Faculty Profile

Sian Brannon

Sian Brannon

Title
Associate Dean
Department
Library - Collection Management
College
University of North Texas

    

Education

MBA, University of North Texas, 2019.
Major: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
PhD, Texas Woman's University, 2013.
Major: Library Science
Dissertation Title: Examining the Fieldwork Experience from the Site Supervisor Perspective: A mixed-methods study using Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development Theory
MS, University of North Texas, 1999.
Major: Library Science
BA, Texas Christian University, 1995.
Major: Spanish
Degree Specialization: Mathematics

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*

INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Summer 10W 2021
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Summer 10W 2021
INFO 5980.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Summer 10W 2021
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Spring 2020 Syllabus
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
INFO 5980.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.005, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5980.002, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
INFO 5970.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
INFO 5970.002, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science I, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
INFO 5980.001, Advanced Topics Seminar in Information Science II, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
INFO 5390.001, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2016 SPOT
INFO 5390.005, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2016 SPOT
INFO 5390.001, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2015 SPOT
INFO 5390.005, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2015 SPOT
SLIS 5390.001, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Spring 2015
SLIS 5390.005, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Spring 2015
SLIS 5390.001, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2014
SLIS 5390.005, Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centers, Fall 2014

* 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
Brannon, S. (2019). Literature Review: Academic Library Onboarding. Onboarding in Academic Libraries. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Brannon, S., Leuzinger, J. (2017). Rubrics and Rutabagas - Only One is Useful for Assessing Staff During Evaluations. Library Assessment Cookbook. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
Brannon, S. (2017). Stop Folding the Dough - Intervening to Decide Whether or Not to Assess Again. Library Assessment Cookbook. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
Brannon, S., Waugh, L. (2017). Taking Out the Fat and Getting to the Impact. Library Assessment Cookbook. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
Brannon, S. (2017). Triage Succession Planning: How mass turnover required on the spot mentoring. Case Studies in Academic Librarianship Management. ALA Editions.
Brannon, S. (2013). HAM: A Hybrid Acquisitions Model for Public Libraries" Rethinking Collection Development and Management. Rethinking Collection Development and Management. ABC-CLIO.
Brannon, S., Wells, K. (2011). Emergency! Handling facilities during and after emergencies. Library Management Tips That Work. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
Brannon, S., Wells, K. (2011). Managing for Emergencies: Working with staff before, during, and after disaster strikes. Library Management Tips That Work. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
Brannon, S. (2008). Basic Staffing Study. Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. McFarland Publishers.
Brannon, S. (2008). Splish-Splash Storytimes. Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. McFarland Publishers.
Brannon, S. (2007). We Can’t Keep Quiet About Our Electronic Resources!. Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources: Creating the E-Buzz!. Haworth Press.
Conference Proceeding
Brannon, S., Bloechle, M. (2011). Demographic Trends of College Students Today & Tomorrow: How Do We Entice Them to Use the Academic Library?. Proceedings of the Brick & Click Libraries Symposium. Northwest Missouri State University.
Journal Article
Sassen, C., Brannon, S. (2021). Collaborating on Scholarship: Best Practices for Team Research Projects. College & Undergraduate Libraries. 28(1), . https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1752319/
Brannon, S., Yanowski, K., Evans, T., Leuzinger, J. (2019). Managing Sudden Loss. Journal of Library Administration. 59(1), . London: Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2018.1549413
Brannon, S. (2018). Click to Count: the birth of a journal support campaign. 30(1), .
Burns, D., Brannon, S. (2018). Getting Started with Organizational Design at Your Library. Library Leadership & Management. 33(1), .
Jackson, S., Brannon, S. (2018). Managing Technology: Considerations for In-house Software Development in Your Library. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 44(6), .
Leuzinger, J., Rowe, J. L., Brannon, S. (2016). “Mentoring Library Students for Career Development and Succession Planning”. Texas Library Journal. 92(2), . Austin, Texas: Texas Library Association. http://www.txla.org/sites/tla/files/TLJ/TLJ92-2.pdf
Brannon, S. (2015). Public library fieldwork supervisors: a survey of activities, assessment, and attitudes. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science. 47(4), .
Waugh, L., Hamner, J., Klein, J., Brannon, S. (2015). Evaluating the University of North Texas’ Digital Collections: An exploratory assessment of stakeholder perceptions and impact on institutional goals. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 41(6), .
Crawford, L. S., Leuzinger, J., Brannon, S., Hamner, J. (2015). “Fear of Negative Evaluation: Differences Amongst Librarians”. Library Leadership & Management. 29(3), . Chicago, Illinois: Library Leadership and Management Association. https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/view/7096
Brannon, S., Leuzinger, J. (2014). “Keeping Human Resources Happy: Improve Hiring Process Through the Use of Rubrics”. Library Leadership & Management. 29(1), . Chicago, Illinois: Library Leadership and Management Association. https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/view/7114
Brannon, S. (2014). Assessment of Students in Fieldwork Courses: What are we rating. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 55(4), .
Brannon, S., Sears, S. (2014). Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check Out our E-Readers. Technical Services Quarterly. 31(3), .
Brannon, S. (2011). National Public Library Statistics: A Literature and Methodology Review 1999-2009. Library Student Journal. 6, .
Brannon, S., Hildreth, W. (2011). Teen Homework Centers: Minimum Resources for Most Budgets. Texas Library Journal. 87(1), .
Brannon, S. (2011). SMS Reference. The Reference Librarian. 52(1), .
Brannon, S. (2010). Say No to Speedbumps!. Computers in Libraries. 30(6), .
Brannon, S. (2009). Dozens of Teens/Tweens in the Library at One Time? Why Not?. Texas Library Journal. 85(3), .
Brannon, S., Perry, B. (2005). TALL Texans Leadership Institute. Texas Library Journal. 81(3), .
Brannon, S. (2005). Perspective on Reader’s Advisory. Public Libraries. 44(1), .
Newsletter
Brannon, S. (2010). Text Reference (SMS). MLA News.
Brannon, S. (2009). A New Set of Job Interview No-no’s. Library Worklife.
Brannon, S. (2006). How Working in Retail Made Me a Better Librarian. The One-Person Library. 23(2), .
Brannon, S. (2005). Being Organized - Oh, the Irony. Library Worklife.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Brannon, S., "University of North Texas Global Engagement Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20172017).
Brannon, S. (Co-Principal), "Impact Grant to study e-textbook usage on e-readers," Sponsored by Texas State Library and Archives Commission, State, $10000 Funded. (20122013).
Grant - Service
Brannon, S., "Mini-Grant for Early Literacy Storytime," Sponsored by Target Corporation, Other, $2000 Funded. (2010).
Brannon, S., "Electronic Resources Promotion Mini-grant," Sponsored by North Texas Regional Library System, State, $2500 Funded. (2004).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
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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