Walker Library

About the Library Faculty & Staff

 

William K. Black
Administrative Services Librarian William K. Black
Professor

CONTACT

E-mail: wblack@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2772
Fax: (615) 904-8505

Office Location
Walker Library
MTSU Box 13
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

EDUCATION
A.M.L.S. (Library & Information Science), University of Michigan
B.A. (Creative Writing/ English), University of Redlands

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Library administration, organizational development, human resource issues.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Co-author, Understanding Gen-X At Work: Securing The Library's Future, in The Generation X Librarian, McFarland & Co.
Co-author, Making The Best of the Best: Strategies for Effective Recruitment, in Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management, IGI Global 
Editor, Libraries & Student Assistants: Critical Links, Haworth Press
Contributor, Recruitment, Retention, and Restructuring, Association of College & Research Libraries
Co-author, Perceptions of the Library: A Key to Planning Effective Services, Southeastern Librarian
Co-author, Fostering Success: The Socialization of Entry Level Librarians in ARL Libraries, Journal of Library Administration

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Frances Neal Cheney Award for significant contributions to books and librarianship,
First place, American Library Association National Read Poster Contest (with D. Baird)
Award recognition from Council for Advancement and Support of Education for public relations and development
Nominee, Senior Fellows Program, University of California, Los Angeles 

FACULTY ROLE
Library administration including: organizational and fiscal planning; library enhancement, promotion, and assessment; faculty recruitment and development; and project management. 

OTHER
Member: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Tennessee Library Association.
Administrative Director, MTSU Printing Press Project.
Founding member,  MTSU Science & Spirituality Forum.