UCB Libraries


Jack Maness


Jack Maness
Associate Professor, Director

Office Location: Norlin M450E


Phone: 303-492-4545

E-mail: jack.maness@colorado.edu


Webpage: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pVmyIz8AAAAJ&hl=en


Mailing Address:

University Libraries

184 UCB

1720 Pleasant St.

Boulder, CO 80309

Jack joined the Libraries as a Senior Instructor and Engineering Librarian in 2005, and has since been promoted to Associate Professor. He has served as Head of the Engineering Library and the Math-Physics Library, which are now merged, and he is currently Director of the Sciences Department. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2000, and obtained his MLS from Emporia State University in 2004, where he was the American Library Association's Marshall Cavendish Scholar in 2002, and was nominated to join Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honor Society.

Since joining the Libraries, Jack has chaired several faculty governance committees and task forces, served on many campus committees, and chaired two committees for the Association of College & Research Libraries Science & Technology Section, in addition to the American Society for Engieering's Engineering Libraries Division. He has also served on several committees through the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Association of Libraries.

Jack's research explores the changing nature of mediation in information seeking and shared-leadership in libraries.

He lives in Denver with his wife and son.

CV (PDF or Word document)

Maness, Jack. "A linguistic analysis of chat reference conversations with 18-24 year-old college studentsThe Journal of Academic Librarianship Volume 34 (2008): 31-38.


Maness, Jack. "An evaluation of library instruction delivered to engineering students usingIssues in Science and Technology Librarianship Volume 46 (Summer, 2006)  <http://www.istl.org/06-summer/refereed.html>.


Maness, Jack. "At the point-of-need: usage patterns of streaming video tutorialsBrick&Click : Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium ((November 2, 2007),): pp. 36-45..


Maness, Jack. "Library 2.0: web 2.0 and its implications for librariesWebology Volume 3 (2)  <http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html>.
Adapted by Charles Levine for "LOGOS: Journal of the World Book Community, 17(3): 139-145." Portuguese translation: http://www.ies.ufpb.br/ojs2/index.php/ies/article/viewFile/831/623 Hebrew translation: http://www.cet.ac.il/libraries/teachers-librarians/docs/web2.doc


Maness, Jack. "Social Presence: a theoretical construct for evaluation of the participatory catalogConversants Volume 1 (2008)  <http://conversants.syr.edu/2008/05/01/social-presence-a-theoretical-construct- for-evaluation-of-the-participatory-catalog/>.


Maness, Jack. "The power of dots: using nonverbal compensators in chat referenceProceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science & Technology, Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science Volume 44 (October 19-24, 2007).


Maness, Jack. "Using social software to create social presence in library web services" The 8th Quadrennial Tri Society Symposium / 3rd DASER Summit, 69th Annual Meeting of the American Assocation of Information Science & Technology Austin, TX.: 3 November 2006.


Maness, Jack. "Where is the point of need?: how users access streaming tutorials" Brick&Click: An Academic Library Symposium Maryville, MO.: 2 November 2007.


Maness, Jack and Sarah Naper. "Assessing inappropriate use: learning from the AskColorado experienceIn Virtual Reference Service: From Competencies to Assessment. R. David Lankes, et. al., ed. New York: Neal-Schuman.  <http://worldcat.org/oclc/145732820>.