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Thomas Walker

Associate Dean, College of Education, Information, and TechnologyDirector, Palmer School of Library and Information Science

B.M., University of ColoradoM.M., Northwestern University, M.A., University of ChicagoPh.D. University of Illinois

Description

Tom Walker is an academic administrator and former faculty member with experience in a number of roles, from research/teaching assistant to Dean, with focuses on program development, faculty governance, mediation, and research. He has built relationships within the profession through his work as an information professional and in academe, having most recently served as faculty and administrator at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

Specialties

Academic administration; scholarly communication; knowledge organization; history of libraries; music history and literature.

Publications

“Regensburg as Bibliographic Destination for Traveling Scholars of the Eighteenth-Century.”  Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice.  Volume 3(2), June 2015. [Refereed.]

As Editor: a Festschrift for Hope Olson to be published by the International Society for Knowledge Organization, Summer, 2016.

“Author Gender in American Documentation, 1950-1969.” Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for Library and Information Science.  Volume 25(4), December 2014.  [Refereed.] 

[with Shugana Campbell; Katherine Holliday; and Gregory Johnson.] "Politics, Religion, Images, and Abortion: Do Internet Filters Block Controversial Sources of Information?” Mississippi Libraries 65/4 (Winter 2001): 107-108. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

“The Cover Design [Curwen Press, John Curwen (Plaistow)].” The Library Quarterly 71/4 (October 2001): 518-519.

"The Accreditation of Schools of Library and Information Science." Mississippi Libraries 65/3 (Fall 2001): 92-93. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

"Library Association Membership: Professional Activity Before Graduation." Mississippi Libraries 65/1 (Spring 2001): 27-28. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

“The Cover Design [Martin de Montesdoca (Seville)].” The Library Quarterly 71/1 (January 2001): 72-73.

“The Cover Design [Jean Carl Hertzog (El Paso)].” The Library Quarterly 70/4 (October 2000): 492-494.

"Education in Information Policy and Ethics." Mississippi Libraries 64/4 (Winter 2000): 122. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

"Learning on the Job: The Value of Internships and Practica." Mississippi Libraries 64/3 (Fall 2000): 83-84. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

“The Cover Design [D. Appleton & Company, Daniel Appleton (New York)].” The Library Quarterly 70/3 (July 2000): 380-383.

"Establishing Technical Competencies." Mississippi Libraries 64/2 (Summer 2000): 45-46. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

“The Cover Design [Peter Jordan (Mainz)].” The Library Quarterly 70/1 (January 2000): 110-111.

"SLIS: By Way of Introduction." Mississippi Libraries 64/1 (Spring 2000): 19-20. Also available at http://www.misslib.org/publications/main.html.

“The Cover Design [Arsenal Pulp Press, Stephen Osborne (Vancouver, BC)].” The Library Quarterly 69/4 (October 1999): 501-503.

“The Cover Design [Hogarth Press, Virginia Woolf (London)].” The Library Quarterly 69/3 (July 1999): 360-361.

“The Cover Design [Roycroft Press, Elbert Hubbard (East Aurora, NY)].” The Library Quarterly 69/1 (January 1999).

“The Web of Renaissance Humanists, their Libraries, and the Organization of Knowledge in Pre-Enlightenment Europe.”  In the proceedings for an interdisciplinary conference, “Les humanists et leur bibliothèque” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, August 26, 1999).  Brussels: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2000.

“The Cover Design [Dolmen Press, Liam Miller (Dublin)].” The Library Quarterly 68/4 (October 1998).

“The Cover Design [Dun Emer Press, Evelyn Gleeson (Dublin)].” The Library Quarterly 68/3 (July 1998): 335-338.

“The Cover Design [Nikolaos Glikis (Venice)].” The Library Quarterly 68/2 (April 1998): 205-206.

“The Cover Design [Johannes Miller (Augsburg)].” The Library Quarterly 68/1 (January 1998).

“The Cover Design [Friedrich Peypus (Nuremberg)].” The Library Quarterly 67/4 (October 1997): 390-391.

