Adult Services Librarian
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Timothy J. Dickey is an Adult Services Librarian with the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries and has worked as well for the libraries of Amherst College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the University of Connecticut. As an LIS educator, Timothy teaches courses in Library dementia services, Library technology, Reference, Cataloging, Research methods, and Music librarianship, for the iSchool at Kent State University, the University of Washington iSchool, San José State University, Catholic University, and ALA's eLearning division; he frequently offers tailored clinics for libraries and library cooperatives. He also has assisted Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway at the OCLC Office of Research, with work in data mining, user studies, and an IMLS grant project evaluating virtual reference services. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, and the M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.
Dr. Dickey's book Library Dementia Services: How to Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer Community was published in 2020 by Emerald Press. His interest in serving those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias also stems from personal family caregiving experience.