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Dr. Joseph A Meloche

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Sciences
North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Office Phone:  919-530-7322
Email: jmeloche@nccu.edu

 


Biography

Dr. Meloche has been a Book Mobile Driver, a Branch Librarian, a Deputy Chief Librarian, a Systems Librarian, and his final professional position was as a Senior Subject Librarian, with the University of Sydney’s, Fisher Library, Sydney Australia, prior to working as an academic.

As an academic, he has worked at the University of Technology, Sydney, The University of Wollongong, and the State University of New York, University at Buffalo, before joining the faculty at North Carolina Central University.

His research interest focuses on Information Seeking Activities, and this has led to studies in Health, Management, and Collaboration. His first book, called Introductory CD Rom Searching: The Key to Effective Ondisc Searching, was written to assist end-users searching CD-ROM databases.
Dr. Meloche is an active researcher who applies Q Methodology and Activity Theory predominantly in the conduct of his research. In addition to his own research, Dr. Meloche has supervised and co-supervised several PhD Students while at the University of Wollongong, (UOW).Dr. Meloche worked with the Schools’ of Information Systems, Management & Marketing, while at UOW.One of his PhD students achieved a University award for her work using play as a metaphor to support collaboration.

He was recognized in 2007, for his research, with a New Researcher Award by the University of Wollongong. His scholarship has also been recognized with a best paper award from the IEEE, UBICOMM 2008 conference for his paper; ICT devices as Ubiquitous Tools for Information Seeking Activity, València Spain. His service activities have included being the Secretary to the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS), followed by being the ISSSS’s Vice President 2009-2010, and its President 2010-2011.

Dr. Meloche has considerable, international experience having worked in Canada and Australia. He has also been a visiting Scholar at Kansai University in Japan (2007) and he has had an ongoing research relationship with the Department of Library and Information Studies at Peking University in Beijing, China since 1997. His research has extended to a number of international venues in Europe, Russia, Asia, North America, and Oceania.

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Education

Ph.D. – The University of Wollongong at Australia, New South Wales, Australia

2006- A Conceptual Study on Perceptions of Information Seeking Activity. (School of Economics and Information Systems)

M.L.I.S. – University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1986- Masters of Library and Information Science (School of Library and Information Studies)

B.A. – Simon Fraser University Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1982- Bachelor of Arts (Communication Major), (Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology)

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Professional Experience

Assistant Professor – School of Library and Information Science, (2011-Present)
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, U.S.A.

Assistant Professor – Department of Library and Information Studies, (2009-2011)
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NYC, U.S.A.

Lecturer Level B – Faculty of Commerce, (2003-2009)
University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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Courses

  • LSIS 5220 – Social Science Resources and Services(3)
  • LSIS 5630 – Online Search Tools for Informatics(3)
  • LSIS 5810 – Research Methods(3)

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Publications

Books

  • Joseph A. Meloche and Lejla Vrazalic,(Authors).(2005).Information Systems Workbook (First Edition).
  • Joseph A. Meloche,(Author).(1993). Introductory CD ROM Searching: Key to Effective Ondisc Searching (First Edition).

Journal Articles

  • Joseph A. Meloche, Bo Yang, Zhihui Liu (2010). “Visualization of the Chinese Academic Web Based on Social Network Analysis.”Journal of Information Science, 36(2), 131-143.

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