Charles Lyons

Charles Lyons

Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Delivery

135 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-7703


Drexel University - MS in Library and Information Science
Colby College - BA in English and Spanish

Curriculum Vitae / Bio

Selected Publications

Hendrix, Dean, Charles Lyons, and Nell Aronoff. "The Library as Textbook Provider: Administering and Assessing a Student-Based e-Textbook Pilot." College & Undergraduate Libraries 23.3 (2016): 265-294.

Lyons, Charles. "Library Roles with Textbook Affordability." Against The Grain 26.5 (2014): 1-12. [Guest editor]

Lyons, Charles, and H. Austin Booth. "An Overview of Open Access in the Fields of Business and Management." Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 16.2 (2011): 108-124.

Lyons, Charles. "Are We Covering Our Own Backyards?: An Analysis of Local Research Guides Created by Academic Business Librarians." Journal of Academic Librarianship 35.5 (2009): 421-430.

Lyons, Charles. "Hyperlocal Libraries." Library Journal 134.12 (2009): 32-34.

Lyons, Charles, and Hal Kirkwood. "Business Library Web Sites Revisited: An Updated Review of the Organization and Content of Academic Business Library Web Sites." Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 14.4 (2009): 333-347.

Lyons, Charles. "The Library: A Distinct Local Voice?." First Monday 12.3 (2007).

Research / Service Area

Research interests:

  • Library roles with the provision of curricular materials: open educational resources; e-textbooks; alt-textbooks; affordability, usability, and accessibility of online course materials.
  • Library management issues: shared governance, consensus-based decision making, participatory leadership.
  • Community informatics: the dynamics of local community information.
  • Scholarly communication: open access publishing models, the economics of information.

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