Winona State University Library Department

Russell F. Dennison (Russ)

Instruction Librarian and Archivist



Office: Winona State University Library 103

Office Phone No.: (507) 457-5143

Office FAX No.: (507) 457-5594

Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00 and Tuesdays 1:00-2:00

Degrees: B.A. Central College, M.A.L.S. University of Wisconsin

Areas of Specialization: Collection Analysis, Scholarly Communication, and Higher Education

Current Research Interests: Information retrieval, Role of technology in learning, Statistical analysis of library collections, and Temporal cataloging.

Years of Experience at WSU: 26

Previous Professional Experience: Journalism Librarian, School of Journalism, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Professional Memberships:

Member of:  American Library Association; American Society for Information Science and Technology; Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education; and Minnesota Library Association. 

Grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Member of Board of Directors for Southeastern Libraries Cooperating/Southeast Library System .


Selected Recent Presentations and Publications

·  Dennison, R. and Larson, K. (2005). Laptop Workstations: An information gallery's response to user needs.  Poster session presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

·  Dennison, R., Anderson, C., Demas, S. and Larson, K. (2004, October). The library’s role in the changing university. Panel presentation at Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, MN.

·  Leighton, H., Jackson, J., Sullivan, K. and Dennison, R. (2003). Web Page Design and Successful Use:P A focus group study. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 17-27.

·  Misselt, B., Durivage, C, & Dennison, R., (2002, October) Curbcuts in Minnesota Library Technology.  Panel presentation at Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN

·  Dennison, R. (2001). Define Appropriate Internet Resources to Improve Student ResearchThe Teaching Professor.  Vol. 15, No. 7, August/September 2001, p. 8-10.  Reprinted in The Well-Turned Word, Vol. 21, No. 9, Fall, 2001, newsletter of the Conference of English Instructors.

·  Dennison, R. (2000). Panelist at University of Minnesota 2nd Annual Reference Research Symposium.  Minneapolis, MN.

·  Dennison, R. (2000). Don't Use a Hammer: A typology of internet tools.TechTrends, Vol. 44, No. 4, p. 26-29.

·  Dennison, R. (2000). Quality assessment of collection development through tiered checklists:  Can you prove you are a good collection developer? Collection Building, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 24-27.

·  Dennison, R. (2000). Usage-Based Staffing of the Reference Desk.Reference and User Services Quarterly. Vol. 39, No. 2, p. 158-65.

·  Dennison, R. (1999). Circulating Selectors:  Whose selections circulate the most: faculty, librarians, or the Choice Outstanding List? Poster session presented at the ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans.

·  Dennison, R. (1999). Web Searching. Technology Teacher: Journal of the International Technology Education Association . Vol.58, No. 8, May/June 1999, pages 6-9.

·  Dennison, R. (1998). Can Institutional Differences in OPAC Search Patterns be Explained by Bibliographic Instruction.  Poster session presented at the ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

·  Dennison, R.  & Dennison, M. Ito (1998). Circulation Eqalitarianism: A Longitudinal Study.  Poster session presented at the ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

·  Dennison, R. (1997). Course on a Diskette. Chapter in James L. Morrison (Ed.), Technology Tools for Today's Campuses . Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corporation.

·  Dennison, R. (1997, June). Using HTML for Course Materials. Paper presented at the Electronic Academy Summer Institute, Bemidji, MN.

·  Dennison, R. (1997, June 10). Access is becoming Temporary Ownership.Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues [On-line serial], No. 183.

·  Dennison, R. (1997, June). Cyberspace needs a Devil . Paper presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Calgary, Canada.

·  Dennison, R. (1996, March 27). Accreditation may be the Answer.Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues [On-line serial], No. 160.

·  Long, C., Dennison, R., & Dennison, M. Ito. (1996, February). What's for Special Educators on the Internet? Paper presented at the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children/State Coordinators' Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Other Interests:Heraldry and Fencing



Maintained by Russ Dennison . Last updated on August 14, 2007