Faculty Profile

Erin O'Toole

Title
Librarian
Department
Library - PS - Library Research Support Services
College
University of North Texas
Librarian
Library - PS - Library Research Support Services
University of North Texas

    

Education

MLS, Texas Woman's University, 1999.
Major: Library Science
MPhil, University of Utah Medical School, 1991.
Major: Experimental Pathology/Immunology
BS, University of Utah, 1988.
Major: Biology/Cell and Molecular
BA, Smith College, 1980.
Major: History

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

Academic Blog
O'Toole, E. (2015). Science Retention Librarian Blog. 48 postings from 2013-2015. https://blogs.library.unt.edu/scienceretentionlibrarian/.
Bibliography
O'Toole, E. (2010). Selected Internet Resources on Genetically Modified Organisms. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. (Winter issue), .
Book Chapter
O'Toole, E., Barham, R., Monahan, J., Smith, S. L. (2018). Teaming up with Your Graduate School for Academic and Career Success. Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students. Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1506778/
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
O'Toole, E. (2011). Hiring and Training Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library. Library Management Tips That Work. ALA Editions. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505712/
O'Toole, E. (2011). Mentoring Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library. Library Management Tips That Work. ALA Editions. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505706/
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
Encyclopedia Article
O'Toole, E. (2009). Earth, the Rotation of. Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology and Culture. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287067/
O'Toole, E. (2009). Eclipses. Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology and Culture. Sage Publications. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287027/
O'Toole, E. (2009). Photosynthesis. Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology and Culture. Sage Publications. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287055/
Journal Article
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
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/
O'Toole, E. (2017). Academic Librarians as STEM Retention Partners. Journal of College Science Teaching. 46(5), 6-7. National Science Teachers Association. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc984057/
O'Toole, E., Barham, R., Monahan, J. (2016). The Impact of Physically Embedded Librarianship on Academic Departments. Other. 16(3), 529-556. John Hopkins Press.
O'Toole, E., Adkins, C. (2012). Fueling Green Debate: Creating Student Reading Lists for Environmental Science Debates Using RefShare. Other. 1(32), . https://escholarship.org/uc/item/15k285ns. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/15k285ns
O'Toole, E. (2005). Reading America Program Fosters Intergenerational Understanding in Chinese Immigrant Families. Public Libraries. 44(6), 355-59. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674075/
Akin, L., O'Toole, E. (2000). The Order of the Public Library and the Disorder of Attention Deficit. Public Library Quarterly. 18(Winter 2000), 69-80. https://doi.org/10.1300/J118v18n03_10
Tan, S. S., O'Toole, E., Kurtz, C. B., Weis, J. H. (1993). Murine Complement Receptor Gene Expression: Cr2 Gene Transcripts Are Depressed During a High Dose Microbial Challenge. Immunology. 79, 82-8.
Boyd, L., O'Toole, E., Thummel, C. S. (1991). Patterns of E74A RNA and Protein Expression at the Onset of Metamorphosis in Drosophila. Advances in Motor Development Research. 112, 981-95. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674070/
Kurtz, C. B., O'Toole, E., Christensen, S. M., Weis, J. H. (1990). The Murine Complement Receptor Gene Family. IV. Alternative Splicing of Cr2 Gene Transcripts Predicts Two Distinct Gene Products. The Journal of Immunology. 144, 3581-91. http://www.jimmunol.org/content/144/9/3581

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
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).
O'Toole, E. (Principal), "Teens between Cultures: Chinese-American Teens and Their Parents Explore Cultural Differences," Sponsored by MetLife Reading America Program, Private, $5000 Funded. (20032004).
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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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