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Dan Blewett

Dan Blewett

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Dan Blewett
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Social Science Librarian and Coordinator of Reference Services

Liaison to Academic Programs


Work Experience




M.L.S. and M.A. History from Indiana University - Bloomington, 1983.

B.A. in History and Political Science from Indiana University - Bloomington, 1980.

Work Experience

September 2000 to present, Social Science Librarian, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

January 2011 - July 2016, Adjunct Reference Librarian, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

January 2009 - May 2013, Adjunct Instructor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois.

November 1990 to August 2000, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer, Loyola University Chicago.

Spring 1990, Part - Time Reference Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Maryland.

May 1986 to October 1990, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Spring 1986, Volunteer Part - Time Reference Librarian, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

April 1984 to April 1986, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

May - December 1983, Student Editorial Assistant for Government Publications Review, and Information Processing and Management, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University - Bloomington.

January 1982 to December 1983, Reference Librarian student trainee, Graduate Library, Indiana University - Bloomington.



"Serving Graduate Students at a Community College Library."  Journal of Graduate Librarianship 1 (1):  December 2023.

American Military History:  A Guide to Information and Reference Sources.  (2nd ed.)  Westport, CT:  Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

"Language and Literature in Español - LSTA Grant."  Illinois Libraries 86 (2) (Summer 2006):  20 - 21.

"International Affairs."  In:  Mann, Wendy, and Theresa R. McDevitt (eds.), Government Publications Unmasked:  Teaching Government Information Resources in the 21st Century.  (Active Learning Series, no.7).  Pittsburgh, PA:  Library Instruction Publications, 2003.  Pp.235 - 250.

"Review of Encyclopedia of the European Union." Reference and User Services Quarterly 38 (3) (Spring 1999): 303.

"Review of The Internet for Teachers and School Library Media Specialists." Journal of Government Information 25 (1) (1998): 85-86.

"Conference Circuit:  Envisioning the Future."   College and Research Libraries News 58 (11) (December 1, 1997)

"Fuel and U.S. Naval Operations in the Pacific, 1942."  In:  Bischof, Gunter, and Robert L. DuPont (eds.), The Pacific War Revisited.  Baton Rouge, LA:  Louisiana State University Press, 1997.  Pp.57 - 80.

[Contributed essay]. What the OCLC Online Union Catalog Means to Me:  A Collection of Essays. Dublin, Ohio:  OCLC, 1997.  Pp.25-26.

"Review of Handbook on Japanese Military Forces." Military and Naval History Journal No.5 (1997): 88.

"Review of Gulf War Declassification Project at the World Wide Web GulfLINK Site." Journal of Government Information 23 (3) (1997): 232-234.

"Union International Relations."  In: Woodworth, Steven E. (Ed.).  The American Civil War:  A Handbook of Literature and Research.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1996.  Pp.157 - 176.

"Review of Bluejacket: In Harm's Way from Guadalcanal to Tokyo."  Military and Naval History Forum No.4 (July 1996): 100-101.

"Review of Spatial and Contextual Models in Political Research." Bulletin of the Geography and Map Division of the Special Library Association No.183 (Summer 1996): 62-63.

"Review of Reports Required by Congress:  CIS Guide to Executive Communications." Journal of Government Information 23 (2) (1996):197-198.

"Chicago Community Information Conference." Illinois Libraries 78 (2) (Spring 1996): 109-111.

"Review of Pearl Harbor Revisited." Military and Naval History Forum No.3 (March 1996): 94-95.

"Review of Reference Guide to United States Military History, 1945 to the Present." Journal of Military History 60 (1) (January 1996): 158-160.

"Victor Emmanuel (Vitorrio Emanuela) III (1869 - 1947)."  In:  Venzon, Anne Cipriano (ed.), The United States in the First World War:  An Encyclopedia.  New York:  Garland Publishing, 1995.  Pp.746 -747..

"Lloyd George, David (1863 - 1945)."  In:  Venzon, Anne Cipriano (ed.), The United States in the First World War:  An Encyclopedia.  New York:  Garland Publishing, 1995.  Pp.345 - 349.

"Review of The Encyclopedia of the Sword." RQ 35 (2) (Winter 1995): 255-256.

