Shannon Smith, Student Success Librarian. Photo by Maggie Grace.
Shannon Smith is Student Success Librarian at the University of Wyoming. Shannon’s
work empowers students and instructors to engage in learning experiences beyond the
classroom. She believes building communities is integral to student success and lifelong
learning. She was a SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow from 2020-2021 and previously
served as Open Educational Resources Librarian at Boise State University and Scholarly
Communication Librarian at Utah State University. Outside of work, she finds joy in
the Rocky Mountain landscapes and can often be found chasing sunsets or creating humorous
embroidery for her friends.
- MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Washington
- BA, English & Writing, Southern Oregon University
Awards & Recognitions:
Selected Publications & Grants:
Harris, M.L., & Smith, S.M. (Forthcoming). 6Rs for Indigenous Open Pedagogy: A Conversation.
In K. Lar-Son, D. Langille, T. Kootenayoo, N. Cardinal, & B. Wuetherick (Eds.), Indigenous
Knowledges and Open Education. Athabasca University Press.
Smith, S.M. (Forthcoming). Moonlighting as a Leader. In K. Henrich & C. Ippoliti (Eds.),
Practical Leadership: New Perspectives from the Field. Association of College and
Smith, S.M., & Elder, A. (2022, October). “Is this an OER?” Addressing the Complex Relationship Between OER and Affordable Course
Materials. Poster at the Open Education Conference, Virtual Event.
Smith, S.M., Hutchens, C., & Kvenild, C. (2021). WY Open: A Grassroots Open Educational Resources Initiative. In B. Buljung & E. Bongiovanni (Eds.). The Scholarly Communications Cookbook (82-89).
Association of College and Research Libraries.
McCartin, L.F., Falcone, A., & Smith, S.M. (2018). The Impact of Professional Development on Library Faculty Attitudes, Practices, and
Knowledge of Student Learning Assessment. Public Services Quarterly.
Shepherd, C.E., Kvenild, C., Smith, S.M., & Buss, A. (2017). The Unspace Case: Developing a Maker Movement in a Multipurpose, Flexible Space, Library
Setting. International Journal of Designs for Learning.