C.V.

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

LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

Philosophy and Religion Librarian
Interim Anthropology Librarian (9/2015-present)
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, religion, anthropology, library science, and Canadian Studies
  • Serve as liaison to and provide research assistance for faculty and students whose academic inquiry involves the fields of philosophy, religion, and anthropology
  • 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 virtual 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

17:610:596:90: Academic Librarianship
Department of Library and Information Science; School of Communication and Information; Rutgers University
Spring 2018

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, Spring 2016

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

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:

Academic Libraries and Librarianship: a History. Los Angeles, CA: Library Juice Press. (under contract).

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/

“The Ideal Library Ebook.” Brazil in the World, the World in Brazil: Research Trends and Library Resources: Papers of the Sixtieth Annual meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Princeton, NJ, June 13-17, 2015, 219-222. New Orleans, LA: SALALM Secretariat.

Co-author. “ACRL Environmental Scan 2017.” (As Chair of the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee).

Co-author. “2016 Top Trends in Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News 77:6 (June 2016): 274-81. (As a member of the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee.)

Co-author. “ACRL Environmental Scan 2015.” March 2015. (As a member of the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee.)

“Privilege in the Framework.” Library Journal. February 26, 2015. “All or Nothing.” Library Journal. January 29, 2015.

“Creating the Future of Ebooks.” Library Journal. December 11, 2014.

“What I Want from Library Ebooks.” Library Journal. October 30, 2014.

“The Mess of Ebooks.” Library Journal. October 3, 2014.

“More on the Damage Done.” Library Journal. August 15, 2014.

“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

“The Research Essay from an Instructor’s Perspective.” Princeton University Library. March 17, 2016.

“The Enlightenment Foundations of Public Libraries.” Society for United States Intellectual History Conference. Washington, DC. October 17, 2015.

“The Ideal Library Ebook.” Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM). Princeton University. June 16, 2015.

“Philosophy and Religion Research and Collections at Princeton University.” Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA) Conference. Warminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, PA. April 10, 2015.

“On Librarian/Faculty Communication.” Library Journal Webinar: “Breaking Barriers: How Academic Librarians Can Communicate More Effectively with Faculty.” April 7, 2015

“The Enlightenment Values of Libraries.” 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: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force. 2017-2020
  • Member: ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC). 2017-2019
  • Co-convener: ACRL Scholarly Communications Discussion Group. 2017-2018
  • Chair: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Research Planning and Review Committee. 2016-2017
  • Vice-Chair: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Research Planning and Review Committee. 2015-2016
  • 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. 2012-2015
  • 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

  • Princeton Open Access Repository implementation working group—2014-2016
  • 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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