Claudia Gollop

Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Manning Hall 215
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Faculty Expertise:

Information and reference services, consumer health information, health sciences librarianship, information and diverse user groups

BA, City College-CUNY
MLS, Columbia University
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is a native of New York City. She held a number of positions as a library/information professional in public, special, and academic libraries for nearly 15 years prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate. She earned a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, an MLS degree from Columbia University, and a BA from the City College–City University of New York.
She joined SILS in 1994 as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in 2000. From 2004-2007 she served as Associate Dean of SILS. Dr. Gollop teaches in the areas of reference services, health information resources and services, information issues related to diverse user groups. Currently, her research interests revolve around issues of consumer health information (CHI) acquisition and dissemination and specific populations, older adults in particular. More specifically, Dr. Gollop is examining cardiac rehabilitation information referrals practices as they pertain to women and minorities.

Courses Regularly Taught: 
INLS 501 – Information Resources and Services
INLS 515 – Consumer Health Information
INLS 739 – Information Services and Specific Populations
INLS 748 – Health Sciences Environments

Awards and Recognition:
ALISE Award for Professional Contribution, 2018

Edward G. Holley For The Good Of The Order Award, 2012

Frances Carroll McColl Term Professorship, 2012

Round Table for Ethnic and Minority Concerns REMCo Roadbuilders' Award in Library Education, North Carolina Library Association, 2009

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations: 
Gollop, C. and Hughes-Hassell, S. (2016). What Will It Take to Move the Needle? An Examination of Diversity in LIS in Three Acts. In Jaeger, P. (Ed.) Celebrating the James A. Partridge Award: Diversity, leadership, and African-American information professionals (in press).

Baker, L. M., Gollop, C. J. (2004). Medical Textbooks: Can Lay People Read and Understand Them? Library Trends, 53(2), 336-347.

Linnan, L. A., Wildemuth, B. M., Gollop, C. J., Hull, P., Silbajoris, C., Monnig, R. (2004).  Public Librarians as a Resource for Promoting Health:  Results from the Health for Everyone in Libraries Project (HELP) Librarian Survey.  Health Promotion Practice 5(2), 182-190.

Mira L. Katz, Stacey Sheridan, Michael Pignone, Carmen Lewis, Jamila Battle, Claudia Gollop, Michael O’Malley. (2004). Prostate and Colon Cancer Screening Messages in Popular Magazines. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19(8), 843-848.

Barroso, J., Gollop, C. J., Sandelowski, M., Meynell, J., Collins, L. J. (2003). The Challenges of Searching for and Retrieving Qualitative Studies.  Western Journal of Nursing Research 25 (2), 153-180.

Gollop, C J. (1999).  Library and information science education: Preparing librarians for a multicultural society. College and Research Libraries 60(4), 385-95.

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