VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Head, Digital Technologies
Room 234-A, James Branch Cabell Library
M.T. Teaching, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993
B.A. English, College of William and Mary, 1985
Previous Professional Experience
Librarian for Instructional Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998-2004
Library Assistant, Reference Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993-1997
Ghaphery, J. and Stearns, S. (2013). Making the most of your data: Embedding business intelligence into daily operations. Proceedings from 2012 Charleston Conference, Purdue University Library and Press.
Ghaphery and Erin White. "Library Use of Web-based Research Guides." Information Technology and Libraries 31(1) (2012).
Ghaphery and Susan Teague-Rector, Sam Byrd. "Kinda Just Like Google: Presence and Variety of Search Options on Library Homepages." Against the Grain 20(3) (June 2008).
Ghaphery and Susan Teague-Rector (lead author). "Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Websites." Journal of Web Librarianship 2(4) (2008).
Ghaphery. "There's an 800-pound gorilla in our stacks: An Information Literacy Case Study of Google." College and Research Libraries News 65 (2004).
Ghaphery. "My Library at Virginia Commonwealth University: Third Year Evaluation." D-Lib Magazine (2002).
Ghaphery and Kesselman and Watstein. "Personalized Information Clients: Short Answers to Simple Questions about "My Library" Services." RSR 29(4) (2001).
Ghaphery and Dan Ream. "VCU's My Library: Librarians Love It....Users? Well Maybe." Information Technology and Libraries 19(4) (2000).
Ghaphery. "Adult Learning Theory and Reference Services: Consonances and Potentials." The Reference Librarian 69/70
"Alma openURL migration strategies." Ex Libris Users of North America Annual Conference, 2013.
"Unified resource management in action: Alma's impact at Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University" with E. Johnson and S. Stearns. Electronic Resources and Libraries Annual Conference, 2013.
“VCU Libraries IT Snapshot". ASERL IT/Digital Initiatives Interest Group. Online. September 22, 2010
"Location, location, location: A transaction comparison of catalog searches originating from the library homepage and Aleph" with Thomas McNulty and Susan Teague-Rector. Ex Libris Users of North America Annual Conference. 2009
"Are You Secure: Security in Aleph" with An Liu. Ex Libris Users of North America Annual Meeting. 2006
"Insert Content Here, Effective Beginnings and Endings". Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. 2004
"So You Want to Build a Digital Library?". Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. Hot Springs, Virginia. 2003
"How Advanced are Advanced Searchers". Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. 2001
"Do We Have This in Full-text?: Providing Access to Content in Full-text Aggregated Databases" with John McDonald. 19th Annual Charleston Conference. November 6, 1999. Charleston, South Carolina. 2000
"My Library: VCU's Personalized Library Web Page Service". Computers in Libraries 14th Annual Conference '99. 1999
Honors Module on Google (1.5 credit hours), Virginia Commonwealth University
Honors Module on Information Technologies Crossing Boundaries (1.5 credit hours), Virginia Commonwealth University
University Committee Work
Technology Advisory Group, 2007-present
Social Security Number Task Force, 2007
VCU Libraries Committee Work
Faculty Organization Chair and Chair Elect, 2002-2004
Peer Review Committee, 1998-2001
American Library Association and LITA, 2007-present
Virginia Library Association, 1997-2006