Timothy J. Dickey, a 2021 ASIS&T Distinguished Member, is a reference librarian and library science educator, with more than ten years’ excellent service in circulation, reference, technology assistance, collection maintenance, and caring mentorship during all stages of the research process. He is experienced with all aspects of library technology, including emerging technologies, and a tenacious team player who thrives on a variety of work experiences and challenges.
Timothy also has many years' experience creating and delivering courses both online and in person with a current repertoire of courses in Library automation, Reference, Cataloging, Research methods, and Music librarianship, for Kent State University, the University of Washington iSchool, the Catholic University of America, and San Jose State University.
Prior to that he assisted Dr. Lynn Connaway at the OCLC Office of Research, with work in data mining, user studies, and an IMLS grant project evaluating virtual reference services; he also has served as editor for the journal RLG DigiNews. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke University, and the M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.
His professional publications have appeared in JASIS&T, Library Resources & Technical Services, Information Technology and Libraries, Library & Information Science Research, the ASIS&T Bulletin, Libri, College & Research Libraries, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Plainsong and Medieval Music, and Cambridge’s Early Music History; he has presented research at the ALA Annual Conference, the annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, ALISE, the Charleston Conference, the Library Research Seminar, and the University of Wisconsin Library History Seminar.
Dr. Dickey's book Library Dementia Services: How to Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer Community was published by Emerald in 2020.
He has worked at the Columbus (OH) Public Library, the Westerville Public Library, the libraries of Amherst College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, the University of Connecticut, and Duke University, and has taught at the Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio Wesleyan University.