Jonathan Rodgers

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Phone
734 764 7555

Fax
734 763 6743

Office
110-E Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Google Talk
jrodgers@umich.edu
Librarian for Near Eastern Studies

About

As the Library's subject specialist for the Near East, Rodgers acquires books, serials, microforms, electronic products, etc., which support the research and instructional needs of faculty and students affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and of interested faculty and students in the Departments of History, Anthropology, History of Art, Linguistics, and Sociology. As subject specialist for this area, he performs the following functions:

• Selection and acquisition of print and electronic resources
• Accepting book purchase recommendations
• Research assistance for faculty and graduate and undergraduate students
• Library instruction in Near Eastern studies (including the Center sponsored Bibliographical Resources in Middle Eastern Studies, MENAS 520)

Background

Education
Diploma in Arabic, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, 1967
B.A. Semitic Languages, Harpur College, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1972
Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Yale University, 1977
MSLS University of Kentucky, College of Library and Information Science, 1983

Positions
• Librarian for Near Eastrern Studies, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan(2013-)
• Head, Near East Division, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan (1987-2013)
• Coordinator, Area Programs, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan (1998-2013)

Other Positions
Member Executive Committee, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan

Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1972
Beta Phi Mu, University of Kentucky, College of Library and Information Science, 1983
David H. Partington Award for Middle East librarianship (Nov. 2009 Middle East Librarians Association)

Organizations and Professional Activities
• Secretary-Treasurer, American Oriental Society, 1985-
• Editor, MELA Notes: Journal of Middle Eastern Librarianship, 1997–2007 (Middle East Librarians Association)
• Secretary, Middle East Microform Project Executive Board, 2000–

Curriculum vitæ