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David A. Jank, Assistant Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science Long Island University

Dr. David Jank has more than 25 years experience in the information industry, holding a variety of positions in public, academic and special libraries. He also has been prominent in many business-service segments of library and information services, working in database design, software programming, corporate training and systems integration. He holds a dual-bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Northeastern University, a Master of Science degree in library and information science from Simmons College, a Master of Science degree in psychology from the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in information studies from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. After beginning his career in public libraries in Massachusetts, Dr. Jank later worked in various academic and special libraries in the Boston area. He later transitioned to the services industry, holding a variety of senior-level positions in library technology product development and marketing. His career includes assignments with the Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Florida, and New York state college systems, MIT, CLSI, GEAC, OCLC, Dialog, SilverPlatter, the New York Public Library and Find/SVP. Most recently, Dr. Jank has served as a full-time faculty librarian at Dowling College, where he also taught in the Psychology and Computer Information Systems Departments. Dr. Jank also has many years experience as an adjunct professor of library and information science and is a former member of the national advisory council of the Special Libraries Association. Dr. Jank’s research has appeared in both scholarly and trade publications, as well as in two editions of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science and the Ablex Monograph Series on Human-Computer Interaction. He is co-author of “The Internet Fact-Finder for Lawyers,” published by the American Bar Association. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in the Canadian Association for Information Science doctoral research paper competition and has been an invited speaker and presenter at LIS conferences throughout North America, Europe and South Africa. His research focuses on social neuroscience in human-information interaction, knowledge organization and metadata, domain analysis, database design and information services management. Dr. Jank also is recognized for his development of the model for the human-information dyad, which utilizes social relationship theory and behavioral analysis techniques as approaches to the study of human-information interaction.

Sessions by David A. Jank
Wednesday 10-24-2012 2:45 PM 3:30 PM D304: Project Management for Web-Based Initiatives

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