Faculty Profiles

Steve Oberg, M.S.L.I.S.

Assistant Professor of Library Science

On Faculty since 2012
Wheaton College Library 224

See C.V.

Steve manages the library's Acquisitions and Discovery Services Group, which facilitates user discovery of and access to library resources. In addition, Steve serves as the subject librarian for all of the programs in the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership as well as all programs in the School of Psychology and Family Counseling. Steve is also the college's copyright expert.

Steve and his wife have four children. He is part of a large extended family that is international in scope. Interests include reading, photography, exploration of mobile technologies, and travel.

He is currently pursuing an additional graduate degree in Theology from Wheaton, and at the same time, teaches Master's level courses at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the top-ranked program of its kind. 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, 1991

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B., History, 1990

  • Library and Information Science
  • Resource Description
  • Library Acquisitions
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Copyright

Oberg, Steve. 2016. “Open (and Shut): Best Practices and Ideas for Integrating Open Access Publications into Virtual Collections"
Spring 2016 Meeting of the Chicago Area Theological Library Association (CATLA), Wheaton, Illinois

Mead, Connie, and Steve Oberg. 2015. "Toward Improved ROI: Outcomes of Researching Current Pay-Per-View Practices"
2015 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC

Oberg, Steve. 2015a. "Lower Costs, Greater Access: Overview and Reflections on Pay-Per-View for Journal Articles"
Presentation at The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

———. 2015b. "Pay-Per-View for Journals: The Wheaton College (Illinois) Experience"
Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, Chicago, IL

Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg. 2014. Earnestly Seeking Greater Flexibility: The Pros and Cons of Pay-Per-View Journal Access
presented at the 2014 Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, SC

Mead, Connie, and Oberg, Steve. 2013. “Lower Costs, Greater Access: What Pay-Per-View Did for Our Serials Budget.”
presented at the CARLI IACQ Open House, Wheaton College Library, Wheaton IL

Oberg, Steve. 2013. “E-Resources Maintenance in a Multi-Access Environment: Challenges, Opportunities, and Practical Ideas.”
presented at the LITA/ALCTS ERM Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

NASIG 2018: Engaging and Collaborating for the Future. UKSG ENews,
Oberg, Steve., No. 424 (June 22, 2018).

Turning the Corner at High Speed: How Collections Metrics Are Changing in a Highly Dynamic Environment. The Serials Librarian
Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg, 74, no. 1–4 (May 31, 2018): 187–93.

The Future Is Flexible, Extensible, and Community-Based: Stories of Successful Electronic Resources Management. The Serials Librarian
Imre, Andrea, Steve Oberg, Scott Vieira, and Lori Duggan, 2016

NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future. Against the Grain
Oberg, Steve, 2015

Earnestly Seeking Greater Flexibility: The Pros and Cons of Pay-Per-View Journal Access. Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference
Markovic, Marija, and Steve Oberg, 2015