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Molly Beisler
Head, Discovery Services



Molly Beisler is Head of Discovery Services at the University of Nevada, Reno. She also serves as liaison for World Languages and works with the user experience and assessment. She has an M.L.S. from the University at Albany and an M.A. in Near East Languages & Cultures from Indiana University.


M.L.S., University at Albany, SUNY

M.A., Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Indiana University

B.A., Middle East Studies, Brown University

Selected Publications and Presentations

​Medaille, A., Beisler, A. K. (2017). Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process. 2016 Library Assessment Conference Proceedings, 340-347.

Medaille, A., Beisler, A. K. (2017). Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process. Carterette Webinar Series, Georgia Library Association, online. (May 3, 2017).

Beisler, A. K., 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.

Beisler, A. K., Dirk, K. (2015). Changing from Single to Separate Records: A Case Study from the University of Nevada, Reno. Serials Review, 41(1).

Medaille, A., Beisler, A. K., 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.

Beisler, A. K., Kurt, L. (2012). E-book Workflow from Inquiry to Access: Facing the Challenges to Implementing E-book Access at the University of Nevada, Reno. Collaborative Librarianship, 4(3), 96-116.

Beisler, A. K., Ragains, P. P. (2010). A New Way to Manage Uncataloged Materials: a Case Study from Moving the University of Nevada, Reno’s Federal Depository Collection. Collaborative Librarianship, 2(4), 204-217.  

Beisler, A. K., Willis, G. M. (2009). Beyond Theory: Preparing Dublin Core Metadata for OAI-PMH Harvesting. Journal of Library Metadata, 9(1-2), 65-97.

Beisler, A. K. (2008). From Hanging Files to Digital Collection: Growing a Controlled Vocabulary for Added Functionality in the Online World. Journal of Library Metadata, 8(1), 43-52.