C.V.

Wayne Bivens-Tatum
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road; Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-6367; Fax: (609) 258-6950
rbivens@princeton.edu

LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

Philosophy and Religion Librarian
Firestone Library—Princeton University; Princeton, NJ
1/2002-present (rank of Librarian with Continuing Appointment effective 7/07; rank of Senior Librarian effective 7/13)

  • Select materials, oversee collections, and manage budgets for Philosophy and Religion
  • Serve as liaison to and provide research assistance for faculty and students whose academic inquiry involves the fields of philosophy and religion
  • Provide reference, instruction, research consultation, and library orientation services as needed in service to the Princeton community.
  • Contribute to University Library operations and initiatives through leadership and participation on committees, task forces, and working groups as assigned

Reference/Instruction Librarian
Musselman Library—Gettysburg College; Gettysburg, PA
1/2000-12/2001

  • Provided reference and instruction service in all areas
  • Selected materials and served as liaison to departments of English, Classics, and German
  • Initiated and coordinated implementation of chat reference service

Graduate Assistant
Central Reference Services–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8/1998-1/2000

Circulation Clerk
Urbana Free Library–Urbana, Illinois
8/1996-7/1998

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

LIS 524LE: Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities
Graduate School of Library and Information Science; University of Illinois
Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014

Writing Seminar: Justice
Princeton Writing Program; Princeton University
Fall 2009

Writing Seminar: Liberalism and Its Critics
Princeton Writing Program; Princeton University
Fall 2007, Fall 2008

Writing Seminar: Liberal / Conservative
Princeton Writing Program; Princeton University
Spring 2007

Writing Seminar: Political Argument
Princeton Writing Program; Princeton University
Fall 2003, Fall 2004

Catholic Social Teaching through Papal Encyclicals
St. Ignatius Catholic Church—Yardley, PA
January-December 2004

Writing Seminar: Politics and Persuasion
Princeton Writing Program; Princeton University
Fall 2002

English 209: English Literature from the Beginning to 1798 (as teaching assistant)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Fall 1996

Rhetoric 143: Intermediate Expository Writing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 1993, Fall 1997

Rhetoric 105: Principles of Composition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 1992, Spring 1993, Fall 1993, Spring 1994, Fall 1997, Spring 1998

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Writing Consultant
Writer’s Workshop—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999

Manager
Babbitt’s Books–Champaign, Illinois
8/1995-8/1996

EDUCATION

Graduate Work, Philosophy: 2003-2004
Program in Continuing Education, Princeton University

Master of Science, Library and Information Science: January 2000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Arts, English: May 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy: May 1992, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Alabama

PUBLICATIONS

Books and Book Chapters:

Libraries and the Enlightenment. Los Angeles, CA: Library Juice Press, 2012.

“We Are the User: Imagination, Sympathy, and the User Experience.” In Leading the Reference Renaissance: Today’s Ideas for Tomorrow’s Cutting-edge Services, ed. by Marie L. Radford. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2011. 23-26.

“Google 2.0: Benefits and Burdens.” In Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends, ed. by R. David Lankes and Marie L. Radford. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2009. 15-25.

Refereed Articles:

“The Ethics of Fake Reference.” Library Philosophy and Practice (2012).

“The Virtue of Reference.” Library Philosophy and Practice 10 (2007).

“Technological Change, Universal Access, and the End of the Library.” Library Philosophy and Practice 9: 1 (Fall 2006).

Other Publications:

Academic Librarian [blog] https://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/

“Reactionary Rhetoric Against Open Access Publishing.” tripleC 12:2 (2014): 441–446.

“The Plight of the Independent Scholar.” Library Journal. July 17, 2014.

“A Clash of Values.” Library Journal. June 12, 2014. Co-author.

Co-author. “Top Trends in Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News. June 2014, 294-302. (As member of the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee.)

“Anger and Persuasion.” Library Journal. May 8, 2014.

“Ebooks and the Demise of ILL.” Library Journal. April 3, 2014.

“On Extremists.” Library Journal. February 27, 2014.

“Rhetoric Matters.” Library Journal. January 23, 2014.

“Education is no Salvation.” Library Journal. December 5, 2013.

“Information Literacy as an Unnatural State.” Library Journal. October 31, 2013.

“What’s Counted and What Counts.” Library Journal. September 26, 2013.

“Two Kinds of Revolution.” Library Journal. August 22, 2013.

“Change Rhetoric: Good and Bad.” Library Journal. July 18, 2013.

“In Praise of Traditional Libraries.” Library Journal. June 13, 2013.

“The Big Deal’s Damage.” Library Journal. May 9, 2013.

