James M. Matarazzo

Dean Emeritus and Professor

James M. Matarazzo
Phone: 617-521-2815
Office: P-204A

James Matarazzo has work experience at the MIT Libraries in science and reference, serials and journals, technical reports, and government publications. He is a consultant to companies and corporations on the organization, evaluation, and creation of corporate libraries, information centers, and management of information. His current research focuses on the development of a model to evaluate the worth of corporate libraries, on why some corporate libraries are excellent, and on how senior executives value library and information science. Matarazzo is a fellow of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). He received SLA's Professional Award in 1983 and again in 1991 when he also received SLA's President's Award. Matarazzo was president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (2000-2001) and is the vice president of the H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc.

Curriculum Vitae

Jim Matarazzo Profile

Courses Taught

LIS 414: Organization and Management of Corporate Libraries

Selected Publications

  • Knowledge and Special Libraries. (Butterworth Heinemann, 1999)
  • The Value of Corporate Libraries: Findings from a 1995 Survey of Senior Management. With Lawrence Prusak. (Special Libraries Association, 1995)
  • Information for Management: A Handbook. With Miriam A. Drake. (Special Libraries Association, 1994)
  • Information Management and Japanese Success. With Lawrence Prusak. (Special Libraries Association, 1992)
  • Valuing Corporate Libraries: A Survey of Senior Managers. With Lawrence Prusak. (Special Libraries Association, 1991)
  • Corporate Library Excellence. (Special Libraries Association, 1990)
  • SLA Task Force on the Value of the Information Professional. (Special Libraries Association, 1987)
  • Closing the Corporate Library: Case Studies on the Decision-Making Process. (Special Libraries Association, 1981)
  • Library Problems in Science and Technology. (R.R. Bowker Company, 1971)
  • Scientific, Engineering, and Medical Societies Publications in Print. (R.R. Bowker and Company, 4 editions)

Consultant Activities

Academic Institutions: programs in library and information science issues

Corporations: the organization, evaluation, and creation of corporate libraries, information centers, and information management.

Selected list of corporate consultant activities:

  • Arthur D. Little Company, Cambridge, MA
  • Bain & Company, Boston, MA
  • Bell Atlantic, Atlanta, GA
  • Corporate Decisions, Boston, MA
  • Dean Witter Reynolds, New York, NY
  • Dupont-Merk (With KPMG and Nolan, Norton, & Co.), Wilmington, DE
  • Ernst & Young Center for Information Technology and Strategy, Boston, MA
  • Fidelity Management & Research Company, Boston, MA
  • IBM, Tucson, AZ & White Plains, NY
  • Japan Information Access Project, Wahington, D.C.
  • Kendall Corporation, Boston and Chicago
  • Lippincott & Margulies, New York, NY
  • M & M Mars, Hackettstown, NJ
  • Millipore Corporation, New Bedford, MA
  • National Committee on Property Insurance, Boston, MA
  • New England Banking Institute, Boston, MA
  • New England Business Systems, Groton, MA
  • NYNEX, White Plains, NY
  • Shipley and Company, Newton, MA
  • Temple, Barker & Sloane, Lexington, MA
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

Professional Memberships

  • Past President, ALISE
  • Fellow of Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • Vice President & Secretary, H.W. Wilson Foundation

Academic Background

B.S., M.A., Boston College
M.S., Simmons College
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh