Brief Academic Vita


M.L.S., 1979, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
M.A., 1978, History, University of New Orleans
B.A., 1975, History, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


Ohio State University Libraries, October, 1985 – present
(promoted to Professor, 2001)
Librarian for History, Public Affairs, Philosophy  (Oct. 2016-);  Anthropology (June 2018-)
Librarian for History, Political Science, Public Affairs, Philosophy, 1992-2016

Acting Head, Information Services Department (ISD), Feb. 1990-Feb. 1991
Included OSU Libraries’ Reference Dept., Government Documents, and Microforms Dept. During this period I managed the department and wrote evaluations for all librarians and staff.

Coordinator of Online Searching/Reference Librarian, 1985-1992

University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia, S.C., 1979-1985
Assistant Reference Librarian, Tenured June 1985
Coordinator of Online Searching, 1983-1985


American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
West European Studies Section,
Law and Political Science Section


ARL, Library Management Skills Institute II, UCLA, October 13-15, 2004
ALCTS New England Collection Management and Development Institute, Wellesley College, July 26-29, 1995


-O.S.U. Libraries Advisory Committee on Research Grant (2008) for travel expenses at the National Archives at Kew, England for research on the British Library of Information in New York.
-O.S.U. Libraries Advisory Committee on Research Grants (2001) $500 for research expenses related to travel to Wisconsin Historical Society for research on Alexander Trachtenberg
-O.S.U. Libraries Advisory Committee on Research Grants (1998) $1000 research expenses to travel to libraries at Univ. of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University for research related to a book, Reconstruction in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 2000)
-O.S.U. Libraries Advisory Committee on Research Grants (1991) $500 for research expenses related to article, “Activists for Internationalism” was published in 1991 by Libraries and Culture
-O.S.U. Libraries Advisory Committee on Research Grants (1987) $250 for research expenses to complete The Anglo American Relationship (Greenwood Press, 1988)


Canadian Government Collection Development Grants for Canadian Studies Materials: 1996/97-2008. I received more than $11,000 during this period for matching grants. This activity includes coordinating multidisciplinary purchases involving several collection managers. I also regularly attend the annual program of the Ohio Canadian Studies Round Table.


National Endowment for the Humanities: Awarded a $1,000 grant and exhibit sponsorship by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association for the touring exhibit “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” hosted by OSU Libraries in April 2011.

Ohio Humanities Council: Award a $2,000 grant to cover expenses for programming related to the exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” hosted by OSU Libraries in March-April 2011.


“Faces of War: The Civil War,” consists of images of soldiers with identifying information, selected books with images of soldiers, a list of Ohio soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor in the Civil War, and artifacts loaned by Professor Mark Grimsley of the OSU History Dept. All images refer viewers to the sources of the image. December 2011 Commemorates Ohio soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The year 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war. The exhibit was created with the assistance of graphic artist Pam McClung.

“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World”
Consisted of panels from traveling exhibit sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowments for the Humanities.  It also included works selected from the OSU Libraries special collections.  The exhibit was accompanied by 3 speaker programs and hand printing press demonstrations.   March-April,  2011

Abraham Lincoln Birthday Bicentennial Commemoration 1809/2009.
Exhibit of selected books from the circulating collection with illustrations and texts about Lincoln at various stages of his life and work as president.

“The Search for International Security and Domestic Tranquility in Postwar America: The Truman Years, 1945-1953.” Ohio State University, William Oxley Thompson Library, Philip Sills Exhibit Hall, June 11-September 2, 1996. (Included books, journals and pamphlets for the OSU collection illustrating the topic)


“Data for Peace: Armaments Year-Book and Disarmament 1924-1940,” at the American Library Association conference in Orlando, June 25, 2016. The session was one of four papers accepted for the ACRL, West European Studies Section’s “Topics in European Studies.”

David Lincove, Katie Gibson, and Chella Vaidyanathan, Panelist. “Academic Libraries and Special Collections.” Presented at American Library Association ACRL West European Studies Section, Peers within Field., Seattle, Washington. January 2013.

“The American Anti-Slavery Movement and the Printing Revolution in the Nineteenth Century.” Presented at British Association for American Studies. Edinburgh, (March, 2008) [Peer-Review ] 20 minute paper given at a session

“Libraries and West European Studies Centers.” I planned and led the panel discussion on this topic at the West European Studies Section, Social Sciences and History Discussion Group, ALA Midwinter Conference, San Diego, Monday, January 12, 2004.

Planned and led discussion on various issues of interest to attendees at the West European Studies Section, Social Sciences and History Discussion Group at the ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, Saturday, June 26, 2004.

Discussant at “Cooperative Collection Development in History: An Update,” at the History Librarians Discussion Group, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association. ALA Midwinter Conference, January 27, 2003.