“The Librarian Doesn’t Exist.” Library Journal. April 4, 2013.

“Scholars and Musicians. Library Journal. March 7, 2013.

“No Library is an Island.” Library Journal. February 7, 2013.

“Ebooks and the Candlemaker’s Petition.” Library Journal. December 6, 2012.

“From Philosophy to Practice.” Library Journal. November 1, 2012.

“Sacred Books in English Translation.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 52:1 (Fall 2012), 18-25.

“Why We Do What We Do.” Library Journal. September 27, 2012.

“Assisting Research Versus Research Assistance.” Library Journal. August 9, 2012.

“Sympathy and the ‘Academic’ in Academic Librarian.” Library Journal. June 7, 2012.

“Libraries as Indoctrination Mills.” Library Journal. May 3, 2012.

“The Two Cultures.” Library Journal. March 29, 2012.

“Libraries Never Change (or Do They?).” Incite 33:3 (March 2012), 5-6.

“The Compleat Philosophy Librarian.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 50:4 (Summer 2011), 315-318.

“Review: The History of Continental Philosophy.” Library Journal Reference Reviews. March 15, 2011.

“Libraries in Pursuit of Enlightenment.” Library Journal. January 7, 2011.

“Review: The Social Transcript: Uncovering Library Philosophy. ” portal: Libraries and the Academy 11:1 (January 2011), 584-85.

“Imagination, Sympathy, and the User Experience.” Library Journal. Annual Reference Supplement (November 15, 2010).

“Librarians and Traditional Cultural Expressions.” Journal of Religious & Theological Information 9 (2010), 47–54. (invited)

“Social Search.” Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48:4 (Summer 2009), 333.

“Voice-over-IP Wouldn’t Work for Me.” In Virtual Reference Best Practices, by M. Kathleen Kern, 54. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2009.

“The Juvenal of Librarianship.” Journal of Access Services 5:4 (2008), 463-477.

“Best of the Literature: Public Services.” Public Services Quarterly 2:4 (2006).

“Are We Creating Dissident Librarians?” American Libraries (November 2006), 25.

“Best of the Literature: Reference Assessment.” Public Services Quarterly 2: 2/3 (2006), 215-220.

Co-author. “RUSA Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers.” Reference & User Services Quarterly, 44:1 (Fall 2004), 14-17.

“Expert Services on the Web: The Commercial Competition for Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News. 62:7 (July/August 2001), 714-16.

“Reference is the Best Instruction.” LOEX News. Volume 28:1 (Spring 2001), 4, 8.

“Print Book Bibliographies on the Web: Implications for Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News, 62:3 (March 2001), 308-09.

PRESENTATIONS

“Academic Libraries and the Enlightenment.” RUSA President’s Program, ALA Annual. Las Vegas, NV. June 28, 2014.

“Web-based & Digital Tools for Graduate Students.” Princeton University. November 19, 2013.

“Productivity Tools for Scholars.” Princeton University. May 7, 2013.

“Library Research Instruction in the Humanities.” NFAIS Humanities Roundtable. Graduate Center of the City University of New York. New York, NY. October 1, 2012

Libraries and the Enlightenment book talk. Princeton University Library. September 7, 2012.

“Useful Web Tools for Scholars.” Princeton University. November 11, 2011.

“The Ethics of Innovation: Navigating Privacy, Policy and Service Issues.” Library Journal online symposium. Moderator. November 17, 2010. (invited)

“We Are the User: Imagination, Sympathy, and the User Experience.” Plenary speech. Reference Renaissance Conference. Denver, CO. August 10, 2010. (invited)

“Mastering the Art of Deception: Are We Teaching the Next Generation of Librarians to be ‘lying time-wasters’?” Panel presentation. Reference Renaissance Conference. Denver, CO. August 9, 2010.

“Real Time, Social, and Semantic Search.” Webinar. Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative. June 16, 2010.

“Google Search Strategies.” OIT Productive Scholar Presentation, Princeton University. May 6, 2010.

“Real-time and Social Search: A Brief Introduction to Two Emerging Trends.” SLA Princeton-Trenton Chapter meeting. The Campus Club, Princeton University, March 17th, 2010. (invited)

“Emerging Search Technologies.” Workshop. Clark Public Library (NJ). December 3, 2009.

“Emerging Search Technologies.” Workshop. Clark Public Library (NJ). August 5, 2009.

“Emerging Search Technologies.” Princeton University Library. July 29, 2009.

“Emerging Search Technologies” Workshop. Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative. Ocean County Library (NJ). June 16, 2009.

