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Chrissy Klenke

Earth Sciences, GIS, & Maps Librarian


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


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.


Bachelor's of Art in English from the University of Nevada, Reno 

Master's of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver (DU)

Selected Publications & 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., 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.
  5. Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (October 29, 2014).  HACKED: Change in the Culture of the Library. Internet Librarian, Information Today, Inc. Monterey, CA.
  6. 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.
  7.  Klenke, C., Colegrove, T. (October 28, 2013). Community Engagement & MakerSpaces. Internet Librarian Conference, Information Today, Inc. Monterey, CA. 


  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​

Professional Affiliations & Leadership

  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

Other Service & Outreach

  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

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