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Danuta Nitecki

Danuta Nitecki

Dean of Libraries and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
PhD, Library and Information Sciences, University of Maryland; MS, Communications, University of Tennessee; MS, Library and Information Sciences, Dexel University; BA, Art History, senior honors, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Prior to returning to Drexel, Danuta held administrative positions in the libraries at Yale University, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has taught courses on evaluation and research methods in LIS graduate programs at University of Rhode Island, Simmons College, and University of Parma, as well as an ARL Online Lyceum course on Measuring Service Quality. She has authored over 90 scholarly publications and has consulted on library spaces, research methods, document delivery, and management. Current administrative focus is on transforming an academic library, including challenges of providing research data management support and building library learning environments to inspire life long quest for learning.

Special Awards or Honors: 2015 School of Information Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Tennessee; 2010 Best Book in Library Literature Award, Greenwood Publishing Group, American Library Association with co-authors Robert E. Dugan and Peter Hernon, Danuta for Viewing Library Metrics from Different Perspectives: Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes.

Professional Memberships and Offices Held: American Library Association (Life member, Council Member, RASD President, MARS Chair); Society of College & University Planners; American Society for Quality.

Honors Society Memberships: Beta Phi Mu (Library & Information Science); Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism/ Communication); Phi Beta Phi

Volunteer Interest & Board Service: ACRL Liaison to Society of College and University Planners; UTK College of Communication & Information, Board of Visitors [2015-21); Editorial Boards for Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library and Information Science Research, and Advances in Librarianship [as editor]; Delegate to the 2nd White House Conference on Library and Information Services 1991; Delegate to the Maryland Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services 1990.

Hobbies/Special Interests/Research: Fabric Arts; Current Research on Space Relation to Learning; Principle Investigator for grants received from Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Davis Educational Foundation, Getty Foundation