Jere Odell, MA, MLS


As a Scholarly Communications librarian, I promote and support open access dissemination practices at IUPUI. These include IUPUI's Open Access Policy, the IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund, and the institutional repository (IUPUI ScholarWorks). I also assist with the library's open access journal publishing service. In addition to advocating for new forms of scholarly communication, I provide education and consultation services relevant to authorship, metrics for impact, fair use and authors' rights.

Prior to joining University Library, I worked as an embedded librarian in the IU Center for Bioethics, where I managed a special collection of bioethics resources while collaborating on information ethics, research ethics, community engagement and health policy projects.

For a complete list of works, see ORCID: 0000-0001-5455-1471.

Areas of Expertise: Open Access, Copyright, Fair Use, Publishing, Scholarly Communications, Research Metrics

Research Interests: Cultures of scholarly communications; reward structures and metrics for academic review

Projects and Publications: 

Odell, J., Coates, H., & Palmer, K. (2016). Rewarding open access scholarship in promotion and tenure: Driving institutional change. College & Research Libraries News, 77(7), 322–325. Available from:

Odell, J.D., Pollock, C.M.J. (2016). Open Peer Review for Digital Humanities Projects: A Modest Proposal. Available from:

Odell, J., Viehweg, S. (2015, October 12). Completing the Circle: Community Access to Translational Research and Scholarly Works. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Omaha, NE. Available from:

Odell, J., Polley, T., Pollock, C., Proctor, A., Sullivan, M. (2015, October 11). Metropolitan Universities: Building an Online, Open Access Archive. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Omaha, NE. Available from:

Liu, G. C., Odell, J. D., Whipple, E. C., Ralston, R., Carroll, A. E., & Downs, S. M. (2015). Data visualization for truth maintenance in clinical decision support systems. International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Available from:

Odell, J., Dill, E., Palmer, K. (2014, November 19). Author's rights to share scholarship: a survey of faculty attitudes and actions. Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. Available from:

Odell, J. (2014, November 10). Affordable & equitable open access in the sciences: grassroots solutions. [Invited Presentation.] Fall Science Seminar. Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. Available from:

Odell, J. (2014, October 20). Building, growing and maintaining institutional repositories. [Invited presentation.] Michiana Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference, IUSB, South Bend, IN. Available from:

Odell, J., Dill, E., Palmer, K. (2014, October 12). Scholarly Communications: Are the Health and Life Sciences Pulling the Train or Slowing It Down? Paper presented at Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Bismarck, ND. Available from:

Ralston, R., Odell, J., Whipple, E.C., Liu, G. (2013, October 7). Mapping the rules: conceptual and logical relationships in a system for pediatric clinical decision support. Poster session presented at the Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. East Peoria, IL. Available from:

Jere Odell, Rahul Abhyankar, Amber Malcolm, Avril Rua. (2014, June 30). Conscientious objection in the healing professions. IU Center for Bioethics. Available from:

Odell, J., Ralston, R., Whipple, E. (2014, May 19). Getting off obesity island: how informationists can enhance clinical decision support. Building Our Information Future. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition; Chicago, IL. Available from:

Polley, Ted, Heather L. Coates, Jennifer Johnson, Jere D. Odell, and Kristi L. Palmer. Mining the Indianapolis Recorder: An Exploratory Study of a Digital Humanities Dataset. (2014, April 11). Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day, Indianapolis, Indiana. Available from:

Solomon, S., Bullock, S., Calhoun, K., Crosby, L., Eakin, B., Franco, Z., … Spellecy, R. (2014). Piloting a Nationally Disseminated, Interactive Human Subjects Protection Program for Community Partners: Unexpected Lessons Learned from the Field. Clinical and Translational Science. doi:10.1111/cts.12155 Available from:

Odell, J., & Whipple, E. C. (2013). The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing: Will Radiation Research Survive? Radiation Research, 180(4), 335–339. Available from:

Whipple, E., Odell, J., Ralston, R., & Liu, G. (2013). When Informationists Get Involved: The CHICA-GIS Project. Journal of eScience Librarianship, 2(1). Available from:

Marrero, D.G., Hardwick, E.J., Staten, L.K., Savaiano, D.A., Odell, J.D., Comer, K.F., & Saha, C. (2013). Promotion and Tenure for Community-Engaged Research: An Examination of Promotion and Tenure Support for Community-Engaged Research at Three Universities Collaborating through a Clinical and Translational Science Award. Clinical and Translational Science, 6(3), 204–208. Available from:

Meslin EM, Alpert SA, Carroll AE, Odell JD, Tierney WM, Schwartz PH. Giving patients granular control of personal health information: Using an ethics “Points to Consider” to inform informatics system designers. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2013 Dec;82(12):1136–43. Available from:

Fix J, Odell J, Sina B, Meslin EM, Goodman K, Upshur R. A Bibliometric Analysis of an International Research Ethics Trainee Program. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2013 Dec;8(5):75–81. Available from:

Odell, J. & Garba, I. (2013, October 27). Open scholarly communications and international cooperation: equity in bioethics publishing. Paper presented at Tradition, Innovation, Moral Courage: American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 15th Annual meeting. Atlanta, GA. Available from:

Odell, J.D., Malcolm, A.M., Rua, A.N., Abhyankar, R.D. (2013). Conscientious objection in the healing professions: a readers' guide to the ethical and social issues. Poster session presented at: One Health: Information in an Interdependent World. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition; 2013 May 6-8; Boston, MA. Available from:

Odell, J. D., Johnson, J., & Coates, H. L. (2013, April 5). From Cultural Heritage to Research Innovations: Digital Scholarship Services for a Changing University. Poster session presented at: IUPUI Research Day, April 5, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana. Available from:

Meslin, E.M., Alpert, S., Carroll, A.E., Odell, J.D., & Schwartz, P.H. (2012). Points to Consider in Ethically Constructing Patient-Controlled Electronic Health Records. Indiana University Center for Bioethics. Available from:

Croft, D., Jay, S.J., Meslin, E.M., Gaffney, M.M., & Odell, J.D. (2012). Perspective: Is It Time for Advocacy Training in Medical Education? Academic Medicine, 87(9), 1165–1170. Available from:

Odell, J., & Gabbard, R. (2008). The interdisciplinary influence of library and information science 1996–2004: A journal-to-journal citation analysis. College & Research Libraries, 69(6), 546–565. Available from:

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications Librarian

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