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Ann Medaille

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Ann Medaille
Ann Medaille


As Director of Research Services and head of the Liaison Librarian Program, I work extensively with students and faculty to help them access the resources they need for teaching, learning, and research. I also serve as the Liaison Librarian for the College of Education and the Departments of Art and Theatre & Dance. I provide library instruction for undergraduate and graduate classes, provide in-person research consultations, and provide collections support in my liaison areas.

I hold an M.L.S. from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Beisler, M., & Medaille, A. (2016). How do students get help with research assignments? Using drawings to understand students’ help seeking behavior. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(4), 390-400.

Brown, N. E., Bussert, K., Hattwig, D., & Medaille, A. (2016). Visual literacy for libraries: A practical, standards-based guide. Chicago: ALA Editions. 

Blithe, S. J., Carrera, W., & Medaille, A. (2015). Stories of service-learning: Guidelines for increasing student engagement with digital storytelling. Journal of Library Innovation, 6(1), 60–74.

Medaille, A., Beisler, M., Radniecki, T., Ressel, M., Slater, H., Cooper, D., Foster, N. F. (2015). Exploring group study at the University of Nevada, Reno. New York: Ithaka S+R. 

Ennis, D., Medaille, A., Lambert, T., Kelley, R., & Harris, F. C., Jr. (2013). A comparison of academic libraries: An analysis using a self-organizing map. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 14(2), 118–131.

Hattwig, D., Bussert, K., Medaille, A., & Burgess, J. (2013). Visual literacy standards in higher education: New opportunities for libraries and student learning. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 13(1), 61–89. 

Medaille, A., & Shannon, A. W. (2012). Co-teaching relationships among librarians and other information professionals. Collaborative Librarianship, 4(4), 132–148.

Medaille, A. (2010). Creativity and craft: The information-seeking behavior of theatre artists. Journal of Documentation, 66(3), 327–47.

Kurt, L., Kurt, W., & Medaille, A. (2010). The power of play: A new approach to library innovation. Journal of Library Innovation, 1(1), 8–23.

Other publications listed through Google Scholar Citations.

Selected Professional Service

Member: Continuing Education Committee, Library Leadership and Management Association (2017–present)

Member: Services Committee, Assessment Section, Library Leadership and Management Association (2016–present)

Co-Chair & Member: Planning and Evaluation of Library Services Committee, Library Organization and Management Section Library Leadership and Management Association, 2015–2017

Chair: Instruction for Educators Committee, Education and Behavioral Science Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2013–2015

Member: Visual Literacy Task Force, Image Resources Interest Group, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2010–2015

Secretary: Executive Committee, Arts Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2011–2013

Research Guides