My work as the social sciences librarian involves helping faculty and students in journalism, judicial studies, political science, psychology, sociology and social psychology, including teaching information literacy. I also educate university members about new initiatives in scholarly publishing, such as open access, open data and open educational resources. I help answer copyright questions, including issues related to teaching and research.
I received my M.L.S. from Indiana University-Indianapolis. Before working as an academic librarian, I worked for 10 years as a newspaper reporter. Making sure people have access to information important to them is my jam.
On top of trying to convince researchers to make their work open, I also like to read and travel (two more states, and I'll have visited every state in the country).
M.S., Library Science, Indiana University-Indianapolis
- Azadbakht, E. & Schultz, T. (2022). Conversations with open textbook authors: The factors that help and hinder accessibility. Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education, 1(1).
- Schultz, T. (2021). All the research that’s fit to print: Open access and the news media. Quantitative Science Studies, 3(2), 828-844.
- Azadbakht, E., Schultz, T., & Arellano, J. (2021). Not open for all: Accessibility of open textbooks. Insights, 34(1).
- Schultz, T. & Azadbakht, E. (2021). Open but not for all: A survey of open educational resource librarians on accessibility. College & Research Libraries, 82(5).
- Azadbakht, E., & Schultz, T. (2022, May). Conversations with OER creators: Advice for accessibility. Presentation at the Library Publishing Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Hunsaker, A., Lampert, C., & Schultz, T. (2021, November). Neon in Nevada: A blueprint for a statewide collaboration. Presentation at the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Digital Preservation Conference, virtual.
- Schultz, T., Azadbakht, E., Shannon, A., & Mesfin, T. (2021, October). Using an escape room to educate students about open textbooks. Presentation at the Open Education Conference, virtual.
- Ruen, M., Selman, B., Towery, S., Sterman, L.B., Neds-Fox, J., & Schultz, T. (2021, May). Context, not checklists!: Work shopping a collaborative, context-driven approach to evaluating journals. Presentation at the Library Publishing Forum, virtual.
- Schultz, T., Azadbakht, E., Anderson, T., & Kunda, S. (2021, April). We’re not in the open future yet: Making open scholarship accessible for all. Panel presentation at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, virtual.
- Dalton, T., Duffin, K., Azadbakht, E., & Schultz, T. (2021, April). The open future is now: Foregrounding OA research tools across the libraries. Panel presentation at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, virtual.
- Azadbakht, E., Schultz, T., Bryant, T., Thomas, C., Chan, J., Makula, A., Turner, L., Piper, G., Roy, M. Sheffield, C., & Nichols Hess, A. (2021, April). Open and equitable scholarly communications: New research from ACRL grant recipients. Lightning presentation at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, virtual.
- Azadbakht, E., & Schultz, T. (2021, March). Accessibility standards and open educational resources. Invited presentation at the College of DuPage Open Education Resources workshop series, virtual.
- Schultz, T., & Hunsaker, A. (2021, March). Northern Nevada Neon Project. Invited presentation at the University of Michigan Book Arts Studio series, virtual.