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Thad Dickinson is the Distance and MSA Librarian for the CMU Libraries. He specializes in providing research assistance to students enrolled in off-campus and online classes and is committed to helping bridge the gap between distance and online students and the information resources they need to be successful in their area of study. Based at the Troy Center in Michigan, he is the designated librarian for the Metro Detroit and Greater Michigan centers

Prior to joining the CMU Libraries in 2006, Dickinson was a Public Services Librarian at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Business Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, and Communications Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin.

Elwell, G., Dickinson, T., & Dillon, D. (2022). Postgraduate capstone project: Impact on student learning and organizational change. Industry and Higher Education, 36(3), 334-343.

Peters, T., & Dickinson, T. (2020). A history of the Distance Library Services Conference. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 14(2), 96-109.

Markgren, S., Dickinson, T., Leonard, A., & Vassiliadis, K. (2007, Spring). The five-year itch: Are libraries losing their most valuable resources? Library & Administration Management, 21(2), 70-76.

Dickinson, T. (2002). Looking at the male librarian stereotype. Reference Librarian, 37(78), 97-110.

B.A. in English Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

M.A. in Learning, Design, and Technology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI