Thomas BellThomas Bell

Associate professor
Academic services librarian

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Subject librarian for:
Music, interior design and fashion studies, drama therapy and leadership studies.

About Thomas:
Thomas can meet individually with students or faculty to help with research questions and help faculty develop research assignments for students using library resources. He also can visit your undergraduate or graduate class to teach information literacy skills like finding, using and evaluating library resources.

Besides assisting students in his main subject areas, Thomas also serves as the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum Librarian of Wonder and is a curator for K-State’s Consumer Movement Archives.

Research interest:
Thomas is interested in underground and experimental rock music, especially in the pre-internet era.


  • Master of Library Information and Science, University of Texas at Austin
  • Master or Arts in Music, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Theatre and English, Stephens College