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Tim Peters

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Tim Peters
407C Park Library
(989) 774-6420


Greetings! I am the Associate Dean of University Libraries at Central Michigan University, where my responsibilities include overseeing the library's operations in support of the learning, teaching, and research activities of CMU students, faculty, and staff.  

I have also served as the Director of Library Research and Instruction Services and the Director of Global Campus Library Services during my time in the CMU Libraries. Before arriving at CMU in 2007, I worked as the Head Librarian at North Hennepin Community College in suburban Minneapolis, as Director of Library Services at Southwestern Michigan College, and as a Librarian/Cataloger at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

My educational background:

  • B.S. - University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • M.L.I.S. - Louisiana State University
  • M.A. - Michigan State University

Here is a list of my publications:

Peters, T. (2022). An introduction to systems thinking for librarians. Library Leadership & Management, 36(2). 

Peters, T. (2021). If you ask me: Academic libraries need better mission statements. Charleston Hub.

Peters, T., & Dickinson, T. E. (2020). A history of the Distance Library Services Conference. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 14(2), 96-109. 

Peters, T. (2018). Online students' use of virtual reference services. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 30(1), 1-8. 

Peters, T. (2015). Taking librarians off the desk: One library changes its reference desk staffing model. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 16(1), 18-27.

Peters, T. & LaDell-Thomas, J. (2014). Win-win: Embedding future librarians to extend service to online classes. In E. Leonard & E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually embedded: The librarian in an online environment (pp. 133-141). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Peters, T., & Sanney, K. (2012). Leveraging strengths and meeting demands: The construction of a modern and comprehensive electronic reserves service at Central Michigan University. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve, 22(1), 17-31.

Peters, T. (2011). Copyright to the university: Tips on informing, educating, and enabling. College & Research Libraries News, 72(10), 592-594, 601.

Zambare, A., Casey, A., Fierst, J., Ginsburg, D., O’Dell, J., & Peters, T. (2009). Assuring access: One library’s journey from print to electronic only subscriptions. Serials Review 35(2), 70-74.

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