Sammy Peter, Chair of Research & Instruction
Sammy is the Chair of Research & Instruction and Instructional Design Librarian. In
this role she serves as the liaison for Disability Studies and Communication Disorders,
the College of Education, History and Religious Studies, and the School of Politics,
Public Affairs, and International Studies. She also supports our distance students
including the University of Wyoming Casper campus and is the liaison for accessibility
in the libraries.
Sammy’s research focus on disability within libraries including Universal Design for
Learning in the classroom and workplace, experiences of librarians with invisible
disabilities, and more. She is the co-chair of the campus wide accessibility committee
and a representative on the inclusion council. Outside of work you can often find
Sammy outside, she enjoys hiking, gardening, playing with her dogs, anything that
allows her to enjoy our beautiful state.
- MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin
- BA, History, University of Wyoming
Selected Publications & Grants:
Sammy is currently working on an edited book with Paula Martin titled, Navigating Disability in the Academic Library Workplace that will be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries Press
Forthcoming. Quirin-Manwiller, K., Peter, S., Anderson, A., and Crozier, H. (Sept. 2023). Hidden
Barriers: The Experience of Academic Librarians and Archivists with Invisible Illnesses
and/or Disabilities. College and Research Libraries.
Forthcoming. Peter, S. & Baribeau, H.B. (2023). Open Universal Design for Learning: Working to
Make Open Educational Resources Equitable and Accessible. In Universal Design for
Learning in Academic Libraries: Theory into Practice. Association of College and Research
Forthcoming. Manwiller, K.Q., Peter, S., Crozier, H. (2023). Improving Inclusion with Universal
Design in the Academic Library Hiring Process. In Toward Inclusive Academic Librarian
Hiring Practices. Association of College and Research Libraries.
Peter, S. & Clement, K.A. (2020, September). One step at a time: A case study of incorporating Universal Design for Learning in
Library Instruction. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Innovative Pedagogy.
Hidden barriers: the experience of Academic Libraries and Archivists with Invisible
Illness and Disability. Presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual Conference.
Cook, S. & Clement, K.A. (2019). Navigating the hidden void: The unique challenges of accommodating library employees
with invisible disabilities. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(5).