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Dennis Clark

Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning (Associate Professor)

Research and Learning

(804) 828-9136
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 314-E


  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, 1997
  • B.A. Music, Samford University, 1995

Previous Professional Experience

  • Head of Public and Research Services, Associate Professor (with tenure), Texas A&M University Libraries, 2005-2011
  • Co-founder, Global Music Archive, Vanderbilt University, 2004-2005
  • Director, Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, Vanderbilt University, 2001-2005
  • Music Librarian, Samford University, 1998-2001

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty Member, Academic Library Leadership Institute, Vanderbilt University, 2006-2009
  • Co-sponsor, Thesis Research, Angela Mace, B.M. Candidate, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
  • Music Appreciation, Music 200, Samford University 

Selected Publications

  • Goodwin, S.G., Shurtz, S., Gonzalez, A., Clark, D.T. (2012). Assessing an e-reader lending program: From pilot to mainstream service. Library Review, 61(1).
  • Clark, D.T. (2011). Review of: Leading from the middle, and other contrarian essays on library leadership. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(4).
  • Weiner, S.G., Brevik, P., Clark, D.T., Caboni, T. (2009). Understanding the higher education context: The Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute. Journal of Library Administration, 49(8).
  • Clark, D.T. (2009). Lending Kindle ebook readers: The Texas A&M University experience. Collection Building, 28(4).  
  • Resnick, T. & Clark, D.T. (2009). Evolution of electronic resources support: Is virtual reference the answer? Library Hi-Tech, 27(3).
  • Wan, G., Clark, D.T., et al. (2009). Key issues surrounding virtual chat reference model, a case study. Reference Services Review, 37(1).
  • Clark, D.T., et al. (2008). Qualitative assessment of the Kindle e-Book: Results from early focus groups. Performance Measurement and Metrics: The International Journal for Library and Information Services, 9(2).

Selected Presentations

  • Clark, D.T. & Goodwin, S.P. (2010). Two years of Kindles: The Texas A&M Libraries experience. Presented at the Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • McElrath, E., Clark, D.T., de los Santos, L. (2008). Activities for learning styles. Presentation at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Clark, D.T. (2006). Practical assessment at Texas A&M: Using LibQual+ comments to enhance reference services. Paper presented at the ARL Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA.  

Selected University Service 

  • Editorial Board, Public Services Quarterly

Professional Organizations 

  • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries Division
    • Reference and User Services Association
    • Library Administration and Management Association
  • Taiga Forum
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
  • Music Library Association
  • American Musicological Society
  • Society for Ethnomusicology 

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

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