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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

“Textbook Affordability: Is There a Role for the Library?” (conference proceeding). The Serials Librarian, 66, no. 1-4 (2014): 262-267. Available online:

"An Overview of Open Access in the Fields of Business and Management," with H. Austin Booth. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 16, no. 2 (2011): 108-124. Available online:

"Are We Covering Our Own Backyards?: An Analysis of Local Research Guides Created by Academic Business Librarians." Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35, no. 5 (2009): 421-430. Available online:

"Hyperlocal Libraries," Library Journal: NetConnect, 134, no. 13 (2009): 32-36. Available online:

"Business Library Web Sites Revisited: An Updated Review of the Organization and Content of Academic Business Library Web Sites," with Hal Kirkwood. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 14, no. 4 (2009): 333-347. Available online:

"The Library: A Distinct Local Voice?" First Monday, 12, no. 3 (2007). Available online:

Research / Service Area

Research interests:

  • e-Textbooks
  • Community informatics
  • Scholarly communication
  • The economics of information

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