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Catherine D. Collins

Associate Teaching Professor

Information Science

Catherine Collins’ major teaching interests include collection development and management, information-seeking, and management of information organizations. Her primary research interests are in knowledge management, communication and international development. Her professional experience includes positions in a variety of academic libraries, including music libraries, anthropology libraries and international libraries.


  • PhD, Library and Information Science, Indiana University
  • Visiting student, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, 2002-2004, University of British Columbia
  • MSLIS, Simmons College
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Boston University

Research/Teaching Interests

Knowledge management, collection development, management of information organizations, information sources and services, international development

Select Publications

  • Collins, Catherine. “ipl2: Challenges & Opportunities,” Proceedings, Central Asia 2013, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2013.
  • Collins, Catherine. “Integrating Local Ecological Knowledge into Fisheries Planning and Management: Another Context for Knowledge Management Research?” Proceedings, Canadian Association for Information Science, Montreal, QC, 2007.
  • Reviewer for Library Journal, 1994-1996; Preview Magazine, 1990-1991.
  • Collins, Catherine. Ten biographical articles for Grove’s Dictionary of Jazz, 1989.

Awards & Recognition

  • Drexel University, CCI, Teaching Excellence Award, 2013
  • Indiana University, SLIS, Travel Grants to attend ALISE, ASIS, 1996, 1997, 2000
  • Indiana University, SLIS, Doctoral Research Grant (shared), 1996
  • Indiana University, SLIS, Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship, 1994-1996
  • American Library Association, Library Fellow, University of Malawi, 1988-1989
  • United States Department of State, Foreign Service Register, 1986-1987
  • Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Scholarship, 1969-1973

Professional Activities & Associations

  • Association for Library & Information Science Education; ALISE International Relations Committee, 1996-