University Libraries

Julia A. Martin, MLS, MBA

Business & Economics Librarian
Associate Professor


Master of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002
Master of Library Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1992
Bachelor of Arts in English, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1991


Julia Martin has been a librarian at the University of Toledo Libraries since August 2005. She assists students and faculty in the College of Business and Innovation and the Department of Economics with library instruction and research support. She also leads the Reference and Instruction unit of Carlson Library ensuring that students have high quality experiences with information literacy learning. She is active in the Business Reference and Services Section of the American Library Association.

Prior to her work at UToledo, Julia worked at both academic and public libraries and taught college and adult students in China. She has earned a bachelors in English, a masters in library science, and an MBA. Her academic interests include leadership and teamwork, supervision and mentoring, business research and instruction, international student learning, information literacy, library assessment, and writing and communicating. Outside the library she enjoys mentoring college students through Circle K and leading literacy projects for children of all ages with the West Toledo Kiwanis.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Refereed Articles

Martin, J. A., Reaume, K. M., Reeves, E. M., & Wright, R. D. (2012, August). Relationship building with students and instructors of ESL: Bridging the gap for library instruction and services. Reference Services Review, 40(3), 352-367.

Sherman, M. D., & Martin, J. A. (2011). Using library resource materials to integrate deep information and externality impacts into semi-live finance case course analyses. Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance, 3(1), 1-13.

Sherman, M. D., Martin, J. A., & An, X. (2011, December). The impact of library instruction on the quality of student project performance in an advanced financial management case class. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, 17(1), 51-76.

Martin, J. A. (2010, April). Understanding faculty needs: A case study at the University of Toledo. Journal of Library and Information Science, 36(1), 16-35. Retrieved from (invited)

Martin, J. A. (2010, July). A case study of academic library and economic development center collaboration at the University of Toledo. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, 15(3&4), 237-252.

Martin, J. A. (2010). Similarities and differences in American and Chinese university education. Journal of the World Universities Forum, 3(1), 51-61.

Current University and Professional Service

  • Assessment Committee, UToledo Libraries, Chair, October 2022-present
  • Strategic Planning Committee, UToledo Libraries, Member, February 2022-present
  • Faculty Affairs Committee, UToledo Libraries, Chair, July 2022-present
  • Library Dean’s Council, UToledo Libraries, Member, July 2012-present
  • Marketing Team, UToledo Libraries, Member, ex officio 2019-present
    • University Assessment Committee, UToledo, Member, October 2022-present
  • Faculty Senate Recruitment and Retention Committee, Member, October 2022-present
  • Circle K International, University of Toledo Chapter, Faculty Advisor, May 2006-present
    • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Toledo Chapter, Treasurer, January 2023-present
  • Business and Economics Group, Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee, OhioLINK, Member, August 2005-present
  • Nominating Committee, Business Reference and Services Section, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association, Chair, July 2022-present
  • BRASS Representative to RUSA Nominating Committee, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association, Member, July 2022-present
  • Kiwanis International, West Toledo Chapter, Literacy Chair, January 2007-present
  • Kiwanis International, West Toledo Chapter, Board Member, October 2019-present
Last Updated: 3/22/23