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Emmett J. Lombard

  • Outreach Librarian
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Computer & Information Science

Originally from Erie (one of those rare faculty/townies), I left after high school graduation only to return 12 years later with a family.  Gannon is an excellent place to work, and Erie offers my family things unavailable in other communities.  Secondary interests (family is primary) include health and fitness, reading, writing, playing chess, and listening to music (all kinds, but especially British Classic Rock).

Courses Taught

  • College Composition (LENG111)
  • Critical Analysis and Composition (LENG112)
  • Beginning Listening/Speaking I (ESL023)
  • Communication (GCIS601)
  • Information Literacy (LIBR112, 113, 114)

Educational History

  • Gannon University, Doctor of Philosophy - Organizational Learning & Leadership, 2020
  • Gannon University, Master of Arts - English, 2005
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science - Library Science, 1995
  • Pembroke State University, Bachelor of Arts - History, 1994


  • Information Literacy and Organizational Theory in  Information Literacy: Progress, Trends and Challenges (Ed. Luis Freeman).  New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2018 (coauthor Dr. Vishal Arghode)
  • Gender and Leadership in Academic Libraries.  Journal of Academic Librarianship (2018) 44.2: 226-30.
  • Translating Information Literacy: Online Library Support for ESL Students.  Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning (2016) 10.3: 1-8
  • Information Fluency: not Information Literacy 2.0.  Journal of Academic Librarianship (2016) 42.3: 281-3 
  • Librarian Faculty Athletics Representative: Positives and Negatives.  Indiana Libraries (2015) 34.1: 27-30.
  • The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice.  Journal of Academic Librarianship (2012) 38.4: 237- 41
  • Pursuing Information Literacy: Roles and Relationships.  Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing, 2010
  • Primary and Secondary Sources.  Journal of Academic Librarianship (2010) 36.3: 250-53
  • Faculty and Information Literacy Case Study in Defining Relevancy (Ed. Janet Hurlbert).  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008   (coauthor Dr. Sally LeVan)
  • Academic Library Web Sites: Balancing University Guidelines with User Needs.  Journal of Web Librarianship (2007) 1.2: 137-48 (coauthor Dr. Leslie Hite)
  • Faculty Perceptions of the Library: Gannon University Case Study.  International Journal of Learning (2006) 12.3: 175-184 (coauthor Dr. Sally LeVan)
  • Bibliographic Instruction/World Wide Web Evolution.  LOEX Quarterly (2004) 31.2: 4-5
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