Michael Crumpton

  • Assistant Dean for Administrative Services
  • University Libraries, UNCG
  • macrumpt@uncg.edu
  • 336.256.1213
  • Jackson Library, 320 College Avenue

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes a monograph; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, as well as several other chapters and articles not currently in the institutional repository.

There are 34 included publications by Michael Crumpton :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assessment Data for Making Those Space Decisions 2011 79 Presentation given at the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) 2011 Fall Meeting. Michael Crumpton (2011). Assessment Data for Making Those Space Decisions. ANCHASL Fall 2011 Meeting. PowerPoint presentation slides...
Building operational efficiencies 2013 126 Purpose – This paper aims to highlight the need to have present-day operational efficiencies in preparing organizations for the future. Design/methodology/approach – The paper refers to some recent work published with regard to present-day reflect...
Can a Mentoring Program Save You Money? 2014 49 Purpose: The purpose of this article is to suggest that a benefit-cost analysis should be performed for mentoring activities so as to justify the effort and expense and as a tool for measuring effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach: Pulling from...
Convergence of Skills through Theory, Practice and Strategy 2014 93 This paper was presented on August 13, 2014 for the Satellite Conference by IFLA Library Theory and Research Section in Turin, Italy. This is part of the IFLA 2014 conference held in Lyon, France and was presented under the theme: "Theory and resea...
The Costs of Having a Bully in the Library 2014 72 Purpose – The purpose of the this article is to address the issue of bullying within an organizational environment related to workplace conflict, which has not been typically noted within library organizations. Design/methodology/approach – The art...
Development: What's in it for you? 2012 138 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to advocate for the importance of staff support for library development activities. Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses basic fund raising principles and how staff can contribute. Findings – T...
Evaluating Who is Learning with Real Learning Connections 2013 399 Presentation given at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in 2013. Bird, N. & Crumpton, M. (2013) Evaluating Who is Learning with Real Learning Connections. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. PowerPoint presen...
Final Report of the Liaison Collections Responsibilities Task Force 2012 87 This is a report from UNCG University Libraries’ Liaison Collection Responsibilities Task Force on the liaison organizational model and collection development.
Great Expectations: New Organizational Models for Overworked Liaisons Based on the UNCG Libraries Liaison Collections Responsibilities Task Force 2012 209 Liaisons (subject specialists) keep getting busier. Research instruction, embedding in classes, outreach, collection development, weeding, assessing teaching and collections, promoting scholarly communication issues, and creating online learning ob...
Grumble Theory in the Workplace 2013 602 Presentation given at the 2013 North Carolina Library Association (NCLA)Conference. Citation: Crumpton, M & Bradshaw, K. (2013) Grumble Theory in the Workplace: Motivating the Grumbles. North Carolina Library Association Biannual Conference. Power...
Having the Conversation: The 2011 LSC Colloquium 2011 82 What better place to have a deep discussion on the impact of space on learning than right outside of our nation’s capital of Washington D.C. – an area that embraces learning, offering countless cultural and historical artifacts, monuments, and experi...
Having a student volunteer program is a win-win 2013 145 Purpose – This paper aims to focus on the use of a formal student volunteer program to offset budgetary shortfalls as well as provide opportunities for student learning. Design/methodology/approach – The paper builds the case by citing findings fr...
Innovation and entrepreneurship 2012 1249 Purpose – This article aims to discuss the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in today's economic environment and why such activities should be part of leadership. Design/methodology/approach – The article references journals and confer...
Is the chain of command working for you? 2013 509 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of having a chain of command strategy, in particular with staff repurposing activities. Design/methodology/approach – This paper refers to field literature to support this concept. ...
Keeping the motivation going 2013 243 Purpose – The aim of this paper is to acknowledge and provide tips for ongoing motivation needs of an organization. Design/methodology/approach – This article discusses several examples in the literature regarding motivational elements. Findings – ...
Leading Results: Accounting for the Cost of Social Media 2014 43 Social media, loosely defined as a collection of online services that communicates and shares content with various stakeholder groups, is developing a greater presence in libraries everywhere. With most everyone on the social media bandwagon these da...
