Elizabeth Jean Brumfield

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield



  • A.B.D. – University of Pittsburgh (Library Information Science)
  • M.L.I.S. – University of Pittsburgh (Library Information Science)
  • B.S. – Communication/Legal Studies – University of Pittsburgh  

Work History   2001-2006 – Adjunct Professor/Teaching Assistant
                    University of Pittsburgh
Liaison   • College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Off Campus (Distance Services)
Recent Presentations

• Culture and the Online Environment: Perceptions of Time and Distance
  Texas NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) Conference, March
  27-28, 2009
• Grant Research and Proposal Writing. Prairie View A&M University, NW Campus.
  January 19, 2009
• Internet Technologies and the HBCU Librarian. Poster Session. 15TH National
  HBCU Faculty Development Symposium. Kellogg Conference Hotel Gallaudet
  University.  Sponsored by Howard University. October 23-25, 2008, Washington,
• Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information Seeking Behavior. 
  13th Annual Off Campus Library Services Conference. Sponsored by Central
  Michigan University. April 22-25, 2008. Salt Lake City, Utah. 
• Using Library E-resources to Enhance Student Learning. 4TH Annual  
   Teaching with Technology Conference. Texas A&M University Department of 
   Instructional Technology. College Station, Texas, February 12-13, 2008.
• ProQuest Focus Group—Evaluating Ethnic and Diversity Resources databases. 
  August 4, 2007. Black Caucus of the American Library Association Conference.
  Forth Worth, Texas. August 1-4, 2007. 
• Take me to the water: Staying afloat in the information ocean. Round table 
  discussion. ACRL 13th National Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, March 19-
  April 1, 2007
• Distance education and culture. National Association of African American Studies
  and Affiliates. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 12-17, 2007.

Recent Publications

• Brumfield, E.J. “Library Outreach to Juvenile Offenders in Intensive Supervision
  Probation Programs (Community Centered House Arrest)”. ERIC (Education
  Resource Information Center). October 2008
• Brumfield, E.J. “Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information
  Seeking Behavior”.   Journal of Library Administration and Management v.48 no.
  3 & 4 (Fall 2008)
• Brumfield, E.J. “Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information
  Seeking Behavior”. 13th Annual Off-Campus Library Services Conference 
  Proceedings. Edited by S.M. Mathson & J.A. Garrison. Mount Pleasant, Central
  Michigan University Publisher. 2008. pp. 81-90 
• Spink, A., Brumfield, J., Park, M., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Narayan, B.
  “Multitasking information behavior in public libraries: A survey study.” Journal of
  Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 39, No. 3, 177-186 (2007). SAGE