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Christopher Center Library Services

Faculty: Jonathan Bull

Jonathan Bull

Professor Bull is a Valpo grad.

Scholarly Communication Services Librarian
Assistant Professor of Library Services
Christopher Center, Room 265
(219) 464-5771
Jon.Bull (at)

Professor Bull joined the Valparaiso University faculty in the summer of 2010. He coordinates scholarly communication services, which includes electronic archiving and preservation of Valpo's scholarship and creative work, as well as providing support for ejournal and conference proceedings publishing through ValpoScholar. He also assists Valpo's faculty and students with copyright and author's rights concerns. In addition, he also teaches instruction courses and is the library liaison to the Theology, Communication, English, and Theatre departments. He is also the primary administrator to ValpoScholar, Valpo's institutional repository.

Prior to joining the faculty, Prof. Bull served as a Circulation Manager for the Christopher Center from 2009-2010. He also has experience as the Library Coordinator of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, as well as an Online Library Assistant for the Digital Library of the Commons, both associated with Indiana University (Bloomington).

Areas of research interest include digital libraries, institutional repositories, electronic archiving, information literacy, library marketing, and student outreach.

Campus Involvement:

Alumni Advisor, Lambda Chi Alpha (Iota Sigma Chapter)
Co-Editor, Valparaiso Fiction Review
Faculty Advisor, Exploratory Majors
Technical Advisor, Journal of Values-Based Leadership
Member, Committee on Media (Spring 2011)

Professional Memberships and Activities:

American Library Association
-ACRL division
-LLAMA division
-LITA division
-Literatures in English section (LES)

Member, Great Lakes Digital Commons User Group


M.L.S. – Indiana University (Bloomington)
B.A. – Valparaiso University

Areas of Specialization:

Student Outreach
Library Marketing
Information Literacy
Electronic Archiving
Online Publishing

Other Interests:

Prof. Bull’s favorite book is probably In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien and his favorite film is Casablanca. Prof. Bull spends his free time watching too many films, reading, writing fiction and exercising, as well as enjoying a nice quiet life in suburbia with his wife, Christine (also a Valpo grad) and their dog, Reagan.