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Paul Doran

  • MLIS Candidate
  • Student Assistant
  • Wayne State University School of Business Administration
  • 2Followers
  • 2Following

Research interests

and occupational statinformation seeking behavior and use in academic settingsLibrary and Web 2.0information literacy instruction and servicesscholarly communicationsocial science information and servicesreference servicesAcademic libraries

About

Currently, I am a graduate student in Library and Information Science concentrating in academic libraries here at Wayne State University. I will be graduating in December of 2010. I previously attended Eastern Michigan University, from which I earned my B.A. in Political Science with Departmental Honors in 2005 and my M.A. in History in 2008. I first entered library school at Indiana University-Bloomington in the Fall of 2008 but transferred here to Wayne State University in the Fall of 2009. As a student in library and information science, my interests have revolved around trends and issues in information access, information literacy instruction, and applications of technology in academic library settings. With respect to my interests in history and politics, my studies have primarily been geographically centered around the United States. As an undergraduate student in political science, I was interested in Constitutional law and judicial politics. In fact, I wrote my Honors Thesis on the history of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence surrounding maximum hours and minimum wages laws in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a graduate student in history, my studies were focused on the early United States and Renaissance Europe. Whether studying the history of America or Europe, I have primarily been interested in the relationship between both ideas and material conditions and social and political behavior. Similarly, as a graduate student in history, I have also been interested in the role that gender has played in shaping the lives of Americans and Europeans.

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Professional experience

Student Assistant

Wayne State University - School of Business Administration

September 2009 - Present

Practicum Student: Academic Libraries

Wayne State University

May 2010 - July 2010(2 months)

Graduate Reference Assistant

Indiana University-Bloomington

January 2009 - May 2009(4 months)

Graduate Assistant

Eastern Michigan University - Department of History and Philosophy

August 2007 - April 2008(8 months)

Education

MLIS with concentration in Academic Libraries, expected August 2010

Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science

September 2009 - Present

MLS coursework

Indiana University-Bloomington School of LIbrary and Information Science

August 2008 - May 2009(9 months)

MA in History

Eastern Michigan University

January 2007 - August 2008(2 years)

BA in Political Science

Eastern Michigan University

January 2002 - April 2005(3 years)