Steven Witt

Steven Witt

Adjunct Associate Professor

PhD, MS, Library and Information Science, Illinois

Other professional appointments

Head, International and Area Studies Library; Director, Center for Global Studies

Research focus

Trajectory and impacts of international developments in library and information science, placing global trends in librarianship and knowledge production in a historical context with wider social and technological developments.

Biography

Steve Witt has served as the Head of the International and Area Studies Library since 2012. The IASL coordinates patron and research focused services while continuing to build nationally prominent collections of materials from outside of the United States. IASL combines the library’s strong faculty, services and collections focused on African Studies; East Asian Studies; European Union Studies; Global Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Middle East and North African Studies; Russian East European, and Eurasian Studies; and South Asian Studies.

In 2016, he became Director of the Center for Global Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center, which strives to focus the campus' research, teaching, and engagement activities toward understanding and solving globalized problems.  Witt is also the executive editor of IFLA Journal.  His research focuses on the trajectory and impacts of international developments in library and information science, placing global trends in information and knowledge production in the context of wider social and technological developments.