David Hubbard

Professional Responsibilities

Science and Engineering Librarian


Northwest Missouri State University
M.S., Geographic Information Science

University of Missouri - Columbia
M.A., Information Science & Learning Technologies

University of Missouri - St. Louis
B.A., Chemistry


  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
    • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
      • Science & Technology Section (STS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Engineering Libraries Divison (ELD)


Received my bachelor's in chemistry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1988. After graduation I worked as a research chemist at Monsanto Chemical Company in the areas of thin films, sensors, and optical coatings and then as an environmental chemist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After working more than a decade in the areas of materials science, analytical chemistry, and environmental health & safety; I earned a master's in library science and pursued science & engineering librarianship. Before joining Texas A&M University, I served as the subject liaison to several science and engineering departments at both Texas Tech University and Missouri University of Science & Technology (MS&T). While at MS&T, I also served as the Government Documents Librarian supporting geographic information systems (GIS) and maps. This led to an additional master’s in Geographic Information Science and research into the geospatial aspects of scholarship. 

Research Interests

Bibliometrics, collection development, and the visualization of the geospatial aspects of scholarship.


Hubbard, David E. "A Local and Multi-Institutional Study of Open Access Engineering Publishing." Annual ASEE Conference Proceedings, Seattle, Washington June 14-17, 2015. 13p. Peer reviewed conference paper.

Hubbard, David E. “Open Access Publishing and Author Rights: A Local and Comparative Study of Selected ARLs.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Seattle, Washington October 31- November 5, 2014. 4p. Peer reviewed conference paper.

Hubbard, David E., Lang, Anouk, Reed, Kathleen, Shrout, Anelise Hanson, and Troyer, Lyndsay D. "Isis: Mapping the Geospatial and Topical Distribution of a History of Science Journal." In K. Borner and D. Polley (Eds.). Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2014: 260-265Invited Article.

Stephens, Jane, Hubbard, David, Pickett, Carmelita, and Kimball, Rusty. "Citation Behavior of Aerospace Engineering Faculty." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 39:6 (2013) 451-457.

Kimball, Rusty, Stephens, Jane, Hubbard, David, and Pickett, Carmelita. “Citation Analysis of Atmospheric Science publications by Faculty at Texas A&M University.College & Research Libraries, 74:4 (2013) 356-367.

Hubbard, David E and Drews, Patricia L. “Geovisualization of Bibliographic Data Using ArcGIS.” Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland October 26-30, 2012. 4p.
Peer reviewed conference paper.

Hubbard, David E. and Neville, Bruce D. “Benchmarking Mechanical Engineering Collections Using the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool.” Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 36:3/4 (2012) 59-68.

Hubbard, David E. “Chemistry Book Reviews: Their Value, Sources, and  Number.” Collection Building, 30: 4 (2011) 172-178.

Hubbard, David. “Analysis of ASEE-ELD Conference Proceedings: 2000-2009.” Annual ASEE Conference Proceedings, Louisville, Kentucky June 20-23, 2010. 14p. Peer reviewed conference paper.

Hubbard, David E. “Corrections in the Chemical Literature: Their Number and Nature.” Science & Technology Libraries, 29:1/2 (2010) 130-143.

Kinlen, Patrick J., Heider, John E., and Hubbard, David E. “A Solid-State pH Sensor Based on a Nafion-Coated Iridium Oxide Indicator Electrode and a Polymer-Based Silver Chloride Reference Electrode.” Sensors and Actuators B, 22:1 (1994) 1325.

Kinlen, Patrick J., Rapp, Martin L., and Hubbard, David E. “Solid State pH Sensor.” U.S. Patent 5,271,820. Issued December 21, 1993. 


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