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Interview with Sharon Bostick  -  January 28, 2008, 3:30 pm LiSRadio Webcast: ShowMe Libraries Series

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[Dr. Sharon Bostick]

Dr. Sharon Bostick
Dean of Libraries
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sharon L. Bostick has been the Dean Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City since 2005. Before coming to UMKC, she was Director of Libraries at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and held library positions at the University of Toledo, Wichita State University and Oakland University. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Wayne State University, an AMLS from the University of Michigan, and a BA in English from Oakland University. She has also worked as an independent consultant for libraries.

Dean Bostick’s research investigates information-seeking behavior in college and university students, and has studied it in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland. She developed the Library Anxiety Scale, which is the most consistently utilized measure in the study of library anxiety and has been used throughout the world. Her most recent publication is Library Anxiety: Theory, Research and Applications, written with two co-authors. She has also written on the history and role of library consortia in the United States for American and international journals. She has spoken extensively on these subjects.


[ Chris LeBeau]

Chris LeBeau
Clinical Instructor
University of Missouri- Columbia SISLT


LIS Radio host, Chris LeBeau, interviews Dr. Sharon Bostick, Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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