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Mary Jane Brustman

Mary Jane Brustman

Associate Director for Public Services, University Libraries


Mary Jane Brustman is Associate Director for Public Services for the University Libraries. She serves as the administrator for Reference, User Education, Access Services, and Information Commons for the University Libraries. She has previously served as Head of the Dewey Library and Criminal Justice, Social Welfare and Reference Subject librarian at Dewey Library. Prior to coming to the university in 1983, she was a Reference Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. Mary Jane has a B.A. and M.L.S. from the University at Albany.

Mary Jane is active in the American Library Association, most recently in the Library Leadership and Management Association's Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section. She has also been active in the Association of College and Research Libraries in the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section and the Anthropology and Sociology Section Criminal Justice Discussion Group.

Selected recent publications:

Brustman, Mary Jane, Section Editor. "Criminal Justice" in Resources for College Libraries. Chicago: R.R. Bowker and Association of College and Research Libraries, 2006. Updated 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Brustman, Mary Jane and Deborah F. Bernnard. "Information Literacy for Social Workers: University at Albany Libraries Prepare MSW Students for Research and Practice." Communications in Information Literacy 1(2), Fall 2007. Accessed February 23, 2011 from

Brustman, Mary Jane and Barbara E. Kemp. "Finding Criminology and Criminal Justice Literature: A Comparison and Analysis of Selected Indexing and Abstracting Services." Journal of Criminal Justice Education 11(2): 371-382, Fall 2000.


Mary Jane can be contacted at or by phone at 442-3540.