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Linda Marion

Teaching Professor Emerita

Information Science

Marion's major teaching areas comprise core courses in the MSLIS program. Her background is in the social sciences, and her professional experience includes academic and corporate libraries. Prior to joining the library and information science profession, Marion was a licensed psychologist. Her primary research interests focus on aspects of formal and informal communication including bibliometric studies of scholarly literatures and analysis of the LIS and IS/IT job market. She is also interested in services to urban and rural populations.

Education

  • PhD, Information Science, Drexel University
  • MS, Library and Information Science, Drexel University
  • MEd, Educational Psychology, Temple University
  • BS, Social Work, Temple University

Research/Teaching Interests

Formal and informal communication, bibliometric studies of scholarly communication, diffusion of information, information use in the social sciences, academic and public libraries, information science education

Select Publications

  • Cornelius, F., Lum,R., Marion, L., Holt, K., Killen, M., Solan, A., Giering, J., Grant, A. (2013). If you build it, will they come? An innovative approach to shift the culture of a university. Challenges and realities of academic integrity: Best practices for instilling sustainable change in students and faculty. INTED 2013 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, Spain, March 4-6, 2013.
    http://www.iated.org/concrete2/technical_program.php
  • Grant, A., Holt, K., Cornelius, F., Solan, A., Killen, M., Giering, J., Lum, R., Marion, L. (2013). Challenges and realities of academic integrity: Best practices for instilling sustainable change in students and faculty. INTED 2013 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, Spain, March 4-6, 2013. http://www.iated.org/concrete2/technical_program.php
  • Park, J., Lu, C., Marion, L. (2009). Cataloging professionals in the digital environment: A content analysis of job descriptions. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 60(4), 844-857.

Awards & Recognition

  • College of Information Science and Technology Outstanding Instructor Award – 2011, 2012
  • Drexel University Online Learning Council Fellow
  • Drexel University Outstanding Online Instructor - 2009
  • ASIST Doctoral Research Seminar
  • Belver C. Griffith Doctoral Research Award
  • Association of College and Research Libraries Student Research Award
  • Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honor Society)

Professional Activities & Associations

  • American Library Association
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Association of Library and Information Science Educators
  • Beta Phi Mu