Matthew Griffis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science

Research areas: the library as place, the public library as a community institution, the history of libraries, and librarian education.

Methodologies: qualitative, historical, mixed methods, case study.

Selected journal publications:

Johnson, C. A. and Griffis, M. R. (2014). The effect of public library use on the social capital of rural communities. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46(3), in press.

Griffis, M. R. and Johnson, C. A. (2014). Social capital and inclusion in rural public libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46(2), in press.

Griffis, M. R. (2014). Books, mortar, and control: A multicase examination of the public library as organization space. Advances in Library Administration and Organization, 32(1), 101-106.

Griffis, M. R. (2010). Living history: The Carnegie library as place in Ontario. The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 34(2), 185-211.

Johnson, C. A. and Griffis, M. R. (2009). A place where everybody knows your name? Investigating the relationship between public libraries and social capital. The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 33(3/4), 159-191.