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  • Biography

    Krystyna K.  Matusiak is Associate Professor in the Library & Information Science Program (LIS) at the Morgridge College of Education. Krystyna’s research and teaching interests focus on the digitization of cultural heritage materials, digital libraries, information behavior, user studies, visual information, and data curation. She is committed to user-centered principles in information design and is passionate about educating the new generation of information professionals.  

    Krystyna earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Interdisciplinary Program in Digital Information Design and Organization. Her dissertation is entitled: The Use of Digital Resources in an Academic Environment: A Qualitative Study of Students' Perceptions, Experiences, and Digital Literacy Skills.  She received the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

    Prior to accepting her position at the Morgridge College of Education in 2011, Krystyna worked as an academic librarian for 12 years. She started her academic library career in reference and instruction, and then worked as a Digital Collections Librarian for ten years. She was the Head of the Digitization Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she designed over 20 distinct digital collections. Here are some of her favorite projects: Tibet - From the Collections of the American Geographical Society Library, and the award winning March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project

    Krystyna also served as a digitization consultant for projects funded by the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and assisted digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. 

  • Office hours Winter quarter 2023:

    Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in person, office KRH 246;

    Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.,  online on Zoom

    To schedule in-person or online appointment, please e-mail



  • Krystyna Matusiak Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Digital Information Design and Organization, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    • M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    • B.A. in Polish Studies and Theater History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

  • Presenting a paper at the IFLA Satellite Conference in Rome, Italy
    Presenting a paper at the IFLA Satellite Conference in Rome, Italy

    Presenting a paper, "Teaching research methods in Master's-level LIS programs: The United States perspective" with Dr. Kawanna Bright at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, Satellite Conference Transforming LIS Education for Professionals in a Global Information World, Rome, August 31, 2019.

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