Associate Professor of Library Science
On Faculty since 2000
Office: BGC 313 and Buswell 216
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, an 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 Wheaton 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 also run a community food pantry. I enjoy creating and developing online resources, as well as reading biographies and technology-related materials.
Subject Librarian for
- Intercultural Studies
Membership in Professional Societies
- Academy of Certified Archivists
- American Library Association
- Association of College and Research Libraries
- Midwest Archives Conference
"Jacques Ellul" in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (George Thomas Kurian, ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2012.
“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.
"Jacob Gruber" in The Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion (Junius P. Rodriguez, ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007.
"Jonathan Blanchard" in Encyclopedia of African American History (Paul Finkelman, ed.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Review of Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, by Richard York. Technology Electronic Reviews 13, no. 1 (February 2006). http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/ter/volume13no1.cfm#malone
"Camp meetings and Bible camps in New York," "George Inness," "John Nepomucene Neumann," "Cyrus Reed Teed," and "American Missionary Association" in Encyclopedia of New York State (Peter Eisenstadt, ed.). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2005.
The Ground Mourns: Malcolm Muggeridge and the Ukraine Famine, 1932- 33." The Gargoyle: the journal of the Malcolm Muggeridge Society, no. 2 (April 2004).
"Billy Graham" in Encyclopedia of Leadership (James MacGregor Burns, George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004.
"U.S. Civil War and Christian Churches" in Encyclopedia of Religion and War (Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, ed.). New York: Routledge, 2004.
"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)
"Fundamentals of appraisal and acquisition." Presentation at the Preserving records of your student movement workshop at the Engaging the University: Student Mission and the Christian Mind Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 2007).
“A Living Legacy: the spiritual heritage of the Special Collections.” Lecture presented at the 2007 Spring Treasures of Wheaton Lecture, Wheaton, IL (May 2007).
“Electronic Journals and Resources Management in Small to Medium Private Academic Libraries in Illinois – The LIBRAS Dimension.” Presentation given at the 2007 LIBRAS Annual Meeting, Aurora, Illinois (May 2007).
“Jonathan Blanchard and abolitionism at Wheaton College.” Presentation to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Downers Grove, Illinois chapter (November 2006).
“The implications of being a library in the digital age.” Presentation given at the 2005 Christian Association of Librarians in Africa-Kenya conference, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya (August 2005).
"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), Hastert Center, Memorial Student Center, September 2009 to present.
"Dennis Hastert." (200 sq. foot multi-media exhibit on the life and career of J. Dennis Hastert), Hastert Center, Memorial Student Center, September 2008 to present.
“Treasures from the William Akin Collection.” (60 sq. foot exhibit on various rare volumes from the William S. Akin Rare Book Collection), Buswell Memorial Library, May 2005 – January 2006.
“To make truth spangle: Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.” (75 sq. foot exhibit on various illustrated editions from the Akin Collection of Bunyan’s classic), Buswell Memorial Library, May 2005 – January 2006.
“Jonathan Blanchard: abolitionist” (36 sq. foot exhibit on the abolitionist career of Jonathan Blanchard), Buswell Memorial Library, September 2003 – May 2004. Online exhibit created February 2004. (http://www.wheaton.edu/learnres/arcsc/exhibits/jblanchard1/).