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Douglas Anderson

Douglas Anderson

Director of the Library

Dept: Library




Office: Legacy Library

Year appointed: 2005

Degrees: Ph.D. in Music Theory (The Ohio State University); Master's in Library Science (Kent State University), Master's in Music Theory (University of Texas-Austin), Bachelor's in Applied Music in Vocal Performance (Ouachita Baptist University)

Expertise: Library design, Library administration

Secondary expertise: Copyright and Intellectual Property, Theory of Music

Dr. Anderson replaced Sandra B. Neyman as Marietta's Director of the Library in late 2005. Soon after accepting the position, the College received a $10 million grant to build a new $17 million library.

So almost from day one, Anderson has played an integral role in planning for the new library, which will replace Dawes Memorial Library as the centerpiece of campus. Anderson and his staff have worked hard with architects Burgess & Niple to make sure the new library, which opens January 2009, has everything the students and faculty need.

Anderson says the role of the library is defined by the nature of the institution it serves: "Just as the liberal arts college is defined by its quality teaching, its library must also distinguish itself as a teaching library."

Prior to arriving in Marietta, Anderson was the Systems Officer for the libraries of the University of Alabama. Anderson formerly served as Director of the Library at Presbyterian College, a small private school in Clinton, S.C. During his tenure there, Anderson took the lead in developing a full complement of electronic resources for the library as well as helping the college establish college archives and special collections.

His prior library experience includes positions with the Furman University Library in Greenville, S.C., and support staff positions in the Ohio State University Libraries.