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Anna Carlin

Anna Carlin, MLIS
Associate Librarian

phone: 239-590-7663


office: 225V Library West

Areas of Responsibility

  • Create, update, and maintain web-based learning objects for the library, including YouTube videos and interactive tutorials like the Search for the Skunk Ape.
  • Advance the effective use of technology in information literacy instruction.
  • Integrate library instruction and services into the university learning management system.

Anna's Education

MS, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2007

BA, Chinese, Georgetown University, 2004


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.