“Radical Publishing in an Age of Propaganda: The Case of Alexander L. Trachtenberg and International Publishers, 1906-1945.” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). University of London. July 11-13, 2002. 25 minutes. (Shorter and substantially rewritten compared with November presentation listed below)

“Radical Books in the Library: The Case of Alexander Trachtenberg and International Publishers, 1906-1945.” November 7, 2001. Ohio State University Faculty Club. Professorial Lecture given after promotion to professor, July, 2001. 45 minutes

Moderated debate between Bill Wortman (Miami U) and Eric Carpenter (Oberlin) on the issue of whether teaching faculty should be the primary selectors for collection development in academic libraries. Took place at program sponsored by the Collection Management Interest Group, Academic Library Asso. of Ohio, May 24, 1999 at Medical Heritage Rm, Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University.

Co-Presenter/Discussion Leader in 2 sessions on humanities databases in Ohiolink. Ohio Dominican College, October 18, 2000. [With Paul Burnham, Ohio Wesleyan Univ.]

Discussion Leader on the use of computerized periodicals in academic libraries in Ohio. Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference, Columbus, Oh. November 13, 1998. Discussion sponsored by Collection Management Interest Group.

Panel Discussant on OCLC First Search. American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco. June, 1992
“Propaganda and American Public Libraries in the 1930s” at OSU Libraries Research Forum, Spring, 1992.

Moderator, Open Forum, Balancing Financial Resources for Electronic Information, ALA Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga. June, 1991.

Moderator, Open Forum on Cost and Finance of Locally Mounted Databases, ALA Conference, Chicago, Il. June 25, 1990.

“Publicizing Online Services in an Academic Library,” Unpublished paper presented at the South Carolina Library Association Online Users Interest Group Workshop, Columbia, S.C., April 30, 1982.

“Using Online Databases for Ready Reference: A Review of the Literature,” Unpublished paper presented at the South Carolina Library Association Online Users Interest Group Workshop, Columbia, S.C., March 13, 1985.



Reconstruction in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Wesport: Greenwood Press, 2000. i-xxv, 633 pp. Foreword by Eric Foner. Chron. Appendix (Federal Constitutional Amendments, Acts, and Cases Cited). Author index. Subject Index. *Selected by Choice as one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles, 2000”. Also selected by American Library Asso., RUSA History Section, Bibliography and Indexes Committee as one of the 11 “Best History Bibliographies of 2000,” Reference & User Services Quarterly 40(Summer, 2001).

The Anglo‑American Relationship: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship, 1945 ‑ 1985.  David Lincove and Gary Treadway. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.  417 pp.  Bibl. Sources; Appendices.  Author index. Subject index.    *Selected by Choice as one of the “Outstanding Academic Books” of 1988.

Book Chapters:

“History Research.” David Lincove and Michael Levine-Clark.  In Research within the Disciplines (2nd Edition).  Edited by Peggy Keeran and Michael Levine-Clark. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.

“Political Science.” In Magazines for Libraries. 20th ed. New Providence: Proquest. 2011. (revised in 21st edition, 2013)

“Charles Burleigh Galbreath.”  American National Biography.  Edited by John Garraty.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1999. Included peer review.   (Galbreath was Director of the State Library of Ohio and later Librarian and Secretary of the Ohio Historical Society.)

“Newspapers and Journalism,” in Guide to Reference Books.  11th edition.  Ed. by Robert Balay.  Chicago, American Library Association, 1996. Pp.224‑244.   Completed with Marge Murfin. (Updates older edition of this standard reference book.  Includes annotated bibliography of international sources.)

“John T. Morse, Jr..”  In Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 47: American Historians, 1865 ‑ 1912.  Edited by Clyde Wilson. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Book, 1986.  Pp. 183 ‑ 192. (Morse was a biographer and editor of the American Statesmen Series.)

“Peter Force.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 30: American Historians, 1607 ‑ 1865.Edited by Clyde Wilson. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Book, 1984.  Pp. 89 ‑ 97. (Force was an archivist, extensive collector of books and manuscripts, and printer.)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

“Data for Peace: The League of Nations and Disarmament 1920–40.” Peace and Change, 43, 4(2018): 498-529.

“The British Library of Information in New York: A Tool of British Foreign Policy, 1919-1942,” Libraries and the Cultural Record. 46, no. 2(2011): 156-184.

“Radical Publishing to ‘Reach the Million Masses’: Alexander L. Trachtenberg and International Publishers, 1906-1966.”  Left History 10, 1 (Fall/Winter 2004): 85-124.

“Propaganda and the American Public Library from the 1930s to the Eve of World War II.”  RQ  33  (Summer, 1994): 510‑523.

“Activists for Internationalism:  The American Library Association Responds to World War II and British Requests for Aid, 1939‑1941.”   Libraries and Culture 26 (Summer, 1991): 487‑510.

Editor Reviewed Journal Articles

“Key Sources of Multinational Data on Conventional and Nuclear Armaments,” Reference and User Services Quarterly 58, 1(2018): 11-15.

“Survey of Online Services in the Southeast Region.” Southeastern Librarian 35, 1(Spring, 1985): 6 ‑ 10.

“How to Take Advantage of Computer Databases.”  AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Newspaper Division Newsletter (November, 1984): 4.

Regular book reviewer
Choice (American Library Association, ACRL);
Reference and User Services Quarterly (ALA, RUSA)
Historian (Wiley for Phil Alpha Theta professional history society)