Previous Member Spotlight - W. Bede Mitchell

April 2014

W. Bede Mitchell
Dean of the Library
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
LLAMA member since: 1980

Professional experience, particularly LLAMA activities

LLAMA President 2007-2008. Membership Involvement Task Force, Mentoring Committee, 2004 National Institute. Planning, Nominating Committee, Chair, Strategic Planning Implementation. FRFDS: Nominating Committee, Chair; Program Committee. LOMS: Planning and Evaluation of Library Services, Statistics: Using Statistics for Library Planning and Evaluation. SASS: Management Practices; Publications and Bibliography, Chair; Circulation Services, Chair.

Most memorable LLAMA experience

It was an honor to serve as LLAMA President in 2007-2008. It was a terrific experience working with such talented staff and volunteers.

What was the first job you ever had?

Shelver in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan. It was a tough job because I was too often tempted to read many of the books instead of shelving them.

What was the best book you read recently?

Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity by Raymond Tallis.