My work has focused on elevating the role of the school librarian, advancing open education practice, and on the development of high-value digital libraries for the national (U.S.) and global K-20 educational community. Over the past 15 years, my work has progressed from developing web-based automated school libraries in central California to advancing open knowledge society and accessibility to open educational resources (OER) around the globe.

I have considerable expertise in building open and collaborative practices for teaching and learning; text-based inquiry in the classroom; collection development and curation of physical and digital libraries; project management and digital library workflows; information architecture and design; metadata frameworks for education, including management of controlled vocabularies; evaluation and correlation of resources to support standards-based education; technical standards for media; data quality and exchange standards for systems interoperability; K-20 educational technology integration; and professional development, training and support.


San José State University, San Jose, California
Master of Library and Information Science, 2013
Concentration: Global Librarianship, Digital Libraries, Information Design, Teaching & Learning
Relevant coursework: Information & Society, The Hyperlinked Library, International & Comparative Librarianship, Information Retrieval, Collection Management, French for Library Professionals, Information Organizations & Management, Grant Writing, Web & Social Media Analytics, Vocabulary Design, Information Technology Tools & Applications, Design & Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals, Action Research/Research Methods.

University of California, Merced, Merced, California
Master of Arts, World Cultures and History, 2009
Concentration: Humanities Computing, Digital Libraries, World Cultures
Relevant coursework: Description of place and digital narrative, including studies of the politics and cultural significance of information design, metadata and vocabulary structure, with an emphasis on description of California cultures and landscapes, and on UNESCO World Heritage designated sites. Courses and Seminars: Social Memory; Abuses and Uses of the Past; Material Culture; Nature and Culture: A Study of Identification and Perception; Information Design for the Digital Humanities; Digital Technology in World Heritage; Theories and Methods in World Culture; Transatlantic Utopian Thought and Place; California Environmental Literature and Narrative; Humanities and New Media for Museums and Libraries. Comprehensive written and oral examinations in: California Environmental Narrative and Eco-Criticism; Cultural Geography and Perception of Place; Spatially Referenced Digital Resources.

New College of California, San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Geography, 2007
Concentration: Migrations and the transmission of culture and technology
Relevant coursework: Theory and practice in cultural geography, 21st century technologies and the humanities, the transfer of culture and technology between societies. Senior thesis project focused on cultural and technological exchanges along the Silk Road trade routes.


Fresno Pacific University, Adjunct Faculty
School of Education, Teacher Credential Program
August 2015 – 2018

Courses: Teaching and Learning, Assessing Student Learning

Education & Library Consultant

Human Assistance Development International
Center for Languages, Arts & Societies of the Silk Road ( 

Program Development & Management (2014-2019) 
STARTALK Teacher Training Program

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Education Consultant, Darehkt-e-Danesh Digital Library
USAID / The Asia Society / CW4WAfghan, Kankor Preparation Project (2016-2017)
ROER4D Impact Study, Design and Data Analysis (2015-2016)

Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Library Consultant, IMLS Project, School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning, OER Commons, Open and Strategic Library Planning (primary author), Gates & Hewlett Foundations’ Primary Source Project (Current, 2014-2017)

Communications Librarian, UC Merced Library
University of California, Merced, California
March 2014 – 2015

Responsibilities: Develop and coordinate library’s communications strategy; lead library web team and the migration of the university library website to responsive Drupal framework (underway); contribute design, technical, and information architecture expertise in support of digital communications; prepare workflows and implement tools for the production and distribution of content through digital means; monitor trends in user behavior and emerging technologies, including social media; identify and interpret metrics in order to evaluate digital communications and services.

Related skills: Knowledge of web design and applications for building and rendering web pages, including HTML, CSS, graphics, web APIs; web architecture principals, frameworks, XML and markup languages; exchange protocols and services; web content strategy and methodology; web-based metrics and analytics.

