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Communications Librarian


            Letha Kay Goger, M.A., M.L.I.S
            Communications Librarian
            UC Merced Library, KL275J
            University of California, Merced
            5200 North Lake Rd, Merced, CA 95343
            209.205-0794 |

Communication Channels

Contact Letha about:

  • Library Website & User Experience
  • Library Strategic Communication
  • 21st Century Digital Libraries
  • Digital Signage & Exhibits
  • Library Internationalization & Cultural Competency

Education / Degrees

Master of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University (2013)
Global Librarianship, Digital Libraries, Teaching and Learning 

Master of Arts, World Cultures and History
University of California, Merced (2009)
Description of Landscape, Knowledge Societies and Digital Libraries

Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Geography
New College of California (2007)
Transfer of Knowledge and Culture, Impact of Physical Geography on Social Structure


Goger, L. (2015). Conversations: Building Relationships and Using Constituent Voice in Outreach. Invited chapter in Creative Library Promotion and Publicity: Best Practices, Sandy Wood and Robert Lackie, Eds., Rowman & Littlefield Best Practices Series (forthcoming 2015).

Ginger, K. & Goger, L. (2012). Evaluating the National Science Digital Library for Application Readiness. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 48:1. DOI: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801034


Professional Interests

I'm a digital librarian interested in local and global information flows and place-based knowledge organization systems for teaching, learning, sharing, and producing knowledge.

My work has focused on:

  • Digital library structure, systems, resources, services
  • Digital humanities and representation/description of landscape
  • Open knowledge communities and open access publishing
  • Digital and social media for teaching, learning, research
  • Open education practice and open educational resources (OER)


Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching and Learning, Big Ideas Fest, Half Moon Bay, California (2013).

Open Education Libraries as Knowledge Sharing Environments, Convening of the GLOBE | Global Learning Objects Brokerage Exchange, Open University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan (2012). 

Evaluating the National Science Digital Library for Learning Application Readiness, American Society for Information Systems and Technology (ASIST), New Orleans, Louisiana (2011).

National Science Digital Library: Collection Evaluation, Annual Meeting of the National Science Digital Library Pathways, Washington D.C. (2010).