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About Brian Coutts

Dr. Coutts has been a member of the Department of Library Public Services faculty since 1987 and Department Head since 1991. He administers a large public services department (16 faculty, 24 staff, 61 students) in an academic library with additional responsibilities for three branch libraries and Distance Education Library Services. Liaison and collection development responsibilities for History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, GLBT Studies, General Humanities, Foreign and Independent Films and the General Reference Collection.

Positions

Present Professor, Western Kentucky University University Libraries
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Present Department Head, Library Public Services, Western Kentucky University University Libraries
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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • ALA, RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, 2017
  • ACRL, LPSS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, 2014
  • LSU, School of Library Information Science, Alumnus of the Year, 2013
  • WKU Libraries Award for Public Service (2010)
  • Who's Who in the World, 2014 (30th ed)
  • Who's Who in America, 2016 (70th ed)
  • Margie Helm Award for Outstanding Team "Planning the Far Away Places and Kentucky Live Series", 2010
  • Margie Helm Award for Outstanding Team "Planning the Visual & Performing Arts Library", 2008
  • WKU Libraries Award for Research, 2005
  • WKU Libraries Award for Public Service, 2000
  • ALA, RUSA Louise Shores Award, 1999
  • WKU Libraries Award for Research, 1994
  • Faculty Research Grant for Research in Belize, 1993
  • WKU Libraries Award for Research, 1991
  • Faculty Research Grant for Research in Central America, 1990
  • Foundation Spain-USA Travel grant, 1988

Education

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1983 MLS, Louisiana State University
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1981 Ph.D, Louisiana State University ‐ Department of History
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1972 Master's of Arts, University of Calgary ‐ Department of History
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1969 Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary
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Contact Information

Brian Coutts
Office:  502 Cravens Library
Phone:  (270) 745-6121

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Best Free Reference in Library Journal (5)

Best Reference in Library Journal (5)

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