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Stephen A. Ford, M.L.I.S.
Coordinator, Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center
Conway Hall 226 
| Office: CH 226G | Phone: 410-677-4602
Salisbury University | 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Liaison to Early & Elementary Education, Education Leadership, Secondary & Physical Education, and Military Science Departments



Biographical Information:

In January 2014, Stephen became the Coordinator of the Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center (CRC), one of the three SU Libraries. The CRC is a departmental library primarily serving the Seidel School of Education, with both being located in the Conway Hall (TETC) building.

Stephen serves as librarian liaison to the Early & Elementary Education, the Education Leadership, and the Secondary, Physical Education, and Military Science Departments, 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

From 2005 through 2013, Stephen served as the Instruction Coordinator and Information Literacy Librarian in the Research & Instructional Services (RIS) Department of SU Libraries, coordinating the library instruction program and teaching. Stephen has also served as RIS Department Chair.

Stephen served in SU campus shared governance as Faculty Senate President for the 2016-17 academic year, having been elected as Vice President in 2015. This follows from being elected to a three-year term as the first library senator to the SU Faculty Senate, which was preceded by behind-the-scenes work breaking down barriers to ensure librarian faculty were able to serve in the campus shared governance structure.

Stephens's 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. 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 Anne Arundel Community College in Western Maryland, running the library instruction program and building the information literacy initiative into a prominent campus program. Stephen devoloped a full complement of library instruction services and resources both on-site and web based and co-created two for-credit courses in Information Literacy. In addition, Stephen also directed the 1-credit, multi-campus Student Success Program, managing, and teaching a popular course that taught students the skills they need to succeed in college.

Stephen lives in Salisbury with his family of three children (with 'found' cats, a truly stinky dog, and two very loud Sun Conure parrots) in an old house he is slowly renovating, when time, money, and energy permits.