Stetson University

Debbi Dinkins

Associate Dean of the duPont-Ball Library

Debbi Dinkins is a professor and associate dean of the duPont-Ball Library. She is responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, periodicals and library computer systems. Her articles have been published in College and Research Libraries and The Journal of Academic Librarianship.


  • M.A., library service, University of Alabama
  • B.M.E., mechanical engineering, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Library collection development
  • Demand-driven acquisitions
  • E-book usage


  • "Who Chooses Wisely? E-book PDA Purchases: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Selections," Against the Grain 24, no.6 (2013): 14-19.
  • "Individual Title Requests in PDA Collections: A Small University Library's Experience," College and Research Libraries News 73, no.5 (2012): 249-252, 255.
  • "Allocating Academic Library Budgets: Adapting Historical Data Models at One University Library," Collection Management 36, no.2 (2011): 119-130.
  • "Measuring Referrals: The Use of Paraprofessionals at the Reference Desk," Journal of Academic Librarianship 36, no. 4 (2010): 279-286. (co-authored with Susan Ryan)

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