Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has named Michelle Spomer as the director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library effective Feb. 15, 2016.
“Michelle Spomer’s experience in both university and seminary libraries, her deep commitment to theological librarianship, and her collegial leadership style make her an outstanding candidate. I am delighted that she has accepted our invitation to be the next director of Barbour Library,” said David Esterline, president and professor of cross-cultural theological education at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Spomer currently serves as head of Stamps Library at Azusa Pacific University. She has worked there since 2005 in a variety of roles including associate professor of theological bibliography and research. Before working at Azusa Pacific University, she served in library positions at California Baptist University and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
Spomer is a graduate of the University of Washington (BA), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and San Jose State University (MLIS). She has been a member of a number of professional organizations including, American Library Association, American Theological Library Associate (currently co-chair of the local host committee and member of the annual conference committee), Association of College and Research Libraries, California Academic and Research Libraries, Southern California Theological Library Association (former president), and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Additionally, Spomer has presented at a number of professional conferences on topics ranging from resources for faith integration research and scholarship to social networking on Facebook. Further she has served on a number of library advisory boards.