Larry Nash White

Assistant Professor

Library and Information Studies

 534 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1473
  716-645-3775
 lnwhite@buffalo.edu
  http://buffalo.academia.edu/LarryNashWhite


Organizational Intelligence
Organizational Performance Assessment
Strategic Information use by Organizational Leaders
Analytics Use
Public Libraries
Library / Information Service Organization management and administration
Financial Management of Libraries
Knowledge management

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Dr. White is an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service.

Professional Interests

Knowledge management, organizational intelligence, library administration, financial management of libraries, competition for library and Information resources, organizational performance assessment, analytics, organizational leader’s use of information in organizational assessment and strategic response development. Teaches in the areas of public libraries, library / information organization management and administration, and service assessment.

Visiting Scholar

• 2007 - USIA visiting scholar to Santiago, Chile.

Academic Experience

• Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo- SUNY (August, 2011 – Present )
• Promoted to Associate Professor and Tenured, East Carolina University (February, 2011)
• Co-Interim Chair, East Carolina University (August, 2008 – May, 2009)
• MLS Program Director, East Carolina University (January, 2007– May, 2009)
• ALA Accreditation Coordinator, East Carolina University (January, 2007 – May, 2009)
• Assessment Coordinator, East Carolina University ( January, 2007 – May, 2009)
• Assistant Professor, East Carolina University (August, 2005 – February, 2011)

Non-Academic Experience

• Library Director, Washington County Public Library (2002 - 2005).
• Director of Library Operations, Levy County Board of County Commissioners (1999 - 2001).
• Library Program Specialist, Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Library Development, State of Florida (1998 - 1999).
• Library Service Supervisor/County Quality Facilitator, Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library System (1995 - 1998).
• Circulation Librarian, Strozier Library, Florida State University (1994 - 1995).
• Head of Reference/Public Services, Gadsden County Public Library (1993 - 1994).
• Retail Management (1982 – 1992, experience upon request).

Awards

1. March 2009. Emerald Publishing Literati 'Highly Commended' Research Writing Award for White, L. (2008). 'Aligning Library Assessment Processes to the Library's Service Environment: A Conceptual Model.' Library Review. 57(7):499-513. Emerald Publishing.
2. July 2008. Emerald Publishing Literati 'Highly Commended' Research Writing Award for White, L. (2007). 'Imperfect Reflections: Challenges in Implementing Human Capital Assessment.' The Bottom Line. 20(4): 141-147. Emerald Publishing.
3. July 2008. Emerald Publishing Literati 'Highly Commended' Research Writing Award for White, L. (2007). 'A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities: Strategies for Assessing Human Capital in Libraries.' The Bottom Line. 20(3):109-115. Emerald Publishing.
4. June 2008. Emerald Publishing Literati 'Highly Commended' Research Writing Award for White, L. (2007). 'Unseen Measures: the Need to Account for Intangibles.' The Bottom Line. 20(2): 77- 84. Emerald Publishing.
5. March 2008. 2008 North Carolina Distance Learning Association Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching award North Carolina Distance Education Association.
6. December 2007. Peer nominated and received the 'Treasured Pirate' Award for outstanding service to the College and ECU. East Carolina University, College of Education.
7. August 2007. Certificate of Appreciation from East Carolina University for contributions to the Teaching with Technology Showcase Think-In. ECU Academic Outreach.
8. Summer 2007. Mover and Shaker Award - selected as one of the 50 library professionals most likely to innovate or affect the future of the library profession in 2007. Library Journal.
9. Summer 2001: Letter of Commendation from the Secretary of Education, State of Florida for establishing the Levy County Public Library System.



Book in Press

1. White, L. (2013). L.E.A3D.ing your Library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Book Chapter in Press

1. White, L. (2012). " Are academic and public head library administrators (HLA) competitive? ” Advances in Library Administration Volume 31, (pp.?). London: Elsevier.

Books

1. White, L. (2008). Library Performance and Service Competition: Developing Strategic Responses. Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing.
2. White, L. and Blankenship, E. (2004). Marietta, Ohio (Images of America Series). Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing.

Book Chapters

Refereed

1. White, L. (2008). "From Slide Rules to Scorecards: Service Environment Factors Affecting the Future of Assessment in Academic Libraries", In McCabe, G. and Hurlbert, J. (Ed.) Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library, (pp. 178-186). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Invited / Non-Refereed

1. White, L. (2005). "Counting Performance: Perceptions and Resources of Performance Assessment in Florida Public Libraries", In Garten, E., Nyce, J., and Williams, E. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration Volume 23, (pp. 85 - 142). London: Elsevier.

