Diane Mizrachi

A staff portrait of Diane Mizrachi
Librarian for Jewish Studies, Israel Studies and Social Sciences
  • User Engagement
  • International and Area Studies

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  • Information Studies
  • Israel History
  • Israel Studies
  • Jewish History, Religion and Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Library Anxiety
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Students' Reading Format Preferences
  • Undergraduate Library Behaviors


Diane received her B.A. in History at the University of Utah, her MLIS from Bar Ilan University in Israel and her Ph.D. in Information Studies at UCLA.


Selected publications since 2018:

“The Recovery of Nazi Looted Books in the University of California Los Angeles Library: From Prague to L.A. and Back Again,” (with I. Kohout and M. Bušek). Judaica Librarianship, 22 January):5–19. https://doi.org/10.14263/22/2022/705

“Discovery and Recovery: Uncovering Nazi Looted Books in the UCLA Library and Repatriation Efforts,” College and Research Libraries (with M. Bušek). Nov. 2023

“Bookending ARFIS: The Development, Final Results, and Current State of the Academic Reading Format International Study.” In European Conference on Information Literacy (pp. 675-687). Springer, Cham. (with A.M. Salaz).

“Reading Format Attitudes in the Time of COVID.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acal...

“The Mindfulness Framework for Implementing Mindfulness into Information Literacy Instruction.” The Reference Librarian, 63(1-2): 43-61, DOI: 10.1080/02763877.2022.2030273 (S. Aytac lead author).

“The Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS): final results of a comparative survey analysis of 21,265 students in 33 countries.” Reference Services Review. 49(3/4): 250-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-04-2021-0012 (with Salaz, A. M., Kurbanoglu, S., & Boustany, J.)*

“A proposed reading event analysis model (REAM) for determining likely reading format preferences. Journal of Documentation. 78(2): 190-206. (A. Salaz lead author).

“Beyond the surveys: qualitative analysis from the academic reading format international study (ARFIS).” College & Research Libraries, 81(5), 808, (with A. Salaz).

“Academic reading format preferences and behaviors among university students worldwide: A comparative survey analysis,” PloS one, 13(5), e0197444 (with Salaz, A. M., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., & the ARFIS Research Group).

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