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Brent A Mai

University Librarian | Dean of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Library | Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

Library Administration and Leadership

Library Instruction

Volga Germans

Education

Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education (Ed.D. 2014): Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in Higher Education

Dissertation: "Comprehensive Evaluation of Research Centers at Small Liberal Arts Colleges & Universities"

 

University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S. 1990): Information Management

 

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs (M.A. 1987): International Finance, Economic Development, International Law, and National Security

 

Bethany College (Kansas) (B.A. 1985): Economics, History, Political Science, and French

 

Other Academic Study

Gustavus Adolphus College (January Term 1983), Political Science

 

Middlebury College (Summer 1984), Russian

Biography

University of North Florida, 2019-

Dean of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library (with faculty appointment)

Director, Volga German Institute

Fairfield University, 2016-2019

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian (with faculty appointment)

Interim University Registrar (January-March 2018)

Director, Volga German Institute

Concordia University, 2003-2016

Dean, University Libraries

Professor of Library and Information Management

Director, Center for Volga German Studies

Vanderbilt University, 1999-2003

Director, Walker Management Library, Owen Graduate School of Management

Purdue University, 1994-1999

Assistant Professor of Library Science, Management & Economics Librarian

Acting Director, Management & Economics Library (1999)

Awards

Fellow of the Special Libraries Association.

Affiliations

American Library Association

Association of College & Research Libraries

Special Libraries Association

Grants and Contracts Awarded

National Endowment for the Humanities.  Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant for renovation and expansion of Special Collections (August 2018). $250,000

Cultural Development Grant for CVGS Digitization Project.  Oregon Cultural Trust (August 2014)

Supporting and Building Emergent Archival Programs in the Northwest. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (July 2011)

Faculty Research Grant, Purdue University Libraries (July 1999)

Course Development Grant, Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (July 1998)

Publications & Presentations

Mai, Brent.  “Measuring for Success.”  Information Outlook 16:6 (September/October 2012): 2-3.

 

Mai, Brent.  “SLA – A Truly Global Organization.”  Bulletin of the Japan Special Libraries Association 254 (July 2012): 31-36.

 

Mai, Brent. “Educating for Success.” Information Outlook 16:3 (May/June 2012): 2-3.

 

Mai, Brent.  “Future Now: Operation Agility.” Information Outlook 16:1 (January/February 2012): 2-5.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Dean R. Hansen), eds. Together: Preparing Christian Educators for the Future.  Portland, OR: Concordia University Publishing, 2011.

 

Mai, Brent. “A Brief History of the Volga Germans.” The Bulletin of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon 59:1 (September 2009): 3-8.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Krista M. Reichard and Judy Anderson).  “E-Journal Management in the Small Academic Library” in EJournal Management and Access, Wayne Jones, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2009): 303-315.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Dona Reeves-Marquardt).  “Not All of Our Ancestors Were Saints: Origins of the Volga Germans.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 26:3 (Fall 2003): 34-38.

 

Mai, Brent (with Meg Tulloch).  “Knowledge Management on the Web.”  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 8:3/4 (2003): 213-221.

 

The above article in The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship was also published as a chapter in the monograph with the following citation:

 

White, Gary W., ed.  The Core Business Web: A Guide to Key Information Resources.  Binghamton, NY:  Haworth Press, 2003.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Dona Reeves-Marquardt).  German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations.  Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “It Happened on the Way to the Volga: Origins and Destinations of the Volga Germans.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 25:2 (Summer & Fall 2002): 18-20.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “A Question and Answer Session About the 1798 Census.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 23:2 (Summer 2000): 31-33.

 

Mai, Brent (with Sheila R. Curl, Leslie J. Reynolds, and Alexius E. Smith).  “Reality Check: Asynchronous Instruction Works!”  College & Research Libraries News 61:7 (July/August 2000): 586-588.

 

Mai, Brent (with Leslie J. Reynolds, Sheila R. Curl, and Alexius E. Smith).  “Righting the Wrongs: Mistakes Made in the Virtual Classroom.”  Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (St. Louis, Missouri, 19-21 June 2000) http://www.asee.org/conferences/ search/20528.pdf.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Alexius Smith Macklin, Leslie J. Reynolds, and Sheila R. Curl).  “Distance Education in Virtual Classrooms: The Model and the Assessment.”  Proceedings of the 21st National Online Meeting (May 2000): 407-412.

 

Mai, Brent Alan (with Kathleen A. Clark).  "Locating Book Reviews in Agriculture and the Life Sciences."  Science & Technology Libraries 18:4 (2000): 3-27.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “CIS Research – Project Report.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 22:3 (Fall 1999): 45-49.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, 2 vols.  Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.

 

Mai, Brent (with Alexius E. Smith, Sheila Curl, and Leslie J. Reynolds).  "How Do We Cope with the Paradigm Shift: Blending Traditional and Non-Traditional Models of Library Instruction and Student Learning."  Proceedings of the ENABLE99 Conference (Helsinki, Finland, 2-5 June 1999) http://www.enable.evitech.fi/enable99/papers/reynolds/reynolds.html.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “1998 Journal Index.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 22:1 (Spring 1999): 31-34.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “An Arduous Journey:  The 1760s Road to the Volga.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 21:4 (Winter 1998): 8-12.

 

Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767.  Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “1997 Journal Index.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 21:1 (Spring 1998): 29-40.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  The Expropriation of Land from the Germans in Volhynia: 1915.  Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1997.

 

Mai, Brent (with Judith M. Nixon).  “Purdue University’s Management and Economics Library Educates All Undergraduate Students.”  Indiana Libraries 16:1 (1997): 38-42.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “Internet Resources for Reference:  Finance and Investment.”  The Reference Librarian 27:57 (1997): 77-83.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “Internet Resources for Reference:  General Business and Company Information.”  The Reference Librarian 27:57 (1997): 85-92.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “Internet Resources for Reference:  International Trade.”  The Reference Librarian 27:57 (1997): 93-96.

 

The above three articles in The Reference Librarian were also published as chapters in the monograph with the following citation:

 

Diaz, Karen R., ed.  Reference Sources on the Internet:  Off the Shelf and Onto the Web.  Binghamton, NY:  Haworth Press, 1997.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “1996 Journal Index.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 20:1 (Spring 1997): 28-38.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “Researchers’ Gold Mine: The 1798 Russian Census of the German Colonies on the Volga and Its Importance to Agronomists, Anthropologists, Demographers, Economists, Genealogists, Geographers, Religious Historians, and Sociologists, Among Others.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 19:4 (Winter 1996): 24-30.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “1995 Journal Index.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 19:1 (Spring 1996): 46-60.

 

Mai, Brent Alan.  “Galveston:  The Southern Gateway to America.”  Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 15:3 (Fall 1992): 10-13.

 

Mai, Brent (with Katharine C. Buckley).  “Fresh Potato Market Shares in Eastern U.S. Cities, 1960-1984.”  Vegetable Situation and Outlook Report (September 1986): 13-18.

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Contact Information

Building 12, Room 2403

(904) 620-5432

brent.mai@unf.edu