Alex McAllister

Education: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University (in progress) MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina at Columbia MM, Music History, University of South Carolina at Columbia BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Responsibilities: Evaluate and select humanities resources in all formats to support undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas: Art, English, History, Theater and Dance; and Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies Communicate with department faculty in my subject areas about curricular and research needs and to provide them with information on library services and collection development Perform research consultations and reference service for faculty and students Perform library instruction for selected classes Deselect materials from existing collection Service: Member of the ASU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Member of the ASU Humanities Council Chair of the Belk Library Diversity Committee Scholarly Interests: Humanities research methods and methodologies Collection development issues in the humanities Iconology of the lute in Seventeenth-Century Dutch genre paintings Selected Professional Service: NC Live Collection Development Working Group (appointed member

There are 6 included publications by Alex McAllister :

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Losing Our Libraries: Misguided Leadership 2023 60 Previous studies have indicated that academic libraries can be stressful places to work, with one of the main reasons being poor leadership. Library administrators continue to fit a common mold transitioning academic libraries into more business-like...
Outreach Through Collections: A Collaborative Design Project 2016 343 In 2014, Library Administration wanted a student-created holiday card to send to donors. The Special Collections and Humanities librarians worked with Library Administration to develop an outreach project with the Art Department. This poster reflects...
Space Invasion In The Academic Library: A Poststructural Analysis Using Discourse, Power/Knowledge, And Biopower 2021 728 This dissertation is a poststructural analysis of the trend of space utilization and design in academic libraries. Using post qualitative inquiry and a method of plugging in, this study offers a critique of the library science literature on space, id...
Tiger Bones: A Video Poem 2023 60 This video poem, "Tiger Bones," is a joint production of poet Allan Scherlen and video editing specialist, Dylan Beiler. An earlier version of the poem called “The Tiger Bones of Borges" was published by Vermillion, in Flash Issue 9, July 2022, the s...
Voices Versus Visions: A Commentary On Academic Library Collections And New Directions 2019 1071 Academic library collections are under pressure to follow dominant voices in the library world to redefine library missions and collections according to emerging trends in new library services. These trends call for a shift in focus away from traditi...
Weeding With Wisdom: Tuning Deselection Of Print Monographs In Book-Reliant Disciplines 2018 3022 As university libraries transition to digital collections and new services, their book deselection projects often lead to the adoption of cross-discipline quantitative weeding criteria (such as age and low circulation) in the interest of speed and ...