Library and Archives

Anne Beschnett

Research & Instruction Librarian

Office: Library 114

Phone: 651.690.8739


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About Anne

Anne Beschnett is a Research & Instruction Librarian in the St. Paul Library. Anne supports departments through library instruction and research assistance. Anne enjoys helping students, staff and faculty through the entire research process, from topic formation and database searching to using citation managers to format a final paper.

Anne has a BA in Classics from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. Anne also completed the University of Minnesota’s Public Health Certificate in Core Concepts program.

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Information Literacy
  • Assessment
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Health Literacy

Selected Publications & Presentations


Banick, C., & Beschnett, A. (2013). Personal health records: A look at My HealtheVet. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12(2), 142-149.

Beschnett, A., & Bulger, J. (2013). Patient education and the hospital library: Opportunities for involvement. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12(1), 42‐46.

Aspinall, E., Beschnett, A., & Ellwood, A. (2012). Health literacy for older adults: Using evidence to build a model educational program. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 31(3), 302-314.

Beschnett, A. (2011). Helping patients get the message: Keystone to patients’ health literacy. Minnesota Physician, 25(1), 18-19.

Beschnett, A. (2011). HeLP MN Seniors: Workshops to improve the health literacy skills of older adults. Journal of Hospital Librarianship,11(2), 158-164.

Block, K., & Beschnett, A. (2010). Reaching out by going local: Outreach activities and My Health Minnesota -> Go Local. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 14(3), 224-233.

Aho, M., Beschnett, A., & Reimer, E. (2010). Using an untapped resource: Expanding the role of the student worker at the Bio-Medical Library. Public Services Quarterly, 6(1), 65-68.


Mars, A., & Beschnett, A. (2017, May). Writing student learning outcomes with the framework in mind. Presented at the Minnesota Library Association/ARLD Day Pre-Conference Workshop, Maplewood, MN.

Beschnett, A., & Gray, S. (2016, September). Moving on: Lessons learned from an information literacy instruction assessment project. Presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, MN.

Beschnett, A., Mars, A., Suchy, L., Rickert, K., & Gray, S. (2016, June). Scaffolded vs. traditional one shot information literacy instruction in a first term common experience course. Poster presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Beattie, J., Beschnett, A., Koffel, J., Matts, L., McGuire, L., Nault, A., & Weinfurther, E. (2014) Designed locally, accessed globally: Building a better evidence-based practice tutorial. Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Beschnett, A., and Koffel, J. (2014). Investigating the feasibility and interest in a physical therapy humanities journal. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Weinfurter, L., and Beschnett, A. (2013). Supporting nursing researchers and practitioners worldwide: Mapping the literature of public health and community nursing. Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Beschnett, Anne. (2012). Seeking an opportunity for professional growth: Gaining advanced subject knowledge through a public health certificate program. Presented at the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Rochester, MN.

Beschnett, A., & Ellwood, A. (2011). HeLP MN Seniors: A health literacy program for seniors in your community. Presented at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, Madison, WI.

Donahue, A., Beschnett, A., & Fine, E. (2010). Librarian involvement in a family medicine clerkship patient education project: A case report.” Paper presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Beschnett, A., Block, K., & Brasure, M. (2010). Consumer health information outreach: Training public library staff. Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.