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Robert E. Wolverton, Jr.

Associate Professor, MSU Libraries

E-mail address: bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

Bob Wolverton, Jr. is Associate Professor/Database Maintenance/Authority Control Librarian at the Mississippi State University Libraries. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Science degree in Personnel Services and Counseling at Miami University in Ohio. He also has a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. Prior to becoming a library faculty member, Dr. Wolverton worked over a 20 year span in Student Affairs positions at Miami University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Mississippi State University, where he also had a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Educational Psychology.

Since returning to Mississippi State University as a library faculty member in 2001, Dr. Wolverton has written articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Serials Librarian, Technical Services Quarterly, and Library Resources & Technical Services. He is also co-author of a forthcoming book on electronic theses and dissertations. His research interests include issues related to authority control in bibliographic information and cataloging practices of theses and dissertations.

Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Conference Report: The FRBR Frontier: Applying a New Bibliographic Model to E-Resources" Serials Librarian. 53.4 (2008): 213-221.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Conference Report: E-Journal Services, Tools, and Standards: An Agent's Perspective" Serials Librarian. 51.3-4 (2007): 209-213.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Current Practices, Resources, and Trends in Authority Control" Tennessee Libraries 56.2 (2006):
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Becoming an Authority on Authority Control: An Annotated Bibliography of Resources" Library Resources & Technical Services 50.1 (2006): 31-41.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Authority Control in Academic Libraries in the United States: A Survey" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 41 .1 (2005): 111-131.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Conference Report: Discovering the Magic: Faculty and Student Use of Electronic Journals" Serials Librarian. 49.3 (2005): 159-164.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "Puzzled About When to Create a New Record? Understanding Major/Minor Changes: Conference Report" Serials Librarian 47.3 (2004): 145-147.
Hall, Susan , Lona Hoover, and Robert E. Wolverton, Jr.. "Administration of Electronic Theses/Dissertations Programs: A Survey of U.S. Institutions" Technical Services Quarterly 22.3 (2004): 1-17.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. and Lona Hoover. "Historical Perspectives on the Treatment and Cataloging of Theses and Dissertations" Technical Services Quarterly 21.3 (2004): 1-15.
Hall, Susan , Lona Hoover, and Robert E. Wolverton, Jr.. "Publishing Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Reconfiguring Library Services" Technical Services Quarterly 21.2 (2003): 63-70.
Wolverton, Jr., Robert E. "E-Journal Licensing and Legal Issues: A Panel Report" Serials Librarian 45.2 (2003): 153-156.
Delgado, LaDonne and Robert E. Wolverton, Jr.. "Selected List of Periodicals on the Pacific Coast States and Their Culture" Serials Librarian 45.1 (2003): 85-124.
Hoover, Lona and Robert E. Wolverton, Jr.. "Cataloging and Treatment of Theses, Dissertations, and ETDs" Technical Services Quarterly 20.4 (2003): 3-57.