The library will be open to MUW and MSMS students, faculty, and staff via swipe card access starting August 2nd and to the public by appointment. Masks and social distancing will be required. The physical building (including the 24/7 lab) will be closed for cleaning purposes on Fridays and Saturdays.
Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston, MA
Masters of Library and Information Science, 2005
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 1996
Mississippi University for Women
Fant Memorial Library, Columbus, Mississippi
Professor (2016 – present)
Dean of Library Services (2016 – present)
Mississippi State University Libraries
Mitchell Memorial Library, MS State, Mississippi
Associate Professor (2012 – 2016)
Assistant Professor (2005 – 2012)
Coordinator of Research Services (2012 – 2016)
Open Access / Research Committee Chair, Scholarly Communications Initiative (2014 – 2016)
Social Media Librarian and Management of Social Media Committee Chair (2006 – 2016)
Agriculture & Life Sciences Reference Librarian (2005 – 2013)
Virtual Reference Project Manager (2007 – 2012)
Dewey Library for Management and Social Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Library and Reference Assistant, Technical and Public Services (2002 – 2005)
CHRONOS ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.
A Global Equity Hedge Fund Manager, Cambridge, MA
Manager (1999 – 2001)
A Division of Random House Incorporated, New York, NY
Assistant Editor (1996 –1998)
Powers, Amanda Clay, Martin Garner and Dustin Fife. A Starter’s Guide for Academic Library Leaders: Advice in Conversation. ALA Editions: Chicago. 2019.
Kathuria, Sheeji and Amanda Clay Powers. “What Happens When They Start Talking Back: Next Level Twitter for Libraries.” in Social Media: The Academic Library Perspective. Editor Nina Verishagen. pp. 136-146. 2018
Powers, Amanda Clay, Martin Garner, and Dustin Fife. “New academic library leader discussion series: Part Three.” College and Research Libraries News 79, iss. 2 (2018):81. DOI:https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.79.2.81.
Powers, Amanda Clay, Martin Garner, and Dustin Fife. “New academic library leader discussion series: Part Two.” College and Research Libraries News. 78, iss.11 (2017):597. DOI:https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.11.597.
Powers, Amanda Clay, Martin Garner, and Dustin Fife. “New academic library leader discussion series: Part One.” College and Research Libraries News. 78, iss. 9 (2017):492. DOI:https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.9.492.
Powers, Amanda Clay. "The Value of Reference Services: Using Assessment to Chart the Future." in Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century (2014): 149-159.
Powers, Amanda Clay. “Learning to Thrive in a Culture of Change.” Library Journal online ed. (September 5, 2012): http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/09/future-of-libraries/learning-to-thrive-in-a-culture-of-change/.
Nolen, David, Amanda Clay Powers, Li Zhang, Yu Xu, Rachel Cannady and Judy Li. “Moving Beyond Assumptions: The Use of Virtual Reference Data in an Academic Library.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 12, iss. 1 (2012): 23 - 40. DOI: 10.1353/pla.2012.0006
Powers, Amanda Clay. “EBSCO's EDS: Relying on Patron Data To Show the Way.” Library Journal. Reference Supplement. (November 15, 2011): 14 - 15. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2011/12/reference/discovering-what-works-librarians-compare-discovery-interface-experiences/
Powers, Amanda Clay, Julie Shedd and Clay Hill. "The Role of Virtual Reference in Library Web Site Design." Journal of Web Librarianship 5, iss. 2 (2011): 96 - 113. DOI: 10.1080/19322909.2011.573279
Powers, Amanda Clay, David Nolen, Li Zhang, Yu Xu and Gail Peyton. “Moving from the Consortium to the Reference Desk: Keeping Chat and Improving Reference at the MSU Libraries.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 15, iss. 3 (2010): 169 - 188. DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2010.500939
Powers, Amanda Clay. “Social Networking as Ethical Discourse: Blogging a Practical and Normative Library Ethic.” Journal of Library Administration 47, iss. 3-4 (2008): 191 – 209. DOI: 10.1080/01930820802186522
Powers, Amanda Clay, June Schmidt and Clay Hill. “Why Can’t We Be Friends? The MSU Libraries Find Friends on Facebook.” Mississippi Libraries 72, iss. 1 (2008): 3-5.
Brazzeal, Bradley and Amanda Clay Powers. “Electronic Access to Agricultural Journals: An Agronomy Case Study.” Serials Review 33, iss. 3 (2007): 155-160. DOI:10.1016/j.serrev.2007.06.004
Powers, Amanda Clay and Deborah Lee. “Library 2.0 in Mississippi.” Mississippi Libraries, 71, iss. 3 (2007): 74-75.
Investigating Open Access Attitudes by Discipline at Mississippi State University. Conference speaker with Nickoal Eichmann. IR Day. Hattiesburg, MS. April 29, 2016.
We’re All Mixed Up: Collaborating to Support the Acquisition of Academic Literacy. Conference speaker with Stacy Kastner and Hillary Richardson. MSWCA/TutorCon 2016. MS State, MS. April 16, 2016.
The Evolution of Virtual Reference Services: Twitter as a Core Competency. Roundtable with Sheeji Kathuria. The Collective. Knoxville, TN. March 3, 2016.
Tweeting Our Patrons: A New Core Competency for Virtual Reference? Poster Session with Sheeji Kathuria. American Libraries Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. June 27, 2015.
Social Media in the Archives: Strategic Planning. Pre-Conference Speaker at the Society of Mississippi Archivists Biennial Conference. Long Beach, MS. April 15, 2015.
Preparing Digital Citizens: Social Media Tools & Skills for the College Search and Beyond. Presented at the 2015 MegaResource School Librarian Workshop. MS State, MS. February 6, 2015
Creating a Professional Online Presence. Keynote at the 2014 Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Meeting. Montgomery, AL. April 24, 2014.
Are Virtual Reference Services Worth the Effort? What ROI Analysis and User Evaluations Tell Us. RUSA RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Committee panel. American Libraries Association Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. June 23, 2012.
Professional Networking Online: Leveraging Social Media in Your Career. Hearin Leadership Program. Mississippi University for Women. Columbus, MS. October 17, 2011.
Mining Virtual Reference Data for an Iterative Assessment Cycle. 17th Annual Reference Research Forum, American Library Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. June 26, 2011.
Libraries Creating Context with Public Media Partners. Presented at PubCampMS 2010, sponsored by National Public Radio and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS. June 5, 2010.
Analyzing, Evaluating, & Communicating the Value of Web Presence. Presented with Michael Porter at Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC. April 12, 2010.
Bringing Web 2.0 into Academic Libraries. Presented virtually with Ellen Hampton Filgo at WebJunction (archived at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars/webinar-archives/-/articles/content/67701125). June 30, 2009.
Social Network Profile Management. Presented with Sarah Houghton-Jan, Greg Schwartz and Michael Porter at Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC. March 31, 2009.
New Media in Education and PR/Marketing. Panel at the New Media Conference presented by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS. November 10, 2008.