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Pam Cipkowski

Assistant Professor
Murphy Library
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Library Collection Development


MLIS Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2000

BA Journalism, Marquette University 1990


Professional history

Collection Development Librarian, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2019-present

Electronic Resources Librarian, Lake Forest College 2016-2019

Cataloging Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Law Library 2008-2014

Serials Cataloging Librarian, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago 2005-2008

Serials Cataloging Librarian, American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2000-2003

Research and publishing

Cipkowski, P. “Not Just Another Management Program: The AALL Management Institute.” CALL Bulletin 228, 13-14 (Summer 2013)

Cipkowski, P. “Continuing Education Brown Bag: RDA and Your Library," CALL Bulletin 223: 8-10 (Spring 2012)

Landesman, B., Erzin, P, and Cipkowski, P. “Licensing Electronic Journals through Non-Subscription-Agent ‘Go-Betweens’.” Serials Librarian 60 (1/4), 198-202 (Jan./Jun. 2011)

Cole, K., Graves, T., and Cipkowski, P. “Marketing the Library in a Digital World.” Serials Librarian 58(1/4), 182-187 (Jan./Jun. 2010)

Cipkowski, P.  “Rebalancing Our Collections: Print or Electronic or Both?” CALL Bulletin 214, 22 (Winter 2010)

Cipkowski, P. “RDA and the Future of Cataloging.” CALL Bulletin 211, 24 (Spring 2009)

Cipkowski, P. “Inland Architect and News Record.” 34 Museum Studies (The Art Institute of Chicago) 2 (Fall 2008)

Cipkowski, P., Holmberg, M., and Welch, J. M. “Electronic journals and aggregated databases: New roles for public service librarians.” Serials Librarian 44(3/4), 317-323 (2003)

Cipkowski, P., Aaron, A., Davis, E., and Helmke, J.  “Articles, Articles Everywhere … But Where? And Does It Matter?” Serials Librarian 42(3/4), 171-176 (2002)



Pamela Cipkowski and Katherine Fish, both Murphy Library, co-authored the article "The Case for Context in Journal Evaluations" in Serials Review published on July 21 by Taylor & Francis.

Submitted on: July 29, 2022



Pamela Cipkowski and Katherine Fish, both Murphy Library, presented "Misguided Metrics: The Case for Context in Journal Evaluation" at Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference on March 16 online.

Submitted on: Mar. 21, 2022