Douglas, V.A., & Rabinowitz, C. E. (2016). Examining the relationship between faculty-librarian collaboration and first-year students’ information literacy abilities. College & Research Libraries, 77(2), 144-163. doi:10.5860/crl.77.2.144

Douglas, V.A. & Aultman Becker, A. (2015). Encouraging better graphic design in libraries: a creative commons crowdsourcing approach. Journal of Library Administration, 55(6), 459-472. doi:10.1080/01930826.2015.1054765

Douglas, V.A. & Helms, C. (2015). Adopting e-readers with a purpose: Surveying users to develop a recreational reading Kindle lending program. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22 (1), 76-89.


Douglas, V.A. & Gadsby, J. (March 2017). Gendered labor and library instruction coordinators: the undervaluing of feminized work. In Proceedings of the 2017 Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Douglas, V.A. (2013). Students in the director’s chair: Leveraging student talent to create library videos and tutorials. In Proceedings of the Brick and Click Academic Libraries Symposium, Maryville, MO.


Douglas, V. A. (Forthcoming, anticipated publication fall 2017). From interpersonal to intersubjective: relational theory and mutuality in reference. In K. Adler, I. Beilin, & E. Tewell (Eds.), Reference librarianship and justice: History, practice & praxis. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.

Douglas, V.A. (2016). Assessing student learning and faculty-librarian collaboration with a mixed-methods approach. In E. Ackermann (Ed.), Putting assessment into action: Selected projects from the first cohort of the Assessment in Action grant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Aultman Becker, A. & Douglas, V.A. (2016). Case study: Librarian Design Share. In Gordon, V.S. (Ed.), Marketing for academic and special libraries: A planning and best practices sourcebook. Washington, DC: Rowman & Littlefield.

Coombs, K., Arellano, V., Bennett, M., Dasler, R. & Vacek, R. (2010). Piloting mobile services at the University of Houston Libraries. In M. Ally & G. Needham (Eds.), M-Libraries 2: A virtual library in everyone’s pocket (pp. 51-58). London, England: Facet Publishing.

Arellano, V. (2009). The sous chef takes center stage: Using experienced students to teach their classmates. In D. Cook & R. Sittler (Eds.), Library instruction cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Arellano, V. (2009). Picking the right search ingredients: Brainstorming and evaluating keywords in an upper-level psychology course. In D. Cook & R. Sittler (Eds.), Library instruction cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.


(2008-2013) Social Sciences Book Reviewer for Library Journal.

Arellano, V. (2010). A case for Zotero. Internet resources column. Public Services Quarterly, 6(4), 364-366.

Arellano, V. (2008). Internet resources column [Review of the social networking website Eventful]. Public Services Quarterly, 4(3) 233-246.

Arellano, V. (2008). Internet resources column [Review of the web-based software Basecamp]. Public Services Quarterly, 4(2), 138-140.


(2016-2017). Regular contributor to ACRLog.org, the official blog of the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Librarian Design Share: A crowd-sourced, Creative Commons repository of adaptable library-related print and web design.

libraries + inquiry: A blog focused on librarianship, information literacy instruction, and library-related design.

Arellano, V. (May 2009). Ask forgiveness later: One new librarian’s guide to trying new thingsInfo Career Trends, 10(3).

Arellano, V. (March 2009). No one taught me how to teach, or what I wished I’d learned in library school. Info Career Trends, 10(2).


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