Janice Conti

Janice Conti

Cataloging and Reference Librarian

Office: 503 Robert S. Swanson Learning Cnt
Phone: 715/232-2094
Email: contij@uwstout.edu


MA, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa

Certificate, Medical Coding, St. Catherine University

BS, English and Journalism, MacMurray College


The puzzle-like aspect of cataloging is what drew Janice to this area of library work. She enjoys trying to determine who will want or need a given resource, the manner in which that user is likely to search to find the resource, and how to best guide him or her to the resource through use of the library catalog. Janice works with the rest of the Cataloging/Processing Work Group to provide thorough and efficient access to the books and other materials owned by the Stout Library.



Music, reading, camping, gardening, and biking are among Janice’s favorite pastimes. She is a folk-music junkie and will unabashedly sing along to nearly any song she has ever heard. She has been known to drag friends and relatives alike on tours of the childhood homes of authors such as Laura Ingalls Wilder and Maud Hart Lovelace.


Random Areas of Trivial Knowledge

  • The works of Henrik Ibsen
  • Curling (the winter sport)
  • Infection prevention and control
  • John Denver music
  • American Sign Language (well, ok, more Pidgin Signed English in actual practice)
  • Card games: Whist, Pfeffer, International Rummy, and Five Hundred