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Department of Public Services

Welcome to the Public Services Department of the University Libraries. The Public Services Department is one of two academic departments in the  University Library college; the other is Technical Services.

Public Services Department Mission
The Public Services Department supports the Missions of the Library and the University by assisting users in finding information, facilitating access to information, and teaching concepts and skills necessary for current research and lifelong learning.
Approved by the Public Services Faculty, 1/07

In order to fulfill the above mission, faculty members provide reference services and library instruction, as well as coordinate Government Publications, Access Services (Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan), and the Media Resources Center. Along with the faculty in the Technical Services Department, Public Services faculty select materials for the Libraries' collections, including online databases and other online resources.  Faculty members of both departments also serve as liaisons to other departments, schools, and colleges at URI.

Faculty members in Public Services are responsible for all library functions that involve direct contact with library users at the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons in Kingston.


Public Services Faculty

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Almeida, Kristin
Boldt, Madge
Devin, Robin
Gallagher, Brian
Izenstark, Amanda
Keating, Michaela
Keefe, Margaret
Kinnie, Jim
 

LaFlamme, Dominic
Larsen, Peter
Leahy, Katie
Loffredio, Anthony
MacDonald, Mary
McGhee, Ida
Mongeau, Deborah


Deborah MongeauDeborah Mongeau, MSLS
Professor, University Library
Chair, Public Services
Head, Government Publications
dmongeau@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4610
Office: 128 Library

Liaison to: Government, Law, Marine Affairs

Research Interests: Access and use of federal and Rhode Island government information; literature on the issue of public access to the shore


No Image AvailableKristin Almeida, MLIS
Lecturer, University Library
almeida.kristin@gmail.com


Madge BoldtMadge Boldt, MLIS
Lecturer, University Library
madge.boldt@gmail.com
Phone: (401) 874-2640
Office: 145 Library


No Photograph AvailableRobin Devin, MA, MA, PhD
Professor, University Library
Head, Reference Unit
Health Sciences Reference / Bibliographer
rdevin@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-2128
Office: 122 Library

Liaison to: College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Communicative Disorders Department

Research Interests: Health sciences


Brian GallagherBrian Gallagher, MLIS
Associate Professor, University Library
Access Services Librarian
btg@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-9524
Office: 103 Library
 

Liaison to: Kinesiology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Theatre


Amanda IzenstarkAmanda Izenstark, MLIS
Associate Professor, University Library
Reference and Instructional Design Librarian
amanda@mail.uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4582
Office: 118 Library

Courses Taught: LIB 120 Introduction to Information Literacy, LSC 504 Reference & Information Services, LSC 547 Online Searching and Services

Liaison to: Computer Science & Statistics, History


Michaela KeatingMichaela Keating, MLIS, MA
Lecturer, University Library
michaelackeating@gmail.com
Phone: (401) 874-2640
Office: 145 Library

No Photograph AvailableMargaret J. Keefe, MLS
Professor, University Library
Social Sciences Reference / Bibliographer
mjkeefe@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-5086
Office: 123 Library

Liaison to: Communication Studies; Human Development & Family Studies; Journalism; Psychology; Sociology; Textiles, Merchandising & Design

Research Interests: URI Faculty Publications, Reference Services, Library Administration, Library Instruction


Jim Kinnie Jim Kinnie, MEd, CAGS, MLIS
Associate Professor, University Library
Humanities Reference / Bibliographer
jkinnie@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-9240
Office: 124 Library

Courses Taught: LIB 120 Introduction to Information Literacy, LIB 220 Issues of the Information Age

Liaison to: Art, English, Music


Dominic LaFlammeDominic LaFlamme, MLIS
Lecturer, University Library
dlaflamme@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-5067
Office: 122 Library


Peter LarsenPeter Larsen, MLIS, MA
Associate Professor, University Library
Physical Sciences & Engineering Reference / Bibliographer
plarsen@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4637
Office: 125 Library

Courses Taught: LIB 120 Introduction to Information Literacy

Liaison to: Chemistry, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, Electric, Ocean), Geosciences, Physics


“KatieKatie Leahy, MLIS
Lecturer, University Library
katie.leahy8@gmail.com
Phone: (401) 874-4634
Office: 126 Library


No Photograph AvailableAnthony Loffredio, MLIS
Lecturer, University Library
aloffredio@hotmail.com
Phone: (401) 874-2640
Office: 145 Library


Mary C. MacDonaldMary MacDonald, MLIS
Professor, University Library
Head of Instruction
Information Literacy Librarian
marymac@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4635
Office: 120 Library

Courses Taught: LIB 120 Introduction to Information Literacy, LIB 140 Special Topics in Information Literacy, LIB 220 Issues of the Information Age, LSC 504 Reference and Information Services

Liaison to: Library and Information Studies, Women's Studies


Ida McGheeIda McGhee, MLS
Adjunct Professor, University Library
imcghee2003@yahoo.com
Phone: (401) 874-2640
Office: 145 Library

 


Public Services Staff

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Briggs, Scott
Ferria, Angel
Greene, Emily
Hartt, Nina
Hull, Garrison
Johnston, Gayle

McKay, Jeannette
Sheldon, Sandy
Smith, Elizabeth
Sumner, Mary Ann
Zincone, Ron


Scott Briggs
Information Services Tech I
Government Publications
scottb@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-2606
Office: 147 Library


Angel Ferria
Curator
Media Resource Center
aferria@mail.uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4267


Emily Greene
Information Services Tech II
Interlibrary Loan Office
emgreene@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4613
Office: 104 Library


Nina Hartt
Information Services Tech I
Circulation
ninah@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4622


Garrison Hull
Information Services Tech I
Circulation
gahull@mail.uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-6130


Gayle Johnston
Information Services Tech I
Circulation
gaylejohnston@mail.uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-5175


Jeannette McKay
Information Services Tech I
Circulation
jeannette@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4229


Sandy Sheldon
Information Services Tech II
Head of Circulation
sandys@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-8635


Elizabeth Smith
Information Services Tech I
Circulation & Reserves
liz_smith@uri.edu
(401) 874-5855


Mary Ann Sumner
Information Services Tech I
Circulation
msumner@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-4622


Ron Zincone
Senior Word Processing Typist
Public Services Department
rzincone@uri.edu
Phone: (401) 874-5904
Office: 127 Library


Public Services Faculty Emeriti

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Lucille Cameron, MLS • Dean of Libraries, Associate Professor,
     University Library, Social Sciences Reference / Bibliographer
John B. Etchingham
, MLS • Associate Professor, University Library
     Business Reference / Bibliographer

John Laurence Kelland, PhD, MLS •
Professor, University Library
    
Life Sciences Reference / Bibliographer
Sylvia Krausse, MLS, MA •
Professor, University Library
     Humanities Reference / Bibliographer
Jean Sheridan, MLS • Associate Professor, University Library
     Business Reference / Bibliographer
Janice F. Sieburth, MS, MLS • Professor, University Library
     Head, Pell Library
 

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