Dr. Harer Serving as Interim Chair

Dr. John Harer is now serving as the interim Chair of the Department of Library Science.  Dr. Harer joined the faculty in the Fall of 2004, and earned his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in the Fall of 2010. His research interests and expertise are in the areas of quality improvement in academic libraries. His PhD is in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University and his dissertation examined Continuous Quality Improvement performance measures for academic libraries using a Delphi panel research method. Dr. Harer has also written extensively on intellectual freedom. He was a member of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and has written three monographs and several articles on intellectual freedom. He also has a passion for storytelling. He created and coordinated the Multicultural Storytelling Project at Texas A&M University while head of education reference at the Sterling C. Evans Library at Texas A&M, College Station. He is an active member of the National Storytelling Network, and presented a program on the Alexander Technique for storytellers at the 2010 National Storytelling Conference. Dr. Harer’s teaching focus is in intellectual freedom, storytelling, and research methods, and often teaches the foundations course.

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