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Ted Chaffin

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Staff photo for Ted Chaffin.


Ted Chaffin
Job Title
Anthropology; Psychological & Brain Sciences Subject Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-6003


Anthropology; and Psychological & Brain Sciences


Ted was appointed interim anthropology librarian at the University Libraries in 2019 and achieved the permanent role of Anthropology Librarian in September of 2019. Before this, he served in the University Libraries as Head of Academic Support & Collaboration and Head of Instructional Support Services. Ted began his career at Southern University (HBCU) in Baton Rouge, and most recently from Florida State University, where he served as Assistant Head of Access Services, Undergraduate Librarian, and library liaison to the Psychology Department and the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Ted holds an undergraduate degree in history and a master’s degree in library and information science.

Selected Projects, Activities, and Accomplishments

  • Instruction (Anthropology, College Writing 1)
  • Co-founder of the Gateway Library Instruction Conference
  • Chaffin, Ted, “Library Instruction, Net Promoter Scores, and Nudging beyond Satisfaction” (2018). University Libraries Publications. 26.