Whitlatch, Jo Bell

Whitlatch, Jo  Bell

Emeritus Faculty, Library & Information Science
Emeritus Faculty Library

Email

Preferred: jobell.whitlatch@sjsu.edu

Telephone

Preferred: (408) 924-2490

Alternate: 650 326-0505

Education

  • Master of Arts, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Univ Of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States, 1964
  • Master of Arts, Library Science, Univ Of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States, 1966
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Library and Information Studies, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1987
  • Master of Arts, Asian Studies, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1973

Bio

Jo Bell Whitlatch is a member of the Evergreen Education Foundation Board of Directors and a past president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Her research interests and areas of special competence are: information seeking needs and behavior, user studies in libraries, evaluation of service organizations, and management of academic libraries. Publications include two books, The Role of the Academic Reference Librarian (1990), Evaluating Reference Services (2000), and articles in RQ, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Academic Librarianship, and the Reference Librarian. Her extensive library experience covers three academic libraries in many areas, including collection management, acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, and library management. From 1987-2009, she also taught at various times, Information Organizations & Management, Advanced Information Resources & Services, Reference & Information Services, and Information & Society, in the San Jose State University Graduate School of Library & Information Science.

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