Librarian Spotlight

This month’s librarian spotlight is on Robert (Bob) Gorman, Dacus Library’s Head of Reference.

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Bob has worked at Dacus Library for 28 years. As Head of Reference, he oversees Dacus Library’s reference department and manages the reference collection. Bob is also a noted baseball historian, having published numerous articles and two books on the history of the game. “The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the Team and Its Players, 1943-1954,” was published in 2012 and his first book “Death at the Ballpark,” received the 2009 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award.

As part of his library duties Bob has developed research guides for many subjects such as mass communications, literary criticism, and several physical education topics, to name a few. His research guide on Athletic Training/Exercise Science seems to be especially popular! If you would like to meet with Bob for a research consultation, he is happy to set up an appointment. Just send an email to

Dacus Library has many wonderful librarians on staff who all teach bibliographic instruction (BI) classes, work various hours on the reference desk, and do collection development work. Each librarian also has other specialized responsibilities within the library. To learn more, check back at the beginning of each month for a new librarian spotlight post.

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