“Ancient Authors on Libraries: An Analysis and Bibliographic History of De bibliothecis syntagma by Justus Lipsius.”  In Justus Lipsius, Europaw Lumen et Columen (Proceedings for a conference of the same name commemorating the 450th anniversary of the birth of Lipsius, sponsored by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, September 17-20, 1997).  Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1997.

“The Cover Design [Melia Press, Robert Johnson (Minneapolis)].” The Library Quarterly 67/3 (July 1997): 290-291.

“Journal of Documentary Reproduction, 1938-1942: Domain as Reflected in Characteristics of Authorship and Citation.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science [Special topic issue: History of Documentation and Information Science: Part I] 48/4 (April 1997): 361-368.

“The Cover Design [Swallow Press, Alan Swallow (Denver)].” The Library Quarterly 67/2 (April 1997): 174-177.

“The Cover Design [Joseph Clug (Wittenberg)].” The Library Quarterly 67/1 (January 1997): 72-73.

“Medieval Faceted Knowledge Classification: Ramon Llull’s Trees of Science,” Knowledge Organization 23/4 (1996): 199-205.

“The Cover Design [Heinrich Geißler (Regensburg)].” The Library Quarterly 66/4 (October 1996): 459.

“18th-Century European Library Guidebooks: the “Baedekers” f Scholarly Travel.” Cambridge: MIT Press (CD-ROM); Bergen, Norway: International Society for the Study of European Ideas. In Proceedings for the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas at the University of Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands, August, 1996.

“The Cover Design [David and Samuel ibn Nahmias (Constantinople)].” The Library Quarterly 66/3 (July 1996): 302-303.

“L’Apparition du Computer. Epistemology and the Impact of Networked Computers on Society.”  In Knowledge Organization and Change (Proceedings for the Fourth International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, July 1996).  Frankfurt: INDEKS Verlag (July 1996): 320-328.

“The Cover Design [Sigmund Grimm (Augsburg)].” The Library Quarterly 66/2 (April 1996): 194-196.

“The Cover Design [J.B.  Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)].” The Library Quarterly 66/1 (January 1996): 84-86.

“The Cover Design [Eucharius Cervicornus (Cologne)].” The Library Quarterly 65/4 (October 1995): 435-436.

“The State of Libraries in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Adalbert Blumenschein’s ‘Beschreibung verschiedener Bibliotheken in Europa.’” The Library Quarterly 65/4 (July 1995): 269-294.

“The Cover Design [Gregynog Press, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies (Newton, Powys, Wales)].” The Library Quarterly 65/3 (July 1995): 333-336.

“The Cover Design [Butterworth & Company, Henry Butterworth (London)].” The Library Quarterly 65/2 (April 1995): 236-237.

“The Cover Design [St.  Dominic’s Press, Eric Gill (England)].” The Library Quarterly 65/1 (January 1995): 119-121.

“The Cover Design [Andre Roffet (Paris)].” The Library Quarterly 64/4 (October 1994): 450-451.

“The Literature of Competitive Intelligence.” [Issue title: The Library in Corporate Intelligence Activities.] Library Trends 43/2 (Fall 1994): 271-284.

“Introduction.” [Issue title: The Library in Corporate Intelligence Activities.] Library Trends 43/2 (Fall 1994): 149-158.

“The Cover Design [S.  Fischer (Berlin)].” The Library Quarterly 64/3 (July 1994): 332-336.

“Introduction.” [Issue title: Libraries and the Internet: Education, Practice, & Policy.] Library Trends (Spring 1994): 585-590.

“The Cover Design [House of Harper, James and John Harper (New York)].” The Library Quarterly 64/2 (April 1994): 195-196.

“The Cover Design [Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia)].” The Library Quarterly 64/1 (January 1994): 85-86.

“The First Use of a Library Questionnaire: Adalbert Blumenschein’s Eighteenth-Century Study of European Libraries.” Library and Information Science Research (January 1994): 59-66.

“The Cover Design [Kelmscott Press, William Morris (London)].” The Library Quarterly 63/4 (October 1993): 528-529.

“The Cover Design [Lorenzo Lori (Venice)].” The Library Quarterly 63/3 (July 1993): 364.

