My current research interests focus on assessment, research design, survey design, student learning, strategic plans and professional development practices. Another area of research interests focus on the impact of parental involvement and intergenerational relationships on adolescent’s academic success and psychological well being (e.g., self-esteem and depressive symptom) among immigrant families, focusing on Latino and Asian.
Scoulas, J.M., Carrillo, E. & Naru, L. (2021). Assessing User Experience: Incorporating Student Voice in Libraries’ Pandemic Response, Journal of Library Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2021.1947058
Scoulas, J.M. (2021). STEM undergraduate students: library use, perceptions and GPA, Performance Measurement and Metrics, https://doi.org/10.1108/PMM-04-2020-0021
Lauseng, D. L., Howard, C., Scoulas, J. M., & Berry, A. (2021). Assessing Online Library Guide Use and Open Educational Resource (OER) Potential : An Evidence-Based Decision-Making Approach. Journal of Web Librarianship, 0(0), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/19322909.2021.1935396
Scoulas, J.M., Carrillo, E., & Naru, L. (2021). Student Voice in Administrative Decision-Making: Inclusive Planning during the Pandemic, Journal of Library Administration, 61(4), 458–475. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2021.1906554
Warren, K. E., & Scoulas, J. M. (2021). Excessive Workload in Special Collections Public Services Librarianship: Challenges, Feelings, and Impact. Journal of Library Administration, 0(0), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2021.1883369
Scoulas, J.M., Aksu Dunya, B., & De Groote, S.L. (2021). Validating students’ library experience survey using Rasch Model. Library and Information Science Research, 101071. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2021.101071
De Groote, S.L., Aksu Dunya, B., Scoulas, J.M, Case, M. M. (2020). Research productivity and its relationship to library collections. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 15(4), 16–32. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29736
Kozlowska, A., & Scoulas, J. (2020). International scholarly activity among academic librarians in the United States. College & Research Libraries, 81(6), 1021. doi:https://doi-org.proxy.cc.uic.edu/10.5860/crl.81.6.1021
Scoulas, J.M., De Groote, S. L., & Dempsey, P. R. (2020) Learning from data reuse: successful and failed experiences in a large public research university library, IASSIST Quarterly 44(1-2), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.29173/iq966
Carrillo E., & Scoulas J. M. (2020). Welcome to the library: data-driven student worker empowerment. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 15(2), 138-142. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29728
Scoulas J. M. (2020). Using assessment tools to develop a workshop for library staff: establishing a culture of assessment. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 15(2), 150-155. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29709
Warren, K. E., & Scoulas, J. M. (2020). A content and comparative analysis of job advertisements for special collections professionals using ACRL RBMS guidelines, https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2020.1748435
Scoulas J. M., & De Groote S. L. (2020). University students’ changing library needs and use: A comparison of 2016 and 2018 student Surveys. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 15(1), 59-89. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29621
Scoulas, J.M., & De Groote S. (2019). The Library’s impact on university students’ academic success and learning. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 14(3), 2-27. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29547
Scoulas, J. M. (2018). Exploring Mexican Immigrant Parental Involvement in Adolescents' Education: A Mixed Methods Study (Doctoral dissertation). http://hdl.handle.net/10027/22684
Fox, A., Croxton, B., Pirillo, J., & Scoulas, J.M. (January 22-26, 2021), ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee, News You can, Webinar, ALA Midwinter 2021
Carrillo, E & Scoulas, J.M (November 9, 2020), IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing Winners, “Welcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowerment, Illinois Association of College & Research, Libraries Association Forum.merge-and-join.html
Lauseng, D. Scoulas, J.M., Berry, A., & Howard, C., (August 15-19,2020). Users in Focus: Challenges and Strategies for Data Collection in Website Surveys, Medical Library Association Conference, Oregon, Portland
Carrillo, E. Scoulas, J.M. & Khodarahmi, M (November 22, 2019). All are Welcome: Empowering Student Workers to Make the Library an Inclusive Hub, Access Service Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Annala, G., Janke, K., Mantzakides, T., Parisi H., Scoulas, J.M., & Stivers, R. (November, 2019). Cross-campus commonalities at CARLI Counts, poster presentation, CARLI annual meeting, Ischool Conference Center, IL.
Gregory, G, Scoulas, J.M., Berry A. & Slack, S. (October 22, 2019), Implementing and Assessing a Collection Mapping Tool, Illinois Library Association Conference, Tinley Park Convention Center, IL
Scoulas, J.M. & Berry A. (October 15, 2019), Improving Assessment of Technology, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2019, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Scoulas, J.M. & De Groote, S. (June 18, 2019), Factors affecting University Students’ Library Visits in person and online using a Multiple Regression Approach, paper presentation, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 10, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Scoulas, J.M. & De Groote, S. (June 17, 2019), Assessing the University Library’s Impact on Students’ Academic Performance, poster presentation, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 10, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Scoulas, J.M. (April 2019), Developing Logic Model Workshops for Library Staff: Strategies, Challenges, and Lessons. Paper presentation, 2019 Chinese American Library Association Midwest Conference. Webinar
Gregory, G. & Scoulas, J.M (April 2019), Going the distance: incorporating collection maintenance into the technical services department. Poster presentation, 2019 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Cleveland, OH.
Scoulas, J.M & Humphries, M. L. (August 2018), Dispelling myths about Mexican immigrant parents assisting adolescents with homework, American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.
Scoulas, J.M & Humphries, M. L. (April 2018), Mexican immigrant parental involvement and its influence on adolescents’ outcomes, Society for Research on Adolescence. Minneapolis, MN.
Scoulas, J.M & Humphries, M. L. (February 2018), Does Mexican immigrant parental involvement influence their adolescents’ outcomes? UIC College of Education 9Th Annual Research day, Chicago, IL
Scoulas, J.M & Humphries, M. L. (April 2017), Discrepancy in academic Expectations, and adolescents’ psychological well-being among East Asian Americans, Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
Scoulas, J.M & McKearin, C (November 2016), Demystifying Grade Center, TechTeach Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Scoulas, J.M & Humphries, M. L. (October 2015), Mexican immigrant parental involvement and students’ academic achievement, Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.
Scoulas, J. M. & Humphries, M. L. (March 2015). East Asian American adolescents’ perceptions of parental expectations and the impact on adolescents’ psychological well-being. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
Scoulas, J.M and Humphries, M. L. (April 2014), East Asian American adolescents’ and parents’ educational expectations and their impact on adolescents’ psychological well-being, University of Illinois at Chicago Student Research Forum, Chicago, IL.
Scoulas, J.M (April 2014), Help adult learners accomplish their goals. Literacy Volunteers of Illinois: On the Road to Literacy Conference, Chicago, IL.