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Associate Professor / Coordinator of Research Services / Social Media Research Librarian

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

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)