W Bede  Mitchell Author of Evaluating Organization Development

W Bede Mitchell

It was a great pleasure putting this book together. My career began when the concept of "Access Services" was coming into being, expanding the role of circulation and affiliated departments in recognition of how much they had to contribute to achieving library goals. It is gratifying to see how far Access Services have come!


August, 1999-present: Dean of the Library and University Librarian, Professor, Member of Graduate Faculty, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.  

1990-1999: Associate University Librarian, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; served as Co-Acting University Librarian, December, 1991 - August 1992; promoted to Associate Professor in March, 1993; tenured in 1995; promoted to Full Professor in March, 1998.

1985-1990: Head Circulation Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

1978-1985: Circulation and Reserves Librarian, Montana State University, Bozeman, granted tenure 1984; served as Reference Librarian (split position with Circulation & Reserves), 1983-85.


    Ed.D., Doctor of Education, Montana State University
    M.L.S., Master of Library Science, University of Michigan
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Michigan
    Continuing Ed Certificate, ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Access Services
    Faculty Status for Librarians
    Institutional Repositories
    Library Administration


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