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California State University, Sacramento

Linda J. Goff
Head of Instructional Services


University Library
2000 State University Drive, East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039
Telephone:(916) 278-5981
FAX: (916) 278-5661

E-mail Address: ljgoff@csus.edu

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
Instruction Librarian, Faculty Early Retirement Program.
Half-time: October-December 2013 and February-April 2014
Librarian rank, with tenure
2000 State University Drive, East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO-- November 1986 to April 2013
Head of Instructional Services and Library Instruction Librarian 
Librarian rank, with tenure
2000 State University Drive, East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039

FRESNO COUNTY FREE LIBRARY--April 1983 through September 1986
Local History Librarian III 
2420 Mariposa Avenue
Fresno, CA 93821

SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY--February-March, 1983
Reference Librarian, (Part-time)
828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY--September 1981- July 1982
Senior Assistant Librarian, Self-paced Library Instruction Project
The Library, Humboldt State University, 
One Harpst St., Arcata, California 95521-8299

BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE--September 1972-September 1981
Media Utilization Advisor, Assistant Professor with tenure
Sidney Silverman Library
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652


Higher Education - Degrees and Certificates and Awards
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Certificate of Appreciation, from The California School Library Association to The California State University, "for outstanding leadership and support of the California Model School Library Standards", November 12, 2010

Outstanding Teaching Award, California State University, Sacramento, University Library, 2005/2006

Certificate of Appreciation, California Library Association, for contributions made to the Assembly of CLA, 1995-1998

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARIAN CREDENTIAL

Post-graduate courses for Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

MASTER OF LIBRARY SERVICE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

MASTER OF SCIENCE, INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO. With Honors.

Papers, Presentations and Publications

Recent Presentations

Panelist. California Library Association, Academic Interest Group. Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Drexel Univiveristy, Sacramento, California. Future Trends and Career Opportunities in Academic Libraries.

Panelist. Joint Conference of the California Library Association and the California School Library Association. November 12, 2010, Sacramento, California. Cyber Citizenship and Librarian Leadership.

Speaker. Information Literacy Section. World Library and Information Congress: 75nd International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) General Conference, August 26, 2009, Milan, Italy: Promoting the Information Literacy Logo: A Brainstorming Workshop on How to Use it.

Presenter. California State University, Sacramento. Technology Fair. Program: How to Find a Needle in a Digital Haystack. October, 22, 2008.

IFLA 2009 program website

Presenter. California State University, Sacramento. First-Year Experience Regional Conference Partnerships & Practice. Program: Understanding Our First Years: Two Studies and a Comparison. With Lynn Tashiro, Director of Freshman Programs California State University, Sacramento, and Gabriela Sonntag, Librarian, California State University, San Marcos, August 26, 2008.

Presenter. California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Conference 2008 "Going Global: Academic Libraries in the Age of Globalization." Program:InfoLit Global: Building a Directory, Sharing Ideas and Resources. Friday, April 4, 2008. CARL 2008 program website.

Presenter. California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Conference 2008 "Going Global: Academic Libraries in the Age of Globalization." Program: Understanding our First Years- Three Studies and a Comparison. Friday, April 4, 2008. Presenters: Gabriela Sonntag, Librarian, Sharon Hamill, General Education Assessment Coordinator, California State University San Marcos; Karen Brodsky , Librarian, Sonoma State University; Linda Goff, Librarian California State University, Sacramento. CARL 2008 program website.

Speaker. Information Literacy Section. Visibility for Information Literacy Work: The International IFLA/UNESCO IL Resources Directory and the IL International State of the Art Report. World Library and Information Congress: 73nd International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) General Conference, August 20, 2007, Durban, South Africa. IFLA 2007 Program website.

Convener. Information Literacy Section Open Session, Conduits for Transformation: Incorporating Multimodal Instruction and Learning into Information Literacy. World Library and Information Congress: 73nd International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) General Conference, August 22, 2007, Durban, South Africa. IFLA 2007 website.

Convener. Information Literacy Section Open Session, Transitions to college: how information literacy answers the knowledge society challenge. World Library and Information Congress: 72nd International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) General Conference, August 22, 2006, Seoul, South Korea. IFLA 2006 website.

Speaker. LOEX of the West Conference. Federated Searching - A Pedagogical Controversy. Roundatable Discussion. June 9, 2006, Kohala/Kona, Hawaii. Program website.

Presenter. Search Smarter- Improving Your Search Strategies. Mountain Valley Library System Workshop, March 16, 2006, Sacramento, California.

Speaker. RUSA/MARS  Products and Services Committee Discussion Forum, Using WebCT to Test and Teach, ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 11, 2004, San Diego, CA.

Panelist.  Serving the Information Literacy Needs of our Graduate Students: Collaborative Strategies for Success.  
LOEX of the West, Friday June 28, 2002, Eugene, Oregon.

Speaker. Assessment of Information Competency Programs at CARL Annual Conference, Asilomar, Saturday, May 11, 2002.

Panel Moderator.  Redefining and Redesigning Library Instruction,  CCLI North Spring Program, April 25, 2002.

ALA Poster Session.  Information Literacy for Future Teachers, Monday June 18, 2001.

