Colleen S. Harris

Colleen S. Harris serves as information literacy coordinator and assistant librarian at the Broome Library on the California State University Channel Islands faculty. Previously, she served as head of access services at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and as assistant head of access and delivery services at North Carolina State University. Harris received her MLS degree from the University of Kentucky, an MFA in writing from Spalding University (Louisville, Kentucky), and an EdD in learning & leadership from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work has appeared as book chapters in Library Management Tips That Work (2011), The Frugal Librarian (2011), Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook (2010), and Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators (2009); and as articles in Library Review, Journal of Access Services, The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, and Library Journal. Harris also served as coeditor of the collection Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (2012), and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and short fiction. Her research interests include academic library leadership and management, library instruction impacts on student learning, and applied research methods in academic settings.