Suffolk University Library Director Has New Books in Print

4/17/2003

BOSTON - Robert E. Dugan, director of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library at Suffolk University, has recently published two books.

United States Government Information: Policies and Sources is the first text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the information policies of the United States government and basic source material. It reflects the changes in government information policy since the terrorist attacks of September 11.

This book, co-authored by Peter Hernon, professor at Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Systems, Harold C. Relyea of the Congressional Information Service at the Library of Congress, and Joan F. Cheverie of the Lauinger Library at Georgetown University, provides students with an understanding of the underlying importance of policy and how it is formulated. It was published by Libraries Unlimited in Westport, Connecticut.

Dugan and Hernon also co-authored An Action Plan for Outcomes Assessment in Your Library (Chicago: American Library Association, 2002). These academic library experts teamed up to provide a comprehensive plan, the first of its kind and specifically for librarians, to provide data collection tools for measuring both learning and research outcomes that link outcomes to user satisfaction. This practical, how-to manual offers detailed case studies from actual outcomes assessment programs.

Dugan holds a master in library science degree from Simmons College and a master in public administration degree from Suffolk University. He received a bachelor of science degree summa cum laude from Lowell State College. Dugan lives in Lakeville, Massachusetts with his wife, Peg Menear.

Suffolk University, located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, is a comprehensive, global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at an affordable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 7,000 full-time and part-time students in its College of Arts and Sciences, Sawyer School of Management, Law School and New England School of Art and Design.

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