Expertise and Interests:
Academic librarianship, management of information agencies, human resources management, popular materials, organizational design and leadership, international librarianship
A.B., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ln., Emory University
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Barbara Moran, the inaugural Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor, joined the faculty at SILS in 1981 and served as dean of the School from 1990 to 1998. She has penned more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and co-authored Library and Information Center Management, a textbook now in its eighth edition and used by library science programs worldwide; it has been translated into Romanian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
During her tenure as dean at SILS, she enhanced technical resources, added an undergraduate minor program, and increased graduate enrollment by 32 percent. She hired the school’s first development director, established the first board of visitors, and doubled the school’s endowment. She increased the international involvement of SILS and began the very successful London and Prague Summer Seminars.
Since 1999, Dr. Moran has been an active member of the SILS faculty continuing her teaching and research. She has taught primarily in the areas of management and academic librarianship and her research has focused on various aspects of management including leadership, organizational structures, and career progression patterns. In addition, she has directed the School’s international programs where she has continued to expand the global outreach of SILS. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chapel Hill Public Library and as a member of the Board of Governors of the UNC Press.
Courses Regularly Taught:
Human Resources Management
Management for Information Professionals
Reference Sources and Services
International and Cross Cultural Perspectives for Information Management
Awards and Recognition:
Mount Holyoke College, Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education, May 2011.
Fulbright Senior Specialist, Charles University in Prague, March 2006
School of Information and Library Science Teacher of the Year Award, May 2003
Inducted as Honorary Member of the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society, May 2002
Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Rollins College, Winter Park , FL, November 2000
Awarded Lifetime membership in SILS Alumni Association, April 1998
ALISE/H.W. Wilson Scholar to the State Academy of Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia, March 1996
Stueart, R. D. & Moran, B. B. (2007). Library and Information Center Management. 7th ed. Greenwood, CT: Libraries Unlimited. [Also co-authored 6th edition, 2002, 494 pp. 5th ed. 1998, 509 pp.; 4th ed. 1993, 402pp. 3rd ed., 1987, 376 pp.] This work has been translated into Romanian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
Manuscript for Library and Information Center Management. 8th edition has been submitted and the book will be published late 2012.
Williams, D., Budd, J., Martin, R., Moran, B.B., & Roper, F. (eds.) (1994). For the Good of the Order: Essays in Honor of Edward G. Holley. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.
Moran, B.B. (Ed.) (Winter 1992). Libraries and Librarians: Meeting the Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century, Library Trends, Vol. 40, No. 3, 196pp.
Moran, B.B. (1984). Academic Libraries: The Changing Knowledge Centers of Colleges and Universities. Higher Education Research Report No. 8, Washington, D.C. (ED259689).