Brock Alan Peoples


May 2010: Director, Smithton Public Library District

August 2009–May 2010: Graduate Assistant, Business and Economics Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

• Performed reference services in person, via email, and via telephone
• Instructed patrons on the use of library databases and catalog
• Developed subject research and instructional guides as requested
• Received training to perform website maintenance using open CMS software
• Developed and maintained LibGuides for the Business and Economics Library
• Assisted with the collection development process and purchasing decisions
• Supervised undergraduate student circulation workers as required
• Carried out circulation tasks as needed using Voyager Integrated Library System

December 2005–August 2009: Production Editor, American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)

• Coordinated the publishing process for 10-plus titles per annum
• Managed freelance professionals for typesetting, copyediting, proofreading, and indexing
• Performed typesetting, editing, and design tasks as required for book production using Adobe Creative Suite software
• Developed products in non-traditional media such as CD-ROMs, eBooks, and other electronic media
• Cultivated business relationships with professional venders for printing and producing new products
• Worked closely with the marketing department to assist in the promotion of all AOCS products
• Served on various standing committees including: Web Committee, Books and Special Publications Committee, and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Committee
• Coordinated AOCS’ Google Books program
• Responsible for maintaining low production costs while achieving high-quality products and timely results

February 2004­–December 2005: District Executive, Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America

• Managed service area operations in conjunction with a combined 30-member volunteer board
• Served as the point-of-contact for members and the public in communities from six counties in central Wisconsin
• Raised funds via direct contributions and product sales
• Trained adult volunteers in leadership and policy relevant to the activities of the Boy Scouts of America
• Responsible for multiple event budgets
• Cultivated positive relationships with community organizations and leaders


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. Library and Information Science. Expected graduation: May 2010.

Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, B.A. English Literature and Professional Writing, May 2003.


Distinguished Executive, Central Region, Boy Scouts of America, 2004
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
Millikin University College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List: Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003
Eagle Scout Award, 1995

Professional Association Memberships

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Illinois Library Association

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing


Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity

Haiku Society of America

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR applied 2009)

Millikin University Alumni Association

Published research

“Podcasts as an Emerging Information Resource.” Co-authored with Dr. Carol Tilley. Accepted by: College and Undergraduate Libraries

Unpublished research

“Disciplining Space in American Libraries.”

“The March Towards One Million Volumes – The Origin of the University of Illinois Main Library.”

“The Beginnings of Irish Folklore in English: T. Crofton Croker’s Fairy Legends.


Riverbed Haiku 2008 Anthology, Riverbed Haiku, 2008. Editor.

Riverbed Haiku, online magazine. Editor since 2008., online magazine. Contributor, 2008.

Millikin University Haiku Anthology, Bronze Man Books, 2008. Contributor.

Deep Shade, Flickering Sunlight: Selected Haiku of O Mabson Southard, Brooks Books, 2004. Student editor, contributor.

Illinois Times, 2002, multiple editions. Poetry publications.

folio, Millikin University English Department Newsletter, 2002–03. Editor, contributor.

The Decaturian, Millikin University Student Newspaper, 1999–2000. Photographer, writer, photography editor.