Dr. Timothy J. Dickey has been an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at Kent State for almost ten years. He is currently an adult services librarian with the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries; before that, he worked with Lynn Silipigni Connaway at the OCLC Office of Research. He teaches courses in user studies, reference services, library technology, research methods, and music and humanities librarianship for Kent State, Catholic University, and San Jose State University. Dickey has presented at numerous professional conferences around the United States on topics such as teaching research methods in LIS programs, the behaviors of digital information seekers, and data mining. He is the author of Library Dementia Services: How to Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer Community (2020) from Emerald Press. He has also created e-courses for the American Library Association (ALA), is a frequent invited speaker, and has conducted staff training on the subject of Library Dementia Services.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the great work they do on one page. Only a small selection of Dr. Dickey's work is listed. For further information see his CV (found below) or visit his LinkedIn profile.
LIS 60030 People in the Information Ecology
LIS 60050 Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science
Dickey, T. J. (2020). Library dementia services: How to meet the needs of the Alzheimer community. Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN: 978-1838676940
Connaway, L. S., & Dickey, T. J. (2011, October). Publisher names in bibliographic data. Library Resources & Technical Services, 55(4), 182-194.
Dickey, T. J. (2011, May). Books as expressions of global cultural diversity: Data mining for national collection analysis. Library Resources & Technical Services, 55(3), 148-161.
Connaway, L. S., & Dickey, T. J. (2011). If it’s too inconvenient I’m not going after it: Convenience as a critical factor in information-seeking behaviors. Library & Information Science Research, 33, 79-190.
Connaway, L. S, O’Neil, E. T., & Dickey T. J. (2008, November). Estimating the audience level for library resources. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(13), 2042-2050.
OCLC Spotlight Award for superior performance, July 2008
Sidney Jackson writing award for an essay on intellectual freedom, Kent State 2008
LITA/ Endeavor National Student Writing Award, 2007
Mary T. Kim Memorial Scholar, Library Science (Kent State University, inaugural award), 2007
Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
Board of Directors (2017 - 2019); Chapter Assembly Director (2018-2019)