“The Cover Design [Giacomo Mazzocchi (Rome)].” The Library Quarterly 63/2 (April 1993): 203.

“The Cover Design [Eremiten-Presse, Helmut Knaupp, Ferdinand Muller, Victor Otto Stomps (Düsseldorf)].” The Library Quarterly 63/1 (January 1993): 102-103.

“The Cover Design [Reinhard Beck (Strasbourg)].” The Library Quarterly 62/4 (October 1992): 441.

“The Cover Design [Matthias Hupfuff (Strasbourg)].” The Library Quarterly 62/3 (July 1992): 343.

“The Cover Design [Johannes Landen (Cologne)].” The Library Quarterly 62/2 (April 1992): 223.

“The Cover Design [Martin Flach (Strasbourg)].” The Library Quarterly 62/1 (January 1992): 90-91.

“The Cover Design [Giovanni Mardersteig (Verona)].” The Library Quarterly 61/4 (October 1991): 445.

“The Cover Design [Robert Copland (London)].” The Library Quarterly 61/3 (July 1991): 337.

“The Cover Design [Juan Varela de Salamanca (Seville)].” The Library Quarterly 61/2 (April 1991): 214-215.

“The Cover Design [Andrew Myllar (Edinburgh)].” The Library Quarterly 61/1 (January 1991): 83-84.

“Justus Lipsius and the Historiography of Libraries.” Libraries and Culture 26/1 (Winter 1991): 49-65.

“The Cover Design [Willam Norton (London)].” The Library Quarterly 60/4 (October 1990): 357-358.

“The Cover Design [David Hautt (Vienna)].” The Library Quarterly 60/3 (July 1990): 254.

“The Cover Design [Johann Schott (Strasbourg)].” The Library Quarterly 60/2 (April 1990): 159.

“The Cover Design [Georgio Rusconi da Milano (Venice)].” The Library Quarterly 60/1 (January 1990): 66-67.

“The Cover Design [Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner (Nuremberg)].” The Library Quarterly 59/3 (July 1989): 261-282.

“The Cover Design [Johann Thomas Trattner (Vienna)].” The Library Quarterly 59/1 (January 1989): 64-65.

“The Cover Design [Blasius Eber (Vienna)].” The Library Quarterly 58/1 (January 1988): 83-84.

“The Cover Design [Raphael Hofhalter (Vienna)].” The Library Quarterly 56/3 (July 1986): 316-317.

Lectures and Presentations

“An Ethical Burden in the Structure of Knowledge: How Music Suggests Enhanced Conceptual Models.” Presented at the Ethics and Knowledge Organization Conference of the International Society of Knowledge Organization (ISKO) (May 2015).

“Retrieving Digital Music Documents: An Analysis of Music Collections and their Metadata.” Presented at the Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Library and Information Science conference (May 2015).

“Green Libraries: Finding Eco-Friendly Solutions to Library Buildings and Landscaping.”  Presented at the Conference of the Korea Biblia Society for Library and Information Science. Jeju Island, Korea (November 2013).

"The Survival of Guglhupf, Schrammemusi, and Other Cultural Icons: The Role of Wikipedia in the Preservation of Bavarian Dialects.” Presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Rome, Italy (May 2013).

“The Domain of Information Science as reflected in American Documentation, 1950-1969.” Paper refereed for the ASIS&T 75th Anniversary
History Conference (2012).  Refereed proposal.  (Not delivered due to health issues.)

“The Center for the Book and its Affiliates as Catalysts for Reading, Authorship, and Libraries.”  Presented at the Ninth International Conference on the Book, University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2011.

“Opera at the Court of Leopold I: Documenting Baroque Gesamtkunstwerke with Books, Manuscripts, and Scores” which presented some of the results of the music bibliographical project mentioned above.  Presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Book, St. Gallen, Switzerland, November 6-8, 2010.

 “Cultivating Library Research among MLIS Students: Theses and Other Original Investigations” presented at the Library Research Seminar V, at the University of Maryland, College Park, October 6-9, 2010.

“Performing Arts in Libraries: Live!.”  Presented at the WLA Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, November 4, 2010.

