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Deborah Bernnard

Deborah Bernnard


Head, Dewey Graduate Library

Information Studies Subject librarian


Deborah Bernnard is Head of Dewey Graduate Library and Bibliographer for Information Studies. Previously, Deborah was the User Education Librarian at the Dewey Graduate Library. Prior to joining the University at Albany, Deborah was a reference librarian at Schenectady County Community College. Deborah has a B.A. Degree from Fairfield University and a MLS from the University at Albany.

Deborah is also an adjunct instructor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science's Department of Information Studies. She teaches Collection Development and Management and  Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Technique.

Selected publications:

2014 Scope: Knowing What's Available. In Jacobson and Bobish, Information Literacy User's Guide.: An Open Online Textbook.

2014 Gather: Finding What you Need. In Jacobson and Bobish, Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open Online Textbook

2007 “Information Literacy for Social Workers: University at Albany Libraries Prepare MSW Students for Research and Practice.” Communications in Information Literacy (CIL)1(2) Available at
With Mary Jane Brustman

2004. Empowering Students II; Teaching Information Literacy Concepts with Hands-on and Minds-on Activities. Edited with C. A. Germain. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications

2001. “The Committee That Worked: Developing an Information Literacy Course by Group Process.” With Trudi E. Jacobson. Research Strategies 18 (2): 133-142