Dean of Library Services

Bradford Lee Eden is Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University.  Previous positions include Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Head, Web and Digitization Services, and Head, Bibliographic and Metadata Services for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries.   He is editor of OCLC Systems & Services:  Digital Library Perspectives International and The Bottom Line:  Managing Library Finances, and is on the editorial boards of Library Hi Tech and The Journal of Film Music.

He has a masters and Ph.D. degrees in musicology, as well as an MS in library science. He publishes in the areas of metadata, librarianship, medieval music and liturgy, and J.R.R. Tolkien.  His two books Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services: Paths for the Future and Case Studies (Libraries Unlimited, 2004) and More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services(Libraries Unlimited, 2009) are used and cited extensively in the field.  He is the author of Metadata and Its Applications (ALA TechSource, 2002), 3D Visualization Techniques (ALA TechSource, 2005), Innovative Digital Projects in the Humanities (ALA TechSource, 2005), Metadata and Its Applications:  New Directions and Updates (ALA TechSource, 2005), FRBR:  Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (ALA TechSource, 2006), and Information Organization Future for Libraries (ALA TechSource, 2007).  His new book Middle-earth Minstrel:  Essays on Music in Tolkien was published by McFarland Publishing in 2010.


University of North Texas, M.S. in Library Science
University of Kansas, Ph.D., musicology
Indiana State University, M.A., musicology
Carthage College, B.A., double major – religion and music, minor – German

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Brad Eden