Caldwell, Mary Ellen, Berntsen, Patricia, and Harken, Shelby E. North Dakota Division of the American Association of University Women, 1964-1984. Grand Forks, N.D.: University of North Dakota, 1984.
Harken, Shelby and Clark, Delores. "Cataloging settlers' values." Lux et Lex, 7, no. 1 (2001): 3.
Harken, Shelby E. "Enriching subject access: a report on the Joint Program of the ALCTS Metadata Enrichment Task Force and the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee's Subcommittee on Semantic Interoperability. American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, June 2004." Technical Services Quarterly, 22 no. 3 (2005): 75-87
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Harken, Shelby E. “How to handle the IRs”, The Good Stuff. 33, 2 (2003): 16-19
Harken, Shelby E. “The Importance of Professional Involvement, Revisited," The Good Stuff. 35, no. 3 (2005): 24-28
Harken, Shelby E. “Outsourcing: Ready, Set, Go?: a Cataloger’s Perspective.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 23, no. 2 (1996)
Harken, Shelby and Gard, Betty. “Serving the library profession.” Lux et Lex, 11, no. 1 (2005): 2,4.
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Harken, Shelby E. “University of North Dakota Testing RDA.” MINITEX/OCLC mailing Mar 2011 (2011): 5-6
ODIN Information Notes. Editor. Grand Forks, N.D.: Online Dakota Information Network.
Contributor in Sanchez, Elaine. Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging & Technical Services. Primary Research Group, 2007.
Harken, Shelby E. “A look at NDLA’s Executive board: meet your ALA Councilor.” Good Stuff, 41, no. 2 (June (2011): 11
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