- BA., Liberal Arts, English, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Sigma Tau Delta, Magna Cum Laude
- M.S., Information and Library Science, ALA-accredited, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
- Certificate of Achievement: Online Instructor, Online and Hybrid Meta Course for Faculty MICA, Baltimore, MD. A faculty development program sponsored by the Office Undergraduate Studies and the Department of Academic Technology with an emphasis on user-centered pedagogy, diverse learning skills, flipped classroom.
- Immersion ’13 Program Track, Certificate of Completion, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)’s competitive admissions program: Information Literacy Seattle University, Seattle, WA
- Certificate in Three-Dimensional Fine Arts, (for-credit degree program) Maryland College of Art, (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Marianne is a member of the Library and Academic Technology (LAT) team and faculty since 2015. As an Information Literacy Librarian, she coordinates the research education program and also serves as a Research Librarian in the Public Access Department. She teaches research techniques to students, partnering with faculty to enhance research instructions; co-creates online library learning materials, develops information literacy assessment, participates in library collection development and other public assess library duties.
Marianne represented the college as local administrator for the 2016-2017 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant of nearly $25,000, Information Literacy Framework Cooperative Project for At-Risk Student Success in Smaller Colleges. Other partners include: Goucher College, Ursinus College, and Washington & Jefferson College. She was an active member of the Maryland Library Consortium’s Maryland Information Literacy Task Force which hosted Teaching Information Literacy in a Post-Truth World, the