American Military History:  A Guide to Information and Reference Sources.  (1st ed.). Westport, CT:  Libraries Unlimited, 1995.

"The Librarian is In."  College and Research Library News 56 (10) (1995).

"MCIC:  The Metro Chicago Information Center."  Illinois Libraries 77 (2) (Spring 1995):  45 - 48.

"Why History Students Should Take Library Science Classes."  Perspectives on History 33 (2) (February 1995).

"Review of United States History:  A Selective Guide to Information Sources." Journal of Government Information 21 (5) (1994): 499-500.

"Review of Guide to 1990 U.S. Decennial Census Publications." Journal of Government Information 21 (3) (1994): 291-292

"Review of The Sourcebook of County Court Records." Journal of Government Information 21 (2) (1994): 185-186.

"Review of Social Sciences:  An International Bibliography of Serial Literature, 1830-1985." Journal of Government Information 21 (1) (1994): 73-74.

"Military Maps of the Pacific in Unpublished Documents."  Bulletin of the Geography and Map Division of the Special Libraries Association,  No.170 (December 1992):  2 - 11.

"The Instructional Role of Librarians."  Council of Chairs Newsletter.  Organization of American Historians. No.26, April 1992.  Pp.11-13.

"Review of Shield of Republic / Sword of Empire: A Bibliography of United States Military Affairs, 1783-1846." Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (2) (Summer 1991): 224-225.

"Review of Documents on British Policy Overseas:  Series II, Volume III: German Rearmament, September - December 1950." Government Publications Review 18 (1991): 101-102.

"Cumulative Indexes." Serials Review 16 (4) (Winter 1990):47-48.

"Review of The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Fall 1990): 306.

"U.S. World War II Naval History:  Some Lesser - Known Documents."  Government Publications Review 17 (1990):  237 - 249.

"Looking Back from the Future."  The Crab 21 (1) (September 1990): 19.

"Libraries + Business = Success."  The Crab 20 (6) (July 1990): 13

"MLA Leadership Attends Workshop."  The Crab 20 (5) (May 1990): 8.

"Review of The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Summer 1990): 210-211.

"An Academic Librarian Infiltrates BCPL." The Crab 20 (3) (January 1990): 6-7.

"The Accidental Researcher Looks at FAX Directories."  The Crab 20 ( 2) (November 1989): 8.

"How Does The Crab Stack Up?" The Crab 20 (1) (September 1989): 23-24.

"The Accidental Research Pursues the Bargain Book." The Crab 20 (1) (September 1989: 20-21.

"Reference Book News." The Crab 20 (1) (September 1989: 3-4.

"The Accidental Researcher Goes to Baltimore." The Crab 19 (6) (July 1989): 4.

"Reviews of The Association of American University Presses Directory, 1988-89, and The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators" Level Talk:  The Newsletter of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library 13 (9) (May 1, 1989): 1-2.

"Ernie Pyle, 1900-1945."  In:  Kohoyda-Inglis,Carla J. (ed.),  Read More About It:  An Encyclopedia of Information Sources on Historical Figures and Events (Vol.3).  Ann Arbor, MI:  The Pierian Press, 1989.  Pp.547-576.

"Capitol Areas Yields Riches to Researchers." The Crab  19 (5) (May 1989): 6-7.

"Guide to Hunt Valley." The Crab 19 (4) (March 1989): 8-9.

"Review of Military History of the United States:  An Annotated Bibliography." Research Strategies 5 (3) (Summer 1987) : 154-155.

"Review of Encyclopedia of Associations, 1986." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 37
(4) (July 1986): 276-277.


"Promotion and Tenure:  How the Library Can Help" [Poster Presentation].  Chicago, Illinois:  Illinois Library Association Annual Conference,  May 17, 1996.

"The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 [session chair]." Chicago, Illinois: Midwest Archives Conference, May 13, 1993.

"Military Maps of the Pacific in Unpublished Documents."  San Francisco, CA:  Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Contributed Papers Session of the Geography and Map Division, June 1992.

"Fuel and U.S. Naval Operations in the Pacific, 1942."  The Pacific War Revisited.  New Orleans, LA:  University of New Orleans, Eisenhower Center, Spring Conference, 1991.

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