Stephen Bajjaly

Stephen Bajjaly



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Kresge Library 300.21

Stephen Bajjaly

Stephen Bajjaly is currently a Professor in the School of Information Sciences. Dr. Bajjaly came to Wayne State as the head of the school in August 2007.  He served as the Associate Dean until August 2018.  

Before coming to Wayne State, Bajjaly spent 14 years on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science where he taught information technology, web design, and organizational management courses.  Bajjaly is the author of numerous journal articles and The Community Networking Handbook. His research interests include online teaching and learning, community networking, and the management of emerging information technologies.

Dr. Bajjaly served as the 2020 President of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the global voice for educators in schools of library and information science.  He was the founding project director for MidNet, the local nonprofit community network serving the midlands of South Carolina.  He served as Chair of the University of South Carolina's Graduate Council, president of the South Carolina chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and was a board member of the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology.



Degrees and Certifications

  • State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D., Information Science             
  • San Diego State University, MBA, Information Decision Systems              
  • St. Lawrence University, BS (Honors), Psychology             

Academic Interests

Online teaching and learning, virtual communities, organizational management, emerging IT

Recent Publications

Saunders, L., & Bajjaly, S. (2022). The Importance of Soft Skills to LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 63(2), 187-215.

Bajjaly, S. T., & Saunders, L. (2021). Soft Skills Teaching by Top-Ranked US Nursing Faculty. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(8), 437-443.

Saunders, L. & Bajjaly, S. (2021) Direct instruction of inter- and intrapersonal skills for business education, Journal of Education for Business, DOI: 10.1080/08832323.2021.1997884

Hirsh, S., Bajjaly, S. T., Villagran, M. A., & O’Connor, L. G. (2020). ALISE Leadership Academy: Developing the Next Generation of LIS Academic Leaders. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 61(3), 389-396. []



Recent Grants

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program:  “Increasing Librarianship Diversity.”  $500,000.  2012. 

Courses taught by Stephen Bajjaly

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Fall Term 2021

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