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Bruce Pencek

Virginia Tech Libraries
College Librarian for Social Science & History
Blacksburg, VA
A lapsed political science professor, Pencek often collaborates with teaching faculty on topics relating to information literacy and assessment within disciplines, presenting in both disciplinary and library venues.  With an eye toward cultivating a new academic field, he was a founding partner in creating the biennual Veterans in Society research/engagement conferences and co-directed a 2016 NEH summer institute for college faculty, "Veterans in Society: Ambiguities & Representations," and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Veterans Studies. He has been a subject librarian at Virginia Tech since 2001.  Pencek received his PhD in government from Cornell University, his MSLIS from Illinois, and his BA in political science from Dickinson College.