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Janet L. Capps

Assistant Professor

jcapps1@emporia.edu
William Allen White Library, Room 314
620-341-5344

Degree

Ph.D., Florida State University College of Communication and Information

 

 

Research Interests:

Public libraries, community partnerships, and youth services

Research and curriculum design in information sciences

Literacy (reading, information, & STEM) with connections to technology & innovations within both formal & informal learning environments

Selected Scholarly and Professional Activities:

• Consultant

Early Learning Success: The OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. early childhood literacy project in five states and in partnership with Washington State Library and Thrive by Five Washington.

Project VIEWS2: A National Leadership Research grant awarded to the University of Washington by the Institute of Museum and Library Service.

Connecting the Dots: A Washington State Library project that is working in tandem with Project VIEWS2 and is funded through the Grants to States program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

• Emporia State University, Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) Faculty Advisor

• William Allen White Children’s Award Executive Board and Selection Committee

• ALISE Doctoral Poster Session Judge (2013)

• Beta Phi Mu

Selected Publications and Presentations:

 

Journal Publications and Whitepapers

Piasta, S.B., Logan, J., Yeager-Pelatti, C., Capps, J.L., & Petrill, S.A. (2014). Professional development for early

childhood educators: Efforts to improve math and science learning opportunities in early childhood classrooms. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(4). doi: 10.1037/a0037621

 

Levitt, S.R., Capps, J.L., & Justice, L.M. (2014). Motivational attributes of children and teenagers who participate

in summer reading clubs. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2014/05/motivational-attributes-of-children-and-teenagers-who-participate-in-summer-reading-clubs/

 

Justice, L.M., Piasta, S.B., Capps, J.L., Levitt, S.R., & Columbus Metropolitan Library (2013). Library-based

summer reading clubs: Who participates and why? The Library Quarterly, 83(4), 321-340. doi: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/671911

 

Everhart, N., Mardis, M.A. & Capps, J. (2013, February). Supporting the infrastructure needs of 21st century

school library programs: Website evaluation. Unpublished Palm Center External Report supported by             Pennsylvania School Library Project, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

 

Park, S.J., Capps, J. (2011). Satisfaction of JELIS subscribers and users: Comparative analysis. Journal of

            Education for Library and Information Science, 52(1), 3-8.

 

Dresang, E. T., & Burnett, K, Capps, J., & Feldman, E.N. (2011). The early literacy landscape for public libraries

            and their partners. Unpublished whitepaper supported by Project VIEWS: Valuable initiatives in early

            learning that work successfully, National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant, Institute for

            Museum and Library Services.

 

Park, S.J., Capps, J. (2010). 2009 JELIS Satisfaction Survey. Journal of Education for Library and Information

            Science, 51(1), 4-8.

 

Capps, J. & Hinson, C. (2009). JELIS Connections. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 50(2),

            59-67.  

 

Lang, L., & DeMeester, K., & Capps, J. (2009). A study of the alignment of Florida’s Sunshine State Standards with

the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test: Science. Unpublished whitepaper supported by Florida Department of Education. The Florida State University, Learning Systems Institute. 

 

Presentations

 

Capps, J., Howard, S., McKeown, J., & DeMeester, K. (2008). SHARE: A superordinate online rural community.

            Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 45(1), 1-4.

 

Campana, K., Brouwer, M., Bayo, I., Capps, J.L., Mills, J.E., & Feldman, E.N., & Burnett, K. (2014). Connecting

            collections and cultures by creating a community of children’s librarians around early literacy

            storytimes. 2014 Annual Conference American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T),

            Peer-reviewed Poster Session, Seattle, WA. (accepted)

 

Capps, J.L., Stansbury, M., Witte, M., & Warner, L. (2014). Libraries out loud: How to podcast to encourage

            community engagement. 2014 Annual Conference Kansas Library Association, Wichita, KS. (accepted)

 

Capps, J.L., Jones, K., & Zampieri, M.(2014). STEM-IT: Identifying STEM connections with children’s literature.

            2014 Annual Conference Kansas Library Association, Wichita, KS. (accepted)

 

Capps, J.L., Stansbury, M., Witte, M., & Warner, L., (Producers)(2014). Libraries out loud: How to podcast to

            encourage community engagement [webinar].

 

Bayo, I., Campana, K., Capps, J.L., Feldman, E.N., Dresang, E., & Burnett, K., (2014). Communities of practice and

connected learning: Breaking down walls through the use of information and communication technologies. 2014 iConference Poster Session, Berlin, Germany.

 

Bayo, I., & Capps, J.L., Mills, J.E., Campana, K., Dresang, E., Feldman, E.N., & Burnett, K. (2014, January),

Encouraging a virtual community for librarians: program delivery choices that impact perceptions of community. Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2014 Annual Meeting Juried Paper Presentation, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sutton, S. W., & Capps, J.L.(2014, January). Using knowledge surveys to measure student learning in blended

delivery masters level courses. Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2014 Annual Meeting Works in Progress Posters, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Feldman, E.N., Campana, K., Capps, J.L., Bayo, I., Dresang, E., & Burnett, K., (2013). Educator strategies and

            children’s early literacy milestones in group library storytime settings. Society for Research in Child

            Development (SRCD), 2013 Annual Meeting Poster Session, Seattle, WA. (Accepted).

