Denis Shannon

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Denis Shannon, Electronic Resources Librarian


Denis Shannon (he/him/his) is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Wyoming Libraries. Denis has collections experience in prison, public, and academic libraries and uses this experience to inform his current work providing equitable access to library resources to the University of Wyoming’s constituents. Shannon’s research interests include library services for incarcerated people and open publishing. He contributes to both local and national organizations, including the Mountain Plains Library Association at the local level and NASIG at the national level. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education. Outside of work, Denis enjoys music on CD, reading, playing games, and riding his bike. 


  • MI, Library and Information Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Purchase College, SUNY 

Selected Publications & Grants: 

Pulling back the curtain: Using Python to analyze open access publications and APCs at the University of Wyoming, Conference Presentation, Electronic Resources & Libraries 2024 (forthcoming). 

Library Services for Incarcerated People in the Western United States, Conference Presentation, Mountain Plains Library Association, Montana Library Association, and Pacific Northwest Library Association Triconference 2022. 

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