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Arthur W. Hafner records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-20-04-13

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, administrative records, University Libaries promotional materials, personal files, and photographs from former Dean of University Libaries Arthur W. Hafner ranging from 2002-2015.


  • 2002-2010

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

Arthur Hafner served as Dean of the University Libraries for a tenure of twelve years from 2002 until early 2015 when he chose to retire. During his time as the libraries leader, Hafner was known for a strong focus on employing technology in library service and using metrics to analyze and promote library accomplishments and milestones. As the nature of library service came to hold an increasing focus on digital resources, Hafner directed the libaries efforts toward providing patrons with greater access to online databases and promotion of digitization efforts within the library.

Before working at Ball State University, Hafner served as the Dean of Libraries at Seton Hall University, Chief Librarian at CUNY Staten Island, Director of the Library at the American Medical Association, Director of Library Services at College of Osteopathic Medicine, and as Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Hafner holds an MBA from Seton Hall, a Ph.D. and Masters in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University.


0.4 Cubic Feet (2 Boxes)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Administrative records

Series 3: Digital files on compact discs

Series 4: Bracken Library photographs

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/06 by Thomas Lutholtz.
Arthur W. Hafner records
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA