Michael Smith

Business Librarian

  • Subject Specialist Information & Operations Management
  • Subject Specialist Marketing

Education

  • MLIS, University of North Texas, 2000
  • BBA, North Texas State University, 1978

Experience - Library

  • Texas A&M University, Interim Director, West Campus Library and Policy Sciences & Economics Library, December 1, 2010-present
  • Texas A&M University, West Campus Library, Associate Professor, Business Librarian, September 2008 - present
  • Texas A&M University, West Campus Library, Assistant Professor, Business Reference Librarian, June 2001 - August 2008
  • Texas A&M University, West Campus Library, Assistant Professor, Interim Director, January 2004 - December 2004
  • Rare Medium, Inc. (an Internet consultancy), Corporate Librarian, August 2000 - May 2001
  • University of North Texas, Science & Technology Library, Graduate Library Assistant, January 2000 - August 2000

Experience - Business / Information Systems

  • Sprint Corporation -  Manager, Data Administration; Project Office / Data Architect
  • Texas Dept. of Human Services - Director, Software Development; Director, Planning & Support Services
  • Coopers & Lybrand - Senior Consultant
  • Texas Dept. of MH/MR - Data Administrator; Database Designer; Systems Analyst
  • Savings & Loan Industry - Programmer Analyst; Systems Analyst
  • Arthur Andersen & Co. - Programmer Analyst; Systems Analyst, Consultant

Research Interests

  • Data Architecture / Knowledge Management
  • Library Systems / Reference Services
  • Information Literacy

Selected Papers

  • Michael M. Smith. "21st Century Subject Guides: Past History and Future Directions." Journal of Web Librarianship. 2(4) 2008. DOI: 10:1080/19322900802473886
  • Michael M. Smith and Leslie J. Reynolds. "The Street Team: An Unconventional Peer Program for Undergraduates." Library Management. 29(3) 2008.
  • Michael M. Smith. "A Tool for all Places: A Web-Based Reference Statistics System." Reference Services Review 34(2) 2006.
  • Michael M. Smith and Barbara A. Pietraszewski. "Enabling the Roving Reference Librarian: E-Resource Access and Statistics Collection with Tablet PCs." Reference Services Review 32(3) 2004.
  • Michael M. Smith. "Knowledge Management: A Guide to Resources on the Internet." College & Research Libraries News. 65(2) 2004.

Affiliations

  • American Library Association
    • ACRL
    • LITA
    • RUSA
  • Special Library Association
    • Business & Finance Division
    • Knowledge Management Division
    • Texas Chapter
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