Pixey Mosley

Current Professional Responsibilities

Professor of Library Science

Associate Dean for Administrative and Faculty Services

Holder of the Lila B. King Estate Endowed Professorship


M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1993
Major: Library and Information Science
[Terminal Degree for Librarianship]

M.S., The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1989
Major: Aerodynamics (Aeronautical Engineering)
Minor: Propulsion
Thesis:  Experimental Investigation of the Flow Behavior on an NLF(1)-0414
Wing having Leading Edge Aileron and Trailing Edge Flap

 B.S. [Cum Laude], Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1987
Major: Aerospace Engineering


Originally I started out my professional career as an Aerospace Engineer.  After 10 years, during which I earned 2 college degrees and spent 4 years in the corporate sector (where I survived 10 rounds of layoffs and watched my specialization move toward obsolescence), I decided it was time for a career change.  I had worked in the library as a student worker and after some research decided Librarianship might offer some opportunities, challenges, and better long-term potential for my future, especially if it offered the stability of academic tenure.  I left engineering and went to Louisiana State University for my MLIS. 

After a first job stint at the University of North Texas as Information Technology Librarian, I returned to Texas A&M University in 1995 as Coordinator of Instructional Services (Assistant Professor).  In 1998, I was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.  From 1999 to 2009, I served as the Head of Access Services (including Circulation, Course Reserves, Shelving, microforms, current periodicals, and building monitoring).  In 2006, I was promoted to the rank of Professor.  From April 2009 to November 2010, I was manager for a unit structure called Collection Support Services that included the staff and librarians whose primary roles are to support the collection.  This primarily included Cataloging and Shelving operations and working on a joint, remote storage intiative with the University of Texas.

In November 2010, I was asked to take an interim university administrative appointment as the Director of the Aggie Honor System Office, the campus office for oversight of academic integrity and due process in academic misconduct violations.  I had previously served for 5 years on the Honor Council.

Upon returning to the library in June 2011, I accepted another interim appointment as the Associate Dean of Administrative and Faculty Services.  This position oversees due process on many faculty issues, including hiring, promotion and tenure, and annual faculty evaluations.  Additional responsibilities include Business operations, Facility Services, assessment coordination, and administration of the Joint Library Facility (a remote storage facility between the TAMU and UT Systems).  After going through a national search process, I was appointed to the position (interim removed) in September 2013.

Research Interests in Librarianship

Middle Management Mentoring

Library Management Practices

Enhancing User Services


  • vanDuinkerken, Wyoma & Pixey Anne Mosley. The Challenge of Library Management: Leading with Emotional Engagement. Chicago, IL:  American Library Association.  2011.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne.  Staying Successful as a Middle Manager.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. 2008. 

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne.  Transitioning from Librarian to Middle Manager.  Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. 2004.

Selected Papers


  • vanDuinkerken, Wyoma and Pixey Anne Mosley, "Increasing Investment through Participation:  Redoing Wordspace Layouts Without Tears & Angst," Library Leadership & Management. 23:1(Winter 2009) 5-11.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne and Wendi Arant Kaspar,  “Making the Good Hire:  Updating Hiring Practices for the Contemporary Multigenerational Workforce,” 2 part article series accepted for publication in Library Administration & Management for Spring 2008 and Summer 2008 issues.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne. “Assessing User Interactions at the Desk Nearest the Front Door.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly.  47:2 (Winter 2007) 159-167.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne.  "Chapter 11:  Administration & Management." in New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition. Cory Tucker and Reeta Sinha, ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2006.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne. “Mentoring Gen X Managers:  Tomorrow’s Library Leadership is Already Here.”  Library Administration & Management.  19:4 (2005) 185-192. 

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne. “Moving Away From Overdue Fines:  One Academic Library’s New Direction.”  Journal of Access Services.  2:1 (2004) 11-21. 

  • Kitchens, Joel and Pixey Anne Mosley. “Error 404: Or, What is the Shelf-Life of Printed Internet Guides?”  Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services.  24:1 (2000) 467-478.

  • Mosley, Pixey Anne.  “Creating a Library Assignment Workshop for University Faculty.” Journal of Academic Librarianship. 24:1 (1998) 33-41.

Journal Editorship

Library Leadership & Management (formerly Library Administration & Management), the official journal of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association (ALA)

Co-Associate Editor July 2008 - July 2010 (with Wendi Arant Kapspar)

Co-Editor July 2010 - July 2012

Major Presentations

  • Invited Speaker for ALA-ALCTS Preconference titled “Managing the Intergenerational Workforce,”  June 22, 2007, 8:30-noon, ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC.

  • Invited Speaker for New York Public Library, Leadership Symposium, February 2-3, 2006.  Title of workshop “Strategies for Success as a Gen X Manager: Tips on Making the Transition and Avoiding the Pitfalls”

  • Invited Teleconference Presenter, Ontario Library Association, Education Institute on management issues related to book.  Presentation titled “Becoming a Manager:  It Is a Different World,” November, 23, 2005

Past Service Activities

Completed Basic Mediation Training (40 hour program that meets state requirements to be a certified mediator)

ALA, LLAMA, Continuing Education Committee

American Library Association, Poster Session Review Committee

Library Activities

Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (Co-Secretary)

University Activities

Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of Faculties
Women Administrators Network, 2010 Co-Chair, 2011 Chair, 2012 Past Chair
Search Advisory Committee for the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Services
Committee on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, and Tenure
Honor Council
Faculty Development Leave Committee


Awards and Recognitions

Received the Reference Services Press Award from the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, July 2009 

Distinguished Librarianship Award, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, November 2005

Accepted for ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, August 7-12, 2005.





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