Simser, Charlene
Coordinator of Electronic Publishing
Academic Services
2123 Business Building
(785) 532-7444


Job Description

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

2013 K-State Post Tenure Review Policy Committee

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

Regional, national, and international service

Membership Services Committee, NASIG, 2017-

Scholarly Communications Core Competencies Task Force, NASIG, 2014-2017

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

2017 Writers Digest Ebook Awards - honorable mention

2014 and 2016 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