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Shawn P. Calhoun

Acting University Library Dean

Dr. Calhoun is currently serving as USF’s acting University Library Dean. Shawn began serving in this capacity in February 2020 and will maintain his role as Associate Dean for Public Services during this time.


Dr. Calhoun is the Associate Dean for Access Services, Reference & Research Services, Scholarly Communication, and Special Collections & Archives at the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center. Shawn is a member of the Gleeson Library Leadership Team and regularly participates in a wide variety of library and campus-wide strategic initiatives.

Shawn received his Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San José State University and his Ed.D. (Learning & Instruction) from USF’s School of Education. Shawn’s scholarly work has focused on multimedia and modular worked-out examples as instructional methodologies as well as the management of student’s cognitive processing associated with information literacy instruction.