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Should I be elected, I would bring to the American Library Association (ALA), its members, and its stakeholders my deep passion for the library field and my experiences in education and library administration.

Thirty-five years of experience as a leader has not only allowed me  insight into ALA's challenges, but also allowed me time to develop close associations with the incredibly talented members of ALA. Both the insight and the associations provide me with the necessary preparation to respond effectively to ALA's opportunities in the 21st century.

-- Herman Totten


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Davis, Dorothy F.  A Comparison of Bibliographic Instruction Methods on CD-ROM Databases.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1992.

Enoch, Lawrence M.  Librarian's Attitude toward Computers, Desktop Publishing & Expert Systems.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1992.

Gardner, Stanley A. A Descriptive Study of State-Wide Bibliographic Databases.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1992.

Kelley, Robert E. An Analysis of Factors in the Adoption or Non-Adoption of Videodisc Technology in North American Academic and Special Libraries.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1992.

Angela Washington-Blair getting ready to receive her PhD

Dr. Totten escorts Angela Washington-Blair, who is shown above getting ready to receive her PhD.

Washington-Blair, Angela.  The Scope and Methods of Citizen Participation in Planning and Designing Public Library Facilities. (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1992.


Berry, Mary Ann. The Personal Reading Interests of Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Children in Selected Arkansas Public Schools.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1991.

Brazille, Orella Ramsey.  Factors Related to the Professional Progress of Academic Libraries in Louisiana.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1991.

Mayberry, Alberta Gale.  Effects of a Selective Dissemination of Information Service on the Environmental Scanning Process of an Academic Institution.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1991.

Timmons, Elizabeth Ann.  Job Satisfaction and Psychological Needs Satisfaction of Public School Library Media Specialists.  (Ph.D. dissertation.) 1991.


Bell, Michael David.  Elementary School Climate Factors and Personality and Status Variables Associated with School Library Media Specialists Chosen by Classroom Teachers for Cooperation on Instructional Problems.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1990.

Kahtani, Abdullah Salem M.  Plans for Establishing and Developing the Social Research Studies and Information Center Libraries in Saudi Arabia.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1990.

Foudray, Rita.  An Investigation of Differences in Public Library Usage Patterns Between Gifted Adults and Members of the General Public.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1989.


Roach, Catharyn.  Attitudes Toward the Contemporary Role of the Library Media Specialist in the Overall Elementary School Program in North Central Texas.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1989.


Partridge, Margaret.  Factors Associated with the Participation of School Libraries in Cooperative Networks.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1988.


Drake, Betty S.  Relationships of Selected Factors to Library Use and Attitudes among Students in a College of Business Administration.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1985.


Banks, Julia A.  The Effects of Extended Loan Period, Released Time, and Incentive Pay on Increasing Shelving and Shelf-Reading Productivity of Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1984.

Newman, Nancy A.  Selected Factors Associated with Reading Interests of Seventh and Eighth Grade Pupils.  (Ph.D. dissertation.)  1984.


Totten is shown greeting members at the 2002 Texas Library Association Convention in Dallas.Herman Totten, an experienced leader in the information field for 35+ years,  is Immediate Past President of the Texas Library Association, the largest state library association in the U.S.

Totten is pictured presiding over the Texas Library Association Council.A highly skilled parliamentarian,  Totten approaches the complex, oftentimes controversial agenda with confidence.

Totten holds and admires his Melvil Dewey Medal awarded by the American Library Association in 2001.Totten admires his Melvil Dewey Medal, awarded by ALA in 2001 for creative professional leadership.

Totten encourages University of Washington Information School graduates during the 2001 Summer Commencement.Totten  motivates graduates to "Go Forth Inspired With a New Attitude" at the University of Washington Information School 2001 Spring Commencement.
Totten explains library management concepts to a student, Angelica Blum.Totten, a magnetic teacher, received a grant this year to create the first ALA accredited Online Library Management Certificate Program for library workers anywhere in the world to earn the certificate while they continue working.

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