I work at the intersection between ecology, social sciences and history. Many of my projects depend on text mining and using the R program and linguistic methods to analysis trends.
My last completed project concerned the changing research themes occurring in the last twenty years of pollination ecology. Recently, I built the first ecological lexicon. I will create a sentiment analysis. The question is: Has ecological research become more opinionated or emotional overtime? If so, what are the reasons for this? I am also working on the most important historical intellectual influences in pollination ecology.
2016 - to dateResearch Officer Spatial Interaction Ecology (SIE): Historic pollination research, educational outreach
2014-2016 Staff Member ZENCO – UFZ: Tenure track processes, research on benchmarking
2014-2015 Education Librarian, Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa
2008-2013 Assistant to the Dean – Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor
Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa
2007-2008 Coordinator, Media Resources
Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, California
2004-2007 Library Services Supervisor
Tustin Unified School District, Tustin, California
2003-2004 Instructional Media Coordinator
Friendly Hills Middle School, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
2001-2003 Library Media Specialist
Friends School of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
2007 Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information
2003 Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota School of Professional
Studies Education Licensure, Library/Information Media Teacher
2000 Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minnesota College of Education, Center for
Information Media M.S., Educational Media
1990 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota College of Liberal Arts B.A., History
1. Passonneau, Sarah, and Susan Erickson. "Core Competencies for Assessment in Libraries: a Review and Analysis of Job Postings." Library Leadership & Management, Vol. 28, no. 4 (2014).
2. Passonneau, Sarah and Michele Christian. “Impacting Participant Learning in Archival Education and Outreach to Fraternities and Sororities: An Implementation of Evidence Based Librarianship and Information Science.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Vol. 14 no. 2 (2013): 92-110.
3. Passonneau, Sarah. “Library Assessment Activities: Using ISO 11620 to Review the Assessment Data of Academic Libraries in North America.” Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 14 no. 3 (2013): 175 - 196.
4. Lewin, Heather S. and Sarah M. Passonneau. “An Analysis of Academic Research Libraries’ Assessment Data: A Look at Professional Models and Benchmarking Data.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38, no. 2 (2012): 85-93.
∗Ranked fifth for Top 25 Hottest Articles from The Journal of Academic Librarianship - April to June 2012 www.journals.elsevier.com/the-journal-of-academic-librarianship/mostdownloaded-articles/
∗Cited in ACRL Environmental Scan 2013 by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee - April 2013 www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/whitepapers/EnvironmentalScan13.pdf
5. Passonneau, Sarah and Dan Coffey. “The Role of Synchronous Virtual Reference in Teaching and Learning: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Instant Messaging Transcripts.” College & Research Libraries 72, no. 3 (2011): 276-294.
∗Selected by the RUSA Research and Statistics Committee for Reference Research Review: 2011 bit.ly/RefResRev2011. This list includes the top 20 research articles of the year.
Passonneau, Sarah. “Green Information Technology Saves Money, Saves Resources.” In: The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, edited by Carol Smallwood, 153-60. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011.
Erickson, Susan and Sarah Passonneau. “Core Competencies for Librarians with Assessment Responsibilities,” in The Proceedings of the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, ed. By Steve Hiller, Kristina Justh, Martha Kyrillidou and Jim Self (Washington, D. C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2015).
Passonneau, Sarah and Heather Lewin. “Standardizing the Assessment Cycle: The Development of an Assessment Rubric for Effective Project Planning,” in the University of York Proceedings of the Ninth Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services: Proving Value in Challenging Times, ed. by Ian Hall, Stephan Thornton and Stephen Town (York, England: University of York, 2012), 333-344.
Passonneau, Sarah. “Instant Messaging, a Synchronous Virtual Reference Tool that Mirrors Higher Education’s Mission and Students’ Needs: How Grounded Theory Placed the Library in the Middle of the Mix,” in The Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, ed. By Steve Hiller, Kristina Justh, Martha Kyrillidou and Jim Self (Washington, D. C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2011), 581-591.
Bennett, J. M., Thompson, A., Goia, I., Feldmann, R., Ştefan, V., Bogdan, A., Rakosy, D., Beloiu, M., Biro, I.-B., Bluemel, S., Filip, M., Madaj, A.-M., Martin, A., Passonneau, S., Kalisch, D. P., Scherer, G., Knight, T. M.(2018): A review of European studies on pollination networks and pollen limitation, and a case study designed to fill in a gap. AoB PLANTS 10(6), ply068
Knight, T. M., Ashman, T.-L., Bennett, J. M., Burns, J. H., Passonneau, S., Steets, J. A.(2018): Reflections on, and visions for, the changing field of pollination ecology. Ecology Letters 21(8), 1282-95
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