Drobnicki, John

Curriculum Vitae
Head of Technical Services
Professor
Library

Phone: 718-262-2025
Office Location: AC-3G02A
jdrobnicki@york.cuny.edu
http://www.york.cuny.edu/~drobnick/index.html

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
MLS  Queens College/CUNY  Library Science  2/93 
MA  St. John's University  History  1/89 
BA  St. John's University  History  1/87 
AA  St. John's University  Liberal Arts  1/84 

A Library faculty member at York since 1995, Prof. Drobnicki has written articles about historical topics as well as the presence of Holocaust-denial literature and other controversial materials in libraries, in addition to biographical profiles in various subject encyclopedias. He has been reviewing books since 1991, and has been a reviewer for Choice since 1994.

Areas of Expertise

Holocaust-denial literature
Controversial materials in libraries
Electronic resources in libraries

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Drobnicki, John A. "CUNY Librarians and Faculty Status: Past, Present, and Future." Urban Library Journal. 20 (2014): forthcoming.

Drobnicki, John A. "GLIS 709 Revisited." News from CUNY Libraries. 33 (Spring 2014): .

Drobnicki, John A. "Hurricane Sandy Strikes Again." LibWire. 8 (Spring 2014): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Dr. Michael Flynn’s Books." LibWire. 8 (Spring 2014): 4.

Drobnicki, John A. "Professor Machalow to Retire." LibWire. 8 (Spring 2014): 3.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust Denial Literature Twenty Years Later: A Follow-up Investigation of Public Librarians’ Attitudes Regarding Acquisition and Access." Judaica Librarianship. 18 (2014): 54-87.

Drobnicki, John A. "CUNY Librarians and Reassignment Leave: What is it? How do I get it?." News from CUNY Libraries. 32 (Winter 2013): .

Drobnicki, John A. "CALA Friends: John Drobnicki." CALA Newsletter. no. 109 (Fall 2013): 17.

Drobnicki, John A. "CUNY Librarians and Faculty Status." LibWire. 7 (Spring 2013): 3.

Drobnicki, John A. "Full Circle." News from CUNY Libraries. 31 (Winter 2012): .

Drobnicki, John A. "In Memoriam: Marta G. Franco." PASSWORD. 6 (Summer 2012): 6.

Drobnicki, John A. "Professor Sheidlower’s New Book." PASSWORD. 6 (Summer 2012): 4-5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Hezekiah and Charity Mills of Westport, Connecticut." Connecticut Ancestry. 54 (Nov. 2011): 94.

Drobnicki, John A. "Al Sears’ Saxophone at York Library." Academic Affairs Update. 5 (Oct. 2011): 12.

Drobnicki, John A. "What is a Library?." PASSWORD. 5 (Spring 2011): 1.

Drobnicki, John A. "1967 Convocation Charter." Academic Affairs Update. 4 (Mar. 2011): 15.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Sixth Bibliography." Journal of Hate Studies. 8 (2010): 103-129.

[Anonymous]. "Library's Archival Collection Tapped by Exxon-Mobil." Academic Affairs Update. 4 (Oct. 2010): 9.

Drobnicki, John A. "We're Moving, But We're Still Here." PASSWORD. 4 (Spring 2010): 1.

Drobnicki, John A. "York Alumna as Special Librarian." Academic Affairs Update. 3 (Nov. 2009): 6.

Drobnicki, John A. "Greetings from the College's Chief Librarian." PASSWORD. 3 (Spring 2009): 1.

Cleary, Daniel E., and John A. Drobnicki. "Major Donation to Library." Academic Affairs Update. 3 (Feb. 2009): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Greetings from the Acting Chief Librarian." PASSWORD. 2 (Spring 2008): 1.

Drobnicki, John A. "In Memoriam: Gladys W. Jarrett." PASSWORD. 2 (Spring 2008): 8.

Drobnicki, John A. "In Memoriam: Alyce A. Stiegelbauer." PASSWORD. 2 (Spring 2008): 8.

Sheidlower, Scott, and John Drobnicki. "The Library's Bassin Collection." Academic Affairs Update. 2 (Mar. 2008): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "What's New in Your Library." Academic Affairs Update. 2 (Feb. 2008): 12.

[Anonymous]. "40 Years of Faculty Scholarship." Academic Affairs Update. 1 (Nov. 2007): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Electronic Resources and Remote Access." PASSWORD. 1 (Spring 2007): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Review of EUROPARL: The European Parliament On-Line website." College & Research Libraries News. 64 (Sept. 2003): 552-553.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Fifth Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 59 (Sept. 2002): 93-110.

