Libraries & Archives

Amy Mars

Research & Instruction Librarian

Office: Coeur de Catherine 116

Phone: 651.690.6202

Email: anmars@stkate.edu

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


About Amy

Amy is a Research & Instruction Librarian at St. Kate’s Library. With her colleagues, she delivers information literacy instruction to students in the CORE, including The Reflective Woman classes. She also serves as the librarian for the humanities which includes providing students, staff, & faculty in the humanities with research assistance, delivering discipline-specific instruction, and purchasing library materials to support the curriculum for the humanities departments.

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

  • Information literacy
  • Digital humanities
  • Library outreach services

Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications

Logsdon, A., Mars, A., Tompkins, H. (2017). Claiming expertise from betwixt and between: Digital humanities librarians, emotional labor, and genre theory. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 24(2/3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2017.1326862

Mars, A. (2106, January 25). Advancing health equity through services to patrons experiencing homelessness” WebJunction. Retrieved from http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/advanc...

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.

Presentations

23 Framework Things. [Self-paced online learning program] co-created with Kim Pittman and Trent Brager. Minnesota Library Association Instruction Roundtable.

#LibrarianshipSoWhite: Using Critical Race Theory to form a call for action with Deb Torres, Minnesota Library Association Conference, 2017.

A curious skeptic’s guide to the ACRL Information Literacy Framework with Kim Pittman and Trent Brager. Minnesota Library Association Academic & Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day, 2017.

Putting the pieces together: The ACRL Framework at your institution with Kim Pittman, Minnesota Council of Academic Library Directors, 2016.

Millennial mixtape: Hit ‘em with your best library programming with Alicia Anderson, Isa Small, & Kim Pittman, Lake Superior Library Symposium, 2016.

Dangerous DH liaisons: Librarians (re)claiming centrality in digital collaborations with Alexis Logsdon & Heather Tompkins, Library Technology Conference, 2016.

Public library services to patrons experience homelessness & housing insecurity with Sara Zettervall, Minitex Webinar Series, 2015.

Equity, access, & community engagement: Library services to patrons experiencing homelessness NEFLIN Webinar, 2015.

Public libraries for health: Community partnerships to promote health equity with Stacey Millett, Amy Mars, Candace Thomas, Susan Hansen, Gail Supernois-Hedstrom, & Deb Hengel, Minnesota Library Association Conference, 2014.

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