Refereed Articles

1. White, L. (2010). Assessment planning for distance education library services: strategic roadmaps for determining and reporting organizational performance and value. Journal of Library Administration Vol. 50:1017–1026.
2. White, L. (2010). Aligning assessment to organizational performance in distance education service delivery. Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 50:997–1016.
3. White, L. (2009). Customer acquisition costs: the costs of growing business in public libraries. Bottom Line, The, 22 (3), 69 - 75.
4. White, L. (2008). Aligning Library Assessment Processes to the Library's Service Environment: A Conceptual Model. Library Review (Emerald Pub. Group), 57 (7), 499-513.
5. Beck-Frazier, S., White, L., & Cheryl, M. (2007). Perceived Differences of Leadership Behaviors of Deans of Education: A Selected Study. Journal of Leadership Education, 1 (1), 92-104.
6. White, L. & Blankenship, E. (2007). Aligning the Assessment Process in Academic Libraries for Improved Demonstration and Reporting of Organizational Performance. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 14 (3), 107-199.
7. White, L., Brown, C., & Sugar, W. (2007). One Department's Transition to Online Instruction: Library Science and Instructional Technology Masters Programs at East Carolina University. Tech Trends, 51 (6), 52-58.
8. Harer, J. & White, L. (2007). Using stories to manage libraries: adapting the springboard story from the private sector for managing library services. Technical Services Quarterly, 25 (1), 39-50.
9. White, L. (2007). Imperfect Reflections: Challenges in Implementing Human Capital Assessment. Bottom Line, The, 20 (4), 141-147.
10. White, L. (2007). A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities: Strategies for Assessing Human Capital in Libraries. Bottom Line, The, 20 (3), 109-115.
11. White, L. (2007). Unseen Measures: the Need to Account for Intangibles. Bottom Line, The, 20 (2), 77-84.
12. White, L. (2007). An old Tool with New Uses: Return on Investment. Bottom Line, The, 20 (1), 5-9.

Non-Refereed Articles

1. White, L. (2006). Where Is Norman Rockwell When You Need Him? Appreciating the Results of Challenges. Library Worklife, 3 (2).
2. White, L. (2006). Professional or Workaholic: Do You Work Too Much? Library Worklife, 3 (4).
3. White, L. (2005). Sometimes it’s Worth the Headaches; Working in Challenging Environments. Library Worklife, 2 (12).

Presentations (Refereed)

International

1. White, L. (2011, August). Competing values: a mixed methods examination of library administrators’ perceptions and behaviors in competitive practices and performance measurement information in generating and reporting strategic value for their organization. 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services: Proving Value in Challenging Times. York, England.
2. White, L. (2009, June). Competing for Library Services. 1st Annual Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration: an Entrepreneurial Conference for Librarians, Greensboro, North Carolina.
3. White, L. (2006, August). Using the L.E.A3.D. Technique to Turn Your Competition into an Emergent Strategic Tool. Strategic Management and Marketing Presentation, International Federation of Library Association’s Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.
4. White, L. (2006, August). Library Administrators Knowledge Management Practices and Perceptions When Conducting Organizational Performance Assessment. Knowledge Management, Statistics, and Evaluation Presentation, International Federation of Library Association’s Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.

National

1. White, L. (October 2010). “Academic Library administrators’ uses and perceptions of performance measurement information in the strategic development of services and competitive responses." Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
2. White, L. (October 2010). "Public Library administrators’ uses and perceptions of performance measurement information in the strategic development of services and competitive responses." Library Research Seminar V, College Park, Maryland.
3. White, L. (2010, April). Assessment planning for distance education library services: strategic roadmaps for determining and reporting organizational performance and value. Fourteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.
4. White, L. (2010, April). Aligning Assessment to Organizational Performance in Distance Education Service Delivery. Fourteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.
5. White, L. (2008, October). Competition for Library Service. Joint Conference of KLMA / KLA / SELA / ARL, Louisville, Kentucky.
6. White, L. (2006, June). Did it with Data: How to Revitalize and Refocus Your Library to Meet Strategic Challenges.'. Committee on Research and Statistics Presentation, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
7. White, L. (2005, April). Use of Performance Metrics to Justify Competitive Intelligence Unit Performance. Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Regional

1. White, L. (2008, March). Blended Assessment: Collaborative Assessment of Distance Learning Library Services. UNC TLT Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.
2. White, L. (2007, March). Using the L.E.A3.D Model to Build Connections between Academic Libraries and Distance Education Students. University of North Carolina Teaching and Learning with Technology Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.

State

1. White, L. (2008). Competition for School Library Services. North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
2. White, L. & Harer, J. (2006, March). Community Oriented Librarian Recruitment Scholarships (COLRS) Project. North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) Conference, Hickory, North Carolina.

Presentations (Non-Refereed)

1. White, L. (2009, October). Assessment Planning. North Carolina Library Association Conference, Greenville, North Carolina.
2. White, L. (2007, October). Contenders or Pretenders. Library Administration and Management Section, North Carolina Library Association, Hickory, North Carolina.
3. White, L. (2006, December). Using the L.E.A3.D. Model in Planning Library Space and Services. Tampa Bay Library Consortium Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.
4. White, L. (2005, October). Crouching Competition, Hidden Competition. Ohio Library Council Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Proceedings – Peer Reviewed

International
1. White, L. (Fall, 2012). “Competing values: a mixed methods examination of library administrators’ perceptions and behaviors in competitive practices and performance measurement information in generating and reporting strategic value for their organization.” Appearing in the Proceedings of the 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services: Proving Value in Challenging Times. York, England.

Grants

Research Travel

1. 2006 - White, L. Research Support for Travel ($500), Graduate Travel Assistance Award. ECU International House for $500 to support research presentation travel in August 2006. Research support for travel to present research papers (2) at international conference (IFLA), ECU International House.

Student Support

1. 2006 - Harer, J. & White, L. Community Oriented Librarian Recruitment Scholarship (COLRS) for $668,000. Grant to provide approximately 45 full-tuition scholarships (on competitive basis) to educate licensed school media specialist for rural school districts and increase the diversity of school media specialist in North Carolina: Institute for Museum and Library Services.