William Baer

Schools Served as Subject Librarian

Research Support Services

  • Assistance in researching topics for theses and dissertations, papers, projects, scholarly publications, research grants, and class assignments, etc., especially in the area of mechanical engineering.
  • Research and reference assistance by appointment, e-mail, phone, and fax.
  • Assistance with citation verification, current awareness and literature searches.

Teaching and Other Services

  • Provide instruction sessions for individuals, groups or classes on using library resources.
  • Provide course-integrated library instruction.
  • Provide orientation sessions for new faculty and students.
  • Select library materials in area of mechanical engineering.

Research Interests/Selected Publications


  • Ethical Use of Engineering Information
  • Information Literacy Education and Assessment
  • Delivery of Web-based Library Instruction


Whitchurch, Michael J., C. Jeffrey Belliston, and William Baer. “Information Commons at Brigham Young University: Past Present and Future.” Reference Services Review. 34 (2): 261-78.

Baer, William. “Federated Searching: Friend of Foe?” C&RL News, 65 (October 2004): 518-19.


“Using Videos to Teach the Ethical Use of Engineering Information,” presented at the ASEE 2008 Annual Conference, June 23, 2008.

“Plagiarism Education: Teaching Students to Use Information Ethically,” presented at the ASEE Midwest Section Annual Conference, September 20, 2007.

“We Have Google: Why Catalog?” presented at the Utah Library Association Conference, May 19, 2006.

“Information Literacy Required: The Dixie State College Program,” presented at the Utah Library Association Conference, May 18, 2006.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Library Association


Master of Library and Information Science :: 1993
Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering :: 1992
Brigham Young University

William Baer

Faculty Engagement Librarian

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(404) 385-2211

(404) 894-3005

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