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Kathy Essmiller: Profile

Professional Service

  • Co-editor, On Innovation Column, Journal of New Librarianship
  • American Library Association
  • Music Library Association
  • GO-GN
  • Oklahoma Library Association
  • Oklahoma Education Commission
  • COLE/OER Subgroup co-chair
  • OCO

Experts Directory | Kathy Essmiller, PhD

Selected Grants, Publications and Presentations

Selected Grants Received

Lobley, M. (Principal Investigator), Essmiller, K. (Co-Principal Investigator). (2020 - 2023). Open lifelong learning (LG-246348-OLS-20) {$428,304.00}. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Essmiller, K. (Project Manager). (2023). Partnering to Impact: Who Teaches Writing. Women for OSU, $9750.00.

Essmiller, K. (Project Manager). (2019). Hack Your Syllabus. OSU President's Fellows, $15,000.

Selected Publications

Essmiller, K. [in press]. "OER as scholarly work in RPT: A diffusion of innovation case study." In DOERS3 Open Education in Tenure and Promotion Case Studies. [anticipated release Fall 2023].

Essmiller, K. & Colquhoun, C. (2023). "Evidence based assessment of academic library OER initiatives." In Wiley, C., Houlihan,m M. and Click, A. [Eds.] Everyday Evidence in the Academic Library: Case Studies and Reflections. ACRL Press. [Anticipated release Fall 2023].

Farrow, R., Baas, M., Cardoso, P., Cox, G., Czerwoogora, A., DeWaard, H., Essmiller, K., . . . & Weller, M. (2022). GO-GN Research Review 2022.

Essmiller, K., & Asino, T. (2021). Can academic library publish break OER? A diffusion of innovation case study. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. (2021)1.

Essmiller, K. (2021). Using diffusion of innovations theory to modify library OER interventions during the COVID19 pandemic. In Holland, B. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID19 Pandemic (pp. 173-188). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6449-3.ch009

Essmiller, K., Iakovakis, C. and Upson, M. (2021). The HackYourSyllabus mini-grant: A bite-sized OER incentive program. In Buljing, B. and Bongiovanni, E. (Eds.) ACRL Scholarly Communications Cookbook.

Essmiller, K. (2020). [Review of Toward a critical approach for OER: A case study in removing the 'Big Five' from OER creation by Kris Joseph, Julia Guy, and Michael B. McNally, Open Praxis, 2019, 11(4), 355 -367.] GO-GN Research Review (Summer 2020). Global OER Graduate Network.

Essmiller, K., Thompson, P. & Alvarado-Albertorio, F. (2020). Performance improvement technology for building a sustainable OER initiative in an academic library. Tech Trends 64(265-274).

Essmiller, K., Asino, T. I., Ibukun, A., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Chaivisit, S., Do, T., & Kim, Y. (2020). Exploring mixed reality based on self-efficacy and motivation of users. Research in Learning Technology, 28.

Essmiller, K. (2020). Learning through play. In Hokanson, B., Grincewicz, A., Tawfik, A., Exter, M., & Schmidt, M. (Eds.) A new focus for learning: Education beyond content, pp. 177-182). New York: Springer-Verlag. 

Turcotte, N., Giri, S., Vasconcelos, L., Essmiller, K., and Aldemir, T. (2018). The Graduate Student Assembly: Pathways to leadership. TechTrends, 62(5), pp. 427-248. Doi: 10.1007/s11528-018-0322-5

Essmiller, K. (2018) How do I get my name on that? TechTrends, 62(3), pp. 210-211.

Selected Presentations

Colquhoun, C., Stroud, A., Essmiller, K., Baeza, V., & Reiter, H. (2023, May). Conversations with a HyFlex library department [Conference session]. WILU, Montreal, Canada.

Schwarz, C., McNeal, R., Turcat, J., Essmiller, K., Ruby, MR. (2023, April 29). Generative pedagogies in gender, women's and sexuality studies: Teaching during times of trouble [Conference panel session]. Southern Plains ARts, Humanities, and Languages Conference, Stillwater, OK, United States.

Essmiller, K., Colquhoun, C. (2023, April 20). Build your OCO/Regents OER grant proposal [Conference session]. Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit, Virtual.

Essmiller, K. (2022, May 1). Fair Use and Copyright Practices [invited speaker]. United States International University-Africa Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Virtual.

Griffith, B., Essmiller, K., Raia, A., and Holmes, J. (2022). From grassroots council to consortium: Cultivating open education in OK HIgher Ed [Conference session]. OpenEd2022. Virtual.

Lobley, M., Essmiller, K., and Holmes, J. (2022). Diversify open research [Conference session]. OpenEd2022. Virtual.

Essmiller, K., Reiter, H., & Colquhoun, C. (2022, May 23-25). Academic libraries and OER [Conference presentation]. OEGlobal22, Nantes, France.

Colquhoun, C., Essmiller, K., (2022, May 16-18). Course H[OER]oes? Ethical data collection in open digital societies [Conference session]. Networked Learning Conference, Sundsvall, Sweden.

Essmiller, K. & Daniel, J. (2022, April 26-28). You say tomato, I also say tomato: OER and retention, promotion and tenure [Conference session]. OER22, London, England and online.

Holmes, J., Lobley, M., Essmiller, K., and Kelley, C. (2021, December 9-11). OER and Lifelong Learning [Conference session]. 2021. Virtual.

Essmiller, K., Currier, G., Wright, L., Tinsley, N., * Essmiller, K. (2021, December 9-11). Graduate student perceptions of open educational resources [Conference session]. 2021. Virtual.

Colquhoun, C., Luetkenhaus, H., and Essmiller, K. "Other duties as assigned". Accepted for presentation at the Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2020 Conference, 13 November, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K. "Who, what, and why: OER 101". Presented at the Fall 2020 Oklahoma OER Summit, 30 October, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K. and Baff, D. "The global heart of GO-GN". Presented at OER20: The Care in Openness, 1 April - 2 April, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K., Thompson, P., and Asino, T. It’s nifty but is it useful. Accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 5-9 April, 2019.

Essmiller, K., Colquhoun, C., and Iakovakis, C.  High walls and open doors: Navigating Open Educational Resources in higher ed. Presented at OK-ACRL 2018 Annual Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma, 9 November, 2018.

Colquhoun, C., and Essmiller, K. Dangerous Data? The Ethics of Learning analytics in OER in the Age of Big Data. Presented at the 15th Annual Open Education Conference, Niagara Falls, New York, 10-12 October, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Developing Multi-Modal Literacies in the Digital Age. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 24-27 June, 2018.

Asino, T., Thompson, P.M., Essmiller, K. Many cooks in the technology kitchen: Integrating ADDIE and early-grades computer science education. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New York, New York, 13th-17th April, 2018..

Essmiller, K. (2018). Creativity in the fine arts classroom. Accepted for presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, 29th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2018.

Asino, T., Thompson, P., Essmiller, K. (2018). Space for all: Learner self-construct while learning in the digital age. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London, England, 23rd-27th June, 2018.

Essmiller, K., Tara Dalinger. Learning for all with Skoog tactile music interface. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, Kansas, 23rd-27th October, 2018.

Essmiller, K., Asino, T., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Do, T., Green, C., Chaivisit, S., Kim, Y., Brown, W. The role of teacher education programs in preparing pre-service teachers for online teaching environments. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, Kansas, 23rd-27th October, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Mixing reality to develop literacies for a better world. Poster accepted for presentation at the Oklahoma State University 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 22 February, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Cultivating attitudes of play using the HTC Vive. Emerging Technology Showcase. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 7th-11th November, 2017.