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Jonathan Shank

Head of Budget, Acquisitions and Discovery
  • Profile
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    • Grants and Fellowships

      Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Digital Libraries Fellowship, 2008

    • Awards

      Digital Library Federation (DLF) + Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Cross Pollinator Award, 2015

    • Presentations

      Shank, Jonathan. “Flipping the script: Cost savings through data-driven, selector-mediated serials renewals.” American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group. 25 January 2020, Philadelphia, PA.

      Shank, Jonathan and Anna Creech. “Acquisitions supplier diversity pilot at the University of Richmond.” VIVA User’s Group Meeting, Virginia Library Association (VLA) Annual Conference. 24 October 2019, Norfolk, VA.

      Shank, Jonathan. “Land of Confusion: Provisioning Electronic Access in an Increasingly Complex Information Ecosystem.” Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG). American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, 23 June 2018, New Orleans, LA.

      Shank, Jonathan. “ILS Data Analytics and Visualizations Using APIs, SQL, Tableau and JavaScript.” Code4Lib Chicago, 16 May 2018, American Theological Library Association (ATLA), Chicago, IL.

      Shank, Jonathan. “Does COUNTER Tell The Whole Story? Case-By-Case Examples Demonstrating the Limitations of COUNTER, and Suggestions for Alternative Evaluation Metrics.” CARLI Spring Forum on Collections Data Analysis and Maintenance, 28 April 2017, Governors State University, University Park, IL.

      Shank, Jonathan. “Strategies for Re-Establishing Legacy License Agreements.” Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference, 4 April 2017, Austin, TX.

      Shank, Jonathan, Piotr Hebal and Jason Stirnaman. “Hack the Link Resolver: A DIY, Tailored Approach to Full Text Linking in PubMed.” Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) Conference. 4 April 2016, Austin, TX.

    • Memberships

      American Library Association (ALA), Member

      Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Continuing Resources Section, Acquisitions Committee Member (2018 - 2020)

      Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member

      Medical Library Association (MLA), Technical Services Section, Member (2014 - 2016)

      NASIG, Member

    • Professional Experience

      Head of Budget, Acquisitions and Discovery, University of Richmond (2018 - Present)

      Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University (2014 - 2018)

      Digital Services Librarian, Northeastern Illinois University (2010 - 2014)

      Digital Libraries Fellow, University of Iowa (2008 - 2009)

      Library Assistant, Manhattan Public Library (2006 - 2007)

    • Certifications

      Certified Alma System Administrator, Ex Libris (2014 - Present)

      Certified Primo System Administrator, Ex Libris (2018 - Present)

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Pastva, Joelen, Jonathan Shank, Karen E. Gutzman, Madhuri Kaul and Ramune Kubilius. “Capturing and Analyzing Publication, Citation, and Usage Data for Contextual Collection Development.” The Serials Librarian. 74.1-4 (2018): 102-110.

    Ilik, Violeta, Piotr Hebal, Anton Olson, Susan Wishnetsky, Joelen Pastva, Ramune Kubilius, Jonathan Shank, Karen Gutzman, Margarita Chung, and Kristi Holmes. “DigitalHub: A Repository Focused on the Future.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 37.1 (2018): 31-42.

    Kubilius, Ramune, Jean Gudenas, Laura Schimming, Jonathan Shank, Neal Nixon and Vida Vaughn. “Where Are We? Providing Information for the Clinical Enterprise.” Proceedings of the 2017 Charleston Library Conference, Purdue University e-Pubs, 2018.

    Additional Publications

    Ilik, Violeta, Piotr Hebal, Tony Olson, Jason Stirnaman, Ramune Kubilius, Susan Wishnetsky, Karen Gutzman, Jonathan Shank and Kristi Holmes. “Supporting the Spectrum of Scholarship in DigitalHub.” Force 2016 Conference, 6 April 2016, Portland, OR.


    Shank, Jonathan. “ER&L Cross-Pollinator Reflection on the 2015 DLF Forum.” Digital Library Federation, 19 November 2015.

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