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MLIS, University of Alabama BA, Loyola University of Chicago
Ph.D., St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
MA, Washington University of St. Louis
Biography / Academic Interests
Naomi Gold received the Ph.D. from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. Her dissertation, "A Critique of the Theological Use of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis," focused on the ways in which religiously-committed psychoanalytic writers have drawn upon the work of English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott. Her M.A. in Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis focused on Patristic literature and Jewish studies. Her research interests include varieties of Jewish fundamentalism, New Religious Movements, the use of televised media in arts education (for example, Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts), and cultural programming in libraries. In 2006, she was the recipient of an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) fellowship administered by the University of Alabama Libraries and the School of Library and Information Studies. She served for four years as reference, research and outreach librarian at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and an adjunct professor and instructor at the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies.
Scholarship / Publications
“Rebels, Heretics and Exiles: Blogging among Estranged and Questioning American Hasidim.” In Blogging in the Global Society. Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects. Ed. Tatyana Dumova and Richard Fiordo. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2012.
“Less is More: Essential Web Resources that Eliminate Clutter and Enhance Service.” Reference Reviews Volume 25 Issue 4 (2011): 4-11.