Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson
Associate Librarian and Assistant Director of Library Collections Services, Collections Care
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MLIS, University of Texas at Austin
BBA, Texas A&M University

Experience

J. Michael (Mike) Thompson, Assistant Director for Library Collections Services at Baylor University, has served as an academic librarian for the last 20 years. After graduating with an MLS from the University of Texas, he began his professional career as the Copy Cataloging Manager at the University of Houston (UH) in 2000. In 2005, he moved from Cataloging to Acquisitions at UH and was appointed to head the department in September 2006. He began his current position at Baylor during the Spring Term of 2017. Mike has presented at the national, state, and local levels throughout his career. He has served on numerous state and national committees, interest groups, etc. He is currently serving as chair of TLA Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table and as a member of the Review Panel for the Texas State Library and Archive Commission's Library Services and Technology Act Grants. He has also served as the Musical Director for the Waco Ukulele Orchestra since 2017.

Memberships & Publications

  • "Commercial Text Data Mining Content: Enabling Use Through an Online Certification Program," Poster Session (2020 ER&L Conference)
  • “Nuts & Bolts: Essentials for Becoming Conversant in eResource Management,” Presenter (2019 TLA Annual Conference – 5/15/2019)
  • “Nuts & Bolts: Essentials for Becoming Conversant in eResource Management,” Presenter (2019 TLA Annual Conference – 5/15/2019)
    Presentation developed into article published in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, volume 31 issue 3
  • “Initiating Text Data Mining Services on Your Campus,” Presenter (2019 Electronic Resources & Libraries – 3/5/2019)
  • “How to Run Trials for Electronic Resources: Workflows, Communication, Promotion, and Organizing Feedback,” Panelist (2018 TLA Annual Conference – 4/4/2018)

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702