Digital Librarian, OER Commons
Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), Half Moon Bay, California
August 2011 – February 2014

Responsibilities: Within ISKME’s technology services team: ensure integration of OER Commons resources, structured and linked data, instructional tools and contexts across ISKME and within partner and stakeholder projects; responsible for OER Commons curation, metadata application profile and partnerships for collection building; integration of LRMI educational metadata and Common Core State Standards identifiers/XML representation into OERC MAP; support ISKME and OER Commons communications, outreach strategies and social media presence; provide digital library, metadata and collection development documentation and training materials for ISKME staff and partners; represent ISKME to GLOBE (Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange) and other linked data initiatives; interpret user and partner preferences into design elements; perform landscape studies, collaborative project conceptualization, grant-writing and product development and management.

Related skills: Knowledge of emerging open education landscape, linked open data initiatives, national and global education priorities, metadata frameworks and mapping, web analytics, user and partner preferences, web design and development, social media campaign strategies and tools, user preferences, accessibility standards, partnership building, grant writing, and project management.

Collections Engineer, National Science Digital Library
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, Colorado
June 2010 – July 2012

Responsibilities: Within the UCAR Integrated Information Systems (IIS) Division, on behalf of the National Science Digital Library: support collections development and resource management, including resource migration and processing, description, and cataloging; develop vocabulary and schema frameworks to support electronic database and cataloging systems; provide data entry and management of cataloging systems; document best practice, support professional development for collection builders and catalogers; write scholarly papers, presentations, and reports for management, stakeholders and professional societies.

Related skills:  Knowledge of collection development and resource description philosophies for education; familiar with Dublin Core, IEEE, LOM, AFA and emerging metadata standards for describing and cataloging resources. Experience with media reformatting, migration and management; arranging and describing collections and documents, production of finding aids and cataloging; writing clear research reports and descriptions of documentary materials and processes; production of XML document and controlling schema; use of Unix, FTP, server and network file management and transfer protocols.

Education Content Specialist and Cataloger, CaliforniaStreaming
California County Educational Technology Consortium (CCETC), California
March 2008 – February 2011

Responsibilities: Development of CaliforniaStreaming Digital Library, including: Development and project coordination, systems monitoring, content curation and description; Policy development, web design and maintenance, and usage reporting; Program evaluation; support for coordinated, interagency committee work; protocol development, training and support of county office staff, including those building the primary source collection; reports and presentations to school administrators, stakeholders, and CCETC Directors.

Note: CCETC provides library, media, information, and technology services to over a 1,000,000 students and teachers in California through 27 county offices of education. Work requires highly developed communication and technical skills; coordination of distributed work processes among county offices of education and across multiple networks; organized information, data and document management; and knowledge of evolving educational, information, communication, and technology trends and initiatives.

Coordinator, Library & Media Services
Mariposa County Office of Education, Mariposa, CA
February 2000 – March 2008

Responsibilities: Development of county-wide instructional library and media services, including: Implementation of digital streaming services; management of school-site library development, including migration of all schools to automated library systems; coordinated district-wide staff development for administrators, faculty, staff; administration of district media and library budgets, ensuring compliance with State and Federal reporting requirements; development of information literacy curriculum for K12 curriculum integration; maintenance of district library and media websites; represent Mariposa County Office of Education to the California County Educational Technology Consortium (CCETC); development of resource portal (JASIG uPortal open-source software) and CaliforniaStreaming Digital Library in conjunction with CCETC county office media directors; align all library work to District and site level instructional goals; development and management of county instructional media center; supervision of district library clerks.


