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John Duke

Senior Associate University Librarian

Associate Professor
Collections and Discovery

(804) 827-3624
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 314-F


  • M.L.S. Library Science, University of California-Los Angeles, 1978
  • B.A. English, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1974

Previous professional experience

  • Head, Bibliographic Services Department, VCU Libraries, 1984-1990
  • Head, Locations Conversion Unit, Iowa State University, 1981-1983
  • OCLC Systems Specialist, Iowa State University, 1980-1983
  • Cataloger and Assistant Head, Search/Catalog Section, Iowa State University, 1979-1981
  • Cataloger, University of California-Los Angeles, 1979-1981


  • Beta Phi Mu
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Esther J. Piercy Award (ALA RTSD)

Selected presentations

  • Duke, J. (2011). VCU Libraries: Alma tip-off. Presented at Meeting of Alma Early Adopters, Des Plaines, IL.
  • Duke, J. & Yu, X. (2005). Automated thesis and dissertation processing. Presented by Yu at Evolution Through Discovery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Duke, J. (1997). Electronic AACR2. Presented at LITA/ALCTS Technical Services Workstation Interest Group, ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

Selected publications

  • Duke, J. & Xiaochang, Y. (1999). Authenticating users inside and outside the library: Implementing a proxy server. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 4.
  • Duke, J. (1994). Slow revolution: The electronic AACR2. Library Resources & Technical Services, 38, 190-194. 
  • Duke, J. (1991). Sprint: A microcomputer program for producing call number labels. Information Technology and Libraries, 10

Professional organizations

  • American Library Association
  • ALA Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
    • Board of Directors (Director-at-Large, 2003-06; ex officio, 1994-95)
    • Cataloging and Classification Section
      • Executive Committee (Vice-Chair/Chair/Past-Chair, 1993-96; Member at Large, 1984-87)
  • ALA Association of College and Research Libraries
  • ALA Library Information Technology Association

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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