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Distance Librarian / MSA Liaison

Distance Librarian

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Thad Dickinson
Troy, MI
Contact: LinkedIn Page
Subjects: MSA Resources

About Me

As the Distance Librarian for the CMU Libraries, I specialize in providing research assistance to students enrolled in CMU’s off-campus and online classes via telephone, email, and chat. I am also available for online research consultations via WebEx as well as face-to-face at the Troy (MI) Center. I am committed to helping bridge the gap between distance and online students and the information resources they need to be successful in their programs of study.

I began serving CMU's distance community from the Atlanta Metro center in 2006, where my responsibilities included traveling to Global Campus centers around Georgia and in Hawaii, Kansas, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. In my current position at the Troy Center, I am the designated librarian for the Metro Detroit and Greater Michigan centers.

From 1982-2018, the CMU Libraries hosted the Distance Library Services Conference, a biennial, internationally respected event that served as a forum to discuss, demonstrate, and champion the techniques, trends, and theories of providing library services at a distance and in the online environment. I served as the conference coordinator from 2010-2018.

Prior to joining the CMU Libraries, I held positions at Cornell University, Loyola University Chicago, and the University of Texas at Austin. I have a Master in Library and Information Science from UT-Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I also have a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching from CMU.

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