Thomas L. Wilding

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Adjunct Professor

Telephone: 

520-621-3565

 My teaching focus is primarily on planning and management in all types of libraries and on academic libraries and their changing roles within higher education.  I also teach the foundations course which gives a broad introduction to the field of library and information science.  In addition to my teaching, I serve as the advisor for all master's students and undergraduate minors, oversee the ePortfolio program, and administer student services for all students.  I'm an at-large member of the Council of the American Library Association and a past president (1998-1999) of its Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association.  I am the current president of the Arizona Library Association.

Degree(s): 

Simmons College, Boston MA. MS (Library Science), 1988.

Catholic University, Washington DC. MLS program (not completed).

Georgetown University, Washington DC. AB (English Literature), 1970.

 

Research Interests: 

 As a professor of practice, I do not carry out a research program.

Selected Publications: 

"External Partnerships and Academic Libraries," Library Management, Vol. 23, nos. 4/5, 2002, pp.199-202.

“Wrap Up and Reflections on the IFLA Québec Satellite Meeting / Synthèse et réflexions sur le Colloque satellite IFLA de Québec – From the English-Speaking Participants / Des Participants Anglophones,” in Savard, Réjean, ed., Education and research for marketing and quality management in libraries / La formation et la recherché sur le marketing et la gestion de la qualité en bibliothèque. IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Publications 99.  München:  K.G. Saur, 2002.

"Training and Development for Library Staff," in McCabe, Gerard, and Ruth J. Person, eds., Academic Libraries: Their Rationale and Role in American Higher Education.  Boulder:  Greenwood, 1995.

"Benefits for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Library Staff," with Stephen J. Stillwell, jr., in Library Personnel News, an ALA/Office for Library Personnel Resources publication, Vol. 8, no. 4, July-August 1994.

"Scanning the Environment in Strategic Planning," with David S. Ferriero, in Barry, Maria C., comp., Masterminding Tomorrow’s Information—Creative Strategies for the ‘90s.  Washington:  Special Libraries Association, 1991.

"Mapping the Future: Strategic Planning in a Research Library Environment," with David S. Ferriero, IATUL (International Association of Technological University Libraries) Quarterly, Vol. 5, no. 1, 1991, pp. 47-58.

 

Courses Taught: 

IRLS 561 Academic Libraries Administration and Practice, (virtual & face to face).

IRLS 562 Public Libraries Administration and Practice (virtual)

IRLS 504 Foundations of Library and Information Science, (hybrid)

IRLS 608 Planning & Evaluation of Library & Information Services, (virtual & face to face).

IRLS 688 Marketing Library & Information Services to Communities, (virtual). 

 

 

Projects: 

Most of my service is involved with the governance structure of ALA. I'm an elected councilor at large and have chaired and served on a number of committees that are geared toward making the governance structure work better.  I am served as President of the Library Adminstration and Management Association (now Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association).  I will be presenting at the 2011 Arizona Library Association conference in December 2011 and am the current vice-president/president-elect of AZLA.