Office: RC 207B
Dissertation Research:Information Interaction and the Human-Information Dyad
M.S. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Baruch College of the City University of New York
M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons College
B.A. Journalism & Political Science, Northeastern University
Coordinator Library 1101
Coordinator Distance Learning Library Services
Library Liaison, Dowling College Townsend School of Business
Member, Dowling College Faculty Personnel Committee
Member, Dowling College Environmental Planning Committee
Member, Dowling College Library Faculty Development and Curriculum Committee
Honors, Awards & Recognitions
First Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Research, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus (2006):
"An 18th Century Internet: Knowledge Organization and Information Representation
in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Restoration"
First Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Research, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus (2005): "Toward a bibliographic examination of the published literature in systems analysis and design: A descriptive analysis and conceptual taxonomy"
Recipient, Elizabeth K. Reilly Award for Academic Excellence (2004)
Named to: "Who's Who in Information Technology' and Marquis' "Who's Who in America"
Professional service award, Special Libraries Association (National)
Past delegate, United States People to People International Delegation for Library and Information Science
Courses Taught (past and present)
LIB 1101: Information Literacy
ASC 4153: Cyberlife: Living with Information in the Digital Age (Senior Seminar)
PSY 2145: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 1001: General Psychology I
CLG 1001: College Orientation
CIS 1101: Computer Information Systems
Presentations & Papers
Jank, D. (2007). Coordinated talk: The role of linguistics and language processing in cooperative technology product development. Presented at CONNECTIONS 2007: The 12th Annual Great Lakes Conference on Information Studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. PDF Abstract
Jank, D. (2006). Serial killers: Managing serials collections in today's library environment. Presented at the 2006 Nassau County Library Association Symposium on Library Management, Uniondale, New York.
Jank, D. (2006). Government sources for education statistics on the Web. Presented at the 2006 LILRC Workshop on Government Information Access, Farmingdale, New York.
Jank, D. (2006). An 18th century internet: Knowledge organization and information representation in the Colonial Williamsburg historic restoration. Presented at CONNECTIONS 2006: The 11th Annual Great Lakes Conference on Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. PDF Abstract
Jank, D. (2005). Toward a bibliographic examination of the published literature in systems analysis and design: A descriptive analysis and conceptual taxonomy. Presented at the 8th Annual Colloquium on Doctoral Studies in Library and Information Science, Long Island University, Brookville, New York. PDF Abstract
Jank, D. (2004). Serials librarians and the lack of collection control. Keynote presentation at the 2004 LILRC Serials Librarians Conference, Farmingdale, New York.
Jank, D. (2004). Toward a bibliographic examination of the published literature in systems analysis and design: A descriptive analysis and conceptual taxonomy. Presented at the 13th Annual LILRC Conference on Libraries and the Future, Oakdale, New York.
Jank, D. (2004). Documenting software engineering literature coverage in library and information science abstracting and indexing services. Presented at CONNECTIONS 2004: the 9th Annual Great Lakes Conference on Information Studies, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jank, D. (2004). Publisher-dictated collection development: is it good for libraries? Presented at the 2004 Long Island Library Conference, Woodbury, NY.
Jank, D. (2003). Library tech: Integrating technology into library services. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the BOCES Aspiring Superintendents Conference, Oakdale, NY.
Jank, D. (2003). Groupware for library and information services. In Drake, M. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (vol 2, pp. 1175-1178). New York: Marcel Dekker.
Jank, D. (2003). The joy of reading, or, what reading really means to me. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Dowling College Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, Oakdale, NY.
Jank, D. (2002). Bridging the gaps: Assessing library instruction effectiveness across varying age groups using archival test data. Poster session presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Jank, D. (2001). Preparing for a disaster. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Long Island Library Resources Council Document Heritage Program, Oakdale, NY.
Blackman, J.D., & Jank, D. (1998). The Internet fact finder for lawyers: How to find anything on the net. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.
Jank, D. (1997). Librarian, vendor, and information adventurer: Life with my MLS. In Sellen, B.C. (Ed). What else you can do with a library degree : Career options for the 90s and beyond. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Jank, D. (1996). Data processing in library and information centers. In St. Clair, G. (Ed). Library and information professionals fact-finding tour of the Republic of South Africa (pp. 8-12). Seattle, WA: People to People International, Inc.
Jank, D., Levinson, D., & Wagner, R.A. (1993). Where east meets west: Bridging the gap between anthropology and computer science. In Hartson, H.R., & Briston, D.H. (Eds.). Advances in human-computer interaction : Volume three (pp. 668-677). Bristol, England: Intellect Books.
Jank, D. (1992). About some computer viruses. The Unabashed Librarian, 83, 19-21.
Jank, D. (1992). Unix and libraries. Information Technology & Libraries, 11(6), 182-183.