David Malone, M.S.

Associate Professor of Library Science
On Faculty since 2000

Office: BGC 313 and Buswell 216
Phone: (630)752-5707
Fax: (630)752-5987


C.A. Academy of Certified Archivists

M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois

M.S.Ed. Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University

M.A. Theological Studies/Church History, Wheaton College

B.A. Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute

About David Malone

As the Resource Description and Digital Initiatives group leader, I oversee what is often described as the cataloging functions of the library. This encompasses the traditional work of describing books and journals, but also includes describing other materials such as music, media, and archival and manuscript materials. I also direct the digital initiatives of the library. This is a new and growing area for Wheaton College. My responsibilities also include managing the efforts of the Buswell Library's College Archives & Special Collections, including the development of its collections. The College's archive and the Library's special collections include materials relating to the College's history, as well as rare books and the personal papers and records of notable Christian individuals and organizations. As with all of Wheaton's librarians, I provide bibliographic and research instruction for various general education and upper-division courses, especially for my liaison departments -- History and Intercultural Studies. Additionally, I help provide patron reference for general, archival, and special collections questions.

I welcome the opportunity to assist students, faculty, and others with their research needs, so feel free to contact me with any of your research concerns.

I serve as an elder at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville where my wife and I help run a community food pantry. I enjoy creating and developing online resources, as well as reading biographies and technology-related materials.

Subject Librarian for

  • History
  • Intercultural Studies

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Academy of Certified Archivists
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Midwest Archives Conference

Selected Publications

“The Christian academic librarian in the technological society,” The Christian Librarian 59, no. 1 (Spring 2016 - in press)

“William Edward Biederwolf”, “Washington Gladden”, “Eric Jansson”, “Clarence Wesley Jones”, “Mason Lowell”, “Lucretia Mott”, “William LeRoy Pettingill”, “Henry Wellington Stough”, “Herbert John Taylor”, “Cyrus Reed Teed”, and “Walter Wangerin” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. (George Kurian & Mark Lamport, eds.) New York: Rowman & Littlefield (forthcoming)

’Raising an Ebenezer’: archives as a religious means of remembering.Journal of Theological Librarianship  8, no. 1 (March 2015), pp. 16-19.

Huttenlock, T. L. and Malone, D. B. “Proving Value and Improving Practice: Using System Data to Analyze User Behaviors.” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 20, nos. 3-4 (September 2013), pp. 366-385.

“Jacques Ellul” in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (George Thomas Kurian, ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

“Harry Emerson Fosdick,” “Elbert Gary,” and “Harold “Red”Grange,” in The Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age: from the end of World War I to the Great Crash (James Ciment, ed.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

“American Tract Society,” “Jonathan Blanchard,” “Zebina Eastman,” “Owen Lovejoy,” “David Nelson,” and “John Newton,” in The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (Junius P. Rodriquez, ed.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2007.

“Jonathan Blanchard” in Slavery in the United States: a social, political, and historical encyclopedia (Junius P. Rodriguez, ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2007.

Selected Presentations

"Getting a Handle on Electronic Resources." Presentation given at the Code4Lib Midwest with J. Mudge, Columbus, OH. (July 2015)

"Shelf Ready Experiences." Panel presentation at the CARLI Technical Services Committee Spring Forum with C. Mead, D. Morris, and K. Mundle, Chicago, IL. (April 2015)

Malone, D. B. and R. Schuchardt. "The Future of Two Technologies: books and e-books in higher education." Paper given at Books, Publishing, and Libraries conference, Boston, MA. (November 2014)

"Raising an Ebenezer: using a multi-pronged approach to enhance archival storytelling." Presentation given at the International Symposium on Documenting Christianity ("New Technology = New Perspectives for Mission Studies in the 21st Century"), Documentation, Archives, Bibliography, and Oral History group of the International Association for Missions Studies, Rome, Italy. (October 2014)

"Importing CSV spreadsheets." Presentation given at the Archon conference at Luther College, Decorah, IA. (July 2012)

"Discovering Special Collections Online: archival management systems." Presentation given at the 2011 fall conference of the Chicago Area Theological Library Association, Chicago, IL. (October 2011)

"Archives and Collective Memory in the Digital World." Presentation given with Johnston, D., Stecklein, H., and White, K. at eChicago: the annual community informatics symposium, River Forest, IL. (September 2010)

"Archival Management Systems." Presentation given at Introductory Archives Workshop for Religious Communities conference (Catholic Library Association), Techny, IL. (July 2010)

"Survive & Thrive – Building Alliances, Partnering, Getting Social and much more." Panel presentation at the Dupage Library System Day Conference with Lee, S., Maloney, N., and Candella, J., St. Charles, IL. (May 2010)

"Special Interest Groups: Surviving with the Three C’s: Collaboration, Continuing Education, and Cost Savings." Panel presentation with McCarthy, M. and Rishworth, S. at the Spring meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference, Chicago, IL. (April 2010)

"Archival Management Systems." Presentation given at a meeting of the Chicago-Area Religious Archivists (CARA), Wheaton, IL. (September 2009)

"Archival Management Systems." Presentation given to the Archives Special Interest Group of LIBRAS, Wheaton, IL. (August 2009)

"Archon and Archivists’ Toolkit: Collection Management Possibilities." Workshop presentation at the Spring meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference, St. Louis, MO. (April 2009)

"Using emerging technologies for outreach and reference in an Archive and Special Collections." Presentation given at the LIBRAS Emerging Technologies Special-Interest Group, Naperville, Illinois. (April 2009)

Selected Exhibits

"Out of Sacred Tongues: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible." (100 sq. ft. exhibit of original and facsimile biblical texts dated from 1517 to 1919 representing the Protestant and Catholic traditions.), Special Collections Reading Room, Billy Graham Center, September - December 2011. 

"Wheaton's Intrepid Explorer: John Wesley Powell" (80 sq. foot exhibit on John Wesley Powell's Wheaton childhood and lifelong connections from research conducted by David Roberts), Special Collections Reading Room, Billy Graham Center, September - December 2010.

"Wheaton College Historical display." (200 sq. foot multi-media exhibit on the history of Wheaton College coinciding with Wheaton’s sesquicentennial and including sub-exhibits on early students of color, early alumnae ministers, 1950 revival and Wheaton and missions), Beamer Student Center, September 2009 to present.

Media Center