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Dan Chaney: Profile

Professional Information

Faculty Rank

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Scholarly Communication, Open Access, Open Textbooks, Research Data Management, Tests and Measurements, Web Design


M.A., Library Science, Northern Illinois University, 1992

B.S., Political Science (International Relations), Minor: History, Northern Illinois University, 1987

How Can Dan Help You?

  • Counseling and Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Fire and Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation
  • School Psychology

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Professional Service

  • Member, MPLA Task Force on Sections, 2013  present
  • Ex-officio member, Membership Committee, 2007 present
  • Ex-officio member, Communications Committee, 2002  present
    • Member, 1996  2001
    • Chair, 1998 – 2000
  • Executive board (non-voting), Mountain Plains Library Association, 1998 – present
  • Webmaster (Staff), Mountain Plains Library Association, 1997 present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, University Libraries Section, Technology in University Libraries Committee, 2012 – 2014
  • Ex-officio member, Continuing Education Committee, 2002 2007
  • Webmaster, Greater Western Library Alliance, 1998 – 2006
  • Member, 2003 Conference Publicity Committee (Nevada Library Association)
  • Chair, New Member Round Table, 1998-2000

Selected Publications & Presentations


Chaney, D. (2012). An overview of the first use of the terms cognition and behavior. Behavior Sciences, 3(1), 143-153. doi: 10.3390/bs3010143.

Willoughby, C., Woods, M., & Chaney, C. (1996). The internet and rural economic development: Ten good locations for community leaders. OSU Extension Facts (F-904). Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service: Stillwater, Okla.

Chaney, D. (1993). Challenged materials and banned books week. Oklahoma Librarian, 46(6), 72-73.


Chaney, D. (2013). I know you are, but what am I? Personality types for librarians. Presented to the Mountain Plains Library Association Executive Board, 25 September 2013, Soiux Falls, SD.

Chaney, D. (2012). I know you are, but what am I? Personality types for librarians. Presented to the Mountain Plains Library Association/Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Library Association Tri-Conference 2012, 19 October 2012, LaVista, Neb.

Aldrich, A., Alexander, D., Chaney, D., Degler, R., & Sump-Crethar, N. (2011). Communicating with technology. Presented at Mountain Plains Library Association/Montana Library Association Joint Annual Conference 2011, 9 April 2011, Billings, Montana. 

Chaney, D., Croff, J., Daves, V., Blocker, R. (2011). Two heads are better than one: Successful librarian collaborations "planning to collaborate" (panel discussion). Presented at Oklahoma Library Association University and College Division Workshop, 14 October 2011, Bethany, Okla.

Leech, R., Degler, R., Sump-Crethar, N., & Chaney, D. (2011). Digital library services: Online journal publishing, faculty research repository, the library in D2L, LibGuides. Presented at College of Education Research Brown Bag Lunch, 15 November 2011, Stillwater, Okla.

Chaney, D., Leech, R., Degler, R., Sump-Crethar, N., & Locy, S. (2010). What are you wearing and other interesting questions: Electronic reference services at the Oklahoma State University Libraries. Presented at Mountain Plains Library Association/Oklahoma Library Association Joint Annual Conference 2010, 21 April, 2010, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Chaney, D. & Degler, R. (2009). MPLA 2.0. Presented at Mountain Plains Library Association/Kansas Library Association Joint Annual Conference 2009, 2 April 2009, Wichita, Kan.

Papers Presented

Chaney, D. (1994). The portrayal of adult themes in comic books published by DC Comics, Inc. Presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Annual Conference, 6-9 April 1994, Chicago, Ill.

Poster Sessions

Improving the Learning Environment through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: LibGuides, presented by Dan Chaney and Hugh C. Crethar. 5th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Network for Teaching of Psychology (ONTOP), 23 September 2011, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
Getting in on the Ground Floor: Outreach Efforts and Library Instruction for Undergraduates at Oklahoma State University Libraries, presented by Hui-fen Chang, Dan Chaney, and Steve Locy, Oklahoma ACRL Conference 2010, 06 November 2009, Tulsa, Okla.