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LIS Program Adjunct Professor Publishes New Book on Global Information Inequality

September 18, 2008

LIS Program adjunct professor and Wayne State University (WSU) librarian, Deborah Charbonneau, recently published the book, Global Information Inequalities: Bridging the Information Gap. The book is applicable to a variety of library environments as well as LIS students and related educators.  In addition to providing readers with an overview of the possibilities for equitable library service delivery in a global context, Charbonneau’s contributors utilize numerous examples and case studies to illustrate these possibilities. The contributors draw from experience in Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, and Zambia, thereby providing a wide range of perspectives on librarianship.

In addition to her duties as a librarian at the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library at WSU, Charbonneau currently serves as Principal Investigator for the U.S. National Library of Medicine-funded Urban Health Partners program. She facilitates partnerships between the library and community agencies and has also developed training programs and online products to provide information to diverse populations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Program at WSU and will teach LIS 7996: Research in Library and Information Science during the Winter 2009 semester at WSU’s Oakland campus.

Congratulations Deborah!