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E. Stewart Saunders


Associate Professor of Library Science
HSSE Library Collections Librarian

Mathematics & Statistics Librarian

Contact Information:
Purdue University Libraries HSSE
504 West State Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2058
Room 252
Phone: (765) 494-2829
E-mail: ssaunder@purdue.edu

Education
Ph.D. in History, Ohio State University, 1980
M.A. in Library Science, Indiana University, 1964
M.A. in History, Ball State University, 1962
B.A. in Premedical Science, DePauw University, 1959

Research Interests
Library Collections Analysis
Value of Information
Science and Culture in 17th Century France

Special Skills
Probability Theory and Statistics
Modeling
Process Improvement

Consulting
Centre de Documentation, Institut National de Recerche Agronomique, République du Niger

Memberships
American Library Association
Society for French Historical Studies

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Saunders, E. Stewart.“The Archives of the Academie des Sciences.”French Historical Studies 10 (Fall 1978): 696-702.

Saunders, E. Stewart, Harriet Nelson, and Priscilla Geahigan. “Alternatives to the Shelflist Measure for Determining the Size of a Subject Collection.Library Research: an International Journal 3 (Winter 1981): 383-91.

Geahigan, Priscilla, Harriet Nelson, Stewart Saunders, and Lawrence Woods.“Acceptability of Non-Library/ Information Science Publications in the Promotion and Tenure of Academic Librarians.” College and Research Libraries 43 (Nov 1981): 571-5.

Saunders, E. Stewart.“Student Reliance on Faculty Guidance in the Selection of Reading Materials: The Use of Core Collections.” Collection Management 4 (Winter 1982): 9-23.

Schmitt, John P. and Stewart Saunders. “An Assessment of Choice as a Tool for Selection.” College and Research Libraries 44 (September 1983): 375-80.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Louis XIV: Patron of Science and Technology.” In The Sun King: Louis XIV and the New World, edited by Steven G. Reinhardt, 155-67. New Orleans: Louisiana Museum Foundation, 1984.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Politics and Scholarship in Seventeenth Century France: The Library of Nicolas Fouquet and the College Royal.” Journal of Library History 20 (Winter 1985): 1-24.

Saunders, E. Stewart.“Public Administration and the Library of Jean-Baptiste Colbert.” Libraries and Culture 29 (Spring 1991): 283-300.

Davis, Donald G. and E. Stewart Saunders. “Decision Making and Uncertainty” Journal of Academic Librarianship 17 (January 1992): 356-7. (Link to Article)  Reprinted in Personal Management in Library and Information Science edited by M.A. Kahn. New Delhi: Cosmo, 2002.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Library Circulation of University Press Publications.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 27 (April 1996):164-8. (Link to Article)

Saunders, E. Stewart. “The Effect of Quality on Circulation in an Aging Collection.” Collection Management 20(3/4 1996): 149-56.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “The Effect of Bibliographic Instruction on the Demand for Reference Services,” Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3 (January 2003): 35-39.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Cost Efficiency in ARL Academic Libraries,” Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 16 (2003): 5-14.

Pask, Judith M. and E. Stewart Saunders. “Differentiating Information Skills and Computer Skills: A Factor Analytic Approach,” Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 4(January 2004): 61-73.

Saunders, E. Stewart, “Drilling the LibQual+ Data for Strategic Planning.”  Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference: Building  Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, Charlottesville VA, September 25-27, 2006.  Edited by Francine DeFranco et al.          Washington: ARL, 2007.  pp. 245-50.  Reprinted in Performance Measurement and Metrics: The International Journal for Library and Information Services, 9(issue 3, 2008): 160-70.

Saunders, E. Stewart, “The LibQual+  Phenomenon: Who Judges Quality?”  Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47 (Fall 2007): 21-24.  

Saunders, E. Stewart, “Meeting Academic Needs for Information: a Customer Service Approach,” Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 8 (October 2008): 357-71.

Nixon, Judith M. and E. Stewart Saunders, “A Study of Circulation Statistics of Books on Demand: A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development, Part3,” Collection Management 35(July/December 2010): 151-61.

Encyclopedia Articles

Saunders, Margaret O. and E. Stewart Saunders. “Francophone Africa.” In Encyclopedia of Library History, edited by Wayne A. Wiegand and Donald G. Davis Jr., 215-21. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.

Saunders, E. Stewart and Margaret O. Saunders. “Lusophone Africa.” In Encyclopedia of Library History, edited by Wayne A. Wiegand and Donald G. Davis Jr., 406-7. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.

Buchanan, Ann L. et al. “Collection Development.” In Encyclopedia of Library History, edited by Wayne A. Wiegand and Donald G. Davis Jr., 153-64. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Abbe Francois Gaultier.” In The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession, edited by Linda Frey and Marsha Frey, 177-80. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Nicolas Mesnager.” In The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession, edited by Linda Frey and Marsha Frey, 283-7. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Saunders, E. Stewart. “Daniel Voysin.” In The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession, edited by Linda Frey and Marsha Frey, 483-4. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1995

Saunders, E. Stewart. "University of Paris Libraries: Sainte Genvieve Library." In International Dictionary of Library Histories, Vol 2, edited by David H. Stam, 877-879. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001.

Consulting Reports

Saunders, E. Stewart. Niger Cereals Research Project/ Documentation Centers and Services. Short term report on USAID contract 683-0225 for consulting period 6 October - 14 November, 1984.

Saunders, E. Stewart. Niger Applied Agricultural Research Project. Trip report May 16 - June 11, 1990. Documentation Center of INRAN. USAID contract 683-0256-c-00-8024-00.

Saunders, E. Stewart. Niger Applied Agricultural Research Project. Report on Short-Term Training in Documentation and Information Science for Madame Hadiza Adamou (June 10 - August 29, 1991). USAID Contract 683-0256-C-00-8024-00.

Dissertation

Saunders, E. Stewart. “The Decline and Reform of the Academie des Sciences a Paris, 1676-1699.” Unpublished PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1980.

Stewart Saunders
A portrait of the scholar as a young graduate student.

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