Names in bold highlight students and alumni of the VSU MLIS Program who published books and articles 2008-present.


Emy Nelson Decker and Jennifer A. Townes. Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries (IGI Global, 2015).

Christopher Baker. Rethinking Collection Devleopment and Management. Chapter on e-book acquisitions. (ABC-CLIO, 2014).

Michael Holt. Valdosta. A monograph in the Images of America series (Arcadia Publishing, 2011).

Vera Blair and Ravonne Green.  Keep It Simple: A Guide to Assistive Technologies. (Libraries Unlimited, 2011).

Nick Hardin, Joshua Knode, and T. Austin Adams.  Obsidian Road. A collection of stories. (March 2009).

Harikleia Sirmans contributed to two publications in 2011: Compiled the index to The Epic Films of David Lean by Constantine Santas, published 2011; Translated into English a Greek novel, The Agony of Survival, a self-publication to be released in 2012.


Jennifer R Sullivan. “Child Development Knowledge Among New Children's Librarians in U.S. Public Libraries.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 6, 2 (April 2021). 

Aspasia S Luster. “Female Librarians and the Civil Rights Movement.” Library History Round Table's blog Library News & Notes on May 20th, 2020.

Cayla Michelle Hamilton (Michelle, Leasure) “Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction.” School of Information Student Research Journal, 9, 2 (2019).

 Marissa Guidara. “Rethinking Computational Thinking for Public Libraries’ Youth Programs: Challenges and Recommendations.” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 6, 2 (Fall 2018): 75-85.

Melissa E. Johnson. "My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside the Personal Library of a Librarian." Georgia Library Quarterly, 50, 2 (Spring 2013), Article 6).

Scott Piepenburg. "My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside the Personal Library of a Librarian." Georgia Library Quarterly, 51, 3 (Summer 2014), Article 8.

Laura J. Elliot. "My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside the Personal Library of a Librarian." Georgia Library Quarterly, 49, 3 (Summer 2012), Article 5.

Ngiare I. R. Smith. "Teaching Computer Skills to Senior Citizens: A Library Assistant's Learning Experience." Georgia Library Quarterly, 49, 1, Article 9.

Yadira V. Payne, LuMarie Guth, & Chris Sharpe. "COMO White Paper - No Melting Pot: Results and Reflections from the 2011 Southeastern Federal Depository Coordinators Salary Survey Project." Georgia Library Quarterly, 49, 3 (Summer 2012), Article 8.

Denise Dimsdale. "An Annotated Bibliography on Bias in Library Services and Collections." Georgia Library Quarterly, 50, 1 (Winter 2013), Article 11.

Dick Kawooya. “Information and Professional Ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa.”Information Development, June 2004. 
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Karin J. Fulton.The Rise of Patron-Driven Acquisitions: A Literature Review.” Georgia Library Quarterly, 51, 3 (Summer 2014): 22-29.

Michael Kastellec.Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation.” Information Technology and Libraries, 31, 4 (2012): 63-71.

Alan Bernstein. “A Herzbergian Look at Academic Librarians and Job Satisfaction.” Georgia Library Quarterly 48, 3 (Summer 2011): 8-10, 23.

____________ . “Academic Librarians and Faculty Status: Mountain, Molehill, or Mesa.” Georgia Library Quarterly45, 2 (Spring 2009): 12-15.

____________ . “Expectations and Excitations: The Library as a Happening Place.” Georgia Library Quarterly 44, 2 (Summer 2007): 10-14.

____________ . “The Sounds and the Furie: Managing an Active Library in a New Generation of Users.” Georgia Library Quarterly 44, 4 (Winter 2008): 20-22.

Magdala Labre, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Herman, MD, MPH, Gema Dumitru, MD, MPH, Kristine Valenzuela, BA, Christy Cechman, BA, MLIS, DC. "Public Health Interventions for Asthma, An Umbrella Review, 1990–2010." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 42, 4 (2012): 403– 410.

Camille Ann Brewer. "Fine Art Collection Management in Urban Public Libraries." Art Documentation: Bulletin Of The Art Libraries Society Of North America30, 2 (2011): 74-78.

Emy Nelson Decker. “Baby Boomers and the United States Public Library System.” Library Hi Tech 28, 4 (2010): 605-616.

________________ .“Hegemony of the West and the Librarian’s Role in the Struggle against HIV/AIDS in Africa.”Collaborative Librarianship 1, 2 (2009).

William F. Meehan III, Margaret A. SwansonCatherine O. YatesEmily N. Decker. (2010) "Sports Holdings in the Southeastern Conference University Libraries: Football as a Case Study," The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 58: Iss. 1, Article 5.
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Charlie Bennett 
and Jon Bodner. “Academic Engagement in the Library Commons.” Public Services Quarterly 6, 1, (Jan-Mar 2010): 43-47.

________________ .“A New Story to Tell: The East Commons at the Georgia Tech Library." Georgia Library Quarterly 43, 4 (Winter 2007): 17-18.

Lori Lester 
and LiLi Li. “Rethinking Information Literacy Instructions in the Digital Age.” The International Journal of Learning 16, 11, (2009): 569-578.

Virginia Feher. 
“Library Home Page Design: The Artist-Librarian Perspective.” Georgia Library Quarterly 47, 2 (Spring 2010): 12-14. 

Diana J. Very. “America Recovery and Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains to Georgia Libraries.” Georgia Library Quarterly 45, 2 (Spring 2009): 16-19.

Candace Walton. “Crossing Over: Books from the Other Side.” VOYA, 32, 5 (December 2009): 388-391.

Wendy Wilmoth
. "The Effect of Smart Cards on Library Use: The Griffin Technical College Case." Georgia Library Quarterly 44, 2 (Summer 2007): 15-21.

____________. "Serving Sexual Assault Survivors in the Academic Library: The Griffin Technical College Case."Georgia Library Quarterly 45, 1 (Spring 2008): 9-13.


FEATURED in the COLUMN "My Own Private Library" in Georgia Library Quarterly

Kenneth Kozel. Georgia Library Quarterly 45, 2 (Summer 2009): 5.

Stacy Brown. Georgia Library Quarterly 45, 2 (Spring 2009): 6.

Angela ThorntonGeorgia Library Quarterly 45, 2 (Summer 2008): 4.

Chris CarrollGeorgia Library Quarterly 44, 4 (Winter 2008): 4.