jweddle_may2014Dr. Jeff Weddle is an associate professor in SLIS.  He teaches courses for both the MLIS and MFA in the Book Arts programs including collection development, history of the book, and reference.  His research interests center on the literary small press. Dr. Weddle joined the SLIS faculty in the fall of 2004 after a two year stint at the Mississippi University for Women. He has also served as the director of Topsham Public Library in Topsham, Maine, and the Sunflower County Library in Indianola, Mississippi.


  • PhD in Communications (emphasis in Information Sciences), University of Tennessee (Knoxville), 2003.
  • MA in English, Morehead State University (Morehead, KY), 1990.
  • MLS, University of Kentucky (Lexington), 1988.
  • BA in English, University of Kentucky (Lexington), 1981.



Awards and Honors

  • The Eudora Welty Prize for interpretive scholarship in the humanities, awarded for Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (University Press of Mississippi, 2007).
  • Kappa Tau Alpha, University of Tennessee, 2002.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1993.
  • Sigma Tau Delta, 1993.
  • The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, 1989.
  • Beta Phi Mu, University of Kentucky, 1988.

Recent Service Activities

  • Faculty Liaison, Beta Phi Mu, University of Alabama
  • Faculty Liaison, American Library Association Student Chapter
  • Faculty Senate, University of Alabama

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