Moderator and Program Planner, Information Competency: Planning a Statewide Approach, CLA Annual Conference, November 17, 1996.

Non-Print Publications

  • Goff, L. J. (1995). Graduate Research in Social Work. 2 videocassettes (134 min.) Sacramento, Calif. : University Media Services, CSU, Sacramento.
  • Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1996). Audio Tour. Sacramento, Calif. : University Media Services, CSU, Sacramento.
  • Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1992). Welcome to EUREKA. videocassette (22 min.) Sacramento, Calif: University Media Services, CSU, Sacramento.

Publications

  • INFORMATION LITERACY: AN INTERNATIONAL STATE-OF-THE ART REPORT Chapter 9 United States and Canada. This project was funded by UNESCO. The current reports are available from the IFLA Information Literacy Section website.

  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1999). Library instruction handbook: Information competence at the CSUS Library. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1998). Library instruction handbook: A guide to thinking critically and finding information. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1996). Library instruction handbook. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1995). Library instruction handbook. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1996). Library instruction handbook: A guide to thinking critically and finding information. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • Intersegmental Information Literacy Task Force, Goff, L. J., & Kaye, K. (1994). Proceedings of the 1993 Intersegmental Information Literacy Task Force conference: A pre-conference to the second annual California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office conference. Calif: s.n.].
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1992). Library instruction handbook. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Goff, L. J., & Locke, R. (1991). Library instruction handbook. Sacramento, CA: The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Research Projects/Professional Interests

Ms. Goff has more than three decades of experience in academic and public libraries, with specialization in library instruction, instructional media and technology, database and Internet searching, social science reference, local and oral history, genealogy, library advocacy and community outreach. One of her goals is to make sure all CSUS students know how to get the most out of their Web searches and know how to evaluate their search results. She is known throughout California libraries as a strong advocate for integrating library and information competence into the curriculum in public colleges and universities as well as in the K-12 level.  She chaired the Testing Subcommittee of the CSU Information Competence Assessment Task Force and conducted beta-testing to help validate the Information and Communication Literacy assessment instrument (a.k.a. iSkills and now iCritical Thinking) developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in partnership with the California State University System. Her most recent grant project was an ICT Assessment to establish a baseline for evaluating Freshmen Information and Communication Technology literacy at her institution (see below).
  • Co-Principal Investigator with Lynn Tashiro for Project Baseline : Information Literacy Study and Assessment of California State University, Sacramento Freshman Programs. Funded by California State University Chancellor's Office for two years, 2006/07-2007/08. The Report is available at:http://library.csus.edu/services/inst/ProjectBaseline/index.html
  • Coordinated Beta Testing on the CSUS campus for the Information and Communication Technology Literacy assessment instrument developed by the Educational Testing Service.  August, 2004.  The CSU system is in partnership with the ETS and large scale testing is scheduled for February and March of 2005.
  • Fully implemented the Information Competence for Communication Studies Project during the Fall, 2000 semester. This project integrates an IC tutorial using WebCT into all Communication Studies 4 and 5 classes as a required part of their course. Fifty-five sections, with 1,500 students participated during this first term.  This ongoing project has been updated annually and reaches approximately 3,000 student per year.
  • Awarded a grant with Roz Van Auker for $4,940.00 from the CSU Information Competence Work Group to provide information competence (IC) skills to future K-12 teachers and to stimulate the teaching of these skills at the K-12 level. This project will be in development during Spring and Fall 1999 and will be implemented during the Spring 2000 term. For detailed information about Information Competence at CSUS and a copy of the grant proposal click on the link to the CSUS Information Competence For Future Teachers Proposal and the Project Report.  A poster session was given at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, June, 2001.
  • Received assigned time to represent the Library in the Fall Fellows Program a semester-long grant writing workshop designed by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Fall 1994.
    Received $4,760 mini-grant to conduct "Faculty Survey of Course Related Library Use and Information Literacy Instruction," Spring, 1994. Survey results have been used to guide direction of Library Instruction Program.
  • Awarded $1,500 from California Council for the Humanities for Japanese-American Collections grant to purchase display panels, June 1995.
  • Served on the Inter-segmental Information Literacy Task Force, on a grant funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office which published its final report, entitled: Bibliographic Instruction/Information Literacy: Articulation Between the California Community Colleges, California State Universities and University of California Systems, March 15, 1994.

Professional Associations

Ms. Goff is active in a variety of professional library associations. She has an enduring commitment to professionalism within librarianship. She also believes that she has a responsibility to maintain the Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians recommended by ACRL/IS.

