Tim Peters currently serves as the Associate Dean of University Libraries at Central Michigan University. He joined CMU in 2007 as the Director of Off-Campus Library Services, served as the Director of Library Research and Instruction Services beginning in 2010, before becoming Associate Dean in 2018.
Prior to joining CMU, Peters worked as the Head Librarian at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, as Director of Library Services at Southwestern Michigan College, and as a Librarian/Cataloger at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Publications & Presentations
Peters, T. (2022). An introduction to systems thinking for librarians. Library Leadership & Management, 36(2).
Peters, T. (2021). If you ask me: Academic libraries need better mission statements. Charleston Hub. https://www.charleston-hub.com/2021/09/if-you-ask-me-academic-libraries-need-better-mission-statements/
Peters, T., & Dickinson, T. E. (2020). A history of the Distance Library Services Conference. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 14(2), 96-109.
Peters, T. (2018). Online students' use of virtual reference services. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 30(1), 1-8.
Peters, T. (2015). Taking librarians off the desk: One library changes its reference desk staffing model. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 16(1), 18-27.
Peters, T. & LaDell-Thomas, J. (2014). Win-win: Embedding future librarians to extend service to online classes. In E. Leonard & E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually embedded: The librarian in an online environment (pp. 133-141). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Peters, T., & Sanney, K. (2012). Leveraging strengths and meeting demands: The construction of a modern and comprehensive electronic reserves service at Central Michigan University. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve, 22(1), 17-31.
Peters, T. (2011). Copyright to the university: Tips on informing, educating, and enabling. College & Research Libraries News, 72(10), 592-594, 601.
Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Masters of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University
MA of Arts in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University