“Student Research Forum,” a panel organized to encourage student research for the Library Research Round Table of the Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin Dells, November 3, 2010.  Presentation proposed and accepted; WLA LRRT Round Table; General WLA audience; research project results presented by SOIS and SLIS (Madison) students.

“How to Establish and Organize a Library in the Late 1700s:  Albrecht Christoph Kayser and the Library of Prince Carl Anselm von Thurn & Taxis.”  School of Library and Information Studies/School of Information Studies Research Forum, April 30, 2010; SLIS Commons, Helen C. White Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Primary Sources in Libraries: Coordinating Documents, Records and Other Unique Resources.” Co-presented with Joyce Latham.  Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries, Annual conference, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, April 20, 2010.

The Geography of Library and Information Science as reflected in the pages of The Library Quarterly, 1931-2004,” a lecture for the Library Research Round Table session, Wisconsin Library Association, Eau Claire, October 28, 2005.

“The Demographics of Library and Information Science as Reflected in Professional Journal Authorship,” an invited lecture for the China Academia (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Beijing, July 13, 2005.

“Delivering a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science Online:  A Case Study of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee,” a lecture for the Wuhan University International Conference for Advances in Librarianship, Wuhan University, Faculty of Library and Information Science, Wuhan, China, July 6, 2005.

“Developing an Interactive Information Literacy Program,” a lecture for the Wuhan University International Conference for Advances in Librarianship, Wuhan University, Faculty of Library and Information Science, Wuhan, China, July 5, 2005.

“Digital Libraries: Purpose, Organization, Access, and Retrieval,” a lecture for the Wuhan University International Conference for Advances in Librarianship, Wuhan University, Faculty of Library and Information Science, Wuhan, China, July 4, 2005.

“Politics, Religion, Images, and Abortion: Internet Filtering Technologies and Potentially Sensitive Information gathering,” a lecture co-authored and co-presented (with Shugana Campbell, Catherine Holliday, and Gregory Johnson) for the “Information Policy Colloquium 2001: Internet Filters, University of Southern Mississippi Library, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, November 3, 2001.

“The Web of Renaissance Humanists, their Libraries, and the Organization of Knowledge in Pre-Enlightenment Europe,” the keynote lecture for an interdisciplinary conference, “Les humanists et leur bibliothèque” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, August 26, 1999.

“Ancient Authors on Libraries: An Analysis and Bibliographic History of De bibliotecis syntagma by Justus Lipsius,” for a conference commenmorating the 450th anniversary of the birth of Lipsius, “Justus Lipsius, Europae Lumen et Columen” at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, September 17-20, 1997.

“Regensburg as a Centre of  Scholarship and Scholarly Travel in the Eighteenth Century,” at the Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Cambridge University, July 1997.

“Love and Hate in the Library: Admired and Despised Advances in Information Technologies in the Twentieth Century,” at the annual conference of the [British] Library Association, Manchester, June 1997.

“Limitations of Bibliometrics: A Case Study of The American Historical Review,” for a colloquium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Science, April 1997.

The American Historical Review, 1985-1995: A Bibliometric Study,” at the annual national conference of the American Historical Association, in collaboration with the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, New York, January 1997.

“The Nature of Networked Communication and Research: Paradoxes of Knowledge Organization,” at a conference sponsored by the Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios, the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and the Feria Internacional del Libro, (Segundo Encuentro de Bibliotecarios de Nuevo Leon ’96), Monterrey, Mexico, October 1996.

“18th-Century European Library Guidebooks: the “Baedekers” of Scholarly Travel,” for the  Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas at the University of Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands, August, 1996.

“Knowledge Organization and Change,” at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July, 1996.

“ĽApparition du Computer: Epistemology and the Impact of Networked Computers on Society,” for the Fourth International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization and the Library of Congress,

“The Role of Libraries in the History of the City of Milwaukee.”  The Ted Samore Annual Lecture, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science and the Beta Rho Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, May 9, 1996.

“Adalbert Blumenschein’s Beschreibung verschiedener Bibliotheken in Europa: A Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Source of Library History of the Eighteenth-Century,” at the Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Old College, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1995.

