Daniel Joudrey

Professor and Director of Libraries and Librarianship Concentration

About  Me

Daniel Joudrey, an expert in organizing information, joined the Simmons faculty in 2005 and teaches information organization and three separate cataloging courses. Prior to coming to Simmons, Joudrey was a teaching fellow and research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh for Dr. Arlene G. Taylor, a well-known cataloging authority. Joudrey was also a metadata policy intern at the Library of Congress. Before that, he worked for an international non-profit social services organization. He is lead author for the newly revised and expanded 11th edition of Introduction to Cataloging and Classification and co-author of the 3rd edition of The Organization of Information. Joudrey received his Ph.D. and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in theatre from George Washington University. He writes on education for cataloging and metadata, subject access, and other cataloging topics. He has been a member of the American Library Association for nearly 15 years.

Daniel Joudrey's Curriculum Vitae

What I Teach

  • LIS 415 Information Organization
  • LIS 416 Descriptive Cataloging
  • LIS 417 Subject Cataloging and Classification

Research/Creative Activities

Research Interests

  • Evaluating the conceptual analysis stage of the subject analysis process, particularly from the standpoint of the human experience.
  • Trends in graduate education for information organization.
  • The need for a structured framework for subject analysis.
  • The importance of controlled vocabularies in retrieval tools.
  • LCSH errors and difficulties in application.

Current Research Projects and Writings

  • 11th edition of The Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
  • 4th edition of The Organization of Information
  • Aboutness determination models in a book based on my dissertation