Todd Wiebe

Librarian w/rank of Associate Professor; Head of Research & Instruction
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Todd Wiebe is head of research and instruction at Van Wylen Library. He oversees the planning, promotion and implementation of all library and information literacy instruction initiatives, as well as the various research help services offered at the library. He also serves on the Library Leadership Team and is responsible for developing library collections in select subject areas.

Todd’s graduate studies in library and information science (LIS) concentrated on archival administration, but through exposure to a wide range of LIS subjects via coursework and other hands-on experiences, he found himself most drawn to working in a liberal arts college library setting as a “generalist,” teaching research/information literacy skills and working with students.  

He is active in the profession at both the state and national level and has presented and published on numerous topics related to academic librarianship and information literacy. At Hope, he has participated in numerous faculty development programs and workshops on topics such as inclusion, diversity and intergroup dialogue.


  • MLIS, University of Denver, 2006
  • B.A., history and education, Anderson University, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Rethinking Indirect Measurement as a Means of Student Assessment,” in C.M. Ippolito and R.W. Gammons (eds.), User-Centered Design for First-Year Library Instruction Programs, ABC-CLIO, forthcoming December 2016
  • “The Integration of Information Literacy and a Course-embedded Librarian to Enhance Student Analysis of the 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections,” with Paula Booke, Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences (LATISS), forthcoming.
  • The Library and Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts: Present Contributions and Future Opportunities,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 23, no. 3, September 2016
  • The Information Literacy Imperative in Higher Education,” Liberal Education 101/102, no. 4/1, 2016
  • “Books and Websites, E-Journals or Print: If the Source Fits, Use It,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 19, no. 1, 2012
  • “A Flag is Flipped and a Nation Flaps: The Politics and Patriotism of the First International World Series,” NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 18, no. 2, 2010
  • “College Students, Plagiarism, and the Internet: The Role of Academic Librarians in Delivering Education and Awareness,” Michigan Library Association Forum 5, no. 2, 2006
  • “Issues Faced By Male Librarians: Stereotypes, Perceptions, and Career Ramifications,” Colorado Libraries 31.1, 2004

View all of Todd Wiebe’s published and presented work at Digital Commons.

Outside the college

Todd's personal hobbies and interests include old-school skateboarding and drumming. He is married to his wife, Lora, with whom he has two children, Harrison (“Harry”) and Maya. In his college and pre-college days, Todd was a semi-serious drummer for several metal, punk and heavy alternative bands based out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (hometown), and Anderson, Indiana (college town). Now, he plays on the worship team at Engedi Church and occasionally showcases his skateboarding prowess for the neighborhood kids.   

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Todd Wiebe

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53 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423-3617