Joan Beaudoin
Associate Professor
Wayne State University

Dr. Joan E. Beaudoin is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. She teaches and performs research on metadata, information organization, digital libraries, digital preservation, museum informatics, and the access to and use of visual information. Prior to her appointment at Wayne State University she performed archaeological fieldwork, taught art history, and had a lengthy career in academic visual resources collections. Her research has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including the "Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology," "Journal of Documentation," "Journal of Academic Librarianship," "Knowledge Organization," and "Art Documentation," and she has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences.