Librarian for Business and Economics


University of Arizona, Masters in Library Science
Barat College, BA, Political Sciences

Subject Areas

Putting data to work for San Diego  North County

Business Research Guide contact Judy Opdahl while Ann is on Sabbatical

Research Interests

Small business information research needs.  Information literacy for business, assessment, information literacy competency standards and discipline standards.


Fiegen, Ann. M. Business information literacy: A synthesis for best practices. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 16, no. 4 (2011): 267-288.

Fiegen, Ann. “Systematic review of research methods: the case for business instruction” Reference Services Review 38, no. 3 (2010): 385-397.

Fiegen, Ann, Butler, Keith and Eisenbach, Regina. “Library Research Video Mix: The Use of Collaborative Multimedia via WebCT in a Senior Experience Course for Business” in Mackey, T. P. and Jacobson, T. E. (Ed.). Using Technology to Teach Information Literacy. 2008. New York: Neal-Shuman.

Meulemans, Yvonne and Ann M. Fiegen “Using Business Student Consultants to Benchmark and Develop a Library Marketing Plan” Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 11, no. 3 (2006): 19-31.

Fiegen, Ann and Cherry, Bennett. “Assessing student learning for information literacy in a core business class”. In B. Avery (Ed.) Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction in Academic Institutions. (Chicago: American Library Association, 2004).

Ann Fiegen, Bennett Cherry, and Kathleen Watson. “Reflections on Collaboration: Learning Outcomes and Information Literacy Assessment in the Business Curriculum”. Reference Service Review 30, no. 4 (2002), p307-318.

Fiegen, Ann. “Mentoring and Academic Librarians: Personally Designed for Results.” College and Undergraduate Libraries 9, no. 1 (2002): 23-32.

Fiegen, Ann and Stephen Bosch. “Vendor Preprocessing of Approval Material and Cataloging Records for the University of Arizona Library.” In Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations: Practices in Academic, Public and Special Libraries (Chicago: American Library Association, 1997), 15-27.

Fiegen, Ann, Sara Heitshu, and Edward Miller. “The Effect of the LASS Microcomputer Software on the Cost of Authority Work in Cataloging.” Information Technology and Libraries 9, no. 3 (1990): 213-218.


Fiegen, Ann. Review of “Knowledge Innovation: Strategic Management as Practice”, 16 (2011):247-265:DOI 10.1.1080/08963568.2011.581608.

Fiegen, Ann. Review of “The Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms: Domestic and International, 12 ed., 2008 by Richard Gottlie, Ed. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 15 no. 2 (2010):148-150:DOI: 10.1080/08963560903558840

Fiegen, Ann M. Review of “Handbook of Metrics for Research in Operations Management: Multi-item Measurement Scales and Objectives Items” 2008 by Adela, V. Roth, Roger G. Schroeder, Xiaown Huang, and M. Murat Kristal. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 14 no. 3 (2009). 305-308.

Fiegen, Ann. Review of “Business Information Basics: A Guide to the Key International Sources”, 2000, by Pam Foster, Ed.” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 6 no. 3 (2001):87-89

Fiegen, Ann. “Review of “Business Research Sources: A Reference Navigator” by F. Patrick Butler,” Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 6, no. 2 (2000):70-72.

Fiegen, Ann. “BibFiler: Bibliography Download for Innopac”. Information Technology and Libraries 10 no. 4 (1991): 347-349.

Grants and Awards

Systematic Literature Review of Research Methods and Best Practices Employed by Business Librarians in the Practice of Business Instruction in Academic Libraries. Emerald Research Award in Business Librarianship 2009. Business References Services Section of the Reference User and Services Assocation, a division of the American Library Association. $5000.

Research Methods Employed by Business Librarians in the Practice of Business Instruction in Academic Libraries. California State Univ. San Marcos University Professional Development / Research and Creativity Grant. Spring 2009. $5000.

“Expanding Library Research Access to GIS” with Yvonne Nalani Meulemans and Kimberley Knowles-Yanez. California State University, San Marcos Discretionary Lottery funding, 2002-2003. $5,640.00

“Assessing Student Learning for Information Literacy in a Core Business Class” with Bennett Cherry. California State University, San Marcos University Faculty Development Grant, 2001-2002. $5186.00

“Developing Engaged Students: Information Competence as a Student Learning Outcome” participant with Kathleen Watson. Awarded to the California State University, San Marcos, College of Business Administration by California State University Information Competency Grant. 2001-2002. $7,700.00

Professional Memberships and Offices

American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries–Instruction Section
Reference & User Services Association–Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Chair 2012-2013
California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL), Academic Business Librarians Exchange