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Claudia A. Perry, Associate Professor

  Rosenthal 254
  Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Queens College, City University of New York
  Phone: (718) 997-3640
  Fax: (718) 997-3797




Ph.D. (1996) Rutgers University (Communication, Information & Library Studies)

M.L.S. (1981) University of Rhode Island (Library Science)

B.S. (1976) Trinity College, Hartford, CT (Biology)

Work Experience

Assistant Dean, Educational Information Services (1996-2001) SUNY College of Optometry, New York, New York

Library Director (1990-1995) SUNY College of Optometry, New York, New York

Head of Reference (1986-1990) New York Academy of Medicine Library, New York, New York

Health Sciences Reference/Bibliographer (1982-1985) University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Children's Librarian (1981) Providence Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island


Associate Professor (2001 - Present) Queens College GSLIS

Assistant Professor (1990-2000) SUNY College of Optometry, New York, New York

Courses Taught in the Past Two Years:

LBSCI 701: Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
LBSCI 713: Information Sources and Services: Science and Technology
LBSCI 790: Managing Emerging Technologies
LBSCI 757: Digital Imaging

Research & Professional Interests

My research and professional interests center around the evolving nature of emerging technologies, especially digitization, and the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of digitally-based information technologies in libraries, museums, other cultural institutions and the society at large. Other areas of interest include scholarly and scientific communication, particularly across disciplinary boundaries, health informatics, and the process of change in science. I also am interested in effective instructional techniques in the use of educational technology, and hands-on approaches to learning.

Selected Publications

Valero, W. E., Perry, C. A., & Surprenant, T.T (Winter 2007). History on a postcard.” Library Journal NetConnect,6-9. Also available at:

Perry, C. A. (2005). Education for digitization: How do we prepare? Journal of Academic Librarianship . 31(6), 523-532.

Perry, C. A. (2004). IT and the curriculum: A status report. Educause Quarterly 27(4), 28-37. Also available at:

Surprenant, T.T., and Perry, C.A. (2003). The academic cybrarian in 2012: A futuristic essay. Retrieved October 20, 2003, from

Perry, C. A. (December 2003). Network influences on scholarly communication in developmental dyslexia: A longitudinal follow-up. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 54(12), 1278-1295.

Perry , C.A. & Rice, R.E. (1999). Network influences on involvement in the hybrid problem of developmental dyslexia. Science Communication. 21(1), 38-74.

Perry , C.A. & Rice, R.E. (1998). Scholarly communication in developmental dyslexia: Influence of network structure on change in a hybrid problem area. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 49(2):151-168.

Perry , C.A. (1990). Knowledge bases in medicine: A review. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association . 78(3), 271-282.

Selected Honors and Awards

Queens College President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full-time Faculty, 2005

Winning co-author, “Visions: The Academic Library in 2012”, juried essay contest sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University/Association of College and Research Libraries of New Jersey (FDU— ACRL NJ)

Society of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), Queens College Chapter, 2002-present

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 to present Beta Phi Mu(Library Honor Society), 1982.


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