Michael Leach

Adjunct Faculty
  • School of Library and Information Science

About Me

Michael Leach is the head of collection development, Cabot Science Library, at Harvard University. He has worked in science libraries for more than 20 years. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons SLIS, where he has taught courses on information technology, web publishing, collection development and database management. He is also a doctoral candidate at Simmons SLIS, focusing on digital libraries and the adoption of corporate principles in academic information settings.

During the past 9 years, Leach has taught more than 45 continuing education programs, reaching nearly 600 colleagues, and he has been a frequent speaker at conferences, including annual meetings of ALA, ASIS&T, ACRL and SLA. He is also a past president of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

What I Teach

  • LIS 453 - Collection Development
  • LIS 458 - Database Management
  • LIS 488 - Technology for Information Professionals