Dr. Joan Lussky comes to us with twenty years of experience teaching graduate courses and professional workshops in library and information science. Courses she has taught include: cataloging and classification, database management, research methods, theory and practice of organizing information, and theory and practice of reference services.
She has published research on the sociological
aspects of indexing practice, the future of cataloging, and
the qualifications of technical service librarians expressed
in recent job advertisements. Currently she is exploring
the role of service-learning in enhancing the outcomes of
online education, and the knowledge, skills and abilities
required of highly effective public librarians working in
Dr. Lussky is an active member of the
Special Libraries Association, the Association for Library
and Information Science Education, and the American Society
for Information Science and Technology.
In her free time she enjoys working crossword
puzzles, judging gardens for the Delaware Center for Horticulture,
and discovering tasty and affordable restaurants in D.C.
and Philadelphia. She is excited to be part of our nationally
renowned school with its faculty committed to teaching excellence
and the promotion of leadership in library and information