Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:56:06 PM Thu, 12 Mar 2009 
Dr. Maurice B. Wheeler
 Contact Information
Dr. Maurice B. Wheeler
Associate Professor-Library and Information Sciences
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Library & Information Sciences, 1155 Union Circle # 311068, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationDiscovery Park, Room No.: E296N 
Email  maurice.wheeler@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-3736    Fax No: (940) 565-3101   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Library Sciene/ School of Information Sciences University of Pittsburgh 1994
MILS Library Science/School of Information and Library Science University of Michigan 1987
M.Music Voice Performance University of Michigan, School of Music 1982
Bachelor of Music Voice Performance Shorter College 1980
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015INFO4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2014INFO4300001Administration of Information Agencies Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SLIS5320001Public Libraries  
Spring 2014SLIS5303001Financial and Human Resource Management in Information Agencies  
Fall 2013SLIS4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300008Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300006Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300005Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300004Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2013SLIS4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300070Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300009Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300008Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300005Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300004Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2012SLIS4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300009Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300008Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300070Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300007Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300070Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300007Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300005Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2012SLIS4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2011SLIS4300009Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2011SLIS4300008Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2011SLIS4300007Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2011SLIS4300005Administration of Information Agencies  
Summer 2011SLIS4300001Administration of Information Agencies  
Spring 2012SLIS4300006Administration of Information Agencies Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SLIS4300006Administration of Information Agencies Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SLIS5320001Public Libraries66 
Spring 2010SLIS5303001Financial and Human Resource Management in Information63 
Spring 2010SLIS5300002Management of Information Agencies69 
Spring 2010SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies12 
Fall 2011SLIS5320009Public Libraries  
Fall 2011SLIS5320008Public Libraries  
Fall 2011SLIS5320007Public Libraries  
Fall 2011SLIS5320005Public Libraries  
Fall 2011SLIS5320001Public Libraries  
Fall 2011SLIS5300006Management of Information Agencies  
Fall 2011SLIS5300002Management of Information Agencies  
Fall 2011SLIS4300006Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2011SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies  
Fall 2010SLIS5320001Public Libraries87 
Fall 2010SLIS5300002Management of Information Agencies81 
Fall 2009SLIS5300002Management of Information Agencies48Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SLIS4300002Administration of Information Agencies39Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Cultural Diversity as Organizational Development
Leadership and Administration of Libraries
Public Libraries
Special Collections and Music Archives
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2002-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Library and Information Sciences University of North Texas
2008-2009ChairDepartment of Library and Information Sciences University of North Texas
2007Visiting FacultySchool of Library and Information Studies University of Rhode Island
1998-2002Guest LecturerSchool of Information University of Michigan
1996-2002Director  Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI.
1999Visiting FacultyDepartment of Library Science Wayne State University
1995-1996Deputy Director  Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI.
1994-1995Adjunct FacultySchool of Library and Information Management Emporia State University
1993-1995Assistant to the Dean  University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI.
1990-1993Staff Development and Recruitment Officer  University of Michigan Libraries, Arbor, MI.
1991-1992Adjunct FacultyDepartment of Sociology/Student Development Center University of Michigan
1990-1991Adjunct FacultyDepartment of Library Science Wayne State University
1987-1990Music Curator  Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI.
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Review of the book Fundamentals of Marketing
Wheeler, M. B.
Library and Information Science Research.
Book reviews
Diversity in Library and Information Science Education: Attitudes and Perceptions
Wheeler, M. B.
International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Volume 4.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Popular Music Imagery as an Information System: Stereotypical Depictions of African Americans in Historical Sheet Music
Wheeler, M. B.
International Journal of the Humanities. Volume 2, no. 2.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
A Brief History of Library Service to African Americans. In G. Eberhart (Ed.), The Whole Library Handbook. 4th ed., Chicago, IL: American Library Association
Wheeler, M. B. & Johnson-Houston, Debbie.
American Libraries
Book chapters
Music Information and Image Retrieval: Assessing Online Historical American Sheet Music Collections
Wheeler, M. B., & Venetis, M. J.
First Monday. Volume 10, number 10, October. Retrieved October 3, 2005
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2004-PresentInternational Journal of HumanitiesAssociate Editor 
2004-PresentInternational Journal of DiversityAssociate Editor 
1999-PresentUrban Library JournalAdvisory Board 
19998-2002Journal of Bibliographic Instruction for Electronic ResourcesEditorial Board 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2005Information Retrieval and Archives: researching the history of African American singers at the METLectureLecture delivered in conjunction with the annual meeting of Opera America, Detroit, Michigan.
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2007 2007 “Resources for Finding Repertoire.” The African American Art Song Alliance Symposium, University of California – Irvine, February 2007.
2007 2007 “Equity, Education and Bias in a feminized profession: A world view of the image of male librarians.” The 2007 Gender and Education Association Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 2007. (Juried)
2006 2006 “From Road Blocks to Road Maps: Tips on Navigating your Way to Upper Management.” Panel Participant. Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. American Library Association. Dallas, TX, October 2006.
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2006-2007Urban Libraries CouncilPrincipal Investigator Management Consultant
2002-2003“A Voice of Their Own: Black Classical Music in Georgia.”Principal Investigator Exhibition Consultant
toggle toggle Teaching
Advanced Leadership

