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Stephen A. Ford, M.L.I.S.
Coordinator, Curriculum Resource Center
CRC, Conway Hall 226 | Office: CH 226G | Phone: 410-677-4602
Liaison to the Education Departments
Salisbury University 
| 1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801



Biographical Information:

In January 2014, Stephen became the Coordinator of the Curriculum Resource Center, which is a departmental library serving the Seidel School of Education & Professional Studies and located in the Conway Hall (Teacher Education and Technology Center) building.

From 2005 through 2013, he served as the Information Literacy Librarian in the Research & Instructional Services Department of SU Libraries, coordinating the library instruction program and teaching,

Stephen continues to serve as liaison to the Teacher Education Department and Education Specialties Department, where he is involved with a number of initiatives designed to support faculty courses, programs and research interests - see the full list of liaison duties HERE. His professional interests include information literacy theory, design and application, library instruction and reference services.  

In addition to teaching, Stephen is involved in numerous internal and external professional committees, workgroups and initiatives. Stephen was elected to a three-year term as the first library senator to the Salisbury University Faculty Senate. In 2015 he was elected as vice president and is currently serving as Faculty Senate President for the 2016-17 academic year. He was involved on the state level in Maryland as a founding member of MILEX (Maryland Information Literacy Exchange), a collaborative of Maryland academic libraries to promote information literacy in higher education. MILEX members work together to develop better pedagogical, promotional and organizational models and materials for Maryland librarians and faculty interested in information literacy.

Before moving to the Eastern Shore, Stephen was an assistant professor for a number of years at a community college "across the bridge" in Western Maryland, with a focus on library instruction and where he built the information literacy initiative into a prominent campus program, including two credit-courses in Information Literacy and a full complement of library instruction services and resources both on-site and web based.  Stephen also coordinated the multi-campus Student Success Program, managing, and teaching, a popular course teaching students the skills they need to succeed in college.

Stephen lives in Salisbury with his wife and three children in a 1920s Victorian house they are slowly renovating, when time, money and energy permits.

Curriculum Vita (Download PDF)