elizabeth "buffy" choinski

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Head of Science Library, University of Mississippi Libraries. 2005 - present:

Interim Coordinator of Reference, University of Mississippi Libraries. 2004 -2005.

Science Librarian, Science Library, University of Mississippi Libraries. 1998 - 2004:

Science and Technology Bibliographer and Reference Librarian, University of Mississippi Libraries. 1994 - 98.

Information Resource Specialist, Science and Public Policy Program, University of Oklahoma. 1987 - 88.

Reference Department Library Assistant, University of Oklahoma Library. 1986 - 88


Choinski, Elizabeth. 2007. Journal use in pharmacy: a citation analysis of faculty publications at a school of pharmacy. Science & Technology Libraries, 27(3):53-64.

Choinski, Elizabeth and Michelle Emanuel. 2006. The one minute paper and the one hour class: outcomes assessment for one shot library instruction. Reference Services Review , 34(1):148-155. 

Choinski, Elizabeth, Amy E. Mark, Missy Murphey. 2003. Assessment with rubrics: an efficient and objective means of assessing student outcomes in an information resources class. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(4):563-575.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 2000. Book review: Birds of Mississippi. Mississippi Libraries, 64(4):124.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 2000. Animal testing alternatives: online resources. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Summer 2000.

Choinski, Elizabeth and Nancy Fuller. 2000. A digital herbal. Reference Services Review. 28(2):154-160.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1999. Deformed frogs, declining amphibians : a webliography of the web-footed. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 4(2):59-66.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1998. Electronic journals and journal articles : points to consider. Mississippi Libraries 62(4):77-80.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1998. Book review: Trees of Mississippi - and Other Woody Plants. Mississippi Libraries 62(4):83-84.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1997. Book review: The Complete Venison Cookbook. Mississippi Libraries 61(3)78-79.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1996. Science and technology sources on the internet : sources in highway engineering. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Fall 1996.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1995. High marks for SmartMarks (a new bookmarks organizer from Netscape) : a review article. Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 1(3):117-123.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1995. Book review : Hiking Mississippi : A Guide to Trails and Natural Areas. Mississippi Libraries 59(3):91 - 92.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1995. Literary life sciences : a guide to "good" books in biology. Reference Services Review 23(3):59 -62.

Choinski, Elizabeth. 1995. Book review : Handbook of Mammals of the South-Central States. Mississippi Libraries 59(2):62.

Threlkeld, S. T. and E. M. Choinski. 1987. Rotifers, cladocerans and fish: what are the major interactions? Hydrobiologia 147:239-243.

Threlkeld, S.T. and E.M. Choinski. 1986. Plankton in a rapidly flushed impoundment : spatial distribution, population dynamics, and community structure. Memorie Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia 43:105-118.

Choinski, E.M. and S.T. Threlkeld. 1984. A black-shouldered kite in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 17:22.


Library & University
Member, University Instructional Technology Committee, 2005 - 2007

Elected member, Library Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2005 -

Information Literacy Initiative, 2005-2006

Chair, Reference/Web Support Librarian Search Committee, 2005

Provost's Task Force on Undergraduate Education, 2004-2005

Member, Library Resource Management Team, 2003-

Chair, Library Assessment, 2002-2005

Member, University Assessment, 2002-2005

Professional Associations

Member, American Library Association
    See my ACRL profile.
Refereed Articles Editor, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

Member, Mississippi Library Association.


1987 M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Oklahoma

1982 M.S. Biology, Murray State University, Murray KY

1980 B.S. Biology, SUNY College at Fredonia , cum laude