Educational Background

Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, GA
MFA in Writing coursework; January 2015-June 2016

Emporia State University Portland, OR
MLS; graduated August 2012

Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
MFA in Book and Paper Art coursework; September 2008-May 2009

Illinois State University Normal, IL
BS in Art Education K-12; graduated December 2006

Professional Experience

University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ
CATalyst Studios Outreach & Creative Programs Specialist – Sept 2019-Present

Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Flagstaff, AZ
Teaching, Learning and Research Services Librarian (Arts/Humanities) – July 2016-June 2019

Savannah College of Art and Design ACA Library Atlanta, GA
Research and Instruction Librarian – November 2014-June 2016

City Colleges of Chicago Daley Library Chicago, IL
Reference and Instruction Librarian – May 2014-October 2014

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL
Outreach and Instruction Librarian – November 2013-October 2014

Center for Research Libraries Chicago, IL
Library Assistant – February 2013-April 2014

Read/Write Library Chicago, IL
Outreach Coordinator – January 2013-October 2014

University of Chicago Regenstein Library Chicago, IL
Reference Associate – January 2013-November 2013

University of Chicago Mansueto Library Chicago, IL
Circulation Services Supervisor – September 2012-November 2013

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, DC
Professional Development Intern – June 2012-July 2012

John M Flaxman Library, Special Collections Chicago, IL
Project Intern – March 2012

Clawson Library at Q Center Portland, OR
Project Volunteer – September 2011-May 2012

University of Oregon Portland Library and Learning Commons Portland, OR
Library Assistant – September 2010-May 2012

Polaris Charter Academy Chicago, IL
Art Teacher – September 2009-June 2010

AmeriCorps Project YES! at Polaris Charter Academy Chicago, IL
Teacher – September 2007-June 2008

Oregon Public Library Oregon, IL
Children’s Program Librarian – January 2007-June 2007

Milner Library at Illinois State University Normal, IL
Book Preservation Assistant & Information Desk Attendant – May 2003-May 2005

Select Presentations

SLA Education Division (Jan. 2019) “Critical Visual Literacy & Gender“. // Co-presented webinar.

Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium Conference, Tucson, AZ (Nov. 2018). “Empathic Design at the Intersection of Critical Pedagogy and Neoliberalism.” // Co-facilitated workshop.

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Conference, Albuquerque, NM (Sept. 2018) “Making On Purpose: Designing Inclusive Events and Spaces. // Co-presented workshop.

Art Libraries Society of North America, New York, NY (Feb. 2018) “From the Margins to the Center: Cultivating a Critical, Reflective and Radical Practice in Art Librarianship” // Co-facilitated workshop

Arizona Library Association Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ (Oct. 2017). “Creating Inclusive Maker Spaces Across Arizona: #AZmakersWTF” // Poster presentation

Arizona Archives Summit, Tucson, AZ (Oct. 2017). “Cultivating Courage in Our Profession and Our Communities” // Invited presentation

Women in Techmakers Hack-a-Thon, Tucson, AZ (Sept. 2017). “The Art and Science of Collaboration” // Co-presented workshop.

Art Libraries Society of North America, New Orleans, LA (Feb. 2017)
Association of College and Research Libraries, Baltimore, MD (Mar. 2017)
“CREATE: Adapting the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to Studio Art & Creative Research Practices” // Poster

Art Libraries Society of North America, Seattle, WA (March 2016)
Making Sense of Threshold Concepts Through Graphic Design Collaboration and the Student Lens” // Presentation

Pyramid Atlantic, Washington, DC (May 2014)
“Self-Preservation: Artists’ Books” // Participatory workshop

Art Libraries Society of North America, Washington, DC (May 2014)
“Artists’ Books and Zines on Wheels: How Read/Write Library Promotes Our Non-Circulating Collections” // Presentation

Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL (June 2013)
“Hidden Arts Collection: Optimizing Outreach Opportunities” // Presentation

American Library Association, Chicago, IL (June 2013)
“In Our Free Time: Librarians as Community Allies” // Presentation

Professional Organizations and Offices Held

Art Libraries Society of North America Chair of Diversity Committee (2018-2020); Reference and Information Services Section,  Moderator (2016-2018), Vice Moderator (2014-2015); Book Art Special Interest Group, Co-coordinator (2013-2016); member (2010-present)

American Library Association GLBT Round Table Program Planning Committee (2014-2015); member (2010-2017)

Association of College and Research Libraries President’s Program Committee (2018-2020); member (2012-present)

Student Chapter of the ALA ESU/SLIM-OR Co-President  (2011-2012); Events Coordinator (2010-2011)


For the most current and detailed version of my resume, please email me at amanda.margaret3 (at) gmail (dot) com