Bruce Flanders


Bruce Flanders

Director, Learning Commons and Mabee Library


MS; Library Science, 1978, University of Illinois
BA; Art History, English, Geography, 1977, University of Kansas


“I love the opportunity to work with unified, motivated colleagues in a close-knit team environment.”

—Bruce Flanders

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Merit Award, Community Service, Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, 1996
  • Kansas Library Association, Presidential Award, 1996


  • Contributing Editor and Columnist, 1992-1997, "American Libraries" magazine
  • Flanders, Bruce, Zuck, Gregory James, "Automation for school libraries: how to do it from those who have done it," American Library Association, 1994.
  • Flanders, Bruce, Zuck, Gregory James, "Wide-area networks in libraries," Meckler, 1992, and Day, Theresa Thurman
  • Over 40 published journal articles in a variety of library publications


  • Numerous presentations over the past 35 years in a variety of venues, including American Library Association annual conferences, Kansas Library Association conferences, and Kansas regional library system conferences

Involvement at MNU

  • Member, MNU Academic Affairs Cabinet, 2013 - present
  • Member, MNU Committee on the Professoriate, 2013 - present

Contact MNU

Main Campus
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone: 913.782.3750
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Santa Fe Commons Site
13563 South Mur-len Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.971.3800
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Liberty Site
105 N. Stewart Ct., Suite 210
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.407.3070
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North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816.691.2000

MNU Europe
Junkerstrasse 68-70
78266 Büsingen, Germany
Phone: 913.971.3261

Office Hours
Most University offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.