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Professional photo of Spencer Acadia. Spencer is wearing a light green shirt and dark gray jacket against a gray background.

a bit about me...

** If you're looking for information about the LIS Dysfunction project, please visit the link. **

Welcome to my site.


Currently, and since 2020, I work as an assistant professor in the Research Methods and Information Science department at the University of Denver in Colorado. Previously, I worked for 10 years as an academic librarian. In addition to an MLS degree, I have a PhD in sociology, as well as an MA and BA in psychology.

I am seeking new full-time, remote opportunities where I can leverage my years of library and information science (LIS) experience, both as a practicing librarian and university professor.

I am open to roles that involve online teaching of LIS courses; development of LIS curricula and programs; conducting LIS research and analysis; and writing, editing, and publishing scholarly and educational LIS content.

My primary interests in research are:


  • Libraries as dysfunctional organizations and workplaces

    • Most recent book: Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces

  • LIS in, for, and about the Arctic and North​

    • Most recent book: Library and Information Studies for Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities

    • The next planned book due in 2024: Library and Information Sciences in Arctic and Northern Studies


Apart from my work, I enjoy listening to synth, electronic, and 80s music and playing retro video games. I have a fondness for geometric abstract art, coffee, and cats.

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