Jack O'Gorman

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Full-Time Faculty
Libraries: Reference and Instruction

  • Location: Roesch Library 108
  • Phone: 937-229-2324
  • Email: Contact

Profile

Jack is the reference and instruction librarian responsible for engineering, physics, geology and math.

Degrees

  • B.A. Mathematics, Walsh University
  • M.L.S. St. John's University

Professional Activities

  • ALA Dartmouth Medal Committee, 2010 - , and 2001 – 2004.
  • Advisory Board, Guide to Reference, 2007 – present.
  • Chair, Reference Books Bulletin (RBB) Editorial Board 2001 – 2004.
  • Reference Books Bulletin (RBB) Editorial Board 2000 - 2010.
  • RUSA/CODES Reference Collection Development Committee 2000 - 2004.
  • Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), 1999- present.
  • Special Libraries Association 1992-1999.
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1986- present.
  • American Library Association, 1983- present.

Research Interests

  • Reference
  • Science and Technology Reference

Selected Publications

8 books or book chapters including:
O'Gorman, Jack, ed. Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries. 7th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Lang, Jovian P., OFM, and O’Gorman, Jack eds. Recommended Reference Books in Paperback. 3rd ed. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.

Kieft, Robert, ed. Guide to Reference. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. 12th ed. 2008. electronic resource. Contributed Humanities and Native American Languages.

over 20 articles - some recent publications include:
O’Gorman, Jack and Gullen, Amy . “Reference on the Web: Science Blogs and Tweets.” Booklist December 1, 2010. 107.7. p71.

O’Gorman, Jack and Polanka, Sue. “Fall E-reference Update, 2010: Part 2, E-books.” Booklist November 15, 2010 107.6. p62-63.

O’Gorman, Jack. “Regional and State Encyclopedias: A Selected List.” Booklist Online. June 16, 2010.

O'Gorman, Jack, and Barry Trott. ""What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?"" Journal of Library Administration 49.4 (2009): 327-39.

O’Gorman, Jack and Polanka, Sue. “Lives Online: Biography Databases.” Booklist 103. 9–10 (Jan. 1 & 15, 2007)

over 50 reviews of reference books, particularly scientific reference titles in Booklist and Choice