Leading Results: The importance of visibility 2010 545 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the benefits of being visible in stewardship of an organization and the resources invested. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the concepts of management by walking around and Gemba...
Leading Results: Mentoring in Tough Financial Times 2011 256 Purpose - This paper discusses the importance of great mentoring to those with financial responsibilities during tough economic times. Design/methodology/approach - This paper pulls from field literature two sets of attributes and considerations of ...
Making the case for in-house training 2011 252 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide the structure needed to create an in-house training program for libraries as a means for improving staff competencies during periods of economic problems. Design/methodology/approach – The paper pu...
Meeting the Challenge of Community College Librarianship: Trends Ahead and Competencies Needed 2014 74 Slides from “Meeting the Challenge of Community College Librarianship: Trends Ahead and Competencies Needed” presentation given at the Michigan Academic Library Conference on May 30, 2014.
Providing the ethical example 2012 281 Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the importance of maintaining an ethical point of view especially in times of economic uncertainty. Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents some definitions of ethical behavior and reminds the reader ...
Re-conceiving Entrepreneurship for Libraries: Collaboration and the Anatomy of a Conference 2011 524 For librarians who have worked in the field and have become innovative out of necessity, developing and creating entrepreneurial activities are not unusual. Perhaps recognizing and celebrating those achievements could change common perspectives on th...
Real Learning Connections: Questioning the Learner in the LIS Internship 2014 114 The focus of literature on the role of internship has been on whether and how such activity benefits the student. A model is proposed that examines what happens for both the practitioner supervisor and the LIS educator during an internship experience...
Sounding off About Noise 2008 452 Noise in a community college library can be part of the nature of the environment. It can also become a huge distraction for those who see the library as their sanctuary for quiet study and review of resources. This article describes the steps that...
Strategic positioning for staff realignment 2012 377 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the process and options available to conduct a staff realignment exercise. By approaching financial changes to the organization strategically, staff can be repurposed instead of being made redundant. ...
Taking a Step Back, To Move Forward 2010 110 During the last three years, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has undertaken three separate de-duplication projects that involved the de-selection of resources based on their availability through certain methods of electronic access. ...
Talk about change 2012 136 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of having conversations with staff regarding organizational change and financial futures. Design/methodology/approach – This article refers to several relevant works already published....
Teaching Workplace Information Literacy in the Community College 2012 419 Presentation given at Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2012. Citation: Crumpton, M. (April 13, 2012). Teaching Workplace Information Literacy in the Community College. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference. ...
UNCG Faculty Research Needs Survey Report 2013 91 In spring 2013 the University Libraries, Information Technology Services and the Office of Research and Economic Development conducted a survey to determine faculty needs regarding storing and sharing data, assistance needed with managing and storing...
Updating Staff Involvement with Development 2014 40 Purpose: The purpose of this article is to reinforce that library staff can be critical to development activities.Design/methodology/approach: This is a discussion of issues involving personal giving and a case study example.Findings: Several factors...
Using Evidence for Library Space Planning. 2009 1378 Faced with expanding collections and a rise in student population, Jackson Library, the main library of the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, made the decision to hire a space consultant in order to repurpose exi...
The value of transparency 2011 260 Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the need for transparency in leadership during tough financial times. Design/methodology/approach – This point-of-view is enhanced with related literature references from the business community. Findings – ...
Weeding with a Repurpose 2009 101 As academic library collections grow so do the space needs of other activities and purposes. Traditional uses of space are changing and the library as an organization must prioritize and promote re-purposing space as needed. These conflicting space...
Workplace Information Literacy: A Neglected Priority for Community College Libraries 2012 1392 Community and technical colleges have long been sites for educating two groups of students: those going on to baccalaureate education and those seeking degrees in vocational-technical fields. If there are specialized programs of information literacy ...