A list of leadership roles, committee memberships and conference/workshop participation follow:

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. Member 1972-74, 1980- 
Elizabeth Futas Award Jury, 2004.
Round Table Coordinating Committee Representative to the ALA 2001 Conference Program Planning Team, 1999-2001.
LIRT Representative to the ALA Membership Promotion Task Force, 2000/04.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Member 1980-
Member, Instruction Section, 1980-
Member, University Libraries Section, 1980-  

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)  Member 1990-

President of LIRT, 2011-2012
Vice-President, President-Elect, LIRT 2010-2011
LIRT Representative to Round Table Coordinating Assembly (RTCA) 2010-2011
ALA/LIRT Representative to the Information Literacy Section Standing Committee, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Four year appointment (2005-2009)
Member, Conference Program Committee, 2004-2008
Member, LIRT Steering Committee,1996/97, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2001/02
Chair, Public Relations/Membership Committee, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03
LIRT Representative to the ALA Membership Promotion Task Force, 2000/04
LIRT Secretary, 1998/99.
Member, Public Relations/Membership Committee, 1993/1998
Profiled in the Member A-LIRT column of the LIRT News, December, 1994.

As an active member and committee chair, Ms. Goff has attended both Annual and
Midwinter ALA conferences since 1993.  The photos she took of LIRT activities at the annual 
conference in Toronto, June, 2003 can be viewed here.  For photos of the 2002 Conference in
Atlanta and the LIRT 25th Anniversary, click here.

CALIFORNIA ACADEMIC & RESEARCH LIBRARIES.  Member, 1987-

Member, Local Arrangements Committee, CARL 2010 Conference in Sacramento.
Member, Nominating Committee, 2002.
Member, Ad hoc Task Force to Recommend Information Literacy Standards to Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 1996/97. Participant CARL Information Competence in the Emerging Digital World, Oct. 25-26, 1996.

CARL - SCIL (Southern California Instruction Librarians)

CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE ON LIBRARY INSTRUCTION (Please note: CCLI name changed on August 24, 2010)
CALIFORNIA CLEARINGHOUSE ON LIBRARY INSTRUCTION  (CCLI) Member 1987- 
Treasurer,  Northern Steering Committee  1987 to 2010. Program planner, registrar and speaker
 for numerous workshops.   Panelist at 2002 spring program.

CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION  Sacramento Chapter: Member 1987-

Membership Chair 1988-90
Secretary 1990-91
Library Representative 2010-2012

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.   Member 1980- 2009

Member, Nomination Committee, 2003/04.
Academic Section Representative on CLA Assembly, 1998/1999.
Member-at-Large of CLA Assembly, 1995/98.
Member, Public Relations Committee, 1993/97.
Member, Finance Committee, 1996/98.
Member, Membership Strategies Task Force, 1996/97.
Member, Task Force for Library User Education, 1988/90.
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on User Education Standards, California Society of Librarians, 1988/89.

International Federation of Library Associations

Member, Information Literacy Section Standing Committee.  Appointed March, 2005, for four-year term.  Linda attended IFLA in Oslo, Norway 2005 and served as the program convener for the Information Literacy Section Open Session in Seoul, Korea 2006. In 2007 IFLA was held in Durban, South Africa and Linda again convened the Information Literacy Section program. The papers for the section on the theme, Conduits for Transformation: Incorporating Multimodal Instruction and Learning into Information Literacy (program #133-1 and #133-2), are posted on the IFLA 2007 website. The 2008 conference was held in Quebec City, Canada. Here is a photo of the IFLA Information Literacy Standing Committee:

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Linda Goff was the editor of the IL Section Newsletter in 2008 and 2009.

The 2009 conference was held in Milan, Italy. Future sites are Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2011.

The Information Literacy Section has complete a UNESCO funded project, Information Literacy an International State-of-the-Art Report which can be downloaded from http://www.infolitglobal.info/. Linda Goff contributed to the chapter on the United States and Canada, pages, 125-142, and served on a panel at the 2007 IFLA conference: Program #99, Visibility for Information Literacy Work: The International IFLA/UNESNO IL Resources Directory and the IL International State-of-the-Art Report, August 20, 2007. She also was one of the three speakers at the Information Literacy Section program, Promoting the Information Literacy Logo: A Brainstorming Workshop on How to Use it at the 2009 IFLA conference in Milan, Italy.

Information Literacy Logo Contest. Linda Goff served as Secretary to the Logo Committee. Go to the Logo contest website to download the full set of logo images. The Logo contest winner was announced at the Quebec City Conference:


This logo was selected from approximately 200 submissions to the international contest held by IFLA Information Literacy Standing Committee and funded by UNESCO. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier between those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities, and society in general. The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. According to the winning artist, Edgar Luy Perez from Cuba:

The logo communicates, in a simple way, the human ability to both search and access information, not only through traditional means, but also through the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), as it uses graphic resources known all over the world, such as the book and the circle. The first one symbolizes study, and the second, knowledge and information, which today are made more available through informatics, showing with this that its social aim is to communicate.

The book, open and next to the circle, comprises with it a visual metaphor representing those people who have the cognitive tools to reach information in a nimble way, as well as the desire to share this ability.

LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) and LOEX of the West


2006
Hawaii, HA. Speaker. (June 9, 2006) "Federated Searching - A pedagogical Controversy" Roundatable Discussion.
2002-2004, Boise, ID. Member, Paper Review and Selection Committee.  (June 2-4, 2004) "Teaching the Treasures."  Boise State University, Idaho.   
2002
  Eugene, OR. Speaker.  (June 26-28, 2002) "Expanded Conversations:  Collaborating for Student Learning."

Personal Links: El Camino Chapter, #428,

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