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Betsey J. Brenneman


  • Countless in-house user guides for the Worcester State College Library, now posted to the Library Web Site section on research help. Published an annual newsletter reporting recent updates on the Library Website and the latest news in online searching techniques, entitled Lancer Home Page. This newsletter has been replaced (beginning May 2009) by my Library Blog with weekly updates on research techniques, new library resources, information literacy and features on subscription databases.  
  • Library Web manager. Responsible for all content and research for the Worcester State College Library Web Site (created August 1998)
  • "Bibliographic Instruction" ACRL New England Chapter News no.61 (June 1991):2; and no.54 (October 1989):4.
  • "A Checklist for Evaluating Your Library's Handbook." [with Paul Heller]. College & Research Libraries News 49 (February 1988): 78-9.
  • "A Checklist for Evaluating Your Library's Handbook." [with Paul Heller] Reprinted in The Whole Library Handbook, edited by George M. Eberhart. Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.
  • 1984-85. Regional reporter for the LIRT Newsletter [Library Instruction Round Table] published by the American Library Association
  • "Action Exchange" [column reply]. American Libraries 14 (January 1983): 20.
  • "The Card Catalog as an Integrated Unit in the Reference Course," ERIC Document 116 709 (May 1976).
  • "Self-Paced Individualized Freshman Library Orientation," Library College Experimenter 1 (November 1975): 19-22.

Publications (Other)

  • (1988 - 1995) Publications Referee for RQ. [Reference and User Services Quarterly] published by the American Library Association.
  • (1973 - 1977) Book reviewer for Library Journal.


  • "Plagiarism" for the Worcester State College Center on Learning and Teaching. February 3, 2004.
  • "Hi Tech-Low Tech Cheating." Worcester State College Faculty Forum. February 18, 1998.
  • "User Instruction Methods: What's Best for You?" for the Merrimack Inter-Library Cooperative, December 2, 1988 at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA.
  • "Starting, Sustaining, and Promoting a Clearinghouse" for the Bibliographic Instruction Section (BIS) at the American Library Association Annual Conference, July 9, 1988 in New Orleans, LA.
  • "User Instruction Methods: Pros and Cons" for the Massachusetts Association of Junior College Librarians, November 4, 1987 at Aquinas Junior College, Milton, MA
  • Panel member of the "Interlibrary Loan Panel" for the Annual Conference, New England Library Association, October 4, 1982 in Nashua, NH.

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