Todd Wiebe

Librarian w/rank of Associate Professor; Head of Research & Instruction
616.395.7286wiebe@hope.edu
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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.

Education

  • 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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