James Kusack, Ph.D.

James M. Kusack, Ph.D.

Email: kusackj1@southernct.edu
Preferred: kusack@cox.net  
Phone: 203.392.5706

B.A., M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Indiana University 



With Nolan Lushington. Design and Evaluation of Public Library Buildings. Shoe String Press, 1991.

Unions for Academic Library Support Staff: Impact on Workers and the Workplace. Greenwood Press, 1986.


"Facility Evaluation in Libraries: A Strategy and Methodology for Library Managers." Library Administration and Management 7 (Spring 1993): 107-111.

"The Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel." Library Journal 115 (July 1990): 56-59.

"Librarians and the Information Age: An Affair on the Rocks?" Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science 14 (December-January 1988): 26-27.

"Librarians and the Information Age: Is Reconciliation Possible?" Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science (February-March 1988): 27, 29-30.

With John Bowers. "Public Microcomputers in Public Libraries." Library Journal 107, November 15, 1982: 2137-2141.

"Integration of Online Reference Services." RQ 19 (Fall 1979): 64-69.

"Online Reference Service in Public Libraries." RQ 18 (Summer 1979): 331-334.


"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (May 1996).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (February 1996).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (September 1995).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (May 1995): 15.

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (February 1995).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (November 1994).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (September 1994).

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (May 1994): 9.

"Tech Talk" (column). Vanguard (February 1994): 8.

BOOK REVIEWS ( feature latest 5):

Introduction to Instructional Development: Process and Technique, by Castelle G. Gentry, 1994, in International Journal of Instructional Media.

The Information Environment: A Reader, selected and introduced by Geraldene Walker, 1992, in Library Quarterly 63 (April 1993): 226-228.

Library and Information Science Research: Perspectives and Strategies for Improvement, edited by Charles McClure and Peter Hernon, 1991, in Collection Management 16:2 (1992): 119-120.

Human Aspects of Library Automation, by Hilary Dyer with Anne Morris, in Collection Management 14:3/4 (1991): 219-221.

Naturalistic Inquiry for Library Science: Methods and Applications for Research, Evaluation, and Teaching, by Constance Ann Mellon, 1990, in Collection Management 14:3/4 (1991): 206-207.


"Guide to Cyberspace" (panel). AAUW Connecticut Convention, Shelton, CT, April 20, 1996.

"Topics, Tips and Techniques for Submitting Papers and Panel Presentations in Nashville and Beyond" (panel). College Library's Committee on Research for College Librarianship at the ALA Midwinter Conference, San Antonio, January 21, 1996.

"Internet Sources Using Netscape." Administrator's Round Table, Central Connecticut Cooperating Library Service Unit, New Haven, October 18, 1995.

"Internet Resources for Law Libraries." Southern New England Law Library Association, New Haven, March 25, 1994.

"Internet: For Connecticut School Libraries." Connecticut Educational Media Association, New Haven, November 18, 1993.

"A Living Index: Librarianship in the '90s" (panel). Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Library Association, Cromwell, CT, April 14, 1993.

With Nolan Lushington. "Library Facilities." San Francisco, June 1992.

With Nolan Lushington. "Personal Workspace Design." Long Island Library Association Annual Meeting, NY, May 20, 1992.

"Editorial Policy and Performance." Annual Meeting of the American Library Association, Atlanta, July 1, 1991.

"Goodbye to the Written Word" (panel member, symposium). Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the New Haven Foundation, held at the Art Space, New Haven, CT, October 7, 1991.

"Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Methods and Procedures" (panel). Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Meeting, Mt. Laurel Resort, PA, October 3, 1991.

"Evaluating Library Buildings" (panel; workshop for librarians, trustees, architects and building consultants). Connecticut State Library, West Hartford, CT, September 24, 1991.

"Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Technique of Accountability" (panelist). New York Library Association Annual Meeting, NY, November 21, 1991.

"Microcomputers in Libraries: Opportunities and Problems." Southeastern Connecticut Library Association, Groton, CT, May 16 & 23, 1990.

"Post-Occupancy Evaluation in Connecticut" (panelist). Rhode Island Library Association Annual Meeting, Newport, RI, June 7, 1990.

"Technology and Libraries, Current and Future: What's Hot and What's Not" (training paper presented to groups of delegates in three different areas). Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Science, Hartford, CT, April-May 1990.

"Post-Occupancy Evaluation: A New Look at Library Buildings" (convener and panelist). Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Library Association, Cromwell, CT, April 1990.