University Library Faculty Profile
Joan B. Fiscella
Bibliographer for Professional Studies and Associate Professor
| Research | Librarianship | Service |
I have two related areas of research. I am
focusing on interdisciplinary education and scholarly communication,
particularly on the characteristics of journal articles which address or
illustrate interdisciplinary work. With two colleagues, I am working on a paper
on use statistics for electronic resources. of library resources and services.
Fiscella, Joan. "Publishing Interdisciplinary Scholarship." Association for Integrative Studies Newsletter, Vol. 23(3) October 2001, 1-2.
Blecic, Deborah, Joan Fiscella, and Stephen Wiberley. "The Measurement of Use of Web-Based Information Resources: An Early Look at Vendor-Supplied Data." College & Research LibrariesVol. 62(5) September 2001, 434-453.
Fiscella, Joan B., Cheryl Jacobsen, Julie Thompson Klein, and Marcia Bundy Seabury. "Accreditation Standards for Interdisciplinary General Education." Task Force report for Association of Integrative Studies. Association for Integrative Studies Newsletter 22 (2), (May 2000): pull-out insert 1-8. Also
available at AIS Accreditation Criteria
Interdisciplinary Education: A Guide to Resources, edited by Joan B.
Fiscella and Stacey E. Kimmel. NY: College Entrance Examination Board, 1999.
Edwards, Doralyn and Joan Fiscella.
Collection Development.In Managing Business Collections in Libraries, ed by Carolyn A. Sheehy. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood
Press, 1996, 75-90.
Fiscella, Joan. Bibliography as an Interdisciplinary Service. Library Trends , Vol. 45(2) (Fall 1996): 280-295.
Fiscella, Joan B. and Edward Proctor."An Approach to Assessing Faculty Use of Locally Loaded Databases. "
College & Research Libraries, 56(5) (September 1995): 446-458.
Fiscella, Joan B. and Nancy Sack. "Independent Office Collections and the Evolving Role of Academic Librarians." Library Resources & Technical Services, 38(3) (July 1994):267-273.
Fiscella, Joan B., ed. "Women inManagement." Your Library: A Feminist Resource. Chicago: American Library Association, Committee
on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1994. [One of a series of pamphlets.]
Goetsch, Lori A. and Sarah B. Watstein, et al. On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1987- 1992.
Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1993. (I am one of the
Fiscella, Joan B. "Introduction," Issues in Integrative Studies #10 (1992), 1-4. Guest editor of this issue, entitled Interdisciplinarity and Information: Issues of Access.
Fiscella, Joan B. "Access to Interdisciplinary Information: Setting the Problem," Issues inIntegrative Studies(1989): 73-92. [Published in 1990]
Fiscella, Joan B. "Embedded Philosophy: A Case for the Librarian as Philosopher-in-Practice." The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 4(3) (Spring 1989): 61-66.
From 1991 to 1999, I have participated in cooperative collections grants awarded by the Cooperative Collection Management Program (CCMP) of the State of Illinois. Through that program I have received over $39,500 to purchase materials for UIC Library collections.
Other grant activity includes the University of Illinois, Learning Technology grants, in which I was a contributor, with John Shuler, for library part of grant to College of Urban Planning and Public Administration, 1995-96, $6,000. It also includes, from the Japan Foundation, a donation of books worth 853,985 yen (over $6,800), with Stephen Wiberley and John Cullars, October 1992.
I have twice received funding from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Professional Liaison Committee, (a total of $500), to help fund participation in the Association of Integrative Studies annual meetings, 1988 and 1990.
As Bibliographer for Professional Studies I serve as
liaison with faculty members of Colleges of Business and Education, School of
Kinesiology, Department of Economics, and Urban Planning and Policy program. I
am responsible for building and maintaining the collection in all formats for
those areas including collection building, assessment and evaluation. Faculty
and students are welcome to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone
(312-996-2730) with suggestions for the library collections or for questions
about collections and services.
Task Force on General Education 1998-1999.
Search Committee for Provost/ Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 1996-97, member.
Chancellors Committee on the Status of
Women 1991-1992. Subcommittee on Academic and Curricular Affairs; 1990-96,
1998-; Acting Co-Chair, January - September, 1992. Co-Chair, 1996-98.
Faculty development session for ten members of the faculty of Juarez High School (Chicago Public High School), with two colleagues, June 1999.
for Integrative Studies (AIS), 1989 - :
President 1999-2001. President-elect, 1998-1999. Elected Vice President for Relations, Association for Integrative Studies, October 1991; re-elected 1992 - 1998. (As President-Elect, chaired AIS committee which developed guidelines for
interdisciplinary general education accreditation.)
American Library Association (ALA), 1983 - :
Shera Award Committee; Library Research Round Table; member 2001-2004.
K.G. Saur Award Committee for best College & Research Libraries article, Association for College and Research Libraries1999-2000; intern; 2000-2001, member.
Membership Committee, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, Association for College and Research Libraries; member, 1998-2000.
Publications Committee, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, Association for College and Research Libraries, Chair, 1994-96; member, 1993-94; 1996-98.
University of Michigan
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