Dr. Christine Koontz
Full-time Faculty Member, School of Library and Information Studies, College of Communication and Information, Florida State University; Part-time Faculty Member, San José State University School of Information; Director, GeoLib
Dr. Christine Koontz is a full-time faculty member with the School of Library and Information Studies, part of the College of Communication and Information, at Florida State University (FSU). In the fall, she was recognized at FSU as one of the 2013 recipients of their Transformation through Teaching Award.
Koontz is also a part-time faculty member at the San José State University School of Information, where she teaches marketing of library and information services.
In addition, as director of GeoLib, she manages and develops the US Public Library Geographic Database.
Koontz pioneered the critical need to understand the spatial customer markets of individual libraries. In a decade of research projects, she collected data that describes diverse populations and how they use a single library, with a goal to optimize collection development and service delivery at a single library.
Koontz’s research is the basis of the US Public Library Geographic Database. The database includes relevant US census data and library use data from 16,000 communities.
Koontz serves on committees of state, national, and international library and information organizations and has won numerous awards for her research.