Paul O. Jenkins

University Librarian

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BA, German Literature, Lawrence University
MA, Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Phone: (603) 899-4142

Courses Taught
  • GLE 101 The Beatles: Voice of a Generation
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • The Beatles
  • Protest Music
  • Folk Music
  • Information Literacy

Honors & Awards

2010: Distinguished Scholar Award, College of Mount St. Joseph

2006: New York Times Academic Librarian Award (Now called “I Love My Librarian.”)

Publications and Presentations

Bluegrass Ambassadors: The McLain Family Band in Appalachia and the World.  West Virginia University Press, 2020.  Hugh Jenkins & Paul O. Jenkins (2020). “Playing with The White Album,” Rock Music Studies

“Why the Beatles Mattered and Still Matter,” presented at the 2019 Amos Fortune Forum, Jaffrey, NH, August 2, 2019. 
“Don’t Ever Leave Me Alone,” poster session at The Abbey Road Conference, Rochester, NY, September 28, 2019.

Jenkins, Paul O, and Hugh Jenkins, editors. Teaching the Beatles. Routledge, 2018.

“Teaching the White Album.”  Presented at the International Symposium on the White Album.  Monmouth University.  November 11, 2018.

"Sam Gleaves: Coming into His Own."  The Old-Time Herald, 14 (7).  April, 2017.  6-13.  

“The Beatles: Will You Read My Book.”  (bibliographic essay)  Choice, 53 (9). May, 2016.  1267-1277.

“The Price Sisters: Living the Tradition.” Bluegrass Today, October 7, 2015.

“They Sang for You: The McLain Family Band Re-examined.”  Bluegrass Unlimited, 48 (10) April, 2014.  46-48.

“Leadership Ethics: An Emerging Academic Discipline,” Choice 49 (2) October, 2011. 239-249. (Co-authored bibliographic essay)

Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel.  University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Faculty-Librarian Relationships.  Oxford, UK: Chandos, 2005.

“SWORCS: A Work in Progress,” Against the Grain 16 (3) June 2004. 30-34.

“The Approval Plan: What’s in it for Small OhioLINK Libraries?”  Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services 27 (2003) 179-181.

“Getting Wise on Old-Time Music: The Reel World String Band,” The Old-Time Herald 9 (1) Fall 2003. 34-36.

“They’re Not Just Using Web Sites,” College and Research Libraries News 63 (March, 2002), 164.

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Conferences Attended

  • ACRL, Baltimore, 2017
  • ACRL, Portland, 2015
  • ACRL, Indianapolis, 2013
  • ACRL, Philadelphia, 2011


Grants Received

  • Created Equal (National Endowment for the Humanities)


  • Habitat for Humanity