Financial and Human Resources in Information Agencies

Humanities Resources

Leadership in Libraries

Library Administration & Management

Management in Public Libraries

Management of Information Agencies

Public Libraries

Special Problems in Crisis Management

Special Problems in Leadership and Administration of Libraries

Special Problems in Music Archives

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-2009College of Information, Library Science, and Learning Technologies Dean’s Cabinet; External Relations CommitteeMember 
2007-2008Committee on Committees; Executive Committee; Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC)Member 
2006-2007Committee on Committees; Executive Committee; Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC)Member 
2005-2006Personnel Affairs CommitteeMember 
2004-2005Executive Committee; Committee on Committees; Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC)Member 
2003-2004ALA, Orientation, Training, and Leadership DevelopmentCommittee Chair 
2003-2004School of Library and Information Sciences Committee on Committees; Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberLibrary Information Sciences Student Association (LISSA) Faculty Advisor
2002-2003School of Library and Information Sciences Committee on Committees; Student Affairs Committee; Curriculum Committee; Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberYouth Services GAC Scholarship Selection Committee
2000-2002Friends of the Detroit Public LibraryBoard of DirectorsExecutive Search Committee
1998-2002Literacy Volunteers of America - Detroit, Board of Directors: Human Resources CommitteeMember 
1998-2002Wayne State University, Humanities Center, Steering CommitteeMember 
1996-2002Detroit Area Libraries Network (DALNET)Board of Directors: Vice-ChairmanMarketing Committee
1996-2002University Cultural Center Association (Detroit). Board of Directors: Executive CommitteeBoard of DirectorsExecutive Search Committee
1998-2001Library Research Seminar (LSR) II, Research Institute Planning CommitteeMember 
1987-2001Black Caucus, ALA Relations CommitteeMember 
1998PLA, President's Events CommitteeMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2002-PresentUniversity of North TexasMember 
1987-PresentAmerican Library AssociationMember 
2006-2009Athletic CouncilMember 
2007ALA, Spectrum Scholarship JuryMember 
2004-2007Diversity CommitteeChair 
2002-2006Tocker Foundation CommitteeMember 
2002-2006Diversity Advisory RepresentativeMember 
2005Tall Texans Leadership InstituteGroup Facilitator and Mentor 
2003-2005Federation of North Texas Area Universities, UNT RepresentativeMember 
2001-2002ALA, Spectrum Scholarship JuryChair 
2000-2002Urban Libraries CouncilExecutive Board 
1998-2002ALA CouncilMember 
1998-2000Snowbird Leadership Institute, Group Facilitator and MentorMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2001Diversity AwardUniversity of Michigan Libraries
2000Leadership DetroitDetroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, MI.
1995Member, Beta Phi MuInternational Library and Information Science Honor Society
1993Academic Fellowship, University of PittsburghSchool of Information Science
1988Outstanding Young Men of America 
1986Scholastic Merit FellowshipUniversity of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School
1980Scholastic Merit FellowshipUniversity of Michigan, School of Music
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2005Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, IncState Convention Registration Committee 
2004-2005National Endowment for the ArtsGrants Review Panel Member 
2002-Texas Library AssociationMember 
2000-2003Heritage Museum of Fine Arts CenterBoard of Directors:Chair 
2000-2002Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County, IncBoard of Directors 
2000-2002National Automotive Heritage AreaBoard of Advisors 
2000Michigan Governor's Awards for Arts and CultureSelection Committee 
1999-2002Detroit 300, Inc., African-American History Advisory CommitteeAdvisory Committee: Program Committee 
1998-2002Detroit Opera House, Young Professionals CommitteeMember 
1998-2002Rotary International - Detroit, Membership CommitteeMember 
1997ALA, President's Emerging Leaders InstituteCoordinator & Facilitator 
1996Office of Library Personnel Resources (OLPR)Director Search Committee 
1994School of Sociology, LeaderShape Institute/University of MichiganFacilitator and Mentor 
1994-1996 LAMA, Education Committee 
1994-1996Office of Library Personnel Resources (OLPR)Advisory Committee 
1994 International Relations Committee - Subcommittee on Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean 
1994 LAMA, Nominating Committee 
1992-1994Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs/University of MichiganMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Program Committee 
1992-1993University Libraries/University of MichiganLibrary Curriculum Evaluation Committee 
1991 ACRL, Task Force on Recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities 
1990-1995University Libraries/University of MichiganChair, Strategic Planning Sub-Committee 
1990-1995University Libraries/University of MichiganChair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program 
1990-1996Opera America/Opera for Youth, Board of DirectorsAnnual Conference Program Committee 
1988"Black Opera Divas of the 20th Century." Photographs from the E. Azalia Hackley Collection, Detroit Public LibraryCuratorships 
1987-1989Midwest Archives Association  
1987-2000Detroit Musicians AssociationScholarship Committee 
1987-1990Detroit Symphony-Orchestra HallParadise Valley Committee 
1987-1990Michigan Opera TheatreEducation Committee 
1982“Black Stars of the Concert Stage 1880-1910.” Your Heritage House MuseumPrimary Exhibition Investigator 
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