Frank Quinn, Ph.D.

Director of Ryan Library

  • Professor of Library Science
  • Phone: 619.849.2338


  • Ph.D, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • MSLS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA (Psychology), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


As the Director of Ryan Library, Dr. Quinn is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and budgeting for the library.  He also serves as library liaison to the following departments:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Psychology

He currently serves as President of the Association of Christian Librarians.


Dr. Quinn’s primary research interests are in censorship and intellectual freedom, managing Christian academic libraries, and new directions in academic librarianship.


  • Dissertation

Quinn, Johnny Franklin, Jr. 1996. Abortion Titles in Indiana Public Libraries: An Examination of Factors Influencing Collection Diversity. Unpublished dissertation, Indiana University.

  • Master's Paper

Quinn, Frank. 1984. Censored Science Fiction: A Content Analysis of Selected Novels. Unpublished master's paper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Publications

Serebnick, Judith, and Quinn, Frank. 1995. "Measuring Diversity of Opinion in Public  Library Collections." The Library Quarterly v.65 (January): 1-38.

Serebnick, Judith, and Quinn, Frank. 1993. "Measuring Diversity in Public Library Collections." Annual Review of OCLC Research, July 1992-June 1993: 57-58.

  • Selected Presentations

“Twittering While Rome Burns? Relational Librarianship in a High Tech World,”
co-presented with Denise Nelson, featured presentation at the Association of Christian
Librarians (ACL) Annual Conference, Evangel University (MO), June 10 2009.

“Surviving the Revolution: A Strategic Response for Academic Librarians,” featured         
workshop at the Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Eastern
Nazarene College (MA), June 11 2008 (

“A View from the Director’s Chair: Hear it from the Pros,” featured panel presentation
with E. Keen and S. Watkins at the ACL Annual Conference, Cornerstone University (MI), 
June 13 2007.