Professional Bio

Paul has worked at DML as the Distance Learning Librarian since 2006. He earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Case Western Reserve University in 1998, and a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University – Bloomington (IUB) in 2006. While a graduate student at IUB, Paul worked as reference assistant for Walden University, exposing him to the promise and potential of distance librarianship. Since then, Paul has worked to explore new and improved models of library service for remote users.

During his tenure at DML, Paul has been an active member of the university faculty and engaged with professional library community at the local, state, and national levels. He is the winner of the 2008 Distance Library Services conference award. He has been elected to and served on the executive board of the Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA) in every capacity, and is also the current chair of the Library Faculty. His research interests include educational technology, open educational resources and repositories, and collaborative librarianship. He is currently enrolled in the M.S. in Software Engineering program at Regis University.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Betty, P. (2013). Too big to fail? Insights in project management and organizational change from the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project. Colorado Libraries, 36(4).

Betty, P. & Garnar, M. (2011). One university, two approaches: The Regis experience with embedded librarianship. In K. Calkins & C. Kvenild (Eds.), Embedded librarianship: moving beyond one-shot instruction (pp. 139-150). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries Press.

Betty, P. (2009). Assessing Homegrown Library Collections: Using Google Analytics to Track Use of Screencasts and Flash-Based Learning Objects. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 21 (1), 75-92. d.o.i:10.1080/19411260902858631

Select presentations:

Betty, P., Langan K., McDonald, K. Nolan, D. & Pickens-French, K. (2012, June 23). Embedded Librarians Best Practices: You can do it, we can help? (ACRL Distance Learning Section sponsored panel session). ALA Annual Conference, June 21-26, Anaheim, CA.

Betty, P. & Kazakoff-Lane, C. (2010, April 29). Anything, anywhere, anytime: The Promise of the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project for online and mobile information literacy. The 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference, April 28-30, 2010 at Cleveland, OH.

Specialty Subject(s)

Jesuitica

Peace and Justice

Philosophy

Religion/Catholic Studies