Nancy Falciani-White, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Library Science
On Faculty since 2009

Office: Buswell Library 153
Phone: (630)752-5447


Ed.D. Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, 2013

M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Wheaton College, 2004

About Nancy Falciani-White

I oversee the Teaching and Outreach area of Buswell Library, which includes the services and activities of library instruction, outreach, reference, educational technology, and assessment. I enjoy having the opportunity to participate in the research process with students and faculty, providing research instruction and support to individuals and classes in a variety of disciplines. Closely related to this interest is my research into the many components of the activity of research, including reading, information seeking, information processing, and information organization and management, particularly the ways in which these components interact and how they are affected by technological developments. Other research interests include the role of academic libraries in higher education and library science curriculum and education.

In my free time, I'm often found reading or working on renovations to our 1928 home. Other personal interests include American history, the Civil War and the Second World War homefront particularly, genealogy, gardening (and the accompanying canning, freezing, and preserving), and martial arts. My husband and I live in West Chicago and attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva.

Subject Librarian for

  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Human Needs and Global Resources
  • Psychology

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Library Association
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • Association of College and Research Libraries


Falciani-White, N. and Tomcik, L. (2015). Advertise with confidence: Evaluating advertising assessment in light of business best practices. College and Undergraduate Libraries 22(1), 45-60.

Falciani-White, N. (2012). Understanding information seeking behavior of faculty and students: A review of the literature. In M. P. Popp & D. Dallis (Eds.), Planning and implementing resource discovery tools in academic libraries (1-21). Hershey, PA.

Falciani-White, N. (2008). Running with perseverance: The theological library’s challenge of keeping pace with changing students. Theological Librarianship, 1(2), 16-27.

Barwegen, L. M., Falciani, N. K., Putnam, S. J., Reamer, M. B., & Stair, E. E. (2004). Academic achievement of homeschool and public school students and student perception of parent involvement. The School Community Journal, 14(1), 39-58.

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