Associate Professor, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University


As an associate professor at the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies of Rutgers University, Mark Winston has published an enormous body of work dedicated to leadership, management, diversity in LIS education, and building the business argument for diversity.

Winston received the honor and made opening remarks during the “Charting Courses: Excellence in Diversity Research” panel program during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Winston has taught and served as the assistant university librarian for Valdosta State University Library in Valdosta, Ga. At the University of Arizona, he held positions as the business and undergraduate services librarian and as the coordinator of library instruction. In 1997, he operated as the visiting program officer for the Association of Research Libraries as a consultant. Since that time, Winston has continued to work as a management consultant and trainer focusing on management, leadership and diversity.

He has been the recipient of 15 grants since 1999 alone, including substantial grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Winston has been inducted into the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society and is a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Library Administration and Management Association. He also has been actively involved in campus committees, mentoring and project consultant activities at each institution with which he has been affiliated.

Awards Won

Title Year
ODLOS logo Achievement in Library Diversity Research

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for advancing research that informs diversity, equity and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation. Achievement is defined as a body of published work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity, equity and outreach. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination. Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by April 30.

2005 - Winner(s)