Joshua is the Group Leader for the Teaching and Outreach Group, and the librarian for outreach and promotion at Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College (IL). He also serves as an editor for The Christian Librarian, a journal focusing on issues relating to libraries in institutions of higher education.

He studied at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and the University at Albany (SUNY).

His interests as a researcher and speaker include issues of assessment, outreach, information literacy, open access, integrated library systems, social media, library management, human computer interaction (HCI), religion and information, and folksonomies.

He is member of the American Library Association,  the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Christian LibrariansBeta Phi Mu, and the Illinois Library Association.

Say hi on twitter @JMichaelAvery.