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Anna Carlin

Education: MS, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2007
BA, Chinese, Georgetown University, 2004
Anna Carlin

Liaison librarian to communication, philosophy, and anthropology;  library- related instructional technology, tutorials and videos

Interim Head of Reference, Research, & Instruction

Contact Information: Address:
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
Room 221 Library West



Liaison Librarian for the departments of:

  • Communication & Journalism
  • Philosophy & Religion
Collection Development Responsibilities: Communication & Journalism, Philosophy & Religion


Research Consultations: provides FGCU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one or small group consultation. This service is meant to provide focused research support.

Library Instruction Request: Faculty may use this form to request library instruction for a particular classe(s).

Research Guides: These guides provide suggested reference sources, specialized databases and/or websites for each subject area.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf cv.pdf)


Information Literacy Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University
June 2008 – Present

Reference Assistant, Florida Gulf Coast University
August 2004 – June 2008

Professional Interests:

Information literacy instruction
Technology in libraries
Information organization


    McClure, Randall, Rachel Cooke, and Anna Carlin.  (2011). “Information Literacy and the Skunk Ape: Assessing the Impact of Online Library Learning Modules on Student Writing in English Composition Courses.” Journal of Information Literacy, 5(2), 26-45.

    Donlan, Rebecca and Anna Carlin.  (2008). “Exactness is Sometimes Key, but Keywords Aren’t Exactly Exact: Discovery Tools and the OPAC, Part Two.” The Reference Librarian. 49 (1), 93-97.
    Carlin, Anna. (2007). “Success, Failure, Innovation and Uncertainty in Changing Times: A Selective Bibliography of Literature on Reference Services since the 1980s.” The Reference Librarian 48(2), 31-40.

    Donlan, Rebecca and Anna Carlin.  (2007). “A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: Discovery Tools and the OPAC.” The Reference Librarian 48 (2) , 67-71.