Shannon Smith

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Shannon Smith, Student Success Librarian. Photo by Maggie Grace.


Shannon Smith is Student Success Librarian at the University of Wyoming. Shannon’s work empowers students and instructors to engage in learning experiences beyond the classroom. She believes building communities is integral to student success and lifelong learning. She was a SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow from 2020-2021 and previously served as Open Educational Resources Librarian at Boise State University and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Utah State University. Outside of work, she finds joy in the Rocky Mountain landscapes and can often be found chasing sunsets or creating humorous embroidery for her friends.


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Washington
  • BA, English & Writing, Southern Oregon University

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Selected Publications & Grants:

Harris, M.L., & Smith, S.M. (Forthcoming). 6Rs for Indigenous Open Pedagogy: A Conversation. In K. Lar-Son, D. Langille, T. Kootenayoo, N. Cardinal, & B. Wuetherick (Eds.), Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education. Athabasca University Press.

Smith, S.M. (Forthcoming). Moonlighting as a Leader. In K. Henrich & C. Ippoliti (Eds.), Practical Leadership: New Perspectives from the Field. Association of College and Research Libraries.

Smith, S.M., & Elder, A. (2022, October). “Is this an OER?” Addressing the Complex Relationship Between OER and Affordable Course Materials. Poster at the Open Education Conference, Virtual Event.

Smith, S.M., Hutchens, C., & Kvenild, C. (2021). WY Open: A Grassroots Open Educational Resources Initiative. In B. Buljung & E. Bongiovanni (Eds.). The Scholarly Communications Cookbook (82-89). Association of College and Research Libraries.

McCartin, L.F., Falcone, A., & Smith, S.M. (2018). The Impact of Professional Development on Library Faculty Attitudes, Practices, and Knowledge of Student Learning Assessment. Public Services Quarterly.

Shepherd, C.E., Kvenild, C., Smith, S.M., & Buss, A. (2017). The Unspace Case: Developing a Maker Movement in a Multipurpose, Flexible Space, Library Setting. International Journal of Designs for Learning.

University of Wyoming Libraries

Dept. 3334

1000 E. University Ave. 

Laramie, WY 82071

(307) 766-3190

(800) 442-6757

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