David Banush


The Dean of Libraries manages the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.
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Library and Information Science
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Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
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English and American Literature.
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New York University, New York, New York.
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A.B. with High Distinction
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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Professional Affiliations
American Library Association
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Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Cataloging and Metadata Management Section
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) (2001-2005)

Society of American Archivists (1998-2001)
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Description Section

Beta Phi Mu
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Beta Tau chapter
Professional Activity
Selected Presentations
From the Book Museum (and Other Tales of Access Services in the Age of the Network)
IviesPlus Access Services Symposium, Providence, RI, June 2013
Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Cultural Barriers to Shared Collections in Academic Libraries
LYRASIS Collections Services Conference, Southborough, MA, March 2010
Meditations/Metadata in an Emergency (with Ann Caldwell)
NELINET Seminar, Southborough, MA, May 2009
The Role of Gifts and Donor Relations in Building CUL Collections (panel participant)
Cornell University Library Professional Development Week, May 2008
Assessing Collections and Collection Development Decisions: Tools and Strategies for Selectors (panel participant)
Cornell University Library Professional Development Week, May 2007
Title-level Access to Electronic Journal Collections: Options and Considerations
South Central Research Libraries Council, Elmira, NY, April 2004
Staying Afloat in a Sea of E-Journals (with Nathan Rupp)
EndUser, Chicago, IL, May 2004
Available online at: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/1481
Using Voyager for NACO Authority Record Contributions
Endeavor Mid-Atlantic User’s Group Meeting, Princeton, NJ, October 2003
Results from the BIBCO Core Record Survey
American Library Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2001
Possible Futures for the BIBCO Program
American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2002

Selected Publications
Banush, David. “(Don’t) Save the Monograph!” Technicalities v. 35, no. 2 (March/April 2015).
Banush, David. “Lost and Found: Have We Given Up on Discovery (Yet)?” Technicalities v. 34, no. 5 (September/October 2014).
Banush, David (editor and contributor). “Focus on Collections” Newsletter of the Brown University Library Spring/Summer 2014. Available online at: http://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/files/2014/05/FocusOnCollections_spreads_web.pdf

Banush, David. “Old Whines, New Bottles? PDA, E-books, and the Fate of Collections”, Technicalities v. 33, no. 1 (January/February 2013).
Banush, David. “Hoarders (and Those Who Enable Them)”, Technicalities v.32, no.1 (January/February 2012).
Banush, David. “Getting Out, or, Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, Technicalities v.31, no.2 (March/April 2011).
Banush, David. “Cooperative Cataloging at the Intersection of Tradition and Transformation”, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly v.48, no. 2 (2010). Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639370903535742
Banush, David. “Stepping Out: The Expanding Role of Catalogers in Academic Libraries and Academic Institutions”, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly v. 45, no. 3 (2008), 81-91. Available online at: http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/7574
Banush, David, and Jim LeBlanc. “Utility, Library Priorities, and Cataloging Policies”, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services v. 31 (2007), 96-109. Available online at: doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2007.09.002 Preprint version available online at: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/8424
Banush, David. “Rabid Cataloging: A Response to David Bade”, Cataloging and Classification Quarterly v. 45, no. 1 (2007), 126-127. Available online at: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/8334
Banush, David, Martin Kurth, and Jean Pajerek. “Rehabilitating Killer Serials: An Automated Strategy for Maintaining E-Journal Metadata”. Library Resources and Technical Services v. 49, no.3 (July 2005), 190-203. Available online at: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/2173
Banush, David, Ana Cristán, and Carol Hixson. BIBCO Participants’ Manual. Washington, D.C.: Program for Cooperative Cataloging, 2002. Available online at: http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/bibco/documents/bpm.pdf

Workshops, Seminars, Continuing Education
Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2015
Hiring Managers’ Guide to Effective and Compliant Recruiting, Cornell University, April 2007
Harold D. Craft Leadership Program, Cornell University, August-December 2004
Project Management Fundamentals, Cornell University, July 2004
Supervisor Development Certification Course, Cornell University, Spring 2004
Improving People Skills, ILR Extension, Cornell University, July 2001
Diversity in the Workplace, Cornell University, February 2001
Performance Management workshop, Cornell University, February 2001
Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, Rochester, NY, May 2000
Encoded Archival Description workshop, Society of American Archivists, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1999
OCLC Institute Knowledge Access Management workshop, May 1999, Syracuse, NY
Descriptive Standards Institute, Society of American Archivists, New Orleans, LA, March 1999
Professional Interests