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Wendy Walker

Digital Initiatives Librarian


Personal Summary

I manage and provide several services to help University of Montana (UM) faculty, students, and staff share and manage their research and creative scholarship. These scholarly communications services include:

  • Open Access Initiatives
  • Copyright and Fair Use
    • Assistance with understanding copyright, Creative Commons licenses, Open Access, and authors’ rights
  • Research Data Management
    • Research data management, archiving, and access
    • Assistance with data management plans
    • Institutional data management, security, and access


Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Fall 2007
San Jose State University, California

Bachelor of Arts, History, Spring 1996
University of California, Irvine

Research Interests

  • Scholarly Communications
  • Open Access
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Accessibility
  • Research Data Management


Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2018). Considerations and challenges for describing historical research data: A case study. Journal of Library Metadata, 17(3-4), 241-252.

Walker, W. & Keenan, T. (2018). Maintaining digital collections with declining resources, fewer staff. Digital Library Perspectives, 34(2), 91-100.

Caro, S., Meister, S., Ravas, T., & Walker, W. (2016). Digitizing your collection: Public library success stories. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. (Appendix L)

Walker, W. & Keenan, T. (2015). Going beyond availability: Truly accessible research data. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(2).

Walker, W. & Keenan, T. (2015) Do you hear what I see? Assessing accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.

Stark, M., Meister, S., Walker, W., Hohman, A., and Williams, M. (2015). “Building a Community of the Students, by the Students, for the Students: Collaborating with Student Government Organizations.” In Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries (eds. S. Bonnand and M. Hansen). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Walker, W. (2018). Open Educational Resources (OER): An Overview for FVCC. Invited presentation for faculty at Flathead Valley Community College, August 27, 2018, Kalispell, Montana.

Stark, M. & Walker, W. (2018). Partnership Pursuits: Expand Access, Demonstrate Value. Conference session presented at the Pacific Northwest Library Association annual conference, August 3, 2018, Kalispell, Montana.

Walker, W. (2018). IR Management: Reflections on 5 Years. Invited webinar presented July 19, 2018 as part of the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) webinar series.

Walker, W. (2018). Open Educational Resources. Conference session presented at the Montana University System Academic Libraries Symposium, May 17, 2018, Billings, Montana.

Walker, W. (2018). Open Educational Resources (OER): An Overview. Invited webinar presented March 1, 2018 for the Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS) consortium.

Clouse, N., Walker, W., Aliri, J. & Fahey, E. (2017). Cultivating Affordable Course Materials. Presented April 12, 2017 at the Annual Conference of the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology, Helena, Montana.

Walker, W. & Keenan, T. (2016). Accessibility: Electronic and Information Technologies (EIT). Presented April 7, 2016 at the Annual Conference of the Montana Library Association, Missoula, Montana.

McCrea, D. & Walker, W. (2015). Conceptualizing EIRE: The Electronic Irish Research Experience. Poster presented November 16-17, 2015 at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Focus Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Edwards, J., McCrea, D., Meister, S., & Walker, W., & Magill, C. (2015). Cross-cultural partnerships for dynamic access: Creating the Electronic Irish Research Experience. Poster presented August 17-18, 2015 at the International Federation of Library Associations’ 81st World Library and Information Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.

Meister, S., Stark, M., Walker, W. (2014). Digitizing the Past to Support the Present: Expanding the Role of Institutional Repositories. Conference session presented August 15, 2014 at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Library Association, Helena, Montana.

Walker, W. and Keenan, T. (2014). Accessibility: Opening Windows to Digital Collections. Poster presented June 29, 2014 at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.