Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia is a Research Librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University, where she is the library liaison to the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Committee on Regional Studies—East Asia, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Freshman Seminar Program. Previously she worked in reference, research instruction, online services, collection development, interlibrary loan, and circulation at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She writes the Not Dead Yet blog and e-reviews for Library Journal. She was awarded RUSA’s highest honor, the 2016 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, as well as the 1996 Louis Shores/Oryx Press Award for reviewing. She has edited ProQuest’s Magazines for Libraries since 2000 and is also the editor of the online-only Magazines for Libraries Update. She is an editorial advisor to CC Advisor (Choice Charleston Advisor) and is on the editorial board of Reference Services Review. She has published a number of books, including Becoming a Library Teacher; Finding Common Ground: Creating the Library of the Future without Diminishing the Library of the Past; and Teaching the New Library (Neal-Schuman, 1996–2000).

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