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Chrissy Klenke
DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library - Mackay Mines Building # 57
(775) 682-7371

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As the Earth Sciences, GIS and Map Librarian, I support the students and faculty of the Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering. These include Geography, Geological Science and Engineering, and Mining & Metallurgical Engineering. I help users find, access, evaluate and utilize resources to support the learning, teaching and research needs. As the Map and GIS librarian, I help users locate physical or digital maps and assist users with multiple GIS (Geographical Information Systems) software and tools across campus. Individual consultation and workshops are available upon request.

I hold an M.L.I.S. from the University of Denver (DU). 

Selected Papers & Presentations

  1. Radniecki, T., Colegrove, P. T., Purpur, E., Klenke, C. (2016). Refocusing Mobile Makerspace Outreach Efforts Internally as Professional Development. Library Hi Tech, 34(1).
  2. Radniecki, T., Klenke, C., Purpur, E. (2016). Makerspaces in Academic Libraries: Opportunities for Teaching and Learning. Proceedings of 9th Annual iCERI 2016: The International Academy of Technology, Education, and Development (IATED). Seville: Spain vol. 9(pp. 8).
  3. Radniecki, T., Klenke, C. (in press). Academic Library Makerspaces: New literacies to unlock the learning & innovation potential. ACRL Conference Paper. Baltimore, MD.
  4. Klenke, C., 2017 WAML Annual Conference, Academic, Conference. "Mining, Maps, and the Mackay Theses: Digital Scholarly Treasures of Nevada." Accepted, Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML). (November 2, 2017).
  5. Klenke, C., NLA-MPLA Joint Conference 2017 - Turn up the Volume! Academic, Conference. "Community Connections: Unique outreach & collaboration opportunities.", Both Invited and Accepted, Nevada Library Association (NLA) and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MLPA). (October 18, 2017).
  6. Radniecki, T., Klenke, C., ACRL Biennial Conference: At the Helm: Leading Transformation, Academic, Conference, "Academic Library Makerspaces: Supporting new literacies and skills", Accepted, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). (March 24, 2017)
  7. Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (November 9, 2016). Virtual Reality: How Academic Libraries Can Support Teaching, Learning, and Research in New Ways. Proceedings of 9th Annual iCERI 2016: The International Academy of Technology, Education, and Development (IATED). Seville: Spain.
  8. Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (October 29, 2014).  HACKED: Change in the Culture of the Library. Internet Librarian, Information Today, Inc. Monterey, CA.
  9. Klenke, C., Miller, D. (October 31, 2013). Cataloging Outside the Quadrangle: Making Maps More Accessible at DeLaMare's Ansari Map Library. Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) Annual Meeting. Yosemite, CA.
  10.  Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (October 28, 2013). Community Engagement & MakerSpaces. Internet Librarian Conference, Information Today, Inc. Monterey, CA.
  11. Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (October 17, 2013). Lighting the Way - Northern Nevada Makerspaces - Hands On. Nevada Library Association (NLA) Annual Conference. Reno, NV.
  12. Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (July 23, 2013). Practitioners Panel:  Creative Making in Action. Creative Making in Libraries & Museums: University of Toronto iSchool Institute Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates. Toronto, Canada. 


  1. Hunsaker, Amy (Principal), Klenke, Chrissy (Support). Mining, Maps, and the Mackay Theses: Digital Scholars Treasures of Nevada. Sponsored by Nevada State Library Archives and Public Records, State, $74949.
    • Submission Date: November 13, 2015
    • Date Awarded: March 4, 2016
    • End Date: September 1, 2017
  2. Howard, Kerry (Principal), Klenke, Chrissy (Supporting), and Barmore, Garrett (Supporting). "Using 3D Makerspace Equipment to Create Nevada Fossil Replicas for Hands-on Investigations", Sponsored by Paleontological Society Education and Outreach Grant, Other, $2500.
    • Submission Date: April 3, 2017
    • Date Awarded: May 19, 2017
    • End Date: 2018​


  1. American Library Association
  2. Western Association of Map Libraries – Executive Board Member 2013 – present
  3. Special Library Association  - PAM Liaison 
  4. Nevada Library Association


  1. Co-Founder & Producer Reno Mini Maker Faire   2014 - Present
  2. Coach of the 13799 UNR - DLM - Crazy Canary Controllers, a community-based NV First Robotics Tech Challenge Team