Thursday, September 17, 2015

University Libraries' Mike Crumpton Elected to North Carolina Library Associaton Post

Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at UNCG’s University Libraries, has been elected Vice-President, President Elect of the North Carolina Library Association.  He will be installed at the biennial NCLA conference being held in Greensboro in October.

Crumpton came to UNCG as Assistant Dean for Administrative Services in 2007.  Previously, he was Director of Library Services at the Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, and Manager of Access and Information Services at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County OH.

His experience with professional library associations is extensive. He was Chair of the 2012 & 2014 NCLA Leadership Institute Planning Committees; co-chair of the NCLA Biennial Conference Programs Committee, 2011 & 2013; and has been a Board member of the NCLA Leadership and Management Section since 2012.  For the North Carolina Community College Library Association he served as VP/President Elect from 2005-2006, and President from 2006-2007, hosting both annual conferences. Mike has also been active in the American Library Association (ALA); the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL); the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM); the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE); and the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP).

Crumpton received the Master of Library Science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and a BS in Business Administration, from the University of Central Florida.

He has also published extensively.  A selected list of his publications and presentations may be found in UNC Docks at http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1946.

Crumpton believes strongly that one of North Carolina’s greatest resources is its libraries, including   libraries in our communities, in our schools, in our institutions of higher education, and as needed for the special information needs in business, research and industry.  Echoing his long-held interest in human resource development, he notes that “one of the greatest resources that each library in North Carolina has is its people; the librarians, paraprofessionals and support staff, student helpers, volunteers and citizens that support their institutions.  The Libraries of North Carolina are also instrumental in the development and economic well-being or our state and the work that is done in each and every library is significant to our society’s prosperity.”

He pledges to work hard to be inclusive of all members of the library community as it collectively addresses issues and proactively seek insights to emerging trends and the changing needs of our constituents.  He will advocate for all libraries and their staffs to grow in the profession in order to fulfill our mission to North Carolina and to foster their own growth and development.