O'Brien, Nancy Patricia 1955-

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O'Brien, Nancy Patricia 1955-

(Nancy P. O'Brien)


Born March 17, 1955, in Galesburg, IL; daughter of Leo Frederick (an attorney) and Yvonne Blanche (a county clerk) O'Brien; children: Nicole Pamela. Education: University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, A.B., 1976, M.S., 1977.


Home—Urbana, IL. Office—Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801. E-mail—[email protected]


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, serials bibliographer, 1977-78, social science bibliographer, 1979-81, education subject specialist at university libraries, 1981—, head of Education and Social Science Library, 1994—, coordinator of Social Sciences Division, 1996-2003, visiting instructor, 1977-78, assistant professor, 1978-84, associate professor, 1984-91, professor of library administration, 1991—. Center for Children's Books, member of advisory board, 1992-97; National Library of Education, chair of executive committee for National Education Network, 1998-2002.


American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries (chair of education and behavioral sciences section, 1988-89, 1994-95), Library Administration and Management Association, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Educational Research Association, History of Education Society, Textbook Colloquium.


Whitney-Carnegie grant, American Library Association, 1990-91; named distinguished education and behavioral sciences librarian, education and behavioral sciences section, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1997.


(With Emily Fabiano) Testing Information Sources for Educators, Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ), 1987.

Test Construction: A Bibliography of Resources, Greenwood Press (New York, NY), 1988.

(With Emily Fabiano) Core List of Books and Journals in Education, Oryx (Phoenix, AZ), 1991.

Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, 2nd edition (O'Brien was not affiliated with 1st edition), Libraries Unlimited (Englewood, CO), 2000.

(Editor, with Paul G. Fehrmann) Directory of Test Collections in Academic, Professional, and Research Collections, Association of College and Research Libraries (Chicago, IL), 2001.

(Editor, with John W. Collins III) Greenwood Dictionary of Education, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2003.

Contributor to Microforms in Libraries: A Manual for Evaluation and Management, edited by Francis Spreitzer, American Library Association (Chicago, IL), 1985; and Guide for the Development and Management of Test Collections: With Special Emphasis on Academic Settings, Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association (Chicago, IL), 1985. Contributor to reference books and other collections, including The Status of Women in Librarianship: Historical, Sociological, andEconomic Issues, edited by Kathleen M. Heim, Neal- Schuman (New York, NY), 1983. Coeditor of media and microforms column in Serials Review, 1979-82. Contributor of articles and reviews to professional journals, including Education Libraries, Bookbird: World of Children's Books, Paradigm, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Government Publications Review, Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, and College and Research Libraries. Assistant editor, Library Hi Tech, 1983-85; editor, EBSS Newsletter, 1990-91. Bulletin of Bibliography, member of editorial board, 1982-90.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Web site: Nancy Patricia O'Brien Home Page, http://www.library.uiuc.edu/faculty/nobrien.htm (April 17, 2006).

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