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Mark Danley

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Mark Danley
Mark H. Danley is a Librarian at the United States Military Academy specializing in cataloging rare and special materials.

He received his B.A. in History and Classical Civilizations from University of Richmond (1990), his M.A. in History from Virginia Tech (1991), his Ph.D. in History from Kansas State University (2001) and his Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University (2003).

His specialties in the History field are military history and eighteenth-century studies, with special concentrations in eighteenth-century Britain, eighteenth-century South Asia, and warfare as global conflict during the eighteenth century. His specialties in the Library field include information organization, cataloging of rare and special materials, and the special considerations of cataloging military-related library materials.

From 2005-2010 he was Assistant Professor in University Libraries at University of Memphis, and from 2010-2015 Associate Professor with tenure in University Libraries. At University of Memphis he was also a member of the graduate faculty in History, taught history classes part-time and served on Ph.D. dissertation committees of several doctoral students in history.

He has coordinated many projects for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and is a recognized authority on the cataloging of military history materials in libraries and archives.

Over the past two decades he has taught European history survey classes, World History survey classes, specialized upper-level undergraduate military history classes and graduate seminars in military history at various institutions such as Louisiana State University, University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University (Memphis, Tenn.) and Norwich University. In addition, he was formerly a faculty member in the United States Military Academy Department of History.

He has been an invited lecturer on military history, naval history and other historical topics for various institutions such as the Naval War College Strategy and War Fleet Seminar Program, the Richmond (Virginia) American Revolution Roundtable, the Indiana University Lilly Library History of the Book Seminar Series and the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Study Group.

He publishes in both the History and Library and Information Science (LIS) fields, and frequently presents papers, and chairs and comments on panels at the Society for Military History Conference. Similarly, he has presented on topics related to military librarianship at various library conferences such as the Tennessee Library Association Conference and the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference.

His current research interests in the History field include military-political leadership in the eighteenth-century Bengal Subah (Mughal province of Bengal); the history of reading among eighteenth-century British military leaders and the history of eighteenth-century military thought. His research interests in the Library and Information Science fields include implicit bias in cataloging codes and information literacy for military-affiliated students in higher education institutions.

Selected peer-reviewed publications:


"The British Political Press and Military Thought during the Seven Years’ War" chapter in The Seven Years' War: Global Views, edited by Patrick J. Speelman and Mark H. Danley (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012)

"Introduction: The 'Problem' of the Seven Years' War" introductory chapter in The Seven Years' War: Global Views, edited by Patrick J. Speelman and Mark H. Danley (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012)

"Colombian Navy in the Korean War, 1950-1953," The American Neptune, vol. 58 no 3 (Summer 1998): 243-61.


"Problems and Possibilities for NACO Armed Forces Access Points: The Cases of Serbia and Yugoslavia, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 2 (2023): 119-188.

"Eighteenth-Century Military Treatises and Challenges for Collocation in Library Catalogs" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 1 (April 2006): 41-53.

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