Ned Fielden


J. Paul Leonard Library, 321E
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Ave. 415.405.0527


San Francisco State University, Librarian, 2006-
San Francisco State University, Associate Librarian, 2001-2006
San Francisco State University, Sr. Asst. Librarian, 1995-2001
Sonoma State University, Asst. Librarian, 1993-1995


M.L.I.S. Library & Information Studies, University of California Berkeley, 1992
M.A. History, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1992
B.A. Liberal Arts, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 1976

Library Offices

Member IRIS (Information, Research and Instructional Services).
Selector for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Classics, Jewish Studies.
Library RTP Committee, 2019-present. Chair Promotions sub-committee, 2018.
Hiring Committees, FYE, Humanities 2017-19.
Library Sabbatical (Leave with Pay) Committee, 2013-16.
Leave with Pay Committee, 2007-2009.
Library Promotions Committee, chair 2009.
Post-Promotion Increase committee, chair 2008.
LARC Director Hiring Committee, Fall 2007.
Electronic Resources and Social Science Librarians Hiring Committee, chair 2006.
Library Education Committee, 1995-2010, chair 1998-2006.
Library Faculty Affairs Committee, 1999-2002, 2003-2006; chair 2001-2002, 2005-6.
HRT Committee, 2002-2005, chair 2003-2005.
Social Science Librarian Hiring Committee Chair, 2003.
Department Chair Hiring Committee, Fall 2001.
Faculty Merit Increase Committee Chair, 1999-2000.
Library Liaison to First Year Experience Courses, 2000.
Library Elections Committee Chair, 1999-2000.
Library Web Group, 1996-2001, Chair 1996-1998.

University Offices

University Tenure and Promotions Committee (UTPC), 2014-2018, chair 2016-18.
Baccalaureate Requirements Committee, Subcommittee Area C, 2012-2014.
University Leave with Pay Committee, 2009-13.
University Librarian Five Year Review Committee, chair 2010.
Professional Development Council, 2000, 2007-2009.
Academic Senate, Fall 1998, 2002-2008.
Academic Policies Committee, 2002-2003.
Secretary, Committee on Committees chair, 2003-2005.
Faculty Affairs Committee, 2005-2008.
Commission on University Strategic Planning (CUSP) II, co-chair Academic Programs, 2002-2005.
Faculty Advisor, Student Organization FDR (Fighting for Disabled Rights), 2000-2005.
Segment II Behavioral & Social Sciences, 2003-2004.
General Education Segment III, 1996-2003, chair 2000-2002.
CET Advisory Board, 1998-2001.
CSU Cornerstones Initiative, 1997-1998.
University Committee on Disabilities, 1996-1998.
CUSP Academic Excellence subcommittee, 1995-1996.

Professional Development

Professional Societies

American Library Association (ALA)
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
California Academic and Research Librarians (CARL)
President 2011
Northern Vice President 2009-10
Conference Planning Committee, 2002, 2006
Breakout Session Coordinator 2006


Sabbatical Leave: Spring 2007, University of Cambridge, UK.
CET Instructional Technology Grant, 1996.




Search Engines Handbook. McFarland, Jefferson, N.C. 2002, co-author Lucy Kuntz.

Internet Research: Theory and Practice. Second edition, 2001. McFarland, Jefferson, N.C.

Internet Research: Theory and Practice. McFarland, Jefferson, N.C., co-author Maria Garrido, 1998.

Book Chapters/Peer Reviewed Articles

“Crossing the Rubricon: Assessing the Instructor,” Journal of Information Literacy, December 2010.

"Google, God and Techno-faith," International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Spring 2005.

"Redefinition of Masculinity" book chapter in From There to Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury, Leonard Media, 2004. Reprinted in the journal New Mobility, December 2003.


"Shoulder of Fortune" New Mobility, August 2017, reprinted in Rolling Inspiration.
"Handling Help" New Mobility, May 2015.
“Some Things I'd Like to See,” New Mobility, November 2013.
“My Town: Berkeley California,” New Mobility, May 2009.
“Punts, Pints and Paras in Cambridge England,” New Mobility, April 2008.

Conference Papers

“Early Modern Libraries' Impact on Scientific Learning,” Pacific chapter of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference, SFSU, San Francisco CA, June 2015.

“Religious Sectarian Pressures on Early Modern Academic Libraries,” SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) Annual Conference, Antwerp Belgium, 17-21 September 2014.

"Early Modern Academic Libraries: The 17th Century Fulcrum of Change." 11th Annual International Conference on the Book conference, University of Regensburg, Germany, October 2013.

 “A Library Lens on the Seventeenth Century: Religious, Cultural and Intellectual Transitions.” Religions, Science and Technology in Cultural Contexts: Dynamics of Change conference, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim Norway, March 2012.

"Follow the Rubric Road: Assessing the Librarian Instructor." 2010 LOEX Conference in Dearborn MI, May 2010.

"Crossing the Rubricon: Assessing the Instructor." LILAC (Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference) conference in Limerick Ireland, March 2010.

"Renaissance/Early Modern Academic Libraries at Cambridge and Oxford: Transitions from Medieval to Modern." CARL Biannual Conference, Irvine CA, April 2008.

“University Library Evolution: The Medieval and Renaissance Periods,” World Universities Forum, Davos Switzerland, Feb. 2008.

"Historical Nodes of Inquiry: University Education and Technological Tectonic Shifts" Technology, Knowlege & Society Conference, New Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, January 2007.

"University Libraries: Growth & Cultural Impact, 12th-15th Centuries." 3rd International Conference on the Book, Oxford UK, Sept. 2005.

"Google God and Techno-faith." Technology, Knowledge & Society conference, Berkeley, CA, Feb. 2005.

"University Libraries: Size, Growth & Impact, 12th-18th Centuries." Bi-annual Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Feb. 2005.

"Google as God: The Theology of Search Engines." Bi-annual CARL conference, Pasadena, CA, April 2004.

"Is Google God and is that Good?" Computers in Libraries annual conference, Washington DC . March 12 2004.

"Grassroots Information Literacy." LOEX Annual Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, May 2001.

Community Service

CFA Faculty Rights Panel, 2001-2014, chair 2011-12