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.
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