Librarian for Sociology, Anthropology, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies & Disability Studies

Social Sciences & Professional Programs, 170b Wilson Library

Nancy Herther received her MLS from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Adult and Continuing Education. She came to the University in 1985 after working in the private sector as a research consultant, editor and writer.

Nancy has published numerous articles and was book review editor for Computers in Libraries (Mecklermedia) in the 1980s. She collaborated on John Weeks's highly regarded Introduction to Library Research in Anthropology (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991, 1998). From 1986-1988, she was a columnist in the journals Online and Database. In 1986 she became the founding editor of Laserdisc Professional (later CD-ROM Professional). From the early 1990s to 2004 she coordinated the library column for the University's OIT Newsletter, as a method of outreach and education for the University of Minnesota community. Currently Nancy serves on the editorial board for The Electronic Library (Emerald), and does occasional peer-review for a range of professional publications and university presses. She serves on the advisory board for the University of Manchester Press and the ProQuest International Dissertations Advisory Board. She tries to keep links to her recent articles and news blogs on her Experts page.

In 2010 she was presented the 2010 Outstanding Reviewer Award from Emerald for her work on The Electronic Library.

In 1989 Nancy was elected a full member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. She is currently serving a two-year term as President of the University of MInnesota Chapter after serving four years as the Chapter Secretary.

She is on the Board of the Minnesota Coalition for Government Information and is active in several regional technology and adult education groups. In 2007 she was awarded the Martha L. Stanley award by the Minnesota Association for Adult & Continuing Education (MACAE), in acknowledgment of her lifelong contributions here in Minnesota. In June 2009 she was awarded the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association's Achievement Award for her contributions to the field. In the 1990s she represented the Libraries for two terms on the University Senate and from 2001 to 2007 she served on the University Senate Committee on Information Technologies, which she chaired in 2006/7.