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Ione T Damasco

Professor; Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Engagement, and Operations

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Deans Office


Email: Ione T Damasco
Phone: 937-229-4238
Roesch Library 212


Ione has been working as a librarian at UD since 2005, where her responsibilities cover a wide range of activities: cataloging materials in a wide variety of formats, acting as the metadata specialist for various digitization projects, and serving as the subject selector for the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Race and Ethnic Studies Program, and Library Science. Ione also serves on the Women's and Gender Studies Program committee, and the Race Ethnic Studies Program Advisory Group.


  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University (2005)
  • B.A., The Ohio State University (1997)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Member of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)

Research Interests

  • Diversity issues in librarianship
  • Recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented academic librarians
  • Mentoring issues in librarianship

Selected Publications

  • Damasco, I.T., Rice, F. and Wu, S.K. (2013). Managing Digital Projects. In J.D. Monson, (Ed.). Jump start your career as a digital librarian: A LITA guide (pp. 109-126). Chicago, IL: ALA Techsource.
  • Damasco, I.T. and Hodges, D. (2012). Tenure and Promotion Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color. College & Research Libraries 73(3), 279-301.
  • McGurr, M. J. and Damasco, I.T. (2010) Improving the Practicum or Internship Experience in Cataloging. Technical Services Quarterly 27(1), 1-16.
  • Damasco, I.T. (2008) Weddings. In C. LaGuardia, (Ed.). Magazines for Libraries, 17th edition (pp. 942-945). New Providence, N.J.: ProQuest.
  • Damasco, I.T. and McGurr, M.J. (2008). A Survey of Cataloger Perspectives on Practicum Experiences. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 45(4), 43-64.
  • Damasco, I.T. (2006). FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology—A New Spin on an Old Standard. TechKNOW 12(2), 1-8.
  • Damasco, I. (2006). Review of Inness, S. (ed.). Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), in ImageTexT 3(1).