Edward Oetting serves as the Liaison Librarian to Barrett Honors College. His academic rank is Librarian and he is the research librarian for SHPRS and the following disciplines: History, Military Science, Classical Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, African & African-American Studies, and Ethnic-American Studies. His academic training is in history and library science with a specialization in archival administration. In addition to his current position with the ASU Libraries, he has worked previously in the field of archives and manuscripts as an archivist, curator, administrator and executive director.
Institution: Wayne State University (Detroit); Degree: Master of Science in Library Science (specialization: archival administration); December 1976
Institution: University of Illinois ( Champaign-Urbana); Degree: Master of Arts( Specialization: American History); December 1973
Institution: University of Michigan; Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Specialization: History); May 1972
Mr. Oetting's continuing research interest concerns the use and evaluation of primary source material on the internet. His current professional activities focus on the use and promotion of historical materials, in particular manuscript material with a focus on Arizona and Southwestern history. In addition, he completed a grant project to celebrate the centennial of the legislative creation of Grand Canyon National Park. For his current research activity, he is co-PI on an IHR seed grant entitled: Constructing the Maghrib. His specific research interest is in the bibliographic origin story of the Maghrib. Finally, his work with Barrett Honors College affords an opportunity to explore issues of library service to Honors Colleges.