Director, Physical Sciences & Engineering

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Carissa TomlinsonCarissa is the Physical Sciences & Engineering Director. In addition to leading the Physical Sciences & Engineering department, Carissa is also the Libraries' lead for the Learning Support Network  and co-lead for the Toaster Innovation Hub. Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota, she worked for 11 years at Towson University in a variety of roles related to technology, health sciences, student engagement, and mangement. 


MLIS, Dominican University
BA in Women's Studies, University of Minnesota

Selected Presentations & Publications

Arnold-Garza, S. & Tomlinson, C. (Eds.) (2017). Students lead the library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Tomlinson, C. & Arnold-Garza, S. (2017). The Library as Leadership Incubator:  A Case Study of Towson University’s A-LIST Program, In S. Arnold-Garza & C. Tomlinson (Eds). Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library (pp. 21-38). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Tomlinson, C. (2014). Benefits of internal professional development for academic librarians, In S. Hines (Ed).  Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future (pp. 76-89). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Disclafani, C.B., Tomlinson, C., MacDonald, P., & Nolan, D. (2011) Design and implementation of a new residency program at Towson University, In M. Perez & C. Gruwell, (Eds). The new graduate experience: Post-MLS residency programs and early career librarianship. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.