My Story

As a kid, I loved hanging out in my hometown public library, with its squeaky wooden floors, its quiet, and its nooks — and the smelly old books. I was hooked and eventually turned a childhood haven into my workplace. I’ve seen Warren Wilson’s library transition from a modest physical collection to one with an impressive array of electronic resources. In recent years, we’ve focused some of our energies away from collections and more on users and assisting them in making connections with the wide variety of materials. Today, our services continue to evolve, working with students and faculty to help them turn academic, research and personal interests into newly created content utilizing a range of media. My particular interest in this shift materialized with the formation of a grant-funded Sound Lab, where students and faculty create a wide variety of digital audio artifacts and stories.

David O Bradshaw
David O Bradshaw with coffee plant
David O Bradshaw in the sound lab


  • B.A. in English and Journalism, East Carolina University
  • M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Interests

  • Community-Based Podcasting
  • Digital Media (particularly audio)
  • Archival Digitization
  • Library Space Planning and Design
  • Library User Experience

Courses Taught

  • INT 2921: Introduction to Audio Documentary & Podcasting
  • Course-embedded information literacy sessions in a wide range of disciplines.

Crews and Other Activities

  • Supervisor of Sound Lab crew

Contact David O. Bradshaw

(828) 771-3059
Library, Sound Lab
WWC CPO 6358

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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