Jonathan Bull

Professor Bull is a Valpo grad.

Director of Collections & Digitization
Associate Professor
Christopher Center, Room 268
(219) 464-5771
Jon.Bull (at)

Professor Bull joined the Valparaiso University faculty in the summer of 2010 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Library Science in the summer of 2016. He supervises the Technical Services department and coordinates scholarly communication services, which includes electronic archiving and preservation of Valpo's scholarship and creative work, as well as providing support for e-journal 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 College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Prior to joining the faculty, Prof. Bull served as a Circulation Manager for the Christopher Center, 2009-2010. He also has experience as the Library Coordinator of the Ostrom 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 scholarly publishing practices, institutional repositories, open access, bibliometrics, technical services, and the use of artificial intelligence in research practices.

Publications and Presentations:

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Campus Involvement:

Alumni Advisory Board Member, Lambda Chi Alpha (Iota Sigma Chapter)
Faculty Advisor, Valparaiso University St. Baldrick's
Co-Editor, Valparaiso Fiction Review
Technical Advisor, Journal of Values-Based Leadership

Professional Memberships and Activities:

American Library Association
-ACRL division
-LITA division


M.L.S. (Digital Libraries specialization) – Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A. (Communication & English) – Valparaiso University

Areas of Specialization:

Information Literacy
Electronic Archiving 
Open Access
Online Publishing
Copyright and Author Rights

Other Interests:

Prof. Bull’s favorite book is probably In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien and his favorite film is either Casablanca or Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Prof. Bull is a big fan of Star Trek, the Chicago Cubs, the Miami Dolphins, cooking, reading, writing, and enjoys a nice quiet life in suburbia with his wife, Christine (also a Valpo grad), and their children, Maya and Jay.