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Susan Gibbons

Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Areas of expertise: Library science, institutional repositories, net generation students, library facility design, user study research, and electronic books

Press contact:
Susan Hagen
susan.hagen@rochester.edu
585.276.4061

Related Links:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Young Librarians, Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation
(October 19, 2007)

The Chronicle of Higher Education
An Anthropologist in the Library
(August 17, 2007)

The Chronicle of Higher Education
For Planners, the Opportunity of a Lifetime
(July 13, 2007)


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Biography
Susan Gibbons is a national leader in assessing and improving the way students use libraries and research materials. Under her guidance, the library pioneered the use of anthropological methods to better understand how undergraduates use of the library's physical and technological resources. The findings led not only to improvements in the library's Web site and changes to how librarians interact with students, but also informed the design of the new Gleason Library. A new anthropological study, this time on graduate students, is currently underway. In recognition of her innovative approach, Gibbbons was named an "up-and-coming" librarian in 2007 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. She speaks widely to librarians and university administrators about the anthropological methods used at the University.

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