Marsha Schnirring


As Associate Vice-President for Scholarship Technology at Occidental College, Schnirring is responsible for ensuring the appropriate mix of information resources, technologies, and services to support faculty and students in achieving their teaching, learning, and research goals. Previously, she held positions at Oxy as Director, Center for Digital Learning & Research ('09-'10) and Instructional Services Librarian ('06-'09).

A graduate of the 2009 Frye Leadership Institute and the 2007 ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program, Schnirring received her MLIS in 2005 from San Jose State University. She is a past ELI Advisory Board member (2009-2012) and is Past Chair of CARL SCIL.

Collaborative presentations include: Transitioning to a Leadership Role: The First 90 Days and Beyond (EDUCAUSE 2012); Revolution in the Library: Remixing Roles, Resources, and Renovations (ACRL 2011); Digital Scholarship Seminar: Oxy's Mellon-Supported Digital Scholarship Summer Institute for Faculty (NITLE Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, 2010); Google Wave: Collaboration and Communication in a New Space (ELI 2010); Web 2.0 approaches to IL (ACRL Second Life Panel Discussion, 2009); and Teaching in a Teahouse: LOEX 2007 Conference Session Reprise (a Second Life presentation with Esther Grassian, 2007).

Solo presentations include: Zotero Jockeying as a Pedagogical Practice, or Getting into Participatory Scholarship (Chapman University/Leatherby Libraries Summer Teaching Retreat, 2011); Futuring Information Literacy (CARL SCIL Works 2009); Zotero: Next Gen Research (California Library Association Annual Conference, 2008); Librarian as Avatar: A Second Life for You? (SCELC Colloquium III, 2008).

Prior professional work includes over eleven years in IT technical support and end-user training in the corporate sector.

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