Faculty Spotlight - Summer 2022

A headshot of School of Information Sciences Professor Hermina AnghelescuProfessor Hermina Anghelescu

Dr. Anghelescu was appointed by Wayne State Provost Mark Kornbluh to be part of a three-member team who conducted the review of the Teacher Education (TED) program, one of the departments of the WSU College of Education. The six-year review was conducted on behalf of the WSU Office of Academic Programs and Institutional Effectiveness.


A headshot of School of Information Sciences Professor Stephen Bajjaly

Professor Stephen Bajjaly

Dr. Bajjaly received the 2022 Service to ALISE award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.

Dr. Bajjaly is highly deserving of this award,” said the ALISE award committee. “For the past three decades, Dr. Bajjaly has been a dynamic force in moving ALISE positively forward. He has contributed a tremendous amount of expertise and time in serving ALISE through activities and tasks that vastly improved the association and moved the organization forward. He has been an ongoing and visible promoter of ALISE and its mission through his engagement with members of the library and information science field including representatives of other library and information studies associations.” 

Bajjaly has held a number of roles within the organization, most recently serving as president of the board of directors in 2019. Read more here.

A headshot of School of Information Sciences Associate Professor Deborah CharbonneauAssociate Professor Deborah Charbonneau

Dr. Charbonneau had an article published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship entitled “Health Sciences Librarian Research and Instruction Services in Pandemic Information Environments.” The findings of the study are based on a national survey of health sciences librarians conducted with colleague Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. The results of the study showcase academic health sciences librarian involvement in providing research and instruction services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic health sciences librarians reported a demand in virtual research services and systematic review consultations were increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Librarians delivered instruction for courses that rapidly moved online during the pandemic and reported a demand for open educational resources. Overall, academic library services adapted and responded to the unique needs of health sciences education and research in these new pandemic information environments.  

Citation: Charbonneau, D.H. and Vardell, E. (2022). Health sciences librarian research and instruction services in pandemic information environments. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(4), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102553  

The (free) full-text article is available online now and will be published in the July 2022 issue: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102553

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