Libraries, Media Services, & Archives

LeAnn Suchy

Educational Technology & Reference Librarian

Office: Coeur de Catherine 113

Phone: 651.690.6693

Email: llsuchy@stkate.edu

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About LeAnn

LeAnn Suchy is the educational technology librarian at St. Kate's, in charge of maintaining the library's website and social media presence, and supporting staff in the use of tools like our research guides (LibGuides) and our chat and texting services. She also specializes in doing research, library instruction, and selecting books and library materials for a variety of fields. Prior to coming to St. Kate's LeAnn worked at Metronet, a library organization in the Twin Cities, and was a librarian at College of St. Benedict/St. John's University and Walden University. LeAnn is also an adjunct professor in the Master of Library and Information Science program here at St. Kate's.

LeAnn has been active in regional library organizations and is currently the co-chair of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference Committee, in charge of organizing the 2017 annual conference. She received the MLA President's Award in 2011 for her work chairing the Communications Committee. She holds a B.A. in English from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Areas of Interest & Expertise


Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications

Walker-Smalley, A., & Suchy, L. (2013). 21st century skills: Training the teacher. In K. Burhanna (Ed.) Informed transitions: Libraries supporting the student transition to college (pp. 123-132). Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Presentations

Suchy, L., Gewirtz, S., Forslund, L., Hammond, H., Qualey, K., & Gearman, L. (2015, October). Information literacy through the ages. Panel presentation at the ITEM Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Suchy, L. (2015, July). Ebooks 101: The lowdown on ebooks in libraries. Presentation at the Branch Out Conference, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Suchy, L. (2015, July). Social media 101: Twitter, Pinterest, & Vine, oh my! Presentation at the Branch Out Conference, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Suchy, L., & Tompkins, H. (2015, May). If you wanna be appy: An app showcase. Presentation at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Tompkins, H., & Gerbig, J. (2014, October) Appy hour breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.

Suchy, L., Nelson, J., Post, P., Bodeau, A., King, C., & Fila, J. (2014, October). Ebook & econtent panel. Panel presentation at the ITEM Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Suchy, L. (2014, May). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Suchy, L. (2014, April). Ebook basics. Webinar presentation for the Explore MN Ebooks Summit, St. Paul, MN.

Suchy, L. (2014, March). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the MEMO Spring Conference, Duluth, MN.

Suchy, L. (2014, March). 40 in 60: New YA titles. Presentation at the SELCO Readers' Advisory Retreat, Rochester, MN.

Suchy, L. (2013, December). Twitter for professional development. Presentation at Chaska High School Staff Development Day, Chaska, MN.

Suchy, L. (2013, October). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Monn, D., & Richardson, T. (2013, October) Appy hour breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Suchy, L. (2013, October). Apps and web tools for the classroom in a flash. Presentation at the Minnesota Career College Association Conference, Woodbury, MN.

Suchy, L. & Haase Krueger, A. (2013, July). Readers’ advisory and social media. Presentation at the Branch Out Library Conference, Maple Grove, MN.

Suchy, L. & Haase Krueger, A. (2013, April). Readers’ advisory and social media. Presentation at the Readers’ Advisory Roundtable Spring Retreat, St. Paul, MN.

Suchy, L., Bessey, K, & Qualey, K. (2013, March). Things in a flash: K-college iPad apps. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.