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Brian Dobreski

Brian Dobreski

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His
449 Communications Bldg


  • PhD, Syracuse University
  • MSLIS, Syracuse University
  • B.Mus., Nazareth College


  • Information organization
  • Information values & ethics
  • Classification
  • Technical services librarianship

Courses taught:

  • INSC 524 Metadata

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

  • The opportunity to collaborate with the faculty, staff, and students here.

Professional memberships:

  • ALA (American Library Association)
  • ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education)
  • ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology)
  • ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization)
  • MLA (Music Library Association)

Select Publications:

  • Clarke, R. and Dobreski, B. (2019). Exploring the role of repertoire in library cataloging. Journal of Documentation, Vol. (ahead-of-print) No. (ahead-of-print).
  •  Dobreski, B., Qin, J., & Resnick, M. (2019). Side by side: The use of multiple subject languages in capturing shifting contexts around historical collections. In Proceedings from North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, 2019. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington.
  • Dobreski, B. (2018). Toward a value-analytic approach to information standards. In ASIS&T 2018: Proceedings of the 81st ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Silver Spring, Maryland: American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  • Dobreski, B. & Kwaśnik, B.H. (2018). Changing depictions of persons in library practice: Spirits, pseudonyms, and human books. Knowledge Organization, 44(8), 656-667.
  • Dobreski, B. & Huang, Y. (2018). Ontology informed design to advance developers’ informal online learning. Educational Technology & Society, 21(3), 23-34.