Cornell University

Stuart Basefsky : Biography

Stuart Basefsky is an Information Specialist and Lecturer at the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR), Cornell University and Director of the IWS News Bureau of the Institute for Workplace Studies(IWS) in the New York City Office of the ILR School. Since 1993, he has specialized in workplace information issues. Among his major accomplishments are the design and creation of the award winning 4 credit course, "HR Online Research and Reporting Methods for Executive Decision-making" in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies; being a member of the advisory board for HR Advisor (published by the WEST Group); creating and editing the IWS Documented News Service; and, receiving the H.W.Wilson Company Award from the Special Libraries Association for his article, "The Library as an Agent of Change: Pushing the Client Institution Forward." Stuart is also a contributing editor to and Docuticker. In addition, he received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2005. With more than 20 years' experience in information and library science, Basefsky's work has included teaching the "Government Documents" course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (3 years); working as a government documents and public policy specialist at Duke University (10 years) and North Carolina State University (3 years); and consulting, most recently for the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland. Basefsky holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a masters degree in international studies and education from Duke University, and a masters degree in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has two years of legal training at the University of Colorado Law School.