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Brian Dobreski

Brian Dobreski

Assistant Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His
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449 Communications Bldg


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


  • Information organization
  • Information ethics
  • Personhood
  • Knowledge organization systems
  • Technical services librarianship

Courses taught:

  • INSC 512 Information Organization & Retrieval
  • INSC 524 Metadata
  • INSC 590 Knowledge Organization Systems

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:

  • Dobreski, B. (2021). Descriptive cataloging: The history and practice of describing library resources. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 59(2-3), 225-241, DOI:10.1080/01639374.2020.1864693
  • Dobreski, B., & Kwaśnik, B.H. (2021). Dimensions of personhood in cultural heritage: Who (or what) gets to be called a person? In Proceedings of Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2021. Dubrovnik: Inter-University Centre.
  • Dobreski, B., Qin, J., & Resnick, M. (2020). Depicting historical persons and identities: A faceted approach. Knowledge Organization, 47(8), 668-679.
  • Dobreski, B., & Thompson, C. (2020). Recreated actors and attribution: An analysis of film crediting practices. In ASIS&T 2020: Proceedings of the 83rd ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Silver Spring, Maryland: American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  • Clarke, R.I. & Dobreski, B. (2019). Exploring the role of repertoire in library cataloging. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), 1169-1189.