Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Improve the Moment”: Mechanics’ Institutes and the Culture of Improvement in the Nineteenth-Century. In M. A. Kimball & K. M. Wisser (Eds.), in Libraries: Traditions & Innovations, Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII (pp. 16–28). Berlin: De Gruyter.

With DePope, L. A., Frank, C., & Ritchie, S. (2019). “The time has come... to build, reflect, and analyse connections between qualitative and quantitative data,” Proceedings of the Charleston Conference, https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/charleston/2019/analytics/8/

Essays, Editorials, and Review Essays


"Vision for Library Quarterly reviews." Library Quarterly, 90 (1), 94-95. https://doi.org/10.1086/706315


With Taylor, N.G., Gorham, U., Jaeger, P., Kettnich, K, and Sly, J.S. (2020). “Never Set in Stone: Library Quarterly at 90.” Library Quarterly, 90 (1), 1-4. https://www-journals-uchicago-edu.proxy-um.researchport.umd.edu/doi/10.1086/706308


Bourdieu’s first year. Journal of New Librarianship, 3, 193–198. https://www.newlibs.org/article/4224

A Failure of Marketing. The Journal of Comparative Librarianship, 3(1), 61–66. https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol3/iss1/9/

Exhibit Review of Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence. Tesserae https://www.tesseraepress.com/sly-1-27-2021


Review of International and Comparative Librarianship Concepts and Methods for Global Studies. Library Quarterly, 9(1), January 2021, p. 115-117. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/711638


Review of the database, “East India Company” The Charleston Advisor, 21(1):26 https://doi.org/10.5260/chara.21.1.26


Review of the book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. College & Research Libraries, 78 (6), fall 2017, p.868-870 https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16744


Review of the book Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States. SHARPNews, 21(3), summer 2012, p.8. https://sharp.press.jhu.edu/members_only/SHARP_News_Summer_2012_21.3.pdf


Refereed Presentations

Developing library programming for non-departmental student programs,” Towson Conference for Academic Libraries, August 2020. https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/26365 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcf3NcjJl4c&list=PL_Om9ECe0E2lbxssjd2NNj4RPDiijGRfB&index=14


"Lapsed Librarian or Critical Educator? Ronald Benge and the Early Missions of Critical Librarian Education and Information Evangelism" Library History Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA, August 2020. Conference moved to January 2021 due to global pandemic.


" 'Public Duties of a Spirituall Nature' ": Discontented Mission of Interregnum Educational Reformers and Intellectual Bureaucrats." Renaissance Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, April 2020. Cancelled due to global pandemic, https://rsa.confex.com/rsa/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/4816. Session rolled to 2021, Dublin, Ireland.


With Wilson, S. (2020). “Outreach to Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students: Aspects of Student Focused Critical Librarianship and Fostering an Inclusive Research Community,” Catholic University of America Bridging the Spectrum, Washington, D.C., February 2020. https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/26009


“Digital Approaches to Understanding the Recusant Printing Network,” North American Conference for British Studies, Providence, RI, October 2018


“Library Services for First Generation Students: Looking to Pierre Bourdieu, Habitus, and Understanding the Whole Student.” Presented at the University of Maryland Libraries’ Research and Innovative Practice Forum, College Park, MD, June 2018


“Mythography and Diaspora: The Waldensians of North Carolina and their Books.” Presented at the University of Maryland Libraries’ Research and Innovative Practice Forum, College Park, MD, June 2018


With Gammons, R., Inge, L. “When Stars Align: Redesigning an Instruction and Assessment Program to Align With the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.” LOEX, Houston, TX, May 2018, https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/21535


“Digital Approaches to Understanding the Recusant Printing Network.” Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, College Park, MD, April 2018


“Defining and Redefining Outreach to Special Populations.” Bridging the Spectrum, Washington, D.C., February 2018


“Digital Humanities and the Recusant Printing Network: An Experiment in Research Format.” MEM-UM Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit, College Park, MD, November 2017


“What Can Digital Humanities Help us Discover About the Recusant Printing Network?” Ways of Knowing conference, Cambridge, MA, October 2017


“The Recusant Print Network Project, Phase 1.” University of Maryland Libraries’ Research and Innovative Practice Forum, College Park, MD, June 2017


“Bourdieu’s First Year: First-Generation Students, Habitus, and Retention.” Bridging the Spectrum conference, Washington, D.C., February 2017


“How Disciplined Was Foucault’s Research Process?: A Proposed Method of Research Based on Philosophical and Critical Models OR How the Humanities can Help Students Understand Research.” MD ACRL and MILEX Conference Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries, Columbia, MD November 2016


“Mastering Attribution: A Case Study of Strategic Partnering with the Campus Writing Center to Create a Competitive and Game-Based Anti-Plagiarism Workshop.” Towson Conference for Academic Libraries, Towson, MD August 2016.


“Improve the Moment’: Mechanics’ Institutes and the Self-Help and Self-Reliance Movements in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain and North-eastern Urban America.” Library History Seminar XIII, Boston, MA July 2015

Refereed Posters

With DePope, L. A., Frank, C., & Ritchie, S. (2019). “The time has come... to build, reflect, and analyze connections between qualitative and quantitative data,” Charleston Conference, Charleston, S.C., November 2019. https://doi.org/10.26226/MORRESSIER.5D77B16E11D1A0B9ED93C43D


With Coren, A. “Rethinking Library Services for First-Generation Students: Do We Need to Change Existing Models?” Catholic University of America Bridging the Spectrum, Washington, D.C. February 2019 https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/21765


“Why Do Libraries Matter?” University of Maryland Social Justice Day, College Park, MD, April 2017, https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/19218


“The Recusant Print Network Project, Phase 1” Catholic University of America Bridging the Spectrum, Washington, D.C. February 2017, https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/19246


“Mastering Attribution: Adapting Citation and Anti-Plagiarism Instruction into a Competitive and Active Game-Based Learning Activity” American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA June 2015, https://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/19245

Invited Lectures, Speaking Engagements, and Presentations

ACRL MD Journal Club Host, Feb 2017, March 2018

AIMS Innovation Conference, panel on Fake News, 1-Dec-2017, Columbia, MD

Collaborative Website: Experimenting with Digital Humanities.” A presentation to the McDaniel College faculty describing alternate formats for undergraduate student research. This project was developed in conjunction with the chair of the Art History department and was created as a part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Council for Undergraduate Research.

“Mechanics’ Institutes: A Brief History of a Social Library Movement.” Invited lecture, Simmons College, LIS 532C: History of Libraries, summer 2011. Instructor: Kathy Wisser.

Exhibits and Displays

“400 years of Cervantes,” Curator and event organizer, McDaniel College, 2016

The Changing Representation of Don Quixote,” Curator and event organizer McDaniel College, 2015

Americans in Paris,” Curator, Episcopal High School, 2012

Grants and Awards

CIFNAL/GNARP (C&RL) Travel Award for the New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: an International Symposium in Frankfurt, Germany, 2017


McDaniel College Faculty Travel Award, 2015.