Curriculum Vitae

Matthew P. Ciszek

Assistant Librarian
Head, Lartz Memorial Library
Penn State Shenango

mpc16@psu.edu
http://about.me/mciszek

724-983-2880

Updated April 9, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007 - Present
Head Librarian
Penn State Shenango
Sharon, PA

2005 - 2007
Head of Access Services
Georgetown University Law Library
Washington, DC

2004 - 2005
Circulation Librarian
University of the District of Columbia Law Library
Washington, DC

2003 - 2004
Systems Librarian
Golden Gate University
San Francisco, CA

2002 - 2003
Project Manager
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Emeryville, CA

2001 - 2003
Implementation Consultant
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Emeryville, CA

1998 - 2001
Systems Librarian
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Emeryville, CA

1996 - 1998
Library Services Specialist Team Leader
Gaylord Information Systems
Syracuse, NY

EDUCATION

1996 Master of Library Science (ALA-accredited)
University at Buffalo - SUNY
Buffalo, NY
1994 Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
University at Buffalo - SUNY
Buffalo, NY

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Ciszek, M. (2011). Out on the Web: The Relationship between Campus Climate and GLBT-Related Web-Based Resources in Academic Libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 37(5), 430-436.

Ciszek, M. & Young, C. L. (2010). Diversity Collection Assessment in Large Academic Libraries. Collection Building. 29(4), 154-161.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Ciszek, M. (2012). Diversifying Diversity: Library Services for Underrepresented Groups. College & Research Libraries News, 73(9), 547-549.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Ciszek, M. (2011). Managing Outside the Closet: On Being an Openly Gay Library Administrator. In Nectoux, Tracy (Ed.), Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.

REVIEWS
Ciszek, M. (2011). Review of the book Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, by Mogul, Joey L., Ritchie, Andrea J., and Whitlock, Kay. GLBTRT Newsletter, 23(1), 12. 

Ciszek, M. (2011). Review of the book Loving Someone Gay, by Clark, Don. GLBTRT Newsletter, 22(4), 10. 

Ciszek, M. (2010). Review of the book Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco, by Sides, Josh. GLBTRT Newsletter, 22(2), 11-12. 

Ciszek, M. (2010). Review of the book GayLife.com, by Plakcy, Neil. GLBTRT Newsletter, 22(1), 12. 

Ciszek, M. (2010). Review of the book Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, by Engard, Nicole C. Journal of Library Innovation, 1(1), 62-63.

Ciszek, M. (2007). Review of the book The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Chabon, Michael. Views & Voices: a magazine for women, October 2007, 15.

NEWSLETTERS
Ciszek, M. (2010). Good Eats in Washington, D.C. NMRT Footnotes, 39(4). 

Ciszek, M. (2009). Stonewall Book Award Winners Announced. NMRT Footnotes, 38(3). 

PRESENTATIONS

Ciszek, M. Penn State Shenango Faculty Lecture Series, Sharon, PA. "The Rainbow Connection: Serving the Needs of LGBT College Students", April 22, 2013.

Ciszek, M. Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals Conference, Glendale, PA. "Public Relations Nightmares: Learning from the Penn State Experience and Crisis Management Literature", October 15, 2012. 

Ciszek, M. University Libraries' Diversity Research Colloquium, University Park, PA. "Managing Outside the Closet: Being an Openly Gay Library Administrator," April 4, 2012.

Ciszek, M. Faculty Research Presentation, Penn State Shenango, Sharon, PA. "The Relationship between Campus Climate and GLBT-related Web-based Resources in Academic Libraries," February 29, 2012.

Ciszek, M. Library Faculty Organization Research Colloquium, University Park, PA, "Serving Library Patrons in a "Post-gay" World," February 22, 2012.

Ciszek, M. Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals Conference, Glenside, PA, "Adopting a New MO: Meeting Patron Needs and Transforming Libraries through Market Orientation," October 9, 2011.

Ciszek, M., Yarmey, K., & Fay, T. Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, State College, PA, "A Safe Space on Campus: Winning Strategies Academic Libraries can use to Serve GLBTQ Students and Faculty," October 1, 2011.

Ciszek, M. Association of College and Research Libraries Women and Gender Studies Section Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, "Serving LGBT Library Patrons in a Post-Gay World," Poster session, June 25, 2011.

Ciszek, M. Faculty Research Presentation, Penn State Shenango, Sharon, PA. "Diversity Assessment and Collection Development in Large Library Collections, February 17, 2010.

Ciszek, M., & Young, C. L. Association of Research Libraries National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Louisville, KY. "Measuring Diversity in Collection Development: Strategies for the New Millennium," October 3, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
2012 - 2014 American Library Association Council, Councilor-at-Large
2010 - 2012 Library Leadership and Management Association, Membership Committee
2010 - 2011 Library Leadership and Management Association, Diversity Task Force
2009 - 2010         ALA New Members Round Table, Annual Conference Local Information Committee Chair
2009 - 2010 ALA New Members Round Table, Endnotes Committee
2008 - 2010         ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table Steering Committee
2008 - 2010         ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table, Membership Committee Chair
2008 - 2009 ALA New Member's Round Table, Vice Presidential Planning Committee
2004 - 2007 American Association of Law Libraries Gen X/Gen Y Caucus

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
2009 - 2010       Peer reviewer for the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve
2009 - 2010       Peer reviewer for Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

SERVICE TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
2013 - present Member and Executive Committee, President's Commission on LGBT Equity

SERVICE TO PENN STATE SHENANGO CAMPUS
2012 - present University Administrative Hearing Board Officer
2012 - present Campus Sexual Harassment and Campus Climate Ombudsperson
2011 - present Shenango Faculty Senate Secretary
2011         Psychology Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee
2010         Faculty Advisor to the History Student Club
2009         English Fixed Term and Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committees
2008 - 2010 Faculty Advisor to the Rainbow Lions Student LGBTA Club
2008 Sociology Faculty Search Committee

SERVICE TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
2013 - 2014 Library Faculty Organization, Digital Measures Task Force
2013         Penn State Beaver Head Librarian Search Committee
2011 - 2012 Library Faculty Organization, Executive Council
2011 - 2012 Library Faculty Organization, Nominating Committee Chair
2009 - 2010 Library Faculty Organization, Chair
2008 - 2009 Library Faculty Organization, Chair-elect
2008 - 2010 Library Faculty Organization, Executive Council
2008 - 2010 University Libraries' Scholarship Committee
2008 - 2009 LibQUAL Task Force
2008         Penn State DuBois Reference Librarian Search Committee
2007 - 2008 Task Force on Measuring Diversity in Collection Development

SERVICE TO GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW LIBRARY
2006 - 2007 Washington Research Libraries Consortium Resource Sharing Committee
2006 - 2007 Georgetown University Libraries Access Services Committee

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Library Association
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table
New Members Round Table
Association of College and Research Libraries
University Libraries Section
College Libraries Section
Women and Gender Studies Section
Library Leadership and Management Association

AWARDS

2006
Award of Excellence
Georgetown University Law Library

2013
University Libraries Diversity Award
Penn State University Libraries

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