Ione T Damasco

Professor; Coordinator of Cataloging

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Ione T Damasco
Phone: 937-229-4238

Roesch Library 201


Ione has been working as a Cataloger Librarian here at UD since 2005, where her responsibilities cover a wide range of activities: cataloging materials in a wide variety of formats, acting as the metadata specialist for various digitization projects, and serving as the subject selector for Visual Arts, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Ethnic Studies, and Library Science. Ione also serves on the Women's and Gender Studies Program committee. 


  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University (2005)
  • B.A., The Ohio State University (1997)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Member of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)

Research Interests

  • Diversity issues in librarianship
  • Recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented academic librarians
  • Mentoring issues in librarianship

Selected Publications

  • Damasco, I.T., Rice, F. and Wu, S.K. (2013). Managing Digital Projects. In J.D. Monson, (Ed.). Jump start your career as a digital librarian: A LITA guide (pp. 109-126). Chicago, IL: ALA Techsource.
  • Damasco, I.T. and Hodges, D. (2012). Tenure and Promotion Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color. College & Research Libraries 73(3), 279-301.
  • McGurr, M. J. and Damasco, I.T. (2010) Improving the Practicum or Internship Experience in Cataloging. Technical Services Quarterly 27(1), 1-16.
  • Damasco, I.T. (2008) Weddings. In C. LaGuardia, (Ed.). Magazines for Libraries, 17th edition (pp. 942-945). New Providence, N.J.: ProQuest.
  • Damasco, I.T. and McGurr, M.J. (2008). A Survey of Cataloger Perspectives on Practicum Experiences. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 45(4), 43-64.
  • Damasco, I.T. (2006). FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology—A New Spin on an Old Standard. TechKNOW 12(2), 1-8.
  • Damasco, I. (2006). Review of Inness, S. (ed.). Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), in ImageTexT 3(1).