 

Capps, J.L (2013, January). Conducting young children randomized control studies within public library settings:

            Research barriers and possibilities. Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2013

            Annual Meeting Juried Papers, Seattle, WA.

 

Capps, J.L., Campana, K., Feldman, E.N., Bayo, I., Dresang, E., & Burnett, K., (2013). Valuable initiatives in early

literacy that make a difference (Phase I). Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2013 Annual Meeting Works in Progress Posters, Seattle, WA.

 

Capps, J.L., Bayo, I., Campana, K., Feldman, E.N., Dresang, E., & Burnett, K., (2013). Project VIEWS2-- Phase 1:

            Innovation in early literacy. 2013 iConference Poster Session, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Capps, J.L. (2012, February). Summer Reading Club 2011. Columbus Metropolitan Library Managers' Meeting,

            Columbus, OH. (Invited speaker).

 

Capps, J.L. (2012, January). Summer Reading Club 2011. Columbus Metropolitan Library Youth Librarians

            Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH. (Invited speaker).

 

Justice, L.M., Capps, J.L., Levitt, S. (2012, January). Summer Reading Club 2011. Columbus Metropolitan Library

            Strategic Team Meeting, Columbus, OH. (Invited speaker).

 

Capps, J.L. (2011, July). Comprehensive school reform in rural k-8 schools in the southeast: Integrative

technologies for quality initiatives. Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, Denver, CO. (Invited speaker).

 

Burnett, K., Dresang, E., & Capps, J. (2011, March). Inter-institutional collaborative research. School of Library &

            Information Studies Colloquium, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (Invited speaker).

 

Capps, J.L. (2011, February). SciPlore: Managing information with mind-mapping & bibliographic software.

            Learning Systems Institute, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (Invited speaker).

 

Capps, J. (2011, January). EL-Capstone: A tool to measure early literacy core knowledge levels of adults.

Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2011 Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Session, San Diego, CA.

 

Kim, C., Kim, M., Spector, M., DeMeester, K., McKeown, J., Capps, J., Litchfield, B., & Howard, S. (2010, April).

            Teachers' epistemological beliefs, teaching philosophy, and technology integration. 2010 American

            Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

 

Dresang, E., Burnett, K., & Capps, J. (2010, February). Measuring the IMPACT of early childhood information

            literacy programs on children. 2010 iConference, Round Table Discussion, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

 

Capps, J. (2010, January). More questions than answers: Taking stock of early literacy. Association for Library

            Information Science Education (ALISE), 2010 Works-in-Progress Poster Session, Boston, MA.

 

McKeown, J., DeMeester, K., Capps, J., Howard, S., & Kim, C. (2009, October). Integrating technology with

            supportive instruction to support learning, school improvement, and technology initiatives in rural K-8

            schools (update). 2009 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International

            Convention, Louisville, KY.

 

Capps, J. (2009, January). Emergent literacy: Assessing core knowledge with EL-Capstone. Association for Library

            & Information Science Education (ALISE), 2009 Works-in-Progress Poster Session, Denver, CO.

 

McKeown, J., Capps, J., DeMeester, K., Spector, J.M., & Litchfield, B. (2008, November). Integrating technology

with supportive instruction to support learning, school improvement, and technology initiatives in rural K-8 schools. 2008 Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) International Convention, Orlando, FL.

 

Capps, J., Howard, S.K., McKeown, J., & DeMeester, K. (2008, October). SHARE: A superordinate online rural

            community. American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 2008 Annual Meeting

            Contributed poster/short paper, Columbus, OH.      

 

Capps, J. (2007, October). Beyond the eye of the beholder: Eye movement research. Florida State University

            College of Information, 2007 Colloquia Series. Tallahassee, FL.

           

Dennis, L, & Capps, J. (2006, September). Workshop on the fundamentals of HTML and website creation. Florida

            State University, Tallahassee, FL.

 

Capps, J. (2006, November). Ranking patterns: A Flickr tagging system pilot study: American Society for

            Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), 17th Annual SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop

            Poster Session, Austin, TX.

 

Burnett, K., Capps, J., Compton, B., Dasgupta, A., Lim, S., & Watson, L. (2006, January), Dynamic literacy:

            Expanding the concept. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Poster Session.

            San Antonio, TX.

 

Capps, J., & Capps, M. (2003). RU 4 Math Fest. Radford University, VA, http://www.radford.edu/~ru4math/

 

Capps, J., & Capps, M. (2002). RU 4 Math Fest. Radford University, VA.

           

Capps, J., & Cooper, B. (2001, July). Technology in the classroom. The Florida State University College of Human

            Sciences workshop. Tallahassee, FL.