Ed.D. Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, 2013
M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Wheaton College, 2004
About Nancy Falciani-White
As the group leader for Teaching and Outreach, I oversee the areas of instruction, outreach, reference, educational technology, and assessment. My favorite of these responsibilities is providing research instruction and support to individual students, classes in a variety of disciplines, and faculty. Closely linked to this is my interest in the many components of the activity of research, including reading, information seeking, information processing, and information organization and management. I am also interested in the ways in which those components interact and how they are affected by technological developments. Other interests include the role of academic libraries in higher education and library science curriculum and education.
My husband and I live with our daughter in West Chicago. When not at work, I’m usually playing with my daughter, spending time with my husband, working on renovations to our 1928 home, or working on my doctoral degree. Other personal interests include American history, the Civil War and the Second World War homefront particularly, gardening (and the accompanying canning, freezing, and preserving), and martial arts. We attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva, Illinois.
Subject Librarian for
- Political Science/International Relations
- Urban Studies
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Library Association
- American Society for Information Science & Technology
- Association of College and Research Libraries
- Association for Educational Communications & Technology
Falciani-White, N. (2012). Understanding information seeking behavior of faculty and students: A review of the literature. In M. P. Popp & D. Dallis (Eds.), Planning and implementing resource discovery tools in academic libraries (1-21). Hershey, PA.
Falciani-White, N. (2008). Running with perseverance: The theological library’s challenge of keeping pace with changing students. Theological Librarianship, 1(2), 16-27.
Barwegen, L. M., Falciani, N. K., Putnam, S. J., Reamer, M. B., & Stair, E. E. (2004). Academic achievement of homeschool and public school students and student perception of parent involvement. The School Community Journal, 14(1), 39-58.