Pete McDonnell

Pete McDonnell

Pete McDonnell is Assistant Professor and System/Distance Learning/Circulation Librarian at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. His professional research interests include experiential learning, organizational development, and support of student learning through library technology. Over the past decade, he has developed and facilitated percussion-based experiential exercises (also known as drum circles) for students, campus staff and faculty, and attendees at professional conferences. He has written on topics such as the intersections between experiential learning and academic libraries, and librarian professional development, for the Unabashed Librarian, College & Research Libraries News, as well as on his blog at He is a member of ALA, ACRL, and the Association for Experiential Education. He received his MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has an MS in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Affiliations and Expertise

Systems/Distance Learning/Circulation Librarian at Bemidji State University's A. C. Clark Library, in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA