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Joan Petit

Joan Petit

Joan Petit
Assistant Professor
Librarian for History, Black Studies, and Judaic Studies
Library Outreach Coordinator

MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006)
MA, English, Western Carolina University (2002)
BA, English (honors) and Women's Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995)


503-725-2397
jpetit@pdx.edu


Areas of Responsibility in the Library

Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development for History, Black Studies, and Judaic Studies

Library Outreach and Social Media


Research Interests

  • Digital collections and libraries for student research
  • Student use of technology in libraries
  • Academic libraries' use of social media

Current Projects

  • History Students' Use of Print and Electronic Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Building Libraries' Collections with Free, Online Digital Libraries

Selected Publications

Petit, Joan. "A Family-Friendly Study Room for Student-Parents and Their Children at Portland State University Library." OLA Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Petit, Joan and Thomas Bielavitz. "Innovation on a Shoe String: High Impact Space and Technology Updates in a Low Funding Environment." Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology, Ed. by Russell Carpenter. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012. 

Petit, Joan. “Free Is the Best Price: Building Your Collection of Primary Sources with Free, Online, Digital Collections.” Something’s Gotta Give: Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2011. Ed. Beth R. Bernhardt, Leah H. Hinds, and Katina P. Stauch. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 2012. doi: 10.5703/1288284314884.

Petit, Joan. “Twitter and Facebook for User Collection Requests.” Collection Management 36.4 (October 2011).doi: 10.1080/01462679.2011.605830. Invited.  

Petit, Joan. “A Librarian in the Land of the Pharaohs.” OLA Quarterly 17.1 (Spring 2011): 12-14.

Click, Amanda and Joan Petit. “Social Networking and Web 2.0 in Information Literacy.” International Information and Library Review 42.2 (June 2010): 137-42. doi:10.1016/j.iilr.2010.04.007. Invited.

Petit, Joan. “Working Overseas as a Librarian for the United States or NGOs.” LIScareer.com (August 2010).

Petit, Joan. “Working Overseas in a School or University Library.” LISCareer.com (April 2010).

Petit, Joan. “Egypt.” Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Vol. 1. Sage (2010): 333-4.

Petit, Joan. “Ethiopia.” Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Vol.1. Sage (2010): 364-5.


Selected Presentations

Petit, Joan and Karen Sobel. "Free Online Technologies for Teaching and Learning." Co-sponsored by ELIME-21 and Libraries Thriving. March 5, 2013. 

Petit, Joan and Thomas Bielavitz. “Thriving in a Challenging Environment: Creating Technology-Rich, Collaborative Learning Spaces on a Shoestring.” Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, Anchorage, AK. August 2, 2012. 

Petit, Joan and Nathan Mealey. "Students at Play in the Library's Tech Playground." EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference, Portland, OR. February 23, 2012.

Petit, Joan. “Free Is the Best Price: Building Your Collection of Primary Sources with Free, Online, Digital Collections.” The Charleston Conference, SC. November 3, 2011.

Petit, Joan. “Library Instruction in Tough Economic Times.” Current Issues Discussion Section, Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 27, 2011.

Petit, Joan and Kimberly Pendell. “Working as a Librarian in Africa.” Roundtable. Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 1, 2011.

Petit, Joan. “Twittering for Books: Patrons Using Social Media for Library Collection Requests.” Acquisitions Institute at Timberline, Timberline Lodge, OR, May 16, 2010.

Petit, Joan and Amanda Click. “From Lectures and Quizzes to Wikis and Blogs in the Library Classroom.” LOEX: Clearinghouse for Library Instruction Annual Conference, Dearborn, MI. May 1, 2010.

Petit, Joan. “Blogging at the American University in Cairo.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA. April 13, 2010.

Petit, Joan. “Library Instruction 2.0.” Metrolina Library Association 4th Annual Information Literacy Conference, Charlotte, NC. June 18, 2009.

Petit, Joan and Amanda Click. “Social Networking and Web 2.0 in Information Literacy.” UNESCO Training the Trainers in Information Literacy Workshop, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. November 6, 2008.

Petit, Joan. “Web 2.0 in the Land of the Pharaohs.” Internet Librarian International, London, UK. October 17, 2008.

Petit, Joan. “Towards Best Practices in Flash Tutorials.” Roundtable. Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 31, 2007.

Petit, Joan. “The Usability of Flash Tutorials for Library Instruction.” Poster. Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 31, 2007. 


Selected Current University and Community Involvement

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