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Elizabeth Mahoney
Elizabeth Mahoney Associate Chair, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship; Lecturer
Information Sciences Building, Room 604B 412-624-4704


Institution of highest degree:
MLIS, University of Albany
CAS, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Design and use of reference resources, Digital reference, Information retrieval, Public Librarianship, History of children’s book publishing, Children’s literature.

Recent Publications

Mahoney, Elizabeth and Tomer, Christinger (2014) Educating Reference Librarians for First day Success. In: Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Working with paper: the book arts workshop.” Whitehall Public Library, 2006-2010

Assessing chat reference performance from transcript information.” Virtual Reference Desk Conference, San Francisco, CA., 2005

"Stocking the Virtual Ready Reference Collection." Reference Librarian 38, no. 79/80: 67, 2003.

Indexing ELIS: Reconciling 40 Years of Publishing,” American Society for Indexing, Galveston, TX, 2002

Index 73 for Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Marcel Dekker, 2002.  Lead a team of 5 indexers on this two year project.