Interim Director of Content Services

239 Walter Library

Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities since 1998, first as the Libraries webmaster, then as the Director of Web Development, and currently as Interim Director of Content Services. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating open access and library content into courses and curricula, as well as investigating new publishing and content creation models. Shane's research interests include library use assessment, libraries and e-learning, resource integration, library publishing, and web design. Shane received a B.A in history from Augustana College in 1994 and his MLS from Indiana University in 1995.

Full Curriculum Vita


Indiana University – Bloomington, School of Library and Information Science, Masters in Library Science. 1996.

Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts in History. Magna Cum Laude, Phi Alpha Theta. 1995.

Selected Presentations & Publications

Nackerud, Shane, Jan Fransen, Kate Peterson, and Kristen Mastel. 2013. Analyzing Demographics: Assessing Library Use Across the Institution. portal: Libraries and the Academy 13, no. 2: 131-145.

“Linking Library Data and Student Success,” at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Long Beach, CA (May 20, 2013). With Krista Soria.

Soria, Krista, Jan Fransen, and Shane Nackerud. 2013. Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success. portal: Libraries and the Academy 13, no. 2: 147-164.

“Do or Do Not … There is No Try: The Quest for Library Value,” at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Indianapolis, IN (April 13, 2013). With Jan Fransen, Kate Peterson, Graham Stone, Melissa Bowles-Terry, and Megan Oakleaf.

“Using What You Collect: Library Data and Student Success,” at the Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA (October 30, 2012). Poster presentation. Winner, Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice awards.

“Library Integration with the Campus and Beyond,” at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Taskforce. Minneapolis, MN (April 8, 2008). With Cody Hanson.

Nackerud, Shane and Kurtis Scaletta. 2008. Blogging in the Academy. In New Directions for Student Services: Using Emerging Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement. Edited by Reynol Junco. Number 124. Wiley Periodicals.

Hanson, Cody, Shane Nackerud, and Kristi Jensen. 2008. Affinity Strings: Enterprise data for resource recommendations. Code4Lib Journal. Issue 5.

Nackerud, Shane. 2007. UThink: Library hosted blogs for a university-wide community. In Library 2.0 in Academic Libraries, edited by Laura Cohen. Chicago: ALA.

“UThink: Blogs at the University of Minnesota Libraries,” at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Taskforce, Washington, DC (April 4, 2005).

“LibData: A Library Web Management System,” at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Albuquerque, NM (November 17, 2003).

“E-Reserves: Home Grown vs. Turnkey,” at the 9th National ACRL Conference, Detroit, MI (April 9, 1999).

Shane Nackerud