Currently a Liaison Librarian in the Social Sciences Division, Engagement & Learning Services Directorate, Wes Edens was assigned the dual roles of Digital Services Librarian at ASU Library (Hayden) and Senior Librarian at Thunderbird School of Management from 2014-2016. Prior to that, he was Director of the Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Centre at Thunderbird from 2012-2014. From 1998-2012, he was Electronic Resources Librarian at Thunderbird. Before Thunderbird, Wes was the business librarian at Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Wes has 24 years of experience in business information, library management, and reference & research services. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona, as well as an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a 2005 Fellow of the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Leadership Institute as well as a 2017 mentor of the Arizona State Library Leadership Institute. He serves on a committee for BRASS, the Business and Reference Services Section of the American Library Association, and is a book reviewer for CHOICE Reviews, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). He currently researches and writes on the topic of library services for graduate business students.
In his spare time, Wes enjoys cycling, hiking, birdwatching, and pub trivia.