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Virgil L.P. Blake, Professor and GSLIS Director

  Rosenthal 253
  Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Queens College, City University of New York
  Phone: (718) 997-3790
  Fax: (718) 997-3797
  E-mail: virgil.blake@qc.cuny.edu

 

 Education

Ph.D. (1988) Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Science - Library and Information Science

M.L.S. (1973) SUNY Albany, School of Library and Information Science - Library Science

Work Experience

Libraries:

Coordinator, Media Resource Center (1976-1981) Rutgers University, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

School Library Media Specialist (1973-1976) Westborough, MA Senior High School

Teaching/Administration:

GSLIS Director & Chair (2004- Present)

Professor (1985-Present) Queens College, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Visiting Instructor (1983-1985) Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies

Instructor (1981-1983), SUNY-Geneseo, School of Library and Information Science

Adjunct Professor (1978-1981), Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Science.

Courses Taught in the Past Two Years:

GSLIS 795: Internship
GSLIS 723: Problems in the Organization of Materials
GSLIS 721: Advanced Technical Services
GSLIS 725: Bibliographic Control of Non-Print Materials
GSLIS 727: Serial Librarianship
GSLIS 711: Collection Management

Research & Professional Interests

My current research and professional interests are primarily in the area of library/information studies education and historical aspects of cataloging and classification. I am particularly interested in faculty productivity, research methods used in doctoral dissertations and the origins of the current cataloging codes used in the United States.

Selected Publications

"Forging the Anglo-American Cataloging Alliance: Descriptive Cataloging 1830-1908." In Historical Aspects of Cataloging and Classification. Edited by Martin D. Joachim. New York: Haworth Press, 2003. P. 3-22. (Also published in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 35, "' (2002), p. 3-22.

"Research Methods in LIS Dissertations." In The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 2d ed. Edited by Miriam Drake. New York: Dekker, 2003. P. 2513-2523.

"Dissertations in Library/Information Science: 1975-1994: A Further Analysis." In The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, V. 68. Edited by Allen Kent. New York: Dekker, 2001. p. 105-126.

"Navigating the Parallel Universe: Education for Collection Management in the Electronic Age," Library Trends, 48, 4 (Spring, 2000), p. 891-922. (with Thomas T. Surprenant)


 

 Office Information

 

Rosenthal Library Room 254
Phone (718) 9973790 
Fax (718) 997-3797

Director and Chair
Dr. Colleen Cool
(718) 997-3790
colleen.cool@qc.cuny.edu

Vice Chair
Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng
(718) 997-3790
Kwongbor.Ng@qc.cuny.edu

Graduate Advisor for Library Media
Specialist & Coordinator of
Library Media Specialist Programs
Dr. Linda Cooper
(718) 997-3790
linda.cooper@qc.cuny.edu

Graduate Advisor for Admissions
Dr. Claudia Perry
(718) 997-3790
Claudia.perry@qc.cuny.edu
 

Graduate Advisor for Continuing Students
Dr. Ping Li
(718) 997-3790
Ping.li@qc.cuny.edu


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