UC Faculty - Staff

John E. Adkins, M.A., M.S.L.S.

Library Director

Tel: 304-357-4779
johnadkins@ucwv.edu

Education

  • MSLS, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • MA Humanities (Historical Studies), West Virginia Graduate College, 1997
  • BA, West Virginia State College, 1990

Research and Publications

Current Research
  1. Copyright in higher education
  2. Information literacy instruction in higher education
  3. Intersection of technology and libraries
  4. The history of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency
Publications 
  1. “The Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency and C.E. Lively.” Mountain Messenger: the Journal of the West Virginia Labor History Association (May 1997): 11-14.
  2. “Boone County.” In The West Virginia Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Sullivan, 73-4. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Humanities Council, 2006.
  3. “Fences.” (with Ron Lewis) In The West Virginia Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Sullivan, 235. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Humanities Council, 2006.
  4. “Saltpeter Mining.” In The West Virginia Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Sullivan, 637-8. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Humanities Council, 2006.
  5. “Simon Kenton.” In The West Virginia Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Sullivan, 400. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Humanities Council, 2006.
Reviews 
  1. Review of Growth, Creativity, and Collaboration: Great Visions on a Great Lake, Roaring into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005, and Mile-High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista (NASIG Conference Proceedings, 2004-6). Library Resources & Technical Services 52, no. 4 (October 2008): 267-270.
  2. Review of The Measure of Library Excellence: Linking the Malcolm Baldridge Criteria and Balanced Scorecard Methods to Assess Quality by Despina Dapias Wilson, Theresa Del Tufo and Anne E. C. Norman, Counterpoise 12, no. 1 (2008): 35-6. Review of Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America by Elliott J. Gorn in West Virginia History 59 (2001-2003): 176-77.
  3. Review of Baldwin-Felts Detectives, Inc., by John A Velke III in West Virginia History 58 (1999-2000): 169-70.

Interests and Hobbies

Avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Miniature, board, and computer gamer.


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