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KellyAnne McGuire

Outreach Librarian, Alumni Library


Areas of Specialization

Information services, patron engagement, information literacy

Other Areas of Interest

Intellectual freedom and copyright, literacy, the publishing industry (both print and digital), digital humanities, Victorian literature and culture, history, art history, food culture, knitting

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

LR 106m The Dao of Research
LR 107m Digital Storytelling
LR 112m Reading Images: Visual Literacy in Academia and Beyond
LR 114m Reading Critically: Cultivating Food Media Literacy
LR 117m Synthesizing Research: The Literature Review
LR 120m Critical Issues in Digital Privacy
Digital Data: Make Information Matter (Academy)


MSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA in English and Art History (cum laude), Mount Holyoke College

KellyAnne is the Outreach Librarian at the Alumni Library. She manages Circulation and Reserves, supervises student workers, and organizes library events and programs. She is available for research help, curriculum development, and information literacy instruction sessions.

Before Simon’s Rock, she worked as the Student Technology Coordinator at SUNY Ulster, where she helped students with all of their course-related technology needs. She was also an adjunct instructor there, teaching online information literacy classes. She has worked, volunteered, and taught at public, high school, and academic libraries in NY and MA.


  • Member of The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • Cool Sightings: A Year of Natural History at Simon’s Rock project team member
  • College Reading & Learning Association certified tutor
  • ProLiteracy certified tutor


Cool Sightings: A Year of Natural History at Simons Rock: A Community Book Project” at the Sixteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries in Philadelphia, PA (7/7/18) – co-presented with Karen Advokaat

"Metaliteracy for Resilience: Setting Students up for Success," at the New England Library Instruction Group Annual Program in Portland, ME (6/9/18) – co-presented with Brian Mikesell

“Learn Forward: An Information Studies Curriculum for the 21st Century” at SENY-Con 2018 hosted by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council in Highland, NY (4/13/18)

“Learn Forward: An Information Studies Curriculum for the 21st Century” at the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference hosted by the Connecticut Library Association in Manchester, CT (6/16/17) – co-presented with Brian Mikesell