Jessica Mussell

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Jessica K Mussell, BA (Psyc), MLIS
Distance Learning and Research Librarian
McPherson Library, Mearns Centre for Learning Room A215
University of Victoria
Box 1800 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3H5
T 250-472-5090
email: jmussell@uvic.ca  
http://www.uvic.ca/library 

Research guides: http://libguides.uvic.ca/prf.php?account_id=65884

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=LKkEuIEAAAAJ  
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessica_Mussell?ev=hdr_xprf

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6483-1979

  • Child and Youth Care
  • Community Development
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distance Learning and Research
  • Indigenous Community Development and Governance
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration

PUBLICATIONS

Mussell, J., & Gordon, C. (2017). Uncovering the evidence: Faculty perceptions of distance library services.  Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2017.1347121

Meredith, W., & Mussell, J. (2014). Amazed, appreciative, or ambivalent? Student and faculty perceptions of librarians embedded in online courses. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 19(2), 89–112. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10875301.2014.917756
http://hdl.handle.net/10170/742 (open access postprint version)

Mussell, J. (2014). Don’t bite off more than you can chew! Creating a sustainable embedded librarian service for academic libraries. In C. M. Kvenild & K. Calkins (Eds.), Embedded Librarians Cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Mussell, J., & Croft, R. (2013). Discovery layers and the distance student: Online search habits of students. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(1-2), 18–39. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2012.70556
http://hdl.handle.net/10170/471  (open access preprint version)

McFarland, D., & Mussell, J. (2006). Designing library services for the PDA. Journal of Library Administration, 45(1), 301-314. https://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J111v45n01_17
http://hdl.handle.net/10613/414  (open access postprint version)

Curry, A., Green, S., & O’Neill, J. (2001). Regional libraries across Canada: A kaleidoscope of services and governance structures. https://perma.cc/7BAZ-HLPZ
(Published under maiden name: O’Neill)

PRESENTATIONS

Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference (VILSC), UVic, April 2019
Presented on a panel titled: “Not on campus, no problem: Distance Librarians Round-Table”

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) - Canadian Libraries Assessment Workshop (CLAW), October 2017, Victoria, BC

Keeping it ReAL – Research in Academic Libraries Workshop, UBC, November, 2016
Co-presented on a panel titled: “Enabling a Research Culture in the Library: (Success) Stories from the Island” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-0UW733fEDjSF9iWTh3c0FkRXc/view 

Serials Solutions Webinar Series: Information Literacy in the Age of Web-Scale Discovery, October, 2012
Co-presented a virtual session for Serials Solutions titled, “Start with Summon”: Information Literacy in the Age of Web-Scale Discovery”
http://www.serialssolutions.com/en/webinars/recorded/ 

Fifteenth Distance Library Services Conference, April, 2012, Memphis, Tennessee
Co-presented “Discovery Layers and the Distance Student: Online Search Habits of Students”

Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference, April, 2006, Savannah, Georgia
Presented “Designing library services for the PDA”

British Columbia Library Association Conference (BCLA), April, 2006, Burnaby, BC
Co-presented “Libraries sharing technology for sharing”

Canadian Library Association Conference (CLA), June 19-22, 2002, Halifax, NS
Presented research on "How to Manage and Serve an Area the Size of a Small Country"

British Columbia Library Association Conference (BCLA), May 9-11, 2002, Whistler, BC
Presented research on "Regional Libraries Across Canada: A Kaleidoscope of Services and Governance Structures"

GRANTS & FUNDING

Pro-D/Scholarly Activity Grant, March, 2013
• Procured a $3,000 grant from the Office of Research at Royal Roads University to study faculty and student perceptions of librarians embedded in online classes.

Teaching with Technology grant, January, 2010
• Procured a $1,000 grant from Royal Roads University to study the use of Adobe Captivate software to create interactive, animated tutorials to enrich online learning.

EXPERIENCE

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Librarian, Distance Learning and Research (Aug/15-present)
• Liaison to Distance Education programs, Public Administration, and Psychology.

Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC Librarian, Instruction and Public Services Librarian (Feb/08-Aug/15)

Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC Librarian, Instruction and Resource Sharing Librarian (July/05-Feb/08)

Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC Librarian, Casual/On-call (Nov/04-June/05)

Camosun College, Victoria, BC Librarian (Oct/04-June/05)

St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Health Care Corporation of St. John’s, St. John’s, NL Librarian II (Sept/02 – Aug/04)

Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby, BC Auxiliary Librarian (July/02 – Aug/02)

City of Vancouver Archives, Vancouver, BC Project Archivist/Archives Assistant (Aug/01 – Aug/02)

Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC Auxiliary/Student Librarian (Sept/01 – Aug/02)

Levy Library, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Practicum Student (Apr/01-May/01)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Graduate Academic Assistant (June/00 – Apr/01)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • 2019 Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program, Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Victoria
  • 2018 DHSI: Visualizing Information: Where Data Meets Design, University of Victoria
  • 2018 DeEtta Jones' Library Management Skills Workshop, Simon Fraser University
  • 2017 DeEtta Jones' Library Management Skills Workshop, University of British Columbia
  • 2014 Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Western University
  • 2013 Augustana Information Literacy Workshop, University of Alberta
  • 2011 FDW Workshop (certification for facilitating ISW Workshops), Royal Roads University Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies
  • 2011 Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), University of Regina
  • 2009/10 Augustana Information Literacy Workshop, University of Alberta
  • 2006/07 Augustana Information Literacy Workshop, University of Alberta
  • 2005 ISW Workshop, Royal Roads University
  • 2003 How to Teach Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop, McMaster University
  • 2003 Digital Licensing, conducted by Lesley Ellen Harris
  • 2002 Introduction to Rules for Archival Description Workshop, Association of Canadian Archivists Conference
  • 2001 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • ALA-accredited MLIS from SLAIS
  • 1999 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • BA in Psychology



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)