Head, Research & Instruction Services
Areas of Responsibility
As the Head of Research and Instruction Services, I create innovative programming designed to assist faculty and students in their academic work, and programming in support of undergraduate and graduate instruction. I supervise RIS departmental staff, and represents RIS when working with colleagues in the Public Service division, and with other library managers in planning and coordinating overall library services.
EducationLouisiana State University, M.L.I.S, 2006
Louisiana State University, M.A., English Literature, 2002
Louisiana State University, B.A., Latin, 2000
Louisiana State University, B.A., English, 1998
Areas of ResearchInformation Literacy
Communication across the Curriculum
Historical Agricultural Literature
Professional AffiliationsAmerican Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Louisiana Library Association
United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)
PublicationsCaminita, Cristina. (2015). Embedding the agriculture librarian in an agriculture residential college: A case study. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 16, (1), 31-42.
Caminita, C. M. (2014). Libraries and cooperative extension: sharing our history, extending our missions, and collaborating into the future. Louisiana Libraries, 77(1), 12-17.
Caminita, C. M. (2014). E-books and patron-driven acquisitions in academic libraries. In K. Bridges (Ed.), Customer-based collection development: an overview (pp. 1-12). Chicago: ALA Editions.
Zapata, H. O., & Caminita, C. M. (2012). The diffusion of Hausman’s econometric Ideas. Advances in Econometrics, 29, 1–29.
AwardsAmerican Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Class of 2013
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence Award. 2009 - 2010.
Subject Specialist for:
Agriculture - General
Family, Child, and Consumer Science
Human Resources and Workforce Development
Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
Renewable Natural Resources
Wildlife, Forestry & Fisheries