Todd Wiebe

Interim Dean of Libraries
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Todd Wiebe has been a librarian at Hope since 2006. In 2012 he became head of research and instruction, overseeing the planning, promotion and implementation of all library and information literacy instruction initiatives, as well as the various research help services available. In April 2023, Todd was appointed interim dean of libraries. Along with the library leadership team, he is responsible for guiding library initiatives and fulfilling the library’s mission to serve as a vibrant center of intellectual and cultural life that makes significant contributions to the educational experiences of Hope students.

Todd’s graduate studies in library and information science (LIS) concentrated on archives and records management, but through exposure to a wide range of LIS subjects via coursework and other 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 served on a wide range of teams and committees including co-chairing the General Education Revision Task Force from 2018–2021.


  • MLIS, University of Denver, 2006
  • B.A., history and education, Anderson University, 2003

Selected publications

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.

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Todd Wiebe

Phone Number616.395.7286

53 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423-3617
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