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Name: Corinne Nyquist
Title: Information Delivery
Academic Rank: Librarian
Department: Library

Expertise Keywords: African librarianship, Copyright, freedom of information vs privacy of government, Human rights documentation, Organizational learning, Resource sharing, Sojourner Truth

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: I have a Ph.D. in Information Science with emphasis on organization of knowledge, public policy and organizational development. I have lived and worked in Africa. I have become the campus authority and contact on Sojourner Truth.

Currrent Research: Electronic transmission of government records and related database access/privacy issues, Ulster county records and places relating Sojourner Truth, and Rethinking resource sharing.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3681
E-mail Address:
Home Phone: 845-255-0558
Personal Web Site:

Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Director, World Study Center

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Acquisitions Librarian, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


University at Albany 1995-2003 Ph.D, 2004 Information Science
Macalester College 1953-1957 BA 1957 International Relations
University of Minnesota 1960-1970 MALS 1971 Library Science


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship 1986, Ford Foundation Grant to organize a human rights documentation conference in Lesotho 1987, Who's Who in America 2007-present

Other professional activities

Consultant on human rights education to the New York State Education Department, 1988

Organizational Memberships

American Library Association-- Rethinking Resource Sharing, Human Rights Task Force Chair; Freedom to Read Foundation, International Roundtable Secretary. African Studies Association--Africana Librarians Council Chair. New York African Studies Association-- Secretariat Director 1975-1998 & 2008-present


Book: Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan, Consortial Circulation, and Global Cooperation, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Web page on Sojourner Truth at