“Justus Lipsius and the Historiography of Libraries,” at the Library History Seminar VIII, “ Reading and Libraries,” Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 9-11, 1990.

“Ramon Llull’s Trees, Ladders, and Rotating Wheels: Information Science 600 Years Before Ranganathan,” at the ASIS Regional Miniconference on Student Research in Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, April 28, 1990.

Monographs and Book-length Edited Journal Issues

A Festschrift for Hope Olson. International Society for Knowledge Organization (Summer, 2016).

Surveying the Library Landscape: The Library Inspection Visits of the University of Illinois Library School. (University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science Occasional Papers) Urbana: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1996. Also available as ERIC Document 400 827.  [Reviewed by Marion Paris, The Library Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 4 (October 1997): 408-410.]

Walker, Thomas, ed. Library Trends issue, The Library in Corporate Intelligence Activities.  University of Illinois, Graduate School of Information and Library Science (Fall 1994).

Walker, Thomas, ed. Library Trends issue, Libraries and the Internet: Education, Practice, & Policy. University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (Spring 1994).

Walker, Thomas, ed. An Index to Historical Performance: 1988-1994.  Cleveland: Early Music America, 1994.  Also available at http:/www.cwru.edu/affil/ema/hpindex.htm.

Book Chapters

“The State of Libraries in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Adalbert Blumenschein’s ‘Beschreibung verschiedener Bibliotheken in Europa.’”  In The History of the Book in the West: 1700–1800.  Ed. by Eleanor F. Shevlin. (The History of the Book in the West: A Library of Critical Essays). London: Ashgate, 2010.  Reprint of an article in The Library Quarterly 65/4: 269-294.

“Paths to Discovery: Access to Information and the Organization of Knowledge during the Enlightenment.” In Transgression and Control: Essays on the History of the Book and Reading Practices. Harry Ziegler, ed. Bern: Peter Lang, 1998.

"The Journal of Documentary Reproduction, 1938 - 1942: Domain as reflected in characteristics of authorship and citation." In Historical Studies in Information Science. Trudy Bellardo Hahn and Michael Buckland, eds. (ASIS Monograph Series), 1998. Pp. 255-262. Reprint of an article in the Journal of the Society of Information Science 48/4 (April 1997): 361-368.

“Impact [of Emerging Technologies] on the Library School Curriculum and Methods of Teaching.” In The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Reference Service and  Bibliographic Instruction. Gary Pitkin, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood, (1995): 123-136.

Book Reviews

Space Between Words. The Library Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 1 (January 2000): 166-167.

Olson, Michael P. The Odyssey of a German National Library: A Short History of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Staatsbibliothe zu Berlin, the Deutsche Bücherei, and the Deutsche Bibliothek. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1996. Beiträge zum Buch- und Bibliothekswesen 36. The Library Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 4 (October 1997): 405-406.

Ex Libris et Manuscriptis: Quellen, Editionen, Untersuchungen zur österreichischen und ungarischen Geistesgeschichte. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1994, The Library Quarterly, vol. 65, no. 4 (October 1995): 446-449.

Lorenz, Bernd. Allgemeinbildung und Fachwissen: Deutsche Ärzte und ihre Privatbibliotheken. Herzogenrath, Germany: Verlag Murken-Altrogge, 1992. Libraries & Culture, vol. 29. no. 3 (Summer 1994): 337-339.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. Martha Williams, ed. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, 1993, Journal of Library and Information Science 20/1 (April 1994): 109-111.

The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Ephraim Stern, ed. New York: Simon & Schuster; Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society & Carta, 1993. DOMES: Digest of Middle East Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring 1994).

De Hamel, Christopher.  Scribes and Illuminators. ([Medieval Craftsmen] Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992), The Library Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 2 (April 1993): 221-222.

Wolfe, Richard J. Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques and Patterns (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990), The Library Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 1 (January 1991): 117-118.

Bibliotheken und Aufklärung. Werner Arnold and Peter Vodosek, eds. ([Wolfenbütteler Schriften zur Geschichte des Buchwesens, no. 14] Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1988), Libraries & Culture, vol. 25, no. 2 (Spring 1990): 282-284.

