Bruce Flanders

 
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Bruce Flanders

Director, Learning Commons and Mabee Library

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MS; Management, in progress, MidAmerica Nazarene University
MS; Library Science, 1978, University of Illinois
BA; Art History, English, Geography, 1977, University of Kansas

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“I love the opportunity to work with unified, motivated colleagues in a close-knit team environment.”

—Bruce Flanders

Awards & Honors
Publications
Presentations
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient, 2014 Kansas Notable Books grant, received August 7, 2014, providing copies of Kansas Notable Book award winning titles.
  • Recipient, 2014 Amigos Library Services Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program grant, in the amount of $6,139, received May 30, 2014, for “BYOD and collaborate: A low-cost/high-tech student collaboration station.” One of two Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program grants awarded during 2014 for the multi-state Amigos Library Services service region.
  • Recipient, City of Olathe, KS Proclamation, received February 18, 2014, highlighting MidAmerica Nazarene University as a community partner for National African American History Month, in recognition of Mabee Library’s Created Equal film series.
  • Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Bridging Cultures grant, in the amount of $1,200, received October 10, 2013, for “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” This grant funded a series of four film screenings and discussion events (in partnership with the Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene, College Church of the Nazarene, and the American Jazz Museum).
  • Johnson County Heritage Trust, successful defense of grant funding request, 2013.
  • Key leadership role, successful $18 million fundraising effort, Lawrence Public Library renovation bond issue public vote, November 2010.
  • Recipient, President’s Award, Kansas Library Association, 1997
  • Merit Award, Community Service, Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, 1996
  • Kansas Library Association, Presidential Award, 1996

Publications

Articles

  • Hays, L., Flanders, B., & Dagley, L. (2013). EasyBib: A review. The Christian Librarian, 55-56(2-1), 26-28.
  • Flanders, B. (2012). LibGuides: A valuable and capable information literacy tool. KLA Connects, Spring 2012, 10.
  • Flanders, B. (2011). Lawrence Public Library to expand: $18 million bond referendum passed by local voters. KLA Connects, Winter 2011, 8-9.
  • Flanders, B. (1995). The Information Network of Kansas. Computers in Libraries, 15(2), 22.
  • Flanders, B. (1994). A delicate balance. (cover story). School Library Journal, 40(10), 32.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1994). The Kansas interlibrary loan directory and manual (KILDM): A case study in applying hypertext technology to interlibrary loan information. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves, 5(1), 45-59.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1993). Hypertext multimedia software: Bell Atlantic DocuSource. Computers in Libraries, 13, 35.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). HP introduces new DAT PC backup solution. Computers in Libraries, 12, 41.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). African-American poetry on disc. American Libraries, 23(10), 879.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Order materials in a flash. American Libraries, 23(10), 879.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Ovid cross-platform CD-ROM software. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Biosequence data in online file. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). OCLC to ‘disclose’ business info. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Z39.50 server handles large databases. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Intense pressure creates a diamond. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). Quattro Pro 4.0: Push button power in a DOS spreadsheet. Computers in Libraries, 12, 28-32.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). The case of the exhaustive exhibits. American Libraries, 23(8), 32.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). Random House Webster’s Electronic Dictionary: Fast, powerful, up-to-date, and politically correct. Computers in Libraries, 12, 46-48.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). On-line books: an advanced technology electronic library system. Computers in Libraries, 12, 44-47.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). Multimedia programs to reach an MTV generation. American Libraries, 23, 135-137.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). Optical imaging project links Spain to southern California. Computers in Libraries, 12, 27-28.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). AIDS information on CD-ROM. American Libraries, 23(10), 879.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1992). PostScript on the HP LaserJet III: HP's new cartridge switches between printer languages. Computers in Libraries, 12, 56-57.
  • Flanders, B. (1992). Critique your collection. American Libraries, 23(10), 878.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). International economics CD-ROM. American Libraries, 22(9), 882.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). NREN: The big issues aren’t technical. American Libraries, 22(6), 572.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). The Norton Desktop for Windows. Computers in Libraries, 11, 27-28.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). Voice mail enhancing communications: When it’s done right, voice mail can improve communication with your patrons. Computers in Libraries, 11, 28-29.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). Electronic freedoms and social responsibilities. Wilson Library Bulletin, 66, 57-58.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows. Computers in Libraries, 11, 19-23.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). Evolution, not revolution, marks automation exhibits. American Libraries, 22(9), 852.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). Rallies, wrangles, and reads: ALA annual conference in Atlanta. (cover story). American Libraries, 22(8), 710.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS Release 2.3: refining WYSIWYG. Computers in Libraries, 11, 35-37.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). GeoWorks considered. Part I: A GUI for the rest of us. Computers in Libraries, 11(6), 14, 16, 18-22.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). KICNET: Interlibrary loan on a wide-area network in Kansas. Online, 15(2), 55-56, 58, 60.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). Barbarians at the gate. American Libraries, 22, 668-669.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). The low-cost, high-tech HP LaserJet IIIP. Computers in Libraries, 11, 41-43.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1991). The WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) and discourse in the electronic village: This unique conferencing system offers an informal style and links to other networks. Computers in Libraries, 11, 26-28.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). Meckler on the net. American Libraries, 22(9), 884.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). Ever had one of those days?. American Libraries, 22(9), 884.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). GPO cataloging backlog addressed. American Libraries, 22(9), 882.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). Rocky XXVI. American Libraries, 22(9), 882.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). OK, happy campers. American Libraries, 22(9), 882.
  • Flanders, B. (1991). I think I can, I think I can. American Libraries, 22(9), 882.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). New developments in library automation. American Libraries, 21(5), 407.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). Brainstorming with IdeaFisher: Inspiration strikes . . . with help from a hypertext database. Computers in Libraries, 10, 42-43.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). Spinning the hits: CD-ROM networks in libraries. American Libraries, 21, 1032-1033.
  • Flanders, B. (1990). New developments in library technology. American Libraries, 21(10), 988.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). Ye olde high-tech. American Libraries, 21, 851-852.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). Computerized orientation systems: The Franklin Institute model. Computers in Libraries, 10, 36-38.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1990). The Electric cool library exhibit test. American Libraries, 21(8), 800.
  • Flanders, B. (1989). Spectacular systems!. American Libraries, 915.
  • Flanders, B. L. (1987). Interlibrary loan in Kansas: A low cost alternative to OCLC. Wilson Library Bulletin, 61, 31-34.

