Jean Brumfield, M.L.I.S.

Jean Brumfield, M.L.I.S.

Title: Distance Services Librarian
Phone: (713) -790-7282
Fax: (936) 261-1539
Office Location: Northwest Houston Campus – Library

• A.B.D. – University of Pittsburgh (Library Information Science)
• M.L.I.S. – University of Pittsburgh (Library Information Science)
• B.S. – Communication/Legal Studies – University of Pittsburgh


Named 2018 Digital Library Forum HBCU Fellow

Work History

2001-2006 – Adjunct Professor/Teaching Assistant University of Pittsburgh


• College of Arts & Sciences
• Off Campus (Distance Services)

Recent Presentations

• Culture and the Online Environment: Perceptions of Time and Distance.  Texas NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) Conference, March27-28, 2009
• Grant Research and Proposal Writing. Prairie View A&M University, NW Campus. January 19, 2009
• Internet Technologies and the HBCU Librarian. Poster Session. 15TH National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium. Kellogg Conference Hotel Gallaudet University.  Sponsored by Howard University. October 23-25, 2008, Washington, D.C.• Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information Seeking Behavior.13thAnnual Off Campus Library Services Conference. Sponsored by Central Michigan University. April 22-25, 2008. Salt Lake City, Utah.

• Using Library E-resources to Enhance Student Learning. 4TH Annual

Teaching with Technology Conference. Texas A&M University Department of

Instructional Technology. College Station, Texas, February 12-13, 2008.

• ProQuest Focus Group—Evaluating Ethnic and Diversity Resources databases.

August 4, 2007. Black Caucus of the American Library Association Conference.

Forth Worth, Texas. August 1-4, 2007.

Take me to the water: Staying afloat in the information ocean. Round table

discussion. ACRL 13th National Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, March 19-

April 1, 2007

• Distance education and culture. National Association of African American Studies

and Affiliates. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 12-17, 2007.

Recent Publications

• Brumfield, E.J. “Library Outreach to Juvenile Offenders in Intensive Supervision Probation Programs (Community Centered House Arrest)”. ERIC (Education Resource Information Center). October 2008• Brumfield, E.J. “Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information Seeking Behavior”.   Journal of Library Administration and Management v.48 no.3 & 4 (Fall 2008)• Brumfield, E.J. “Using Online Tutorials to Reduce Uncertainty in Information Seeking Behavior”. 13th Annual Off-Campus Library Services Conference

Proceedings. Edited by S.M. Mathson & J.A. Garrison. Mount Pleasant, Central

Michigan University Publisher. 2008. pp. 81-90

• Spink, A., Brumfield, J., Park, M., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Narayan, B.

Multitasking information behavior in public libraries: A survey study.” Journal of

Librarianship and Information Science, Vol. 39, No. 3, 177-186 (2007). SAGE