Joan Plungis

Contact Information

  • Email: Joan Plungis
  • Phone: 937-229-4245
  • Location: Roesch Library 105E

Joan Plungis

Associate Professor; Reference and Instruction Librarian

  • Full-Time Faculty


Joan's duties include providing reference and research help; teaching library research skills in instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate students; and selecting materials for the library's collection in business and economics.


  • M.L.S., Indiana University (1988)
  • M.A., Case Western Reserve University (1977)
  • B.A., The Ohio State University (1974)

Professional Activities

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Reference and User Services Association: Business Reference and Services Section, Business Reference Sources Committee

Research Interests

  • Information literacy and undergraduate business students
  • Using LibGuides to promote information literacy
  • Leisure reading in academic libraries

Selected Publications

  • Giglierano, Joan. Review of Fairchild Dictionary of Retailing in “Outstanding Business Reference Sources 2010.” Reference and Users Services Quarterly 50.2 (Winter 2011). Print.
  • Giglierano, Joan. “Attitudes of OhioLINK Librarians Toward Google Scholar™.” Journal of Library Administration 17.2 (2007): 101-113. Simultaneously published in Googlization of Libraries ed. by William Miller and Rita M. Pellen (Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2009). Print.
  • Gauder, Heidi, Joan Giglierano, and Christine H. Schramm, “Porch Reads: Encouraging Recreational Reading Among College Students.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 14.2 (2007):1-24. Print.