Reference sources for psychology indexers. Indexing Specialties: Psychology. Medford, N.J.: Information Today and the American Society for Indexing. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b5682298~S12
Conference Proceeding
Harker, K. R., Keshmiripour, S., McIntosh, M., O'Toole, E., Sassen, C. (2019). Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians. Library Assessment Conference 2018. Association of Research Libraries. https://libraryassessment.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/44-Harker-et-al-AssessingTheSuccess.pdf
Sassen, C., Harker, K. R., O'Toole, E. (2017). Assessing the Success of a Mentoring Program Beyond Satisfaction Surveys. In Domínguez, N., Berkeley, B., Barka, N., Chrisman, T., Kelley, B., & Westfall, E. (Eds.). (2017). 10th annual mentoring conference proceedings: A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community. 2, 1015-1017. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062067/
Sassen, C., Harker, K. R., O'Toole, E. (2016). Assessing the Success of a Professional Development Program Using Multiple Measures. 2016 Library Assessment Conference.. 71. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries. http://old.libraryassessment.org/bm~doc/poster-abstracts.pdf
Handout
Robson, D., Yanowski, K., Sassen, C. (2018). LCSH for Makerspace Items. Cataloging for Makerspaces. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Digital Library. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1132761/
Robson, D., Yanowski, K., Sassen, C. (2017). Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game. Enhancing Discovery of Tabletop Games. Denton, TX: University of North Texas. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc967162/
Index
Sassen, C. (2010). Index.. Next Generation Course Redesign by Philip M. Turner and Ronald S. Carriveau. New York: Peter Lang.
Sassen, C. (2009). Index to the Exhibition Catalogs of the Miniature Book Society's Annual Competition, 1988-2009. University of North Texas Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1533623/
Sassen, C. (2007). Index to the Miniature Book Society newsletter, 1983-2003. 159. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Libraries. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b3523980~S12
Sassen, C. (2002). Index.. Music classification systems by Mark McKnight. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b2371871~S12
Sassen, C. (2000). Index.. The best from Helen Corbitt's kitchens. Denton, Tex.: University of North Texas Press. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b2302373~S12
Indexes
Sassen, C. (1999). Subject index; Recipe index.. The pepper trail by Jean Andrews. 243-261. Denton, Tex.: University of North Texas Press. https://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b5868404~S12
Journal Article
Robson, D., Sassen, C., Rodriguez, A. E. (2020). Advances in Academic Video Game Collections. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 46(6), . https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1707423/
Harker, K. R., Keshmiripour, S., McIntosh, M., O'Toole, E., Sassen, C. (2019). Mixed-Methods Assessment of a Mentoring Program. Journal of Library Administration. 59(8), 873-902. Routledge. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1080/01930826.2019.1661745
Robson, D., Sassen, C., Thomale, J., Yanowski, K. (2019). Enhancing the Discovery of Tabletop Games. Library Resources & Technical Services. 63(3), . Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.63n3.199
Robson, D., Sassen, C., Yanowski, K. (2019). Cataloging for Makerspaces. School Library Connection. Cataloging for Makerspaces. (March 2019), . Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited - ABC-CLIO. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1533635/
Harker, K. R., O'Toole, E., Sassen, C. (2018). Assessing an Academic Library Professional Development Program. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 18(1), 199-223. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark%3A/67531/metadc1065420/
Sassen, C. (2017). Enhancing bibliographic access to dissertations. Technical Services Quarterly. 34(1), 40-53. Taylor & Francis. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc957453/
Sassen, C., Welch, R., Loafman, K. (2016). Assessment of cataloging services in an academic library. Technical Services Quarterly. 33(1), 23-41. Taylor & Francis. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826646/
Sassen, C. (2015). Indexes in award-winning cookbooks. The Indexer. 33(2), 71-76. Society of Indexers. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674099/
Harker, K. R., Sassen, C. (2015). Enhancing access to e-books. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 10(1), 5-19. University of Alberta Libraries. https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/23139
Sassen, C. (2014). Culinary indexers' reference sources. The Indexer. 32(4), 5C-8C. Society of Indexers. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461729/
Sassen, C. (2014). Art book indexes reviewed. The Indexer. 32(3), 104-108. Society of Indexers. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc335281/
