Publications & Presentations

Rogowski, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M., (2020, in press). In Support of Making in Libraries rather than Makerspaces: Rethinking the (Maker)space for Rural Libraries. In M. Melo and J. Nichols (Eds.). Re-making the Library Makerspace: Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices. Library Juice Press.
Lee, V. R., Recker, M., & Rogowski, A. (2019). Researchers or Service Providers? A case of renegotiating partnership in a research-practice partnership. In T. Ruecker and V. Svihla (Eds.), Navigating challenges in qualitative education research: Research, interrupted(pp. 80-94). Routledge.
Rogowski, A., Recker, M, Lee, V.R., & Searle, K. (2020, April 17-21). A Framework Characterizing How School Librarians Facilitate Informal Making Activities. [Paper session]. American Educational Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled)
Rogowski, A., Recker, M, Lee, V.R., & Searle, K. (2020, April 8-9). Librarians as Informal Learning Designers: a Framework for Facilitating STEM-Rich Making in the School Library [Poster presentation].  Student Research Symposium, Logan, Utah. 

Lee, V. R., Recker, M., & Rogowski, A. (2019, July). The Library as a Venue for Making and Learning. Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers, Provo, UT.

Lee, V. R., & Vincent, H. (2019). An Expansively-framed Unplugged Weaving Sequence Intended to Bear Computational Fruit of the Loom. In P. Blikstein & N. Holbert (Eds.), Proceedings of FabLearn 2019 (pp. 124-127). New York, NY: ACM.
Rogowski, A., Recker, M., Lee, V.R. (2019) Designing Online Support Guides for Librarians Managing STEM Maker Activities. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education Volume 2 Issue 4
Rogowski, A., Phillips, A., Recker, M., Lee, V.R. (2019) Design Capacity for Informal Learning within Schools: An Analysis of School Librarians and Maker Activities. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Toronto, ON, CA
Phillips, A. L., Recker, M., & Lee, V., (2019, January). How Librarians Enact Innovative Activities: A Framework for Characterizing 21st Century School Librarianship. School Libraries Worldwide, 25(1), 21-34. 
Phillips, A. L., Lee, V. R., & Recker, M. (2018). Small Town Librarians as Experience Engineers. In V. R. Lee & A. L. Phillips (Eds.), Reconceptualizing Libraries: Perspectives from the Information and Learning Sciences (pp. 158-169). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lee, V. R., Rogowski, A., Phillips, A., & Recker, M. (2018, October). Using a “light touch” to support middle school libraries with implementing STEM-oriented Maker activities. Paper presented at the AECT Conference, Kansas City.

Lee, V., Phillips, A., Recker, M., & Rogowski, A., (2018). Educative Maker activity materials for small town librarians to support connected learning. Paper presented at 2018 Connected Learning Summit at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA.

Rogowski, A., Phillips, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2018, May). STEM-geared Making for teens in the library. Poster presented at the Utah Library Association Annual Conference 2018, Provo, UT.

Phillips, A., Rogowski, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2018, March). STEM-geared Making for the busy librarian. Poster presented at the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) Annual Conference 2018, West Valley City, UT.

Lee, V., Recker, M., & Phillips, A. (2018, April). An Asset-based framework for youth maker programs in libraries. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference,  NY, NY, US.

Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2018). Paper Circuits: A tangible, low threshold, low cost entry to computational thinking. Tech Trends, 62, 197-203.

Phillips A.L., Lee V.R., Recker M.M. (2018) Supporting school librarian learning: New opportunities for instructional technology collaboration with school librarians. I: Branch R. (Ed) Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 41 (pp 53-61). New York, NY: Springer.

Lee, V. R., Recker, M., & Phillips, A. (2018, June). Conjecture Mapping the Library: Iterative Refinements Toward Supporting Maker Learning Activities in Small Community Spaces. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (pp. xx-xx). International Society of the Learning Sciences, London, UK

Hansen, Jennifer (2018). What Resources Do School Librarians Use When Developing New Programming: a Qualitative Inquiry.  (Master’s thesis). Utah State University, Utah.

Phillips, A., Lewis, W., Lee, V., Hansen, J., & Recker, M. (2017, October). Bringing Making to rural and small libraries: Design hypotheses for youth Maker program development. In Proceedings of 2017 Digital Media and Learning Conference (pp. 310-315), Irvine, CA.

Phillips, A., Lee, V. R., Hansen, J, & Recker, M. (2017). Librarians in transition: Investigating CSCL potentials within the school library. In Brian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, and Kyu Yon Lim (Eds.), Proceedings of Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 1. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of Learning Sciences.

Hansen, J., Phillips, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2017, May). Makerspaces and school libraries: From librarianship practices to implementation strategies. Paper presented at Utah Library Association Annual Conference, Sandy, UT.



Media Mentions

Utah State today:

USU Research Will Help Expand Rural Libraries’ Role

Herald Journal:

Where making can flourish

Utah Public Radio:

Libraries Are More Than Just A Place To Check Out A Book

CEHS magazine, pg 16:

USU Research Will Help Expand Rural Libraries’ Role