Donna Lanclos, Atkins Library Ethnographer

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Industry Education
Occupation Anthropologist
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Introduction Donna Lanclos has been the Library Ethnographer at the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte since 2009. Her research interests include the nature of information seeking behavior, as well as the relationship of the needs of instructors and learners to the physical and virtual spaces of academic libraries, and in higher education generally. She has done research at University College, London, as well as in and around the UNC Charlotte campus. Dr. Lanclos' training is in folklore as well as socio-cultural anthropology, and she earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999. Her research on the folklore of primary school children in Northern Ireland was published in 2003 by Rutgers University Press as At Play in Belfast: Folklore and the Formations of Identity in Northern Ireland. She has published several articles in LIS, IT, folklore, and anthropology journals concerning her research. In addition to her anthropological research, Dr. Lanclos is known for her inordinate love of boots and other fabulous shoes.