Books

  • Day, T. T., Flanders, B. L., & Zuck, G. J. (Eds.). (1994). Automation for school libraries: How to do it from those who have done it. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  • Flanders, B. L. & Zuck, G. J. (Eds.). (1992). Wide-area networks in libraries: Technology, applications, and trends. Westport, CT: Meckler.

Presentations

Recent Invited Workshops/Presentations

  • “TED talk video and discussion,” Personal and Corporate Ethics, MGMT 6002, MSM Cohort #3, November 25, 2014.
  • “Breaking through Political Barriers to Proceed with Library Renovation Plans,” invited consulting presentation and discussion, Olathe Public Library, October 30, 2014.
  • Numerous library presentations at Project SURE and AOL / MBA convocations.

Recent Presentations

  • Open Access Publishing and the MNU Institutional Repository, with Ada Emmett and Dr. Marc L. Greenberg, University of Kansas, October 22, 2014.
  • Open Access Publishing, Libraries Unbound/Lunch & Learn Faculty Development workshop, April 2, 2014.
  • Numerous presentations over the past 35 years in a variety of venues, including American Library Association annual conferences, Kansas Library Association conferences, and Kansas regional library system conferences

Involvement at MNU

  • Co-Chair, 2015 Week of Scholarship Steering Committee, 2014-2015.
  • Ex-Officio Member, Graduate Council, 2014-2015.
  • Member, Tenure Review Committee, 2014-present.
  • Member, Academic Affairs Cabinet, 2014-present.
  • Member, Excellence Theme Team, University Strategic Planning, 2014.
  • Member, Committee on the Professoriate, 2013-2015.
  • Library Liaison, Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Department of Science and Mathematics, School of Behavioral Science and Counseling, 2013-present.
  • Member, Maureen Dickerson Research Award Review Committee, 2013-present.
  • Member, Academic Policies Committee, 2013.
  • Member, University Website Redesign Committee, 2012-2013.
  • Member, AVP/Directors Committee, 2011-2013.

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