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Joni Richards Bodart

Bodart, Joni Richards

Assistant Professor,  Library & Information Science

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-2728

Willing to be a media source Media Source   Willing to be a speaker Speaker   Willing to be a collaborative researcher Collaborative Researcher


  • Doctor of Philosophy. Texas Woman'S Univ, 1985
  • Master of Arts, Psychology
    Texas Woman's University, 1983
  • Master of Library Science
    Texas Woman's University, 1971
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Texas Woman's University, 1969
  • Bachelor of Science
    Texas Woman's University, 1969

Expertise Summary

I am interested in reading motivation techniques, specifically booktalking, the impact of technology on social and physical development, the impact of technology on youth communication styles, and the value of controversial literature for youth and its usefulness in the classroom. I have over 30 years experience as a youth librarian and youth advocate, and consider myself an expert in the areas of youth materials, services to youth in public libraries, outreach to youth in schools, and booktalking.