Libraries, Media Services, & Archives

Amy Mars

Research & Instruction Librarian

Office: Coeur de Catherine 116

Phone: 651.690.6202


View Amy's calendar and contact her to set up an appointment.

About Amy

Amy is the outreach librarian here at St. Kate’s, in charge of leading marketing efforts and planning events like De-Stress fest and orientation. She also specializes in doing research in the humanities fields and supports the curricular needs of those departments by purchasing books & library materials as well as teaching discipline-specific research skills. She shares the job of providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff as well as teaching information literacy to students in The Reflective Woman classes.

Amy has a BA in anthropology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Masters in Library and Information Science from St. Catherine University.

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Anthropology
  • Citizen science
  • Domestic dog evolution & behavior
  • Homelessness
  • Information literacy
  • MN natural history

Selected Publications & Presentations


Mars, A. (2012). Library service to the homeless. Public Libraries, 51(2), 32-35.

Zettervall, S. & Mars, A. (2014). Booktalking for incarcerating teens: Scalable, sustainable success from the Hennepin County Home School. In K. Harrod & C. Smallwood (Eds.), Library youth outreach: 26 ways to connect with children, young adults and their families (pp. 63-70). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.


The aisle between the shelves is a corridor out of poverty: Public libraries & homelessness. (2014). Hawaiian Library Association Conference

Public libraries for health: Community partnerships to promote health equity. (2014). Minnesota Library Association Conference

And social justice for all: How can librarians and social workers collaborate? (2013). Minnesota Library Association Conference

Adult services & programming for aging populations. (2013). Minnesota Library Association Conference

Facing foreclosure or homelessness: How library services can help. (2012). Minnesota Library Association Conference

Sampling from the buffet of free concept mapping software. (2012). Library Technology Conference