Refereed Articles (National and International)
(Accepted for publication) Sobel, Karen. (2018). “First-Year Seminar Faculty: Recruitment, Supports, Motivators, and Challenges.” Teaching & Learning Inquiry. Accepted for publication 3 October 2017.
(In press) Sobel, Karen, T. Peter Ramsey, and Galin Jones. (2018). “The Professor-Librarian: Academic Librarians Teaching Credit-Bearing Courses.” Public Services Quarterly.
Sobel, Karen. (2017). “Root Cause Analysis: Parsing Complex Challenges in Academic Libraries.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 43(4): 312-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2017.05.003
Newell, Zachary and Karen Sobel. (2017). “The Impact of Creativity on Information Literacy Instruction.” Conference Proceedings of the BOBCATSSS 2017 conference, Tampere, Finland. 2017: 126-130. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6
Sobel, Karen, Susan Avery, and Ignacio J. Ferrer-Vinent. (2016). “Teaching Them to Teach: Programmatic Evaluation of Graduate Assistants’ Teaching Performance.” Public Services Quarterly 12.3: 189-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2016.1168724
Sobel, Karen and Josiah Drewry. (2015). “Succession Planning for Library Instruction.” Public Services Quarterly 11.2: 95-113.
Pretlow, Cassi and Karen Sobel. (2015). “Service Blueprinting for Public Services in Academic Libraries.” Public Services Quarterly. 11.1: 1-12.
Sobel, Karen and Margaret G. Grotti. (2013). “Using the TPACK Framework in the Academic Library Instruction Classroom.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 25.4: 255-262.
Roper, Kristin Grabarek and Karen Sobel. (2012). “Anonymity versus Perceived Patron Identity in Virtual Reference Transcripts.” Public Services Quarterly, 8.4: 297-315.
Sobel, Karen and Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto. (2012). “Assessment of Learning during Library Instruction: Practices, Prevalence, and Preparation.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38.4: 191-204.
Grotti, Margaret G. and Karen Sobel. (2012). “WorldCat Local and Information Literacy Instruction: An Exploration of Emerging Teaching Practice.”Public Services Quarterly. 8.1: 12-25.
Sobel, Karen and Jeffrey Beall. (2011). “Humanities Research, Book Digitization, and the Problem of Linguistic Change.” Journal of Library Innovation2.2: 3-15.
Ferrer-Vinent, Ignacio J. and Karen Sobel. (2011). “A Study of Master of Library Science Candidates and Librarians at a Practicum Site Library.” New Library World 112.7/8: 365-376.
Sobel, Karen and Kenneth Wolf. (2011). “Updating Your Toolbelt: Redesigning Assessments of Learning in the Library.” Reference and User Services Quarterly, 50.3: 245-258.
Brown-Sica, Margaret, Karen Sobel, and Erika Rogers. (2010). “Participatory Action Research in Learning Commons Design,” New Library World 111.7/8: 302-319.
Brown-Sica, Margaret, Karen Sobel, and Denise Pan. (2009). “Learning for All: Teaching Students, Faculty and Staff with Screencasting,” Public Services Quarterly 5.2: 81-97.
Sobel, Karen. (2009). “Promoting Library Reference Services to First-Year Undergraduate Students: What Works?” Reference and User Services Quarterly 48.4: 362-371.
Refereed Articles (State-Level)
Sobel, Karen. “Evaluating and Enhancing the Latino Literature Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.” North Carolina Libraries 67:1/2 (Spring/Summer 2009), 22-23.
Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings
(Accepted for publication) Newell, Zachary and Karen Sobel. “Building a Practice of Social Justice: In Our Libraries, Our Communities, and Ourselves.” Conference Proceedings of the BOBCATSSS 2018 conference, Riga, Latvia.
(Accepted for publication) Sobel, Karen. “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Library Positions.” In The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit, edited by Megan Hodge. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Newell, Zachary and Karen Sobel. “The Impact of Creativity on Information Literacy Instruction.” Conference Proceedings of the BOBCATSSS 2017 conference, Tampere, Finland. 2017: 126-130. PURL: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6
(In press.) Sobel, Karen. “Kinda Helpful, Kinda Confusing”: Coding Affective Information in Free Responses with the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. In Learning Theory for Librarians, Ed. Jenny Dale and Lauren Pressley. (2016).
Sobel, Karen. “Information Literacy.” Chapter in the University of Colorado Denver’s online First-Year Seminar textbook (2013).
Grotti, Margaret G. and Karen Sobel. “Teaching with WorldCat Local: What’s Different?” In B. Sietz (Ed.), Proceedings of the 39th National LOEX Conference (Library Orientation Series No. 44). Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press, 2011. Avery, Beth, Elizabeth Brodak, Julie Fronmueller, Nancy Huling, Paul M. Mascareñas, Erin McCaffrey, Sylvia Owens, and Karen Sobel. “Virtual Reference: Variations on a Theme in Academic Librares.” In Leading the Reference Renaissance: Today’s Ideas for Tomorrow’s Cutting-Edge Services, ed. Marie Radford.New York: Neal-Schuman, 2011: 181-194.
Grotti, Margaret G. and Karen Sobel. “Teaching with WorldCat Local: What’s Different?” Library Orientation Series No. 44. Ann Arbor, MI: Published for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University by Pierian Press, 2011.
Thomas, Lisa Carlucci and Karen Sobel. “Stuck in the Middle with You,” The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity, ed. Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Sean Estep. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2010: 49-57.
Evans, Lorrie, Nina McHale, and Karen Sobel. “Apples and Oranges: Creating A Hybrid Virtual Reference Service with Proprietary Chat Reference Software and Free Instant Messaging Services.” In Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. Ed. Marie L. Radford and L. David Lankes. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010: 163-173.