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Name: Steven Sowards
Phone: 517-884-6391
Email: sowards@msu.edu


Associate Dean
Collections Strategies & Preservation, Main Library
Head of Unit
Main Library Building,W120 (6)


  • "Structures and choices for ready reference Web sites"
    Journal: Reference Librarian
    Issue: 91/92
    Year: 2005
  • "Visibility as a factor in library selection of ready reference Web resources"
    Journal: Reference Services Review
    Issue: 2
    Volume: 33
    Year: 2005
  • "Reference collections, reference services, and the change from text to technology"
    Journal: New Library World
    Issue: 4-5
    Volume: 104
    Year: 2003
  • "Rates of participation by faculty book selectors in a college library"
    Journal: MLA Forum [online]
    Issue: 1
    Volume: 1
    Year: 2002
  • "Publish or perish? Three reasons to consider online journals"
    Journal: Michigan Librarian
    Issue: 11
    Volume: 66
    Year: 2001
  • "Declining that invitation: A response to Jerry Campbell"
    Journal: Reference and User Services Quarterly
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 40
    Year: 2001
  • "Libraries and imagination at the dawn of the World Wide Web"
    Journal: Libri
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 50
    Year: 2000
  • "Novas, niches, and icebergs: Practical lessons for small-scale Web publishers"
    Journal: JEP: The Journal of Electronic Publishing [online]
    Issue: 2
    Volume: 5
    Year: 1999
  • "Observations of a first-year middle manager: Thirteen tips that can save you"
    Journal: C&RL News
    Issue: 7
    Volume: 60
    Year: 1999
  • "A typology for ready reference Web sites in libraries"
    Journal: First Monday [online]
    Issue: 5
    Volume: 3
    Year: 1999
  • "'Save the time of the surfer': Evaluating Web sites for users"
    Journal: Library Hi Tech
    Issue: 3-4
    Volume: 15
    Year: 1997
  • "Alphabetical order as a defect in the creation of OCLC lender strings"
    Journal: Journal of Interlibrary Loan and Information Supply
    Issue: 4
    Volume: 1
    Year: 1991
  • "Library collections under a dual system: Hanover College, 1827-1909"
    Journal: Libraries and Culture
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 24
    Year: 1989
  • "Historical fabrications in library collections"
    Journal: Collection Management
    Issue: 3-4
    Volume: 10
    Year: 1988