McBurney, Jenny, Sarah Jane Brown, Mariya Gyendina, Shanda Hunt, Rebecca Orozco, Michael Peper, Greta Valentine, Benjamin Wiggins, and Karna Younger. (2024). “A Supernova that Sparks in Every Direction”: A Long-Term Assessment of the Research Sprints Faculty Engagement Program.  Manuscript accepted for publication in College & Research Libraries, March 2024 issue.  Preprint available at:  

McBurney, Jenny, Shanda L. Hunt, Mariya Gyendina, Sarah Jane Brown, Benjamin Wiggins, and Shane Nackerud. (2020). Library Research Sprints as a Tool to Engage Faculty and Promote Collaboration. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(2), 305-338. 

Wiggins, Benjamin, Shanda L. Hunt, Jenny McBurney, Karna Younger, Michael Peper, Sherri Brown, Tami Albin, & Rebecca Orozco. (2019). Research sprints: A new model of support. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(4), 420-422. 

Lach, Pamella and Brian Rosenblum. (2018), "Sprinting toward Faculty Engagement: Adopting Project Management Approaches to Build Library–Faculty Relationships", Project Management in the Library Workplace (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 38), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 89-114.  Prepublication version available for download at 

Presentations and Posters

Hunt, Shanda, Jenny McBurney, Michael Peper, Benjamin Wiggins, & Karna Younger. “Research Sprints as Engagement Tool for Librarians & Faculty.”  Coalition for Networked Information Fall Membership Meeting, Washington D.C., December 11, 2017. 

Brown, Sarah Jane, Shanda Hunt, & Jenny McBurney. “Elevating Engagement with Health Sciences Faculty: The Implementation of Research Sprints at the University of Minnesota.”  Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2019, Chicago, IL, May 7, 2019. 

Brown, Sarah Jane, Mariya Gyendina, Shanda Hunt, & Jenny McBurney. “Research Sprints: A Model for Collaboration.”  LOEX 2019 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 10, 2019. 

McBurney, Jenny, & Emma Molls.  “Research Sprints: Elevating Faculty & Librarian Collaboration.”  Poster Session, Academic and Research Library Division (ARLD) Meeting, Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Prior Lake, MN, September 20, 2019.