Todd WiebeLibrarian - Head of Research and Instruction
Todd Wiebe is head of research and instruction at Van Wylen Library. He oversees the planning, promotion and implementation of all library and information literacy instruction initiatives, as well as the various research help services available. He serves on the Library Leadership Team and is responsible for developing library collections in select subject areas.
Todd’s graduate studies in library and information science (LIS) concentrated on archival administration, but through exposure to a wide range of LIS subjects via coursework and other hands-on experiences, he found himself most drawn to working in a liberal arts college library setting as a “generalist,” teaching research/information literacy skills and working with undergraduate students.
He is active in the profession at both the state and national level and has presented and published on numerous topics related to academic librarianship and information literacy. At Hope, he has participated in a variety of faculty development programs and workshops on topics such as inclusion, diversity, leadership and intergroup dialogue.
- MLIS, University of Denver, 2006
- B.A., history and education, Anderson University, 2003
- “Improving Student Assessments of Elections: The Use of Information Literacy and a Course-embedded Librarian,” with Paula Booke, Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences (LATISS) 10, no. 2, 2017
- “Rethinking Indirect Measurement as a Means of Student Assessment,” in C.M. Ippolito and R.W. Gammons (eds.), User-Centered Design for First-Year Library Instruction Programs, ABC-CLIO, November 2016
- “The Library and Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts: Present Contributions and Future Opportunities,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 23, no. 3, September 2016
- “The Information Literacy Imperative in Higher Education,” Liberal Education 101/102, no. 4/1, 2016
- “Books and Websites, E-Journals or Print: If the Source Fits, Use It,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 19, no. 1, 2012
- “A Flag is Flipped and a Nation Flaps: The Politics and Patriotism of the First International World Series,” NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 18, no. 2, 2010
- “College Students, Plagiarism, and the Internet: The Role of Academic Librarians in Delivering Education and Awareness,” Michigan Library Association Forum 5, no. 2, 2006
- “Issues Faced By Male Librarians: Stereotypes, Perceptions, and Career Ramifications,” Colorado Libraries 31.1, 2004
View all of Todd Wiebe’s published and presented work at Digital Commons.
Outside the college
Todd is married to his wife, Lora, with whom he has two children, Harrison (“Harry”) and Maya. His personal interests and hobbies include old-school skateboarding, drumming, tattoos, craft beer and walking the family guard dog, “Bingo.” In his high school and college days, Todd was a drummer for several moderately successful metal, punk and hard rock alternative bands based out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (hometown), and Anderson, Indiana (college town). Ask him sometime about the "tour" one of his bands went on. Nowadays, he blasts out beats in the comfort of his own home and occasionally showcases his skateboarding prowess for the neighborhood kids who pretend to be impressed.