Encyclopedia Articles

Encyclopedia of Library History.  Wayne A. Wiegand, ed.  New York: Garland, 1994.

  • “Belgium” (pp. 61-64).
  • “National Library. Brussels, Belgium.” (pp. 452-453).

Music Printing and Publishing.  Edited by D. W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie. (The Norton/Grove Handbooks in Music)  London: Macmillan, 1990.

  • “Carstens, Heinrich.” (p. 195).
  • “Cosmerovius, Matthäus.” (pp. 205-206).
  • “Forckel, Andreas.” (pp. 243-244).
  • “Fürstliche Druckerei (Wolfenbüttel).” (p. 250).
  • “Hoftheater-Musik-Verlag (Vienna).” (p. 292).
  • “Mense, Pascha.” (pp. 336-337).
  • “Reusner, Johann.” (p. 389).
  • “Schwickert, Benjamin.” (p. 419).
  • “Segebade, Lorenz.” (pp. 422-423).
  • “Van Ohr, Phillip.” (p. 457).
  • “Wagner, Michael.” (p. 465).
  • “Weidner, Johann.” (pp. 470-472).

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  London: Grove/Macmillan (2000; 2016).

  • “Cosmerovius, Matthäus.”
  • “Schwickert, Benjamin.”
  • “Schmelzer, Anton Andreas.”
Other Projects

“A History of Warwick-Hall.”  Report for Historic Milwaukee, Inc.  Milwaukee, 1995.

“Recommendation to Library Board Regarding a Request for Reconsideration of The Wisconsin Light.”  Hales Corners, Wisconsin: Library Review Committee for the Village of Hales Corners, Library Board Of Trustees, December 1, 1993.

Web Design

Website for the Wisconsin Center for the Book: http://wcb.uwm.edu/

Celsus: A Resource for Library Architecture (a wiki for articles about library architecture), 2010-present: http://libraryarchitecture.wikispaces.com/.

CD-ROM text of “18th-Century European Library Guidebooks: the “Baedekers” of Scholarly Travel.”  Cambridge: MIT Press; Bergen Norway, 1997.

Website for the School of Library and Information Science of the University of Southern Mississippi, 1999-2003.

Internet website version of index to Early Music America, 1996-1997: http://www.cwru.edu/affil/ema/hpindex.htm [no longer available].

Internet website for Milwaukee Public Library training, 1997: http://www.uwm.edu:80/People/walker/WWWRef.html [no longer available].

Professional Association Memberships

American Library Association

Special Libraries Association (currently appointed by the SLA President to the Task force for Professional Competencies)

Wisconsin Library Association; Chair, Research Round Table

Society for the History of Reading, Authorship, and Publishing

Honors/Awards

Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Chapter, University of Illinois: 1993.

Berner-Nash Memorial Dissertation Award, University of Illinois: 1992.

University of Illinois, Graduate College Dissertation Research Grant: 1990.

Josie B. Houchens Fellowship, University of Illinois: 1989-1990.

Graduate Assistantship, University of Illinois: 1987-1999.

Full Scholarship, MA, University of Chicago: 1984-1986.

Fulbright Grant, Vienna, Austria: 1981-1983.


Current Research Projects

  • A bibliometric analysis of the online journal First Monday.
  • An article about the principles of organization at the Thurn & Taxis Library (Regensburg) in the eighteenth century.
  • Conference presentation, “An Ethical Burden in the Structure of Knowledge:  How Music Suggests Enhanced Conceptual Models,” for the Ethics and Knowledge Organization 2015 Conference.
  • A study of culminating/proficiency requirements for graduate students, including proficiency exams, theses, portfolios, and other measures.
  • An ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration: Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource (http://libraryarchitecture.wikispaces.com/ ), a wiki with information about project management, design, construction management, space planning, etc.).
  • A Festschrift for Hope Olson, which will be published by the International Society for Knowledge Organization.
  • A bibliometric analysis of American Documentation from 1950-1970.An article/conference presentation about metadata implementation barriers, for a research methods conference.