Invited Talks/Panel Participation

Conference/Symposium Presentations

  • "Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Practical Approaches for Developing Data Management Services" - full day preconference with Suzanna Conrad, Patricia Hswe, and Amanda Whitmire on March 25, 2015 for "ACRL 2015," Portland, OR.

  • "Data Curation for Information Professionals" - Four hour Continuing Education (CE) course taught on May 3, 2013 for the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting 2013, Boston, MA.

  • "Wading into the Data Pool Without Drowning: Implementing new library data services in the campus context" – presentation with Patricia Hswe, Marisa Ramirez, and Jeanine Scaramozzino on April 12, 2013 for "ACRL 2013," Indianapolis, IN.

  • "Data Management at JMU: One Year Later" - presentation on January 4, 2013, for James Madison University January Symposium 2013, Harrisonburg, VA.

  • "Scholars' Cafes in the Academic Library: Catalysts for Community Learning" - presentation with Sara Williams, Patricia Hardesty, and Michael Trocchia on October 25, 2012, for the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, VACRL division, Williamsburg, VA.

  • "The National Science Foundation Data Management Plan Policy: What You Need To Know" - presentation on January 6, 2012, for James Madison University January Symposium 2012, Harrisonburg, VA.


  • Gibson, A., Chancellor, R., Cooke, N., Dahlen, S., Lee, S., and Shorish, Y. (2017). Libraries on the frontlines: Neutrality and social justice. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. doi: 10.1108/EDI-11-2016-0100

  • Shorish, Y. (2017). Data Information Literacy and Application. Educause Review, 52(3).

  • Conrad, S., Shorish, Y., Whitmire, A., and Hwse, P. (2016). Building professional development opportunities in data services for academic librarians. IFLA Journal - Special issue on Research Data Services, 43(1). doi: 10.1177/0340035216678237.

  • Shorish, Y. & Reisner, B.A. (2016). Building Data and Information Literacy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum. In C. Lovitt, K. Shuyler, Y. Li (Eds.), Integrating Library and Information Literacy Into Chemistry Curricula. ACS Symposium Series. Washington DC: American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/bk-2016-1232.ch002. Open Access to Author Accepted Manuscript via JMU Scholarly Commons

  • Shorish, Y. & Schubert, C. (2016). Data Information Literacy: Engaging with the Undergraduate Health Sciences Population. In L. Federer (Ed.), The Medical Library Association’s Guide to Data Management for Librarians. Chicago: Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Hall, N., Arnold-Garza, S., Gong, R., Shorish, Y. (2015). Leading by example? ALA division publications, open access, and sustainability. College & Research Libraries, 77(5), 654-667. doi: 10.5860/crl.77.5.654

  • Shorish, Y. (2015). Data Information Literacy and Undergraduates: A Critical Competency. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(1), 97-106. doi:10.1080/10691316.2015.1001246 Open Access to Author Accepted Manuscript via JMU Scholarly Commons

  • Reisner, B.A., Vaughan, K.T.L., Shorish, Y. (2014). Making Data Management Accessible in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(11), 1943-1946. doi: 10.1021/ed500099h

  • Mandernach, M.A., Shorish, Y., Reisner, B.A. (2014). The Evolution of Library Instruction Delivery in the Chemistry Curriculum Informed by Mixed Assessment Methods. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 77. doi: 10.5062/F46H4FDD

  • Henderson, M., Raboin, R., Shorish, Y., Van Tuyl, S. (2014). Research Data Management on a Shoestring Budget. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 40(6), 14-17.

  • Schubert, C., Shorish, Y., Frankel, P., Giles, K. (2013). The evolution of research data: Strategies for curation and data management. Library Hi Tech News, 30(6), 1-6. doi:10.1108/LHTN-06-2013-0035

  • Shorish, Y. (2012). Data curation is for everyone! The case for master's and baccalaureate institutional engagement with data curation. Journal of Web Librarianship, 6(4), 263-273. doi:10.1080/19322909.2012.729394 Open Access to Author Accepted Manuscript via JMU Scholarly Commons

  • Shorish, Y., & Puryear, T. (2009). Cognitive and behavioral effects of mid pregnant (day 14) folinic acid supplementation on mice as illustrated by T-Maze and water maze performance. Developmental Biology, 331(2), 455. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.05.258.

Poster Presentations

  • Mungin, M., Shorish, Y. (2017) Racial Tension On Display: Engaging with Black Lives Matter and Negotiating Public Push-back. Outreach Program Poster Session. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2017

  • Mungin, M., Shorish, Y. (2016) "Why are we still talking about diversity?" Combatting misconceptions in an academic library. 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2016. URL:

  • Shorish, Y., Pickle, S., Wiley, CA., Bresnahan, M., Johnson, AM. (2015). DataQ: A Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Libraries 2015 Digital Library Federation Forum, Vancouver, Canada. URL:

  • Mandernach, M., Shorish, Y., Reisner, B. (2013). Evolving instruction delivery for chemistry information literacy course. ACRL Science & Technology Section. STS Program Poster Session. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 1, 2013. URI:

  • Shorish, Y., Arnold-Garza, S., Gong, R., Hall, N. (2013). Developing a financially sustainable business model for Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), the official journal of ALCTS. Emerging Leaders Program Poster Session. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 28, 2013. URI: