Professional Bio

Education
  • M.L.I.S., University of Texas, 1994
  • M.A., Art History, University of Colorado, 1992
  • B.A., Art History, University of Colorado at Denver, 1988

Tom joined the Regis library faculty as Distance Services Librarian in 1999, and became Curator of the Regis University Santo Collection in 2010. His research interests include library support for distance learning in online environments, digitization and digital repositories, and New Mexican santos.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Riedel, T. & Betty, P. (2013). Real Time with the Librarian: Using Web Conferencing Software to Connect to Distance Students, Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7:1-2, 98-110. doi 10.1080/1533290X.2012.705616

Riedel, T. (2007) Libraries and Literary Organizations.” In The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, ed. Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, & Andrew Cayton. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007: 656-659.

Riedel, T. “Tradition Reconfigured: Juan A. Sanchez, Patrociño Barela and New Deal Saint-Making.” In Transforming Images: Locating New Mexican Santos in-between Worlds, ed. Claire Farago and Donna Pierce. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006: 213-228, 303-306.

McCaffrey, E., Parscal, T., and Riedel, T. “The Faculty-Library Connection: An Online Workshop.” Co-published in Journal of Library Administration 45 no. 1/2 (2006): 279-300, and The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings. Mount Pleasant, Michigan: Central Michigan University, 2006.

Riedel, T. “Ahead of the Game: Using Communications Software and Push Technology to Raise Student Awareness of Library Resources.” Co-published in Journal of Library Administration 41 no. 3/4 (2004): 375-390, and The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings. Mount Pleasant, Michigan: Central Michigan University, 2004.

Select presentations:

Riedel, T., and Verplaetse, A. Slipping the Bonds of Earthly Metadata Schemas: Cataloging the Regis University Santo Collection. Poster session, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) conference, May 3, 2014.

McCaffrey, E., & Riedel, T. Leading from the Middle: Collaborative Development of an Academic Integrity Tutorial. Poster session, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference, April 12, 2013.

Riedel, T., & Betty, P. Real Time with the Librarian: Using Web Conferencing Software to Connect to Distance Students. Distance Library Services Conference, April 19, 2012.

Riedel, T. Virtual Saints: Moving the Regis University Santo Collection Online. ARLIS/NA Conference, April 25, 2010.

Riedel, T. Top 10 Santos for Devotion, Protection and Coercion. Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, September 5, 2008.