Joseph Harzbecker

Head of Reference and Electronic Collections Management

  • Title Head of Reference and Electronic Collections Management
  • Phone (617) 358-4499
  • Education Drew University BA (History, political science)
    Simmons College MS(LS) (Library/Information Science)
    Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Certificate of Librarianship #P500
    University of Massachusetts Boston MS (History)

Areas of Interest

  • Collection development, acquisitions, reference and electronic resources, licenses, copyright.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals/ Medical Library Association
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Freedom to Read Foundation
  • Medical Library Association
  • MAHSLIN Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network
  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries

Awards, honors and fellowships

  • Medical Library Association Research Award (2004)
  • City University of New York Graduate Center
  • Fellowship  (1981) (Political Science)

Selected Publications

  • The collection development manual of the Boston University Medical Center Alumni Medical Library (2016)

Selected Talks and Presentations

  • “Electronic Resources in Times of Fiscal Constraint: Investigations, Acquisitions and Renewals.” (Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2015)

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