University Libraries

John B. Napp, BA, AMLS

Engineering Librarian
Associate Professor of Library Administration
Phone: 530-3948
John.Napp@utoledo.edu
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Education

AMLS  University of Michigan 1986
BA        University of Toledo 1984

Research Interests

Engineering librarianship, especially issues relating to reference services, and information literacy instruction.  Corporate engineering librarianship. Web-based instructional tools for information literacy, especially ones aimed at engineering students/faculty.  The Engineering, Science and Management War Training federally funded WWII program. 

Publications

  • Napp, John B., & Sabharwal, A. (2019, June), “Academic Libraries and the Strategic Vision for Diversity in Higher Education,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, FL, June 2019.
  • Jameson, Jodi, Gerald Natal, and John Napp. "Evolving and Enduring Patterns Surrounding Student Usage and Perceptions of Academic Library Reference Services." College & Research Libraries, v. 80, n. 3, p. 366, April 2019.
  • 1Napp, John B. "Survey of Library Services at Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms: Ten Years Later." Science & Technology Libraries, 36(3) 2017: 288-295.
  • Napp, John. “Survey of Library Services at Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firms: What Has Changed Since 2004?” Proceedings of the AmericanSociety for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Seattle, WA, June 2015.
  • Napp, John and Ballard, Phoebe. “Information Literacy Instruction Assignment In an Online Module,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
  • Napp John. “Welcome To The Real World: Showing The Value of Information Literacy Beyond the Classroom,” Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition; Vancouver, BC; 26-29 June 2011.
  • Napp, John. “The University of Toledo and Civilian Defense Training during World War II,” Northwest Ohio History, Vol. 77, No. 1, Fall 2009, pg. 20-28.
  • Napp, John, Kumar, Suhasini, and Horan, Mark, "Enhancing Library Instruction: Creating and Managing Online Interactive Library Tutorials for a Wired Generation" in Our New Public A Changing Clientele: Bewildering Issues Or New Challenges For Managing Libraries?, (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007), 90-103.
  • Napp, John, and Longsdorf, Eric. Mountain Biking Access and Issues, Future Focus, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2005, pp. 13-18.
  • Napp, John. Survey of Library Services at Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms: Implications for Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 93, No. 3, July 2004,  pg. 247-252.

Presentations

  • Napp, John B., & Sabharwal, A. (2019, June), “Academic Libraries and the Strategic Vision for Diversity in Higher Education,” presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, FL, June 2019.
  • Napp, John; Natal, Gerald and Jameson, Jodi. “I Don’t Want to Look Stupid for Asking Basic Questions,” presented at the Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI, May 2018.
  • Napp, John and Sabharwal, Arjun. “The Academic Library as Catalyst in the Strategic Mission for Diversity,” presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, March 2018.
  • Napp, John. “Survey of Library Services at Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firms: What Has Changed Since 2004?” presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Seattle, WA, June 2015.
  • Napp, John. “Making Information Literacy Relevant to Professional Degree Students,” presented at the Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference, North Canton, OH, October 2014.
  • Napp, John and Ballard, Phoebe. “Information Literacy Instruction Assignment In an Online Module,” presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
  • Napp, John. “Welcome To The Real World: Showing The Value of Information Literacy Beyond the Classroom,” presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, June 2011.
  • Napp, John. “Your Students are Pod People, But That's Alright,” presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008
  • Napp, John and Crosetto, Alice. “Successful Poster Sessions and Presentations,” presented at the ALAO Support Staff Interest Group 2007 Spring Workshop, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, May 2007.
  • Napp, John (2006, June). PE Exam Score And Information Literacy Skills: Is There A Correlation? poster presentation at the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL.
  • Napp, John and Horan, Mark (2004, November). Plagiarism: Librarians in the Middle, presented at the 2004 Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference, Dayton, OH.
  • Napp, John (2003, June). Survey of Library Services at Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms: Implications for Engineering Education, presented at the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN

University/Professional Service

  • University Committee on Academic Personnel (Chair)
  • Faculty Senate
    • Senate Committee on Student Affairs (Chair)
  • University Libraries
    • Secretary of Elections and Bylaws Committee
    • Member of Faculty Affairs Committee
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division
    • Member of Mentoring Committee
    • Member of Publications Committee
  • Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)
    • Coordinator of Communications Workgroup
Last Updated: 8/28/19