Drobnicki, John A. "Review of the Armenian National Institute website." College & Research Libraries News. 63 (Apr. 2002): 297-298.

Drobnicki, John A., and Richard Asaro. "Historical Fabrications on the Internet: Recognition, Evaluation, and Use in Bibliographic Instruction." Reference Librarian. 35 (2001): 121-164.

Drobnicki, John A. "Robert A. Machalow: Chief Librarian." Natural Sciences Alumni Newsletter. 25 (2001): 5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Fourth Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 57 (Dec. 2000): 257-286.

Drobnicki, John A. "Dealing With Internet Hate." Martyrdom and Resistance. 27 (Sept.-Oct. 2000): 3, 6.

Drobnicki, John A. "Review of the International Institute of Social History website." College & Research Libraries News. 61 (Sept. 2000): 714.

Drobnicki, John A. "The War of Griffin’s Pig: A Bibliography of the Anglo-American Northwest Boundary Dispute." Bulletin of Bibliography. 56 (June 1999): 65-68.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust Denial and Libraries: Should Libraries Acquire Revisionist Materials?." College & Research Libraries News. 60 (June 1999): 463-464.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Eugene Kusielewicz." Polish American Studies. 56 (Spring 1999): 99-110.

Drobnicki, John A. "‘Changing Course, Libraries as Learning Organizations’: 18th Annual ACRL/NY Symposium." News From CUNY Libraries. 22 (Sept./Dec. 1998): 2.

Drobnicki, John A. "Review of the Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism [Internet site]." College and Research Libraries News. 59 (Dec. 1998): 891.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Third Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 55 (Sept. 1998): 157-168.

Drobnicki, John A. "Book on Library Services and the Poor." ACRL/NY Metro News. 16 (Winter 1998): 4.

Drobnicki, John A. "Commack, Long Island, Gravestone Information Online." Polish-American Journal. (May 1998): 6.

Drobnicki, John A. "‘The Book and the Brave New Library’: 17th Annual ACRL/NY Symposium." News From CUNY Libraries. 21 (Dec. 1997): 1-2.

Drobnicki, John A. "Eugene Kusielewicz, 1930-1996." Polish American Studies. 54 (Autumn 1997): inside front cover.

Drobnicki, John A. "Michael Lesk: Chief Scientist, Bellcore." ACRL/NY Metro News. 16 (Fall 1997): 4.

Drobnicki, John A. "Librarians Seek Answers For Literature of Denial." Martyrdom and Resistance. 23 (May-June 1997): 12, 15.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Response to Mark Weber." Public & Access Services Quarterly. 2 (1997): 49-58.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Russo-Polish War, 1919-1920: A Bibliography of Materials in English." Polish Review. 42 (1997): 95-104.

Drobnicki, John A. "Prof. Eugene Kusielewicz." St. John’s Today. (Feb. 17, 1997): 14.

Drobnicki, John A. "Eugene Kusielewicz: Scholar and Teacher." Polish-American Journal. (Feb. 1997): 1, 8.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: An Additional Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 53 (1996): 359-368.

Drobnicki, John A. "Bliss: The Man and the Classification." ERIC. (1996): ED396758.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Nizkor Project and the Fight Against Holocaust-Denial." The ‘Net Homesteader. 1 (Oct./Nov. 1996): [online journal].

Drobnicki, John A. "Some Genealogical Sources on the Internet." Polish-American Journal. (June 1996): 4.

Drobnicki, John A. "Online Slavic Reference Sources." Polish-American Journal. (Feb. 1996): 12.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Second Zabużański Collection." Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America. 4 (Winter 1995-1996): 5.

Drobnicki, John A., Carol R. Goldman, Trina R. Knight, and Johanna V. Thomas. "Holocaust-Denial Literature in Public Libraries: An Investigation of Public Librarians’ Attitudes Regarding Acquisition and Access." Public & Access Services Quarterly. 1 (1995): 5-40.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Few Polish Sources on the Internet." Polish-American Journal. (Mar. 1995): 12.

Drobnicki, John A. "Nazism on the Internet." Polish-American Journal. (Jan. 1995): 2.

Drobnicki, John A. "Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Cemetery, Commack, Long Island." PNCC Studies. 15 (1994): 63-77.

Drobnicki, John A. "Richard Mills of Stratford, Connecticut; Or Is It New Haven, Long Island or Westchester?." Mills Ancestry. 34 (July 10, 1994): 3-6.

