Michael Luther serves as Assessment Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library
Science at Horace W. Sturgis Library. Michael is responsible for cultivating an
evidence-based approach to the evaluation of library services and resources. In
partnership with the faculty and staff, he aims to measure library quality, support the
university mission, and improve the library experience for the KSU community. 


A Pilot Study of Health Information Resource Use in Rural Public Libraries in Upstate New York (with Mary Grace Flaherty), Public Library Quarterly (2011)

Through telephone surveys and follow-up visits, we sought to answer the questions: In rural public...


Unpublished Papers


Graduate Library Survey Results, Library Reports and Surveys (2013)

Horace W. Sturgis Library conducted a survey of all graduate students between April 22nd and...




Toward Total Library Assessment, ACRL Conference (2015)

Library Assessment as a concept is so complex that we often fail to see the...



Comment Sifting: A Practical Approach to the Analysis of LibQUAL+ Comment Data, CUNY Library Assessment Conference (2014)

The qualitative analysis of text is among the most significant assessment challenges. In 2013, the...

Zebras Lost in a Race Horse World: Faculty Status and Georgia Librarians (with Ashley Dupuy, Linda Golian-Lui, Jean Cook, Melissa Doyle, Joel Glogowski, and Laura Sinclair), Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference (2013)

A panel presentation with information about the various faculty status options academic librarians hold in...

Discovering Your Library’s Value (with Linda M. Golian-Lui), Emory University Student Affairs Assessment Conference (2013)

Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State University (KSU) is collaborating with KSU’s Virtual Information...

Paying It Forward...And Backward (with Rita J. Spisak, Eli Arnold, Sandra Barclay, and Linda Golian-Lui), COMO (Georgia Council of Media Organizations) (2013)

Sturgis Library recently started a Mentorship Program concurrently with the hiring of 5 librarians. Paired...