Nebraska Authors

Joan Giesecke

AKA: Dr. Joan Giesecke

Born 1951-12-11 Aberdeen, SD (USA)

Died 2017-10-09
Sarasota, FL (USA)

Former Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Places Lived

Aberdeen, SD
Buffalo, NY
College Park, MD
Mount Pleasant, MI
Fairfax, VA
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Business; Management


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Master of Library Science Degree, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Arts Degree in Management, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Ph.D. in Public Administration, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Librarian, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1987-1996)
Interim Director, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1996-2014)
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Extended Education and Outreach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
College Instructor

Places Worked

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS


American Library Association's Equality Award, 2011
Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, 2016
Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Women in Philanthropy Section of the United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County
Food Bank of Lincoln’s Backpack Program
Association of Research Libraries
American Library Association
Greater Western Library Alliance
Nebraska Library Association
Virginia Library Association


Fundamentals of Library Supervision.
Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.
Practical Help for New Supervisors. 1992.
Scenario Planning for Libraries. 1998.
Practical Strategies for Library Managers. 2000.
Fundamentals of Library Supervision. 2010. (with Beth McNeil)

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