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Wade Bishop

Wade Bishop

Associate Professor

Pronouns: He/Him/His
454 Communications Bldg.


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida
  • B.S., Major: Marketing, Minor: English, University of Florida


  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Virtual Reference
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Public Libraries

Courses taught:

  • INSC 201: Foundations of Information Sciences
  • INSC 514: Information Technology Foundations
  • INSC 516: Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
  • INSC 543: Geospatial Data Management
  • INSC 590: Science Liaison Librarianship
  • INSC 631: Quantitative Communication and Information Research Methods

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

Learning new things.

Professional memberships:

  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • American Library Association
  • Research Data Alliance
  • International Digital Curation Centre

Select Publications:

  • Bishop, B. W., Orehek, A. M., & Collier, H. R. (2021). Job analyses of earth science data librarians and data managers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 102(4), 1-22.
  • Bishop, B. W., Nobles, R., & Collier, H. R. (Spring 2021). Research Integrity Officers’ Responsibilities and Perspectives on Data Management Plan Compliance and Evaluation. Journal of Research Administration. LII(2).
  • Winberry, J. & Bishop, B. W. (2021). Documenting social justice in library and information science research: a literature review. Journal of Documentation, ahead of print.
  • Mandel, L. H., Bishop, B. W., & Orehek, A. M. (2020). A new decade of uses for geographic information systems (GIS) in library research. Library Hi Tech.
  • Bishop, B. W. & Borden, R. (2020). Scientists’ Research Data Management Questions: Lessons Learned from Evaluations at a Data Help Desk. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 20(4), 677-692.
  • Bishop, B. W., Gunderman, H., Davis, R., Lee, T., Howard, R., Samors, R., Murphy, F., & Ungvari, J. (2020). Data curation profiling to assess data management training needs and practices to inform a toolkit. Data Science Journal, 19(4),1–8.
  • Bishop, B. W., Hank, C. F., Webster, J., & Howard, R. A. (2019). Scientists' data discovery and reuse behavior: (Meta)data fitness for use and the FAIR Data Principles. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 56(1). [Best Paper]