Douglas Anderson

Director of Library/Professor
Ph.D.-Music Theory, The Ohio State University (1992); MA-Library Science, Kent State University (1987); M.Mus.-Music Theory, University of Texas-Austin; B.Mus.-Applied Music in Vocal Performance, Ouachita Baptist University
Year Appointed


Dr. Anderson began serving as the Director of the Library at Marietta College in December 2005.  Upon arriving he took the lead in the planning for the new Legacy Library building that was occupied in January 2009. In addition to providing leadership and direction for the Legacy Library, he has also served at various times as chair of two different academic departments, the Theatre Department and the Art Department. As a librarian, Anderson has published and presented on such topics as management of endowment funds, library consortia, and library cataloging.
Prior to arriving in Marietta, Anderson was the Systems Officer for the libraries of the University of Alabama. He formerly served as Director of the Library at Presbyterian College and as Head of Cataloging and Automated Systems at Furman University, both in South Carolina. Earlier, he had taught music theory at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and had worked in support staff positions in the Ohio State University Libraries.
Additionally, Anderson is active as a professional classical musician in the area, having performed as bass soloist with the Marietta College Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra, the River Cities Symphony, and the Parkersburg Choral Society. As a professional choral singer, he has performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, the Carnegie Hall (N.Y.) Choral Workshop, Cantari Singers and Opera Columbus, both in Columbus, Ohio, and the Heritage Chamber Singers of Greenville, South Carolina. For 2008-14, he was the musical director for the Mid-Ohio Valley Ringers, a community-based handbell ensemble and has published several musical arrangements for handbell ensemble.