I write on topics ranging from leadership and management in academic libraries, fostering collaborations across library departments, and project management.
Flynn, K. and Birrell, L., “Reframing Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students: Launching a Speaker Series,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, forthcoming Fall 2021.
Birrell, L. and Strong, M., “Creating Space: Retaining and Motivating Academic Librarians throughout their Careers,” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, forthcoming December 2021.
Katrina Windon and Lori Birrell, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (with Clarity, Context, and Patience): Ethical Considerations for Deeds of Gift and Transfer Agreements,” in Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, Library Juice Press, 2020.
Lori Birrell, “Leaving the Stuff Behind: One Leader’s Approach to Managing Academic Archives,” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Vol. 15, Issue 4, 2020, 240-252, https://doi.org/10.1177/1550190619888919.
Lori Birrell, Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders, Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2020.
Lori Birrell, Book Review: Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? American Association for State and Local History, by Sarah Sutton. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Vol. 15, Issue 1, 2019, 90–91. https://doi.org/10.1177/1550190619832387.
Lori Birrell and Marcy Strong, “Creating Community: Drawing on Staff Expertise to Break Down Silos in Academic Libraries,” Collaborative Librarianship, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018.
Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships, Edited by Lori Birrell and Kristen Totleben, Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016.
Lori Birrell and Marcy Strong, “Partners in Discovery: Collaboration in Special Collections,” Archival Practice, 2014. http://www.partnershipsjournal.org/index.php/ap/article/view/886/615.
Website Review. Grateful Dead Archive Online. March 2013. http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Grateful%20Dead%20Archive%20Online.pdf.
Birrell, Lori. “Remembering the Reformers.” Archival Outlook. November/December 2012.
Book Review. Primary Research Group. Trends in Rare Books & Documents Special Collections Management. Fall 2012.
Book Review. Theimer, Kate. Different Kind of Web. American Archivist. Winter 2012.
Birrell, Lori. Oral History Transcription. Society of American Archivists Oral History Commemoration Project, 2011- 2012.
Satter, Lori. You Want Me to Do What? Overcoming your fear of public speaking for new educators. http://www.lorisatter.com/public-speaking-for-educators/, 2010.
“The Intangibles: Tips for Job Hunting and Interviewing in the Archives Field.” NEA
Newsletter: New England Archivists. Vol. 37. No. 3, July 2010.
Review. Schlatter, N. Elizabeth. Museum Careers: A Practical Guide for Students
and Novices. American Archivist, Spring/Summer 2010.
Our Plural History, 2008.