Claudia A. Perry, Associate Professor
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)
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:
GSLIS 700: The Technology of Information
GSLIS 701: Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
GSLIS 713: Information Sources and Services: Science and Technology
GSLIS 790: Managing Emerging Technologies
GSLIS 790: Digital Imaging (see http://qcpages.qc.edu/GSLIS/digitization.html for examples of our work)
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.
Valero, W. E., Perry, C. A., & Surprenant, T.T (Winter 2007). History on a postcard.” Library Journal NetConnect,6-9. Also available at: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6404150.html
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: http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm04/eqm0444.asp
Surprenant, T.T., and Perry, C.A. (2003). The academic cybrarian in 2012: A futuristic essay. Retrieved October 20, 2003, from http://alpha.fdu.edu/~marcum/supernant_perry.doc
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.