David Malone

David B. Malone


  • Moody Bible Institute, BA
  • Wheaton College, MA
  • Northern Illinois University, MSEd
  • University of Illinois, MS


David B. Malone serves as Dean of the Library at Calvin University. Prior to joining Calvin, David was Associate Professor of Library Science at Wheaton College, where he oversaw their archives and special collections, music library, resource description, and digital initiatives during his 25 year career there. He has masters degrees from the University of Illinois (M.S.), Northern Illinois University (M.S.Ed), and Wheaton College (M.A.). With research interests in technology in the library context and the user experience, he also has published in the area of 19th century American religion.

Academic interests

  • Technology, particularly in the library context
  • Library user behavior and experiences
  • Nineteenth century American Protestantism


"William Edward Biederwolf," "Washington Gladden," "Eric Jansson," "Clarence Wesley Jones," "Mason Lowell," "Lucretia Mott," "William LeRoy Pettingill," "Henry Wellington Stough," "Herbert John Taylor," "Cyrus Reed Teed," and "Walter Wangerin" in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (George Kurian & Mark Lamport, eds.) New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

"The Christian academic librarian in the technological society," The Christian Librarian 59.1 (2016): 48-60.

"'Raising an Ebenezer': archives as a religious means of remembering." Journal of Theological Librarianship 8, no. 1 (March 2015).

Huttenlock, T. L. and Malone, D. B. "Proving Value and Improving Practice: Using System Data to Analyze User Behaviors." College & Undergraduate Libraries 20, no. 3/4 (July 2013).

"Jacques Ellul" in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (George Kurian, ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

Pugh, D., Malone, D., McCarthy, M. and S. Rishworth. "How Chicago archivists leverage special interests." Archival Outlook, July/August 2010.

"Harry Emerson Fosdick," "Elbert Gary," and "Harold "Red" Grange," in The Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age: from the end of World War I to the Great Crash (James Ciment, ed.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

"American Tract Society," "Jonathan Blanchard," "Zebina Eastman," "Owen Lovejoy," "David Nelson," and "John Newton," in The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (Junius P. Rodriquez, ed.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2007.

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