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Steve Oberg, M.S.L.I.S.

Assistant Professor of Library Science

On Faculty since 2012
630.752.5852
Buswell Library 220


Steve manages the library's Resource Description and Digital Initiatives Group, which facilitates user discovery of and access to library resources. In addition, Steve serves as the subject librarian for most of the graduate programs in the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership. Steve and his wife have four children and attend The Chapel in Grayslake, in the far northern suburbs of Chicago. He is part of a large extended family that is international in scope. Interests include reading, photography, exploration of mobile technologies, and travel. Steve also teaches Master's level courses at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, 1991

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B., History, 1990

  • Library Science
  • Resource Description
  • Digital Initiatives
  • NASIG
  • UKSG: member

Oberg, Steve. 2016. “Open (and Shut): Best Practices and Ideas for Integrating Open Access Publications into Virtual Collections"
Spring 2016 Meeting of the Chicago Area Theological Library Association (CATLA), Wheaton, Illinois

Mead, Connie, and Steve Oberg. 2015. "Toward Improved ROI: Outcomes of Researching Current Pay-Per-View Practices"
2015 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC

Oberg, Steve. 2015a. "Lower Costs, Greater Access: Overview and Reflections on Pay-Per-View for Journal Articles"
Presentation at The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

———. 2015b. "Pay-Per-View for Journals: The Wheaton College (Illinois) Experience"
Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, Chicago, IL

Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg. 2014. Earnestly Seeking Greater Flexibility: The Pros and Cons of Pay-Per-View Journal Access
presented at the 2014 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC

Mead, Connie, and Oberg, Steve. 2013. “Lower Costs, Greater Access: What Pay-Per-View Did for Our Serials Budget.”
presented at the CARLI IACQ Open House, Buswell Library, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL

Oberg, Steve. 2013. “E-Resources Maintenance in a Multi-Access Environment: Challenges, Opportunities, and Practical Ideas.”
presented at the LITA/ALCTS ERM Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

NASIG 2018: Engaging and Collaborating for the Future. UKSG ENews,
Oberg, Steve., No. 424 (June 22, 2018).

Turning the Corner at High Speed: How Collections Metrics Are Changing in a Highly Dynamic Environment. The Serials Librarian
Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg, 74, no. 1–4 (May 31, 2018): 187–93.

The Future Is Flexible, Extensible, and Community-Based: Stories of Successful Electronic Resources Management. The Serials Librarian
Imre, Andrea, Steve Oberg, Scott Vieira, and Lori Duggan, 2016

NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future. Against the Grain
Oberg, Steve, 2015

Earnestly Seeking Greater Flexibility: The Pros and Cons of Pay-Per-View Journal Access. Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference
Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg, 2015