Janet McNeil Hurlbert

Education:

  • Master of Library Science, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Honors:

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta, 1989 Dale V. Bower Award for Outstanding Service to Lycoming College, presented by the Alumni Association
  • Article listed on the American Libraries Association Instructional Round Table's "Top Twenty" for 2003. "Process-Based Assignments: How Promoting Information Literacy Prevents Plagiarism," published in College and Undergraduate Libraries and written with Cathleen Hurwitz and Georgia Laudenslager

Experience:

  • Lycoming College
    • Associate Dean and Director of Library Services, Professor, 2010-present
    • Associate Dean and Director of Library Services, Associate Professor, 2001-2010
    • Head of Instructional Services and Archives and Associate Professor, Associate Dean of the College 1997-2001
    • Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor
  • Head, Collection Management Division, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Reference Librarian, Instructor, Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa

Committees and Memberships in Professional Organizations:

  • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • ACRL/CLS Best Practices Committee
    • LAMA Buildings and Equipment Section
    • LAMA/BES Library Buildings Awards Committee , 2003-2007
  • ACLCP (Academic College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania)
    • President, 2004- 2005
  • Lycoming College
    • Promotion and Tenure Committee , 2005-2006
    • Budget, Salaries, and Benefits Committee, 2001-2005, 2008-
    • Curriculum Development Committee, 1996-2000
    • Teaching Effectiveness Committee, 1995-2001, Chair 1995-1997
    • Faculty Executive Council, 1991-1994, Vice-Chair 1992-1994, Secretary, 1991-1992
    • Committee to Select a Dean of the College, Chair, 1992-1993
    • Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter President, 1988-1990

Research Interests, Publications, and Presentations:

  • Hurlbert, Janet McNeil. (Editor) 2008. Defining Relevancy: Managing the New College Library. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Libraries Unlimited.
  • Henninger, Edward A. and Janet McNeil Hurlbert. 2006. "Using The Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education: A Framework for Teaching Cultural Diversity in a Management Course." Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, Vol 12 (2): 3-15.
  • Koehn, Steven and Janet Hurlbert. 2005. "A Developmental Model for Undergraduate Research Skills Training." Presentation. Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Koehn, Steven and Janet Hurlbert. 2005. "Undergraduate Research in a Communications Capstone Course." Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Education and Social Sciences Students and Practioners: A second casebook of applications. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Ross, Susan and Janet Hurlbert. 2004. "Problem-Based Learning: An Exercise on Vermont's Legalization of Civil Unions." Teaching Sociology. 32 (1): 79-92. Also published in a 2007 book by the American Sociological Association titled Teaching Work and Family: Strategies, Activities, and Syllabi.
  • Hurlbert, Janet and Cathleen Savidge and Georgia Smith. 2003. "Process-Based Assignments: How Promoting Information Literacy Prevents Plagiarism." College and Undergraduate Libraries. 10(1): 39-52.
  • Hurlbert, Janet and Diane Sasso. 2003. " Removing the Cat From Your Face: Lessons learned at the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute." Facilitator for a roundtable discussion. ACRL's 11th National Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Ross, Susan and Janet Hurlbert. 2001. "Problem-Based Learning as a Technique for Tackling Controversial Social Issues." Presentation. Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1998. "Every Instructional Services Librarian a Leader: Leadership in the Small Academic Library." Leadership and Academic Librarians. Ed. by Terrence F. Mech and Gerard B. McCabe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
  • Sterngold, Arthur and Janet Hurlbert. 1998. "Information Literacy and the Marketing Curriculum: A Multidimensional Definition and Practical Application." Journal of Marketing Education. 20(3): 244-249.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1998. Several activity ideas in A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education. Eds. Gail Gradowski, Loanne Snavely, and Paula Demsey. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1997. "Money and Banking - - On the Internet." in Unmasking the Internet for Research: Using Hands-on Active Learning Exercises. Active Learning Series No. 2. Ed. By Marilyn Whitmore. Library Instruction Publications.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1997. "Dialogue, Information, Community: Library Instruction Through Assignment Design, Active Learning, and Outreach" in Programs that Work, Papers and Session. Materials Presented at the Twenty-Fourth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference. Ed. by Linda Shirata. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press.
  • Henninger, Edward and Janet Hurlbert. 1996. " Diversity as a Management Philosophy Through Information Literacy and Collaborative Learning." Presentation. Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Miami University. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1996. "Dialogue, Information, Community: Library Instruction Through Assignment Design, Active Learning, and Outreach." Presentation. 24th National LOEX Library Instruction Conference: Programs That Work. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Henninger, Edward and Janet Hurlbert. 1996. "Critical Thinking and Information Across the Undergraduate Business Curriculum." Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 2(1): 29-31.
  • Weida, Richard and Janet Hurlbert. 1994. "Writing in Mathematics: a three-way partnership." Writing and Learning. Vol. 3(2).
  • Wild, Fredric and Janet Hurlbert. 1993. "Time, Place, and Community: Active Learning Experiences Related to Acquiring, Using, and Evaluating Information." Workshop presented at the Sixth International Conference on The First Year Experience, sponsored by The University of South Carolina. Boston College, Boston Massachussetts.
  • Hurlbert, Janet and Richard Weida. 1991. "Developing a BI Project for Mathematics Research in the Small College Library." Research Strategies. Vol. 9 ( 4): 189-194.
  • Hurlbert, Janet. 1988. "Library Instruction for the Small Academic Library: The Total Approach" in The Smaller Academic Library: A Management Handbook. Ed. by Gerard McCabe. Greenwood Press.