Joan Plungis

Associate Professor; Reference and Instruction Librarian

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Joan Plungis
Phone: 937-229-4245
Roesch Library 245


Joan's duties include providing reference and research help; teaching library research skills in instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate students; and selecting materials for the library's collection in business and economics.


  • M.L.S., Indiana University
  • M.A., Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Professional Activities

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Reference and User Services Association: Business Reference and Services Section, Business Reference Sources Committee

Selected Publications

  • Plungis, J. (2017). Review of Creative instructional design: Practical applications for librarians. RUSQ 57(3), Spring 2018. Forthcoming. 
  • Plungis, J. (2016). Review of Emerging strategies for supporting student learning: A practical guide for librarians and educators. RUSQ 56(2): 136-137. doi: 10.5860/rusq.56n2.136c
  • Plungis, J. (2016). Management and administration. In LaGuardia, C. (Ed.), Magazines for libraries (25th ed.). New Providence, NJ: Bowker.
  • Gullen, A. and Plungis, J. (2013). Review of Statista. The Charleston Advisor 15(2): 43-47. doi: 10.5260/chara.15.2.43
  • Giglierano, Joan. Review of Fairchild Dictionary of Retailing in “Outstanding Business Reference Sources 2010.” Reference and Users Services Quarterly 50.2 (Winter 2011). Print.
  • Giglierano, Joan. “Attitudes of OhioLINK Librarians Toward Google Scholar™.” Journal of Library Administration 17.2 (2007): 101-113. Simultaneously published in Googlization of Libraries ed. by William Miller and Rita M. Pellen (Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2009). Print.
  • Gauder, Heidi, Joan Giglierano, and Christine H. Schramm, “Porch Reads: Encouraging Recreational Reading Among College Students.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 14.2 (2007):1-24. Print. doi: 10.1300/J106v14n02_01