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Library Faculty

Anna Carlin: Instructional Technology Librarian

Anna Carlin, MLIS
Associate Librarian

phone: 239-590-7663


office: 225L Library West

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administer, manage, and develop the library's course reading list system, Leganto, in order to streamline access to course materials and reduce costs to students by making use of library collection and services.
  • Maintain effective and accessible content across Library websites and web applications, incorporating user research and internal user input.
  • Support content creation and accessibility in the library’s digital presence by sharing best practices with other library content creators and maintaining and evaluating the library’s web presence.
  • Create, update, and maintain web-based learning objects for the library, including YouTube videos and interactive tutorials like the Search for the Skunk Ape.
  • 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


Instructional Technology Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University
June 2008 – Present

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

Professional Interests

Library support of undergraduate research
Information literacy instruction
Technology in libraries
Information organization


Carlin, Anna and Gunnels, Charles W. (2016) “This is an Intervention! Using a Campus-Wide Initiative and Assessment to Transform the Information Literacy Program.” Proceedings of the 2016 LOEX Annual Conference Proceedings. 23

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.


Conference Presentations

Poster Presentations

“Over-canvassed or Built for Speed? Assessment of Information Literacy, Writing, and Critical Thinking by Faculty from Across Campus.” Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference, Baltimore, MD (March 22-25, 2017). Co-authored with Charles Gunnels, Ph.D.

Panel/Contributed Paper Presentations

Using a Mini-Conference to Promote Undergraduate Research.” Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference . (Council on Undergraduate Research), Columbus, OH. (June 28, 2019).  

“Using A Campus-wide Initiative and Assessment to Engage Faculty in Information Literacy Efforts.” Florida Academic and Research Libraries (FACRL) Annual Conference, Fort Myers, FL. (October 19, 2018). Co-presented with Charles Gunnels, Ph.D. (FGCU).

“Building Bridges with Librarians Using Assessment as a Blueprint.” College English Association Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL (April 5, 2018). Co-presented with Rachel Tait-Ripperdan (Librarian, FGCU)

“This is an Intervention! Using a Campus-Wide Initiative and Assessment to Transform the Information Literacy Program.” LOEX Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (May 6, 2016). Co-presented with Charles Gunnels, Ph.D.

“Engaging Students in Information Literacy: The First-Year and Beyond.” Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (April 18, 2012). Co-Presented with Elana Karshmer & Jacalyn Bryan, Saint Leo University; Diane Fulkerson, University of South Florida Polytechnic; Portia McQueen, Florida State University.