Lucy Heckman

Head of ReferenceAssociate Professor
MBA Adelphi University 1983MLS St. John’s University 1977BA St. John’s University 1976

Lucy Heckman is an Associate Professor, St. John’s University Libraries and Head of Reference and Business and Economics bibliographer. She participates in Reference and Research services and Library Instruction. She has contributed books and book chapters related to Business and Economics and is Library liaison to the Tobin College of Business. Committee on Learning Resources and Technology. Prof. Heckman is a member of the American Library Association. Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) and co-convener of the METRO Economics and Business Librarians Special Interest Group.

Prof. Heckman’s research interests are Business and Economics and Sport Management. She has written information resource guides and chapters related to various topics in Business including the New York Stock Exchange, Insurance, and NASDAQ.

Franchising in Business: A Guide to Information Sources. New York, Garland, 1989.


The New York Stock Exchange: A Guide to Information Sources. New York: Garland, 1992.


Major Business Sources: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: New York Library Association. Reference and Adult Services Division, 1995.


NASDAQ: A Guide to Information Sources. New York: Routledge



Damascus. Lexington, Kentucky: Eclipse Press, 2004. (Thoroughbred Legends Series).


How to Find Business Information: A Guide for Business People, Investors and Researchers. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, 2011.


The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.


“Online in the Information Age—Access to Business Databases,” in  

The Basic Business Library: Core Resources. 4th ed. Edited by Rashelle S.  Karp. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, an Oryx Book, 2002., pp. 127-155.


“Accessing the Business Literature,” in The Basic Business Library: Core Resources and Services. 5th ed. Eric Forte and Michael P. Oppenheim, Editors, 2012., pp.23-32.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship

Reviewer of Business and Economics books for ARBA Online and Library Journal

Presented paper  “Business Ethics and Sustainability: Reference and Research Strategies.” At   NCEA 2015 Convention and Expo (in partnership with the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors Convocation and the Catholic Library Association)  co-presenter with Lois Cherepon  for “Business and Legal Reference: Internet Sources for “Difficult” Questions.” April 8, 2015, Orlando Florida.

Business; Economics; Hospitality Management; Sports Management