Adjunct Faculty, Fresno Pacific University

   School of Education, Teacher Credentialing Program (present)

– Learning and Instruction
– Curriculum Development

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Merced

– World History (Caty Husbands, Lecturer, Ph.D., 2007/2008)
– Political Science (Stephen Nicholson, Ph.D., 2008)
– History of Islam (Sholeh Quinn, Ph.D., 2009)

Mariposa County Office of Education

    Teacher Professional Development Series:

– The Essential Question, countywide teacher preservice (2008)
 – Information Literacy & the CA English Language Arts Content Standards (2000-2008)
 – Primary Sources in the History Social Studies Classroom (2004-2008)

    Student-Centered Lessons:

 – Searching Strategies (2000-2008)
– Content Access and Synthesis (2000-2008)
– MLA Formatting for Research Papers (2002-2008)
– In-Text Citation and Intellectual Integrity (2002-2008)

ISKME Workshop Instruction

– iPD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, San Francisco (April 2013)
– Primary Source Project, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (April 2013)
– Open Education for All, Bay Area Maker Faire (May 2012)
– Social Media Outreach for Open Education, Big Ideas Fest (December 2011)


Oates, L., Goger, L., Hashimi, J. & Farahmand, M. (2017). An Early Stage Impact Study of Localised OER in Afghanistan. Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South. Cheryl-Hodgkinson-Williams & Patricia B. Arinto, Eds., International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada; Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D).

Petrides, L., Goger, L. & Jimes, C. (2016). The Role of “Open” in Strategic  Library Planning, Education Analysis Policy Archives, Vol. 24, No. 36, March 2016.

Goger, L. (2015). Creative Library Promotion and Publicity: Best Practices, Chapter: Conversations: Building Relationships and Using Constituent Voice in Outreach. Robert J. Lackie & Sandra Wood, Editors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Goger, L. (2012). OER Commons Open Learning Network. 2012 GLOBE/Global Learning Objects Brokerage Exchange Convening, Tokyo, Japan.

Ginger, K., and L. Goger (2011). Evaluating the National Science Digital Library for Learning Application Readiness (LAR). ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. DOI: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801034


Perspectives on Global Information Flows: Pathways to Openness, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada (October 2015).

School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning, New Hampshire Department of Education, Granite State College, New Hampshire IHE Network. Endorsed by the American Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians. Funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant awarded to the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (April 2015).

Using the Commons for the Common Core: Open Education Takes Center Stage webinar to global open education community, Open Education Week (March 2012).

OER Commons Open Learning Network, Development, Distribution and Publishing of Cross-media Learning Content in Global Knowledge-based Society, GLOBE, Open University of Japan, Tokyo (February 2012).

Social and Open Tools for Collaborative Learning Object Creation, Big Ideas Fest, Half Moon Bay, CA (December 2011).

Evaluating the National Science Digital Library for Learning Application Readiness, ASS&T Annual Meeting, New Orleans Poster Session (November 2011).

Evaluation of the National Science Digital Library, NSF, National Science Digital Library Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (November 2010).

CaliforniaStreaming Digital Library, California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) Region 7 (December 2006).


EC-TEL 2011: Toward Ubiquitous Learning (September 2011)
Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Palermo, Italy

Digital Media and Learning: Diversifying Participation (February 2010) 
MacArthur Foundation and the Digital Media Learning Hub at UC Irvine
Calit 2, University of California, San Diego, CA

OCLC Digital West Forum (September 2009) 
Getty Research Institute, Convergence: Where Metadata and Access Meet for Digital Discovery and Delivery, Santa Monica, CA


American Library Association (ALA)
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
ASIS&T: The Association for Information Science & Technology
International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)


  • Upper Merced River Watershed Council, Board Member (2012 – present).
  • Mariposa County Scholar, Scholarship Review Team (2010/2011).
  • Mariposa County Respect, founding education coordinator, in partnership with the Mariposa County Domestic Violence Prevention Council. [] (2003-2008).
  • River of Words, Mariposa lead in joint project with Mariposa County Office of Education, Merced County Office of Education and the San Joaquin Writing Project to advance watershed and environmental awareness through art and literature (2004-2008).


Awards: Golden Apple Award, Association of California School Administrators, Region IX, May 2002, selected by Mariposa County Office of Education trustees and administrators for outstanding and exemplary service to the teachers, students and staff of Mariposa County.


French: Reading, some writing, some speaking
Spanish: Some speaking
German: Some reading, some speaking


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