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Powers, Amanda Clay

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Mitchell Memorial Library
P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325-7677

E-mail: apowers@library.msstate.edu

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I am the Coordinator of Research Services at Mitchell Memorial Library, including Reference, Government Documents and Instruction services and collections. As the Social Media Research Librarian, I assist faculty and departments across campus with research, instruction and grant support related to social media tools. As the Chair of the MSU Libraries Social Media Management Committee, I lead the Libraries efforts in implementing, maintaining, training and research in social media. I am also the Interim Business Librarian.

Library Liaison for:

  • Plant and Soil Sciences

My research focuses on social media in academia and assessment of reference services.

I teach workshops on managing identity in professional social networks, as well as participate in training library staff on relevant social media tools.

  • National:

    • RSS Liaison, American Library Association (RUSA) Access to Information Committee (2007 - 2009)

    • Chair, ALA RUSA Virtual Reference Discussion Group (2009 - 2011)

  • State:

    • President, Mississippi Library Association (2014)

    • Vice President, Mississippi Library Association (2013)

    • Treasurer, Mississippi Library Association (2007 - 2009)

    • Member, Mississippi Library Association Executive Board (2007 - 2009, 2013-2014)

  • Library:

    • Chair, Social Media Management Committee

    • Member, Library Technologies Committee

    • Member, MSU LEETS Committee

    • Member, Assessment Committee

    • Member, Coordinators Group

  • University:

    • Core Faculty, Center for the History of Agriculture, Science and the Environment in the South (CHASES) (2011-) http://chases.msstate.edu

    • Advisory Board Member, Virtual Archives for Land-Grant History, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Headquartered at Mississippi State University http://lghp.msstate.edu/

    • Member, Undergraduate Research and Creative Discovery Committee (2013 - present)

    • Member, University Faculty Grievance Committee (2013 - 2015)

    • Member, MSU Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for Teaching and Learning (2007 - 2011)