Richard E. Rubin

Richard E. Rubin served as director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from 1999 to 2010 and subsequently became associate provost for extended (online) education at KSU until his retirement in 2013. He previously served as a librarian and personnel director at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, Ohio. He received his AB in philosophy from Oberlin College, his MLS from Kent State University, and his PhD from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has spoken and presented at workshops throughout the United States, primarily on aspects of human resources management, including hiring, performance evaluation, discipline and termination, worker motivation, and ethics in the workplace. Dr. Rubin has been active in professional associations on the national and state levels, including serving as a member and chair of ALA’s Committee on Accreditation. Dr. Rubin is the author of numerous publications, including Human Resources Management in Libraries: Theory and Practice (Neal-Schuman, 1991), Hiring Library Employees (Neal-Schuman, 1994), and the five editions of Foundations of Library and Information Science (Neal-Schuman). His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Library Quarterly and Library and Information Science Research.

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