Mills, Michael, and John A. Drobnicki. "John Mills of Stamford, From Whence He Came." Mills Ancestry. 33 (May 10, 1994): 3.

Drobnicki, John A., Carol R. Goldman, Trina R. Knight, and Johanna V. Thomas. "Holocaust-Denial Literature: A Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography. 51 (1994): 17-24.

Drobnicki, John A. "Untruth in the Classroom." OAH Magazine of History. 8 (Winter 1994): 57, 64.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Difference Between Holocaust and Genocide." Polish-American Journal. (Jan. 1994): 6.

Drobnicki, John A. "Phone Surname Database." Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America. 1 (Fall 1993): 12.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Holocaust Did Happen." Polish-American Journal. (June 1993): 12.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Auschwitz Convent Controversy [review article]." PAHA Newsletter. 49 (Jan. 1993): 2.

Drobnicki, John A. "The Confidentiality of Library Users’ Records." ERIC. (1992): ED358846.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Little Too Late." Polish Genealogical Society Newsletter. 15 (Fall 1992): 29.

Drobnicki, John A. "Names from Gravestones at Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Cemetery, Commack, New York." Polish Genealogical Society Newsletter. 15 (Spring 1992): 3-4, 12, 18.

Drobnicki, John A. "A Touch of Controversy [review article]." Polish-American Journal. (Feb. 1991): 13.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Drobnicki, John A. "Davis, Katherine Kennicott." Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia. Ed. Peg Lamphier and Rosanne Welch (ABC-CLIO, 2016): forthcoming.

Miller, Christina, and John A. Drobnicki. "York College Library’s School Media Specialist: A New Library Model for Easing the Transition from High School to College." Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library: Experiments and Initiatives in Student Training. Ed. Bradford Lee Eden (Scarecrow Press, 2015): forthcoming.

Drobnicki, John A. "CALA Friends: John Drobnicki." Reaching Beyond Ourselves: Celebrating 40 Years of CALA (1973-2013). (Chinese American Librarians Association, 2014): 179.

Drobnicki, John A. "Preface." Vision of Silence: Pastel Paintings by Lin Shih-Yu. (Kaun Tang International Publications, 2013): 4-5.

Drobnicki, John A. "Archacki, Henryk." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 16-17.

Drobnicki, John A. "Horszowski, Mieczysław." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 177-178.

Drobnicki, John A. "Janis, Byron." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 201-202.

Drobnicki, John A. "Lerski, Jerzy Jan 'George'." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 269-270.

Drobnicki, John A. "Mocha, Frank." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 306.

Drobnicki, John A. "Peckwas, Edward Alan." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 356.

Drobnicki, John A. "Pipes, Richard Edgar." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 362.

Drobnicki, John A. "Polish Anti-Defamation Committee." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 385.

Drobnicki, John A. "Prosky, Robert." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 430.

Drobnicki, John A. "Renkiewicz, Frank Anthony." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 447.

Drobnicki, John A. "Skrowaczewski, Stanisław." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 486-487.

Drobnicki, John A. "Stram, Hank." The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James S. Pula (McFarland, 2011): 506.

Drobnicki, John A. "Hunt, Lamar." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2010): Vol. 8, 228-230.

Drobnicki, John A. "Kroc, Joan Beverly." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007): Vol. 7, 316-318.

Drobnicki, John A. "Hibbler, Albert George (‘Al’)." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004): Vol. 6, 230-232.

Drobnicki, John A. "Meader, (Abbott) Vaughn." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s. Ed. William L. O’Neill (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003): Vol. 2, 68-69.

Drobnicki, John A. "Sawchuk, Terrance Gordon (‘Terry’)." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures. Ed. Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002): Vol. 2, 335-337.

Drobnicki, John A. "Ewbank, Wilbur Charles (‘Weeb’)." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002): Vol. 5, 181-183.

Drobnicki, John A. "Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith)." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001): Vol. 4, 581-583.

Drobnicki, John A. "Ruffin, Davis Eli (‘David’)." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001): Vol. 3, 461-462.

Drobnicki, John A. "Williams, William B." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999): Vol. 2, 904-906.

Drobnicki, John A. "Allen, George Herbert." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999): Vol. 2, 14-16.

Drobnicki, John A. "Hanson, Howard Harold." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998): Vol. 1, 363-364.

Drobnicki, John A. "Bowers, Edward Augustus." Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Ed. Keir B. Sterling et al. (Greenwood Press, 1997): 95-96.

