Patrick M. O'Brien, Head of Technical Services
Birthdate: April 20, 1958
Sept. 1987 to Aug. 1991
Jan. 1983 to May 1984
Sept. 1976 to May 1980
February 2009 to present
Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Electronic Reference, Associate Professor
Wallace E. Mason Library, Keene State College
Duties: Along with other librarians, create and maintain the library's web site, develop instruction modules for user education program, participate in planning and teaching the library portion of new CS 101 course (Computer & Information Processing), select electronic indexing, abstracting, and fulltext services for subscription, train staff and end-users in use of electronic reference services, collect and analyze statistics for database usage, assist library users in all aspects of information retrieval (both manual and online), referral services, and instruction in the use of library resources, teach advanced course-related user education classes, produce point-of-use instruction guides for electronic resources. In July 1997 discipline liaison areas change to English, Modern Languages, Communication, Journalism, and Children's Literature. In January 2003 discipline liaison areas change to American Studies, English, and Modern Languages.
July 1990 to June 1996
Aug. 1988 to June 1990
Feb. 1988 to June 1988
Sept. 1987 to May 1988
Sept. 1986 to May 1987
July 1984 to July 1986
American Library Association
O'Brien, P. (1991). Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead : their philosophies and contributions to process christology, Unpublished Master's Thesis, Indiana University.
Presentation to NHCUC Libraries committee, “Mason Library Assessment Plan”, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, KSC, May 4, 2009.
Presentation, "Electronic Curriculum Proposal Process at Keene State College," Mason Library, August 20, 2003.
Presentation, "Internet Training for Academic Library Users," New Hampshire Library Association, Reference and Adult Services program, Rivier College, Nashua NH, June 12, 1998.
Three Professional Enrichment Program sessions for KSC faculty and staff, Keene State College, "Valuable Web Resources for the Sciences, Arts & Humanities, & Professional Studies," May 15, 1997.
Taught course for Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning, "African-American Music, 1920-1970", March-April 1995.
Presentation, "Humanities on the World Wide Web", New Hampshire Library Association, Reference and Adult Services program held at Keene State College, June 9, 1995.
Moderator, roundtable discussion on the information superhighway at New Hampshire Library Association annual conference in Manchester, NH, May 10, 1994.
Presentation, "Internet Workshop for Librarians: Basic Tools," University of Massachusetts at Amherst, October 9, 1993.
Guest lecturer on "Internet: Present and Future Access" for KSC CS 495 (Computer Science Seminar), April 13, 1993.
Presentation, "Internet Workshop for Faculty," sponsored by the New Hampshire College & University Council Faculty Development Committee, St Anselm's College, Manchester, NH, April 2, 1993.
Guest lecturer on "The State of CD-ROM in Today's Libraries" for College for Lifelong Learning LIBR 550 (Reference course), March 9, 1993.
Guest lecturer on the Internet for KSC CS 450 (Telecommunications), February 24, 1993.
Presentation, "Introduction to the Internet," New England Bibliographic Instruction Interest Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter, Keene State College, January 8, 1993.
Taught Elder Hostel course, "History of African-American Music," Keene State College, July 26-August 1, 1992.
Presentation, an introduction to Keene-Link (online catalog) and Internet resources for KSC Operating Staff on Founder's Day, May 12, 1992.
Presentation, "A Venture Into the Virtual Library," for the Technology Integration and Networking Committee, Keene State College, April 1, 1992 (with Marilyn Hanley).
Modified version of the same presentation given to interested faculty and staff, April 24, 1992, and as one of the workshops during "Faculty Week," May 7, 1992.
Radio interview, concerning Keene-Link, electronic research, and Reference at the Mason Library, WKNE radio's "Viewpoint" program, April 8, 1992.
Presentation, "Ethics and the Campus Honor System," for incoming first-year students at Extended Orientation, Keene State College, Sept. 2, 1991 (with Peggie Partello).
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