Natural Resources Librarian

Natural Resources Library, 390A Hodson Hall

I am the subject librarian for the Departments of Entomology, Forest Resources, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology. As liaison to these departments, I provide assistance with accessing databases, finding and evaluating resources, and helping with any kind of library-related research. As I am also responsible for purchasing new materials for the above subject areas, any new requests should be sent to me. Finally, I am available to speak with classes about the library and library research and can offer consultations on library-related assignments. Particular interests of mine include: open access policies, library assessment, gaming and education, and data management. (Researchers: I would love to talk to you about your research and your data management needs.) I am offering weekly office hours for students, staff, and faculty that would like to meet with me. Tuesdays: 1pm-3pm Fridays: 10am-12pm


MS Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

MS Environmental Studies, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland)

BS Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Awards & Grants

Principal Investigator for “A Web-Enabled Videogame Collection Companion.” Funded by American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney Grant. 2011-2013.

Selected Presentations & Publications

Bishoff, Carolyn, Farrell, Shannon L. and Neeser, Amy E. (2015). Outreach, Collaboration, Collegiality: Evolving Approaches to Library Video Game Services. Journal of Library Innovation. 6(1) pp. 92-109.

Farrell, Shannon L., Cranston, Cathy, and Bullington, Jeffrey S. (2013). Embracing INTO: Library plans and campus collaboration to serve an increased international student population. Collaborative Librarianship. 5(2) pp. 101-121.