• 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, http://uwm.edu/lib-collections/tibet/ and the award winning March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project http://uwm.edu/marchonmilwaukee/

    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 Fall quarter 2020:

    Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment


  • Krystyna Matusiak Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Digital Information Design and Organization, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2010

    • M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 1999

    • M.A. in Polish Studies and Theater History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1986

  • Presenting a poster at the IFLA 2018 Congress
    Presenting a poster at the IFLA 2018 Congress

    Presenting a poster at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26-27, 2018. The poster, Immigrant information seeking behavior in everyday life: Photovoice study was based on the study conducted with Dr. Assefa and two LIS students, Emily Bongiovanni and Angela Naumov. 

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