Gamaliel Chapman is an information specialist with six years of academic library experience and holds a Master of Science in Information Sciences (ALA-accredited) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At Texas A&M-Kingsville, he serves as the Head of Access Services, where he is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of library assistants and a varying number of student staff; coordination of circulation desk scheduling, interpretation, and enforcement of library policies; coordination of the automated circulation and reserve systems; circulation, reserves, and shelving units. Chapman also serves as a liaison to the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M – Kingsville and teaches library instruction to a diverse student body. In addition to access services, he provides reference services in-person, online and by phone.
From 2015-2019 he served as the Music Cataloger at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. His extensive knowledge of music and music history proved very useful in that position. As the Music Cataloger, Chapman oversaw the physical processing of music-related materials housed in W.G. Squires Library and the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center, as well as all items housed in the Music Resource Center at Lee University. He performed original and copy cataloging of all physical music resources and book repair. In addition to his job duties, he taught library instruction.
Chapman has a Bachelor of Science in Music Business with an emphasis in Classical Guitar as well as minors in Telecommunications and Religion.