Steven Wade

Instructional Services Librarian, Senior Librarian

My goal as a librarian is to connect students with the resources they need to excel in their studies and to impart the skills to identify and evaluate quality information.

- Steven Wade

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Steven Wade

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Steven earned his B.A. in Anthropology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. After working for several years as a tutor of college math and English at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Steven earned his Masters of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University. At the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, he worked in the special collections department and assisted patrons with genealogical research.
At Florida Southern College, Steven provides standards-based library and information literacy instruction to students through class presentations and individual research appointments. He also manages access to the library’s electronic resources, and continually seeks new ways to meet the college community’s evolving needs.



As an instruction librarian, I am able to work with students and faculty on fascinating and innovative research across a variety of disciplines.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, and reading.


  • Master of Library & Information Science, Louisiana State University, August 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, August 2011

Publications and Exhibitions

Wade, S., Hornick, J.N., MacDonald, R.M., & Morgan, M. (2020). Laser tag in the stacks. In Kroski, E. (Ed.), 52 Ready-to-Use Gaming Programs for Libraries. ALA Editions: Chicago, IL.

Hornick, J. N. & Wade, S. (2018). Augmenting orientation: Animating an interactive welcome event at an academic library. In J. Van Arnhem, C. Elliott, & M. Rose (Eds.), Augmented & Virtual Reality in Libraries (pp. 73 – 92). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: Lanham, MD.

Wade, S., & Hornick, J. (2018). Stop! Don’t Share That Story!: Designing a Pop-Up Undergraduate Workshop on Fake News. Reference Librarian59(4), 188–194.

Galbraith, N., Hornick, J., Morgan, M., Schaad, G., and Wade, S. (2018, October 19). The Research Sprint: Faculty as Learners in an Academic Library. [Conference presentation]. FACRL 2018 Conference, Fort Myers, FL, United States.

Wade, S., Morgan, M., and Schaad, Gerrianne. (2018, February 1). Engaging Students with Rare Books at Florida Southern College. [Conference presentation]. OLA 2018 Superconference, Toronto, CA.