Simser, Charlene
Coordinator of Electronic Publishing
Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship
118 Hale
(785) 532-7444


Job Description

Supports the mission and goals of the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship.

Work specialization or expertise

Provides consultation and support for editors and authors of New Prairie Press publications.


1996 Masters of Arts, Library & Information Science, University of South Florida

1980 Bachelor of Arts History, University of Maryland, University College

1979 Communications Technician/Arabic, U.S. Navy

Research and scholarship interests

Digital libraries
Open access
Scholarly communication
Library management
Medieval studies

Works within Kansas State University's institutional repository K-Rex

Writes fiction as Charlene Newcomb

K-State committees

2015/18 K-State Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs Committee

2013 K-State Post Tenure Review Policy Committee

2007- Committee on Academic Promotion to Professor, K-State Libraries

Regional, national, and international service

Scholarly Communications Core Competencies Task Force, NASIG, 2014-

Publicist, NASIG, 2013-2015

Communications & Marketing Committee, NASIG, chair, 2011-2013

President/Vice-President/Past President, NASIG, 2006/07-2008/09

NASIG Newsletter, editor-in-chief, 2002-2006

NASIG Annual Conference Proceedings, Co-editor 1997

Honor and Awards

2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion, indieBRAG, LLC

2010 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

1996 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of South Florida

1996 Beta Phi Mu, International Library and Information Science Honor Society

1979 Joint Services Commendation Medal; Good Conduct Medal, United States Navy