Scott L Dennis

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734 764 0259

209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
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Librarian for Philosophy, General Reference, and Core Electronic Resources


As the Library's subject specialist for Philosophy, and coordinator of the Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Collection, I purchase materials in support of the research and instructional programs of the Department of Philosophy, and manage the ready reference materials housed at the Information and Reference Center and in the Reference Reading Room of the Grad Library.  I also coordinate the selection and management of Core Electronic Resources, general reference and broadly interdisciplinary online resources licensed by the University Library.


I have worked at the University of Michigan Library since 1997.  Previously I've held positions at Marquette University Libraries, the U-M Philosophy Department's Tanner Library in Angell Hall, the University of California-Berkeley's Music Library, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Art History Slide Library at the University of Chicago. I have a Bachelor's in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, a Master's in English from the University of California-Berkeley, and a Master's in Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. I wrote a bachelor's thesis on Hans Reichenbach's philosophy of science, and a master's thesis on Proust's influence on contemporary American gay novelists.


I am a member of the Arts & Humanities Team in the University Library's Research unit.  I serve as Chair of the Core Electronic Resources Team (or Core E-Team), and the General Reference & Popular Press E-Team, two of eight e-teams responsible for selection and management of library electronic resources.  I am also currently chair of the University Library's Public Access Resources Committee (PARC) and serve as an editor of the University Library's Search Tools portal.