For a more detailed history of Joshua’s work and education please consult his résumé.

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Refereed Articles

Avery, J.M. (2016). Implementing an open source Integrated Library System (ILS) in a special focus institution. Digital Library Perspectives, 32(4). (PDF)

Yuan, X. J., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J. & Xu, T. (2013). Effects of domain knowledge on user performance and perception in a knowledge domain visualization system. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design: Second International Conference, DUXU2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part IV (pp. 601-610). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39253-5_67

Yuan, X. J., Zhang, X. J., Chen, C., & Avery, J. (2011). Seeking information with an information visualization system: A study on individual difference. Information Research, 16(4) paper 499.

Avery, J. M. (February, 2010). The democratization of metadata: Collective tagging, folksonomies and web 2.0. Library Student Journal, 5.

Other Selected Publications

Avery, J. M. (2015). [Editorial]. The Christian Librarian, 58(2).

Avery, J. M. (2014). Faith, learning and Christian higher education in the twenty-first century. Annotated Bibliography. The Christian Librarian, 57(2).

Avery, J. M. (Winter 2008/2009). The Gipper won: How Ronald Reagan shaped eighties america. Review Essay. NeoAmericanist 4(1).

Avery, J. M. (2008). Subject and citizen: Loyalty, memory and identity in the monographs of the reverend Samuel Andrew Peters. (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from


Avery, J. M. (2017). [Review of Emblem of faith untouched: A short life of Thomas Cranmer, by Leslie Williams]. The Christian Librarian, 60(1).

Avery, J. M. (2017). [Review of Owning and using scholarship: An IP handbook for teachers and researchers, by Kevin L. Smith]. Biblical Higher Education Journal, 12(1).

Avery, J.M. (2016). [Review of Digital humanities in the library: Challenges and opportunities for subject specialists, by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura R. Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb]. The Christian Librarian, 59(1).

Avery, J. M. (2015). [Review of Called to the life of the mind: Some advice for evangelical scholars, by Richard J. Mouw]. The Christian Librarian, 58(2).

Avery, J. M. (2014). [Review of C(H)AOS theory: Reflections of chief academic officers in theological education, ed. by Kathleen D. Billman and Bruch C. Birch]. The Christian Librarian, 57(2).

Avery, J. M. (2014). [Review of By the vision of another world ed. By James D. Bratt]. The Christian Librarian, 57(1).

Avery, J. M. (2012). [Review of Jesus Christ and the life of the mind by Mark Noll]. Christian Educators’ Journal, 51(2).

Avery, J. M. (2011). [Review of Learning from the stranger: Christian faith and cultural diversity by David I. Smith]. The Christian Librarian, 54(2).

Selected Presentations

Allen, S. and Avery, J. M. (2015, June). Social media and mainline protestant church communities in the middle west. Presentation at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Information & Religion. Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Avery, J. M. (2015, June). Migration to an Open Source ILS: Trends, experiences, and recommendations. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians. Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN.

Yuan, X., Chen, C., Zhang, X., Avery, J., & Tao X. (2012, October). Effects of domain knowledge on user task performance in a knowledge domain visualization system. Poster at the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval. IBM Research Center, Cambridge, MA.

Avery, J. M. (2012, June). Balancing outreach, access and safety in the urban academic library. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians. Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.

Profitt, A., Avery, J. M., Comparativo, C., Frederick, C., & Witt, L. (2012, April). Seeding the “Cloud”: Using online technology effectively to enhance professional practice. Panel presentation at the annual GCCCU/SOCHE Higher Education Conference. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

Avery, J. M. (2011, June). Using Facebook to engage library users in a social networked world. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians. Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.

Avery, J. M., Speck, B., & Kassab, D. (2010, June). Collective tagging: Attitudes and applications in contemporary knowledge management. Panel presentation at the State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference. State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.

Avery, J. M. (2010, May). The Future is now: Special collections, academic libraries and higher education in the 21st century. Paper presented at the College of Computing and Information Showcase. University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY.