Deborah Bernnard is the Head of the Dewey Graduate Library as well as the Information Studies Subject librarian. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Fairfield University and an M.L.S. from the University at Albany. Her responsibilities include managing the Dewey Graduate Library, providing reference services, managing the information studies collection, and scheduling workshops to help students more efficiently accomplish their research. She is also an instructor for UNL 205, Information Literacy, a one-credit undergraduate course. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Information Studies.
Deborah presents and publishes on Information Literacy topics. Her most recent publication is the 2007 article, “Information Literacy for Social Workers: University at Albany Libraries Prepare MSW Students for Research and Practice” published in Communications in Information Literacy, 1 (2):89-101.
Deborah is a member of the American Library Association, The Association of College and Research Libraries and is a past president of the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL) Deborah was the recipient of 2006 University and Chancellor's award for Excellence in Librarianship.