Acadia, Spencer, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Library and Information Science program
Clinical Assistant Professor

303-871-2838, KRH 248

Spencer Acadia holds a PhD in sociology, as well as an MA in psychology and an MLS. Spencer has ten years of experience working in academic libraries and is an elected officer in the Knowledge Management Section of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Spencer wrote for and edited the books Libraries that Learn: Keys to Managing Organizational Knowledge (American Library Association, 2019) and Library and Information Studies for Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities (Routledge, 2020). Spencer’s ongoing research interests include dysfunction in the library workplace and LIS in, for, and about the Arctic. Spencer’s primary teaching interests are research methods, international LIS studies, collection development and management, and social/behavioral aspects of LIS. Learn more about Spencer’s work at: and Spencer enjoys spending hours listening to 80s, new wave, and synth/electronic music and is an admirer of geometric and abstract art.

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