“Emerging Search Technologies.” INFOLINK “Tech is It Day” Conference. Rutgers University. May 14, 2009. (invited)

“The Productive Browser.” OIT Productive Scholar Presentation, Princeton University. April 2, 2009.

“Emerging Search Technologies” Workshop. Clark Public Library (NJ), March 24, 2009.

“Cultivate Your Bottom.” ACRL Virtual Conference. Seattle, WA.. March 14, 2009.

“Seize the Day: on Entrepreneurial Librarianship.” ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter Conference. Penn State–Great Valley. November 21, 2008.

“The Iron Cage of Google.” Reference Renaissance Conference. Denver, CO. August 5, 2008.

“Beyond Google” Workshop. Clark Public Library. April 23, 2008.

“All Things Google” Workshop. Clark Public Library. April 23, 2008.

“Finding and Using Information with Google.” Monroe Township (NJ) Public Library. April 12, 2008.

“All Things Google” Workshop. Clark Public Library. November 7, 2007.

“All Things Google” Workshop. Clark Public Library. August 15, 2007.

“All Things Google.” INFOLINK “Tech is It Day” Conference. Rutgers University. May 23, 2007.

INFOLINK Tech Talk. East Brunswick Public Library. April 20, 2007.

“All Things Google.” OIT Lunch ‘N Learn Presentation, Princeton University, January 10, 2007.

“Taming the Web.” Princeton Adult School, Princeton, NJ. October 10, 2006.

“Google: Viewpoints from the Library.” Panel presentation to all Princeton Library staff. January 31, 2006. Repeated for University staff: May 9, 2006.

Libraries and the Economics of Scholarly Communication.” Mathey College, Princeton University. November 11, 2003.

“Without our Consultation: Online Reference and the Commercial Competition.” With Katherine Furlong. Presentation to the Reference/Instruction Group (RIG) of ACLCP. January 26, 2001. Dickinson College

SERVICE

Editorial Boards and Editorships

Editorial Board Member
Library Philosophy and Practice. 2008-present

Guest Editor
Journal of Access Services 5:4 (2008)

Column Editor
“Best of the Literature” Column, Public Services Quarterly. 2005-2008

Professional Organizations

Member at Large: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL): University Libraries Section (ULS). 2013-2016.
Member: ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee. 2013-2015
Convener: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Philosophy, Religion, & Theology Discussion Group. 2012-present
Consultant: Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Organization and Planning Committee. 2012-2013
Director at Large. RUSA. 2010-2013
Past Chair: RUSA Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES). 2012-2013
Chair: RUSA CODES Nominating Committee, 2012
Chair: RUSA CODES, 2011-2012
Chair: RUSA Organization and Planning Committee: 2011-2012
Member: LibraryLinkNJ Technology CE Advisory Group. 2011-Present
Vice-Chair/ Chair-Elect: RUSA CODES. 2010.
Member: RUSA Organization & Planning Committee: 2008-2012
Member: RUSA Budget and Finance Committee. 2010-12.
RUSA Representative: ALA Nominating Committee. 2009.
Member at Large: RUSA CODES: 2008-2010
RUSA CODES Representative to RUSA Membership Committee: 2008-2010
Chair—RUSA Reference Services Section (RSS) Nominating Committee: 2007-2008
RUSA Representative to ALA Committee on Professional Ethics: 2006-2008
RUSA RSS Member-at-Large: 2006-2007
Chair: RUSA Standards & Guidelines Committee: 2005-2007
RUSA—RSS Representative to RUSA Standards & Guidelines Committee: 2004-2008
RUSA RSS Representative to RUSA Nominating Committee: 2005-2006
Chair: RUSA—RSS Management of Reference Committee: 2005-2006
Member: RUSA—RSS Management of Reference Committee: 2002-2006
RUSA—RSS Representative to RUSA Nominating Committee: 2003-2004
Member: ACRL College Libraries Section Communications Committee: 2000-2002
Member: ACRL Literatures in English Section Membership Committee: 2000-2002

Princeton University Library

Journal Package Evaluation Working Group—2012-present
Committee on Committees and Elections (chair)—2012-2013
Website Redesign Team—2012
Digital Resources Advisory Group—2003-present
Firestone Classroom Renovation Working Group—2011-2012
Preservation Task Force—2010-2011
Library Discovery Advisory Group—2010
“Guide to the Library” Publication Committee—2005-2008
Annex Liquidation Force—2006-2007
Library Education and Training Committee—2003-2007
Library Web Team—2004-2005
Acquisitions Advisory Group—2003-2004
Staff Review and Development Committee—2003-2004
Instruction Committee—2002-2003

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