Drobnicki, John A. "Brewer, Thomas Mayo." Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Ed. Keir B. Sterling et al. (Greenwood Press, 1997): 107-108.

Drobnicki, John A. "Callison, Charles Hugh." Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Ed. Keir B. Sterling et al. (Greenwood Press, 1997): 134-135.

Drobnicki, John A. "Fernald, Merritt Lyndon." Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Ed. Keir B. Sterling et al. (Greenwood Press, 1997): 265-266.

Drobnicki, John A. "Schmidt, Karl Patterson." Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Ed. Keir B. Sterling et al. (Greenwood Press, 1997): 706-707.

Drobnicki, John A., Marc Fleisher, and Julian Hendy. "The Soap Allegations." Deceit & Misrepresentation: The Techniques of Holocaust Denial. Ed. Kenneth McVay (The Nizkor Project, 1996): [online book].

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Choice" 1994-Present: .

"Journal of Library and Information Science" (Oct. 2000): 76-77.

"Library and Information Science Annual" (1999): 161-162.

"EMIE Bulletin" (Winter 1998): 16-17.

"Library Journal" 1996-2000: .

"Public Libraries" (July/Aug. 1996): 255.

"Public Libraries" (Jan./Feb. 1996): 78.

"Bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America" (Spring 1995): 14.

"American Reference Books Annual" 1995-2008: .

"Polish Review" (Dec. 1994): 470-471.

"Rodziny" (Nov. 1994): 32.

"Public Libraries" (July/Aug. 1994): 229.

"Polish Review" (June 1992): 240-241.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Panelist for Discussion on Mentoring and Promotion to Full Professor, " May 15, 2014: Faculty Development workshop, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" CUNY Librarians and Reassignment Time: What is it? How do I get it?, " Nov. 12, 2013: LACUNY Grace-Ellen McCrann Memorial Lecture, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY.

" The History and Future of Librarian Faculty Status, " May 10, 2013: LACUNY Dialogues, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

" New Books by Robert Parmet and Scott Sheidlower, " Dec. 13, 2011: Faculty Publications reception, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Academic Librarianship in the United States, " Nov. 23, 2011: Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages Library, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

" Focus Group of GSLIS Internship Supervisors who met with external reviewers representing the ALA Committee on Accreditation, as part of the QC GSLIS re-accreditation process, " Oct. 16, 2011: Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, Flushing, NY.

" Reappointment, Tenure, Promotion, and Portfolio Processes, " Apr. 30, 2010: Faculty Development workshop, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Careers in Academic Libraries, " Mar. 22, 2010: GSLIS 795 class, Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, Flushing, NY.

" Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, " May 9, 2008: Faculty Development workshop, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Financial Support for CUNY, " Dec. 11, 2007: Testimony before the New York State Commission on Higher Education, New York, NY.

" How to Become a Successful Faculty Member at York College, " Feb. 23, 2007: Faculty Development workshop, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Panel Discussion on Library Faculty Contractual Demands, " Nov. 1, 2006: CUNY-wide Meeting of Library Faculty, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY.

" PSC-CUNY Grants for Library Faculty, " Sept. 16, 2005: LACUNY Professional Development Committee Workshop, New York, NY.

" Introduction to Publishing in the Academy: Using the Internet for Scholarly Research, " Jan. 24, 2002: Faculty Development workshop, York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Moderator, The Joys and Sorrows of Being an Assistant Branch Library Manager, " Nov. 15, 1994: Workshop for new librarians, Queens Borough Public Library Central Library, Jamaica, NY.

" Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Cemetery, Commack, Long Island, " Oct. 8-9, 1993: Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Polish National Catholic Church Commission on History and Archives, Scranton, PA.

" Careers and Librarianship, " June 27, 1993: Reception for hourly-rate staff, Queens Borough Public Library Central Library, Jamaica, NY.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

David Cohen Multicultural Award, Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies: June 3, 1993.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY Research Award, "The Denial of the Armenian Genocide: A Bibliography". 2005: $2,090.00.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

LACUNY Nominations Committee: 2/07 - 3/07.

York College Delegate, LACUNY Executive Council: 9/97 - 6/98; 2/07 - 6/07.

ACRL/NY Symposium Planning Committee: 3/97 - 12/98.

Alternate York College Delegate, LACUNY Executive Council: 9/96 - 6/97; 9/06 - 12/06.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Officer-at-Large, Executive Council, York PSC Chapter: 5/02 - 6/05.

Library Faculty Committee of the PSC Delegate Assembly: 12/01 - 6/07; 7/12 - Present.

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