Staff Profile: Lori Ricigliano

Lori Ricigliano is the Associate Director for User Services in Collins library. She serves as a member of the Library's management team, providing leadership to and participating in policy formulation and decision making processes. She is responsible for program development, operations, and personnel of public services, including Access Services, Reference and Information Services, Information Literacy, and Academic Liaison Services. She also coordinates assessment and the government depository program.   As a liaison librarian, she provides support for several departments and participates in reference, information literacy, and collection development.

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Visual Literacy
  • Assessment
  • Race and pedagogy
  • Dramaturgy research


          o Baltimore Afro-American, vol. 1, pp. 81-82
          o Black Athena Controversy, vol. 1, pp. 127-129.
          o Brownies' Book, vol. 1, pp. 209-210.
          o General Bibliography and Resources, vol. 5, pp.1809-1818,
          o Journal of Black Poetry, vol. 3, pp. 904-906.
          o Negro Digest, vol. 3, pp. 1195-1196.
          o Negro World,  vol. 3, pp. 1198-1200.

  • Interview: Technology, Gender & the Academic Library. NetConnect, Spring 2003, p. 6.
  • Making the Grade: Teaching Competencies for Academic Librarians In Managing Library Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 2002.
  • After X Comes Y: Teaching the Next Generation” In Library User Education in the New Millennium: Blending Tradition, Trends, and Innovations. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 2001, pp. 211-19.
  • Learning to Question. LOEX News, 27 no. 2 (Summer 2000):6-7.
  • Library Mystery Tour In Programs that Work, Ann Arbor: PIerian Press, 1997. pp. 207-212.
  • Building Partnerships. PNLA Quarterly, 59 (Summer 1995):24.
  • Engaging Faculty in Technology for Teaching and Research In Winning the Network Game: Proceedings of the ACM SIGUCCS User Services Conference XXIII. New York: ACM, 1995, pp. 249-251. Co-authored with Shelley Owen.
  • Austin Clarke: A Reference Guide. NY: GK Hall, 1993.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Behind the Scenes, On the Stage, In the Classroom: Teaching with Theatre Images, Consortium on Digital Resources, Washington, DC, September 2017
  • After the Show Closes: Preserving the Theatrical Legacy of Campus Productions, 2016 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America Conference, Portland, OR, June 2016
  • Reading the Visual Narrative, panelist at the NW5C Visual Culture Colloquium, Willamette University, October 2014
  •   Everyone Has a Story to Tell: Using Personal Narratives to Communicate Issues of Identity and Social Justice, panelist at the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma
  • Making the Silences Speak: Archives, Libraries and the Pedagogy of the Japanese-American Internment Experience, panelist at the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma
  • Integrating Library Assessment into Curriculum Reviews, poster session at the Library Assessment Conference, Seattle 2014
  • Assessing Library Spaces, lightning talk at the  Library User Experience and Assessment Un-Conference, Portland, OR, April 2014
  • Stepping Up Your Game: Responding to Evolving Regional Accreditation Standards, contributed paper session at the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Philadelphia
  • Reality Check: Race and Diversity Dynamics, panelist at the 2010 Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma
  • Men’s Work, Women’s Work: The Social Shaping of Technology in Academic Libraries, contributed paper session at the Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 2003
  • Saving the Forest for the Trees: Regional Documents in Danger of Extinction, panel presentation at the Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Joint Conference, Portland, OR, April 2002
  • After X Comes Y: A Workshop on Teaching the Next Generation, California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction, San Diego, CA, June 1999

University Service

  • Managing Editor, Race and Pedagogy Journal
  • Race & Pedagogy's Courageous Conversations Facilitator
  • Dramaturg for various campus productions
  • Curator, Theatre Digital Image Collection
  • Logger Diversity Summit Facilitator


  • Staff Member of the Year, January 2006
    The award is given to an individual who has exhibited excellence in her work life at Puget Sound and has enhanced the institution through her service to students, faculty, other staff members and/or the wider university community.
Library Mystery Tour” In Programs that Work. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 1997, pp. 207-212