Sassen, C., Wahl, D. (2014). Fostering research and publication in academic libraries. College & Research Libraries. 75(4), 458-491. Association of College and Research Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306041/
Sassen, C. (2013). History indexes reviewed. The Indexer. 31(3), 105-109. Society of Indexers. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181667/
Sassen, C. (2012). ASI Conference presentations: A content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012. The Indexer. 30(4), 201-203. Society of Indexers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122177/
Sassen, C. (2012). American Society for Indexing Conferences: An Analysis of Major Topics, 1997-2011. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 20(2), 52-54. American Society for Indexing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84340/
Sassen, C. (2012). Biography indexes reviewed. The Indexer. 30(3), 136-140. Society of Indexers. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103252/
Sassen, C. (2011). Occupation and authorship in The Indexer, 2000-09. The Indexer. 29(2), 73-76. Society of Indexers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83326/
Sassen, C. (2010). Reference book indexes reviewed. The Indexer. 28(1), 26-29. Society of Indexers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83327/
Sassen, C. (2009). Gender and authorship in The Indexer, 1958-2007. The Indexer. 27(4), 164-168. Society of Indexers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83324/
Wallace, R., Sassen, C., Antonelli, M. (2009). Implementation of an Authoritative FAQ Database. Texas Library Journal. 85(2), 60-62. Texas Library Association. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502982606&scope=site
Sassen, C. (2009). Indexes in books awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1962-2008. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 17(1), 26-31. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502965465&scope=site
Sassen, C. (2008). Geographic distribution of authors in The Indexer, 1988-2007. The Indexer. 26(3), 106-110. Society of Indexers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83325/
Sassen, C. (2003). Culinary Indexing Practices in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and The Fannie Farmer Cook Book, 1896-1996. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 11(1), 20-22. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502894292&scope=site
Sassen, C. (2001). Indexes in classic cookbooks: an analysis of the indexes in The joy of cooking, 1931-1997. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 9(1), 9-11. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502965465&scope=site
Sassen, C. (2001). The Twin Oaks Indexing Collective. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 9(5), 142-144. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502879366&scope=site
Sassen, C. (1999). Do reviews of award-winning books ever mention their indexes? A study of reviews of books awarded the Pulitzer prize for general nonfiction, and for reference books awarded the Dartmouth medal, 1988-1998. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 7(4), 12-16. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502894292&scope=site
Sassen, C. (1998). Do great books always contain great indexes? Indexes in books awarded the Pulitzer prize for general nonfiction, 1962-1998. Key Words, the Bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. 6(6), 1, 6-10. American Society for Indexing. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502806833&scope=site
Sassen, C. (1998). Providing reading materials and information services to individuals with chemical sensitivities. (109), 6-8. New York, N.Y.: Marvin H. Scilken. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502788630&scope=site
Standard
Robson, D., Yanowski, K., Sassen, C. (2020). Genre Terms for Tabletop Games. Enhancing Discovery of Tabletop Games. Denton, TX: University of North Texas. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826647/
Yanowski, K., Robson, D., Sassen, C. (2018). Genre Terms for Makerspaces. Cataloging for Makerspaces. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Digital Library. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1132759/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Harker, K. R. (Co-Principal), Venner, M. (Co-Principal), Sassen, C. (Co-Principal), Keshmiripour, S. (Co-Principal), "Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by UNT Office for Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $4734 Funded. (September 1, 2019August 31, 2021).
Harker, K. R., Sassen, C. (Co-Principal), Leuzinger, J. (Co-Principal), Keshmiripour, S. (Co-Principal), "Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by Office for Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $500 Funded. (September 1, 2017August 31, 2018).
Harker, K. R. (Co-Principal), Hamner, J. (Supporting), Thomsett-Scott, E. C. (Supporting), Sassen, C. (Co-Principal), O'Toole, E. (Co-Principal), Welch, R. (Co-Principal), "Office for Faculty Success Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by UNT Office for Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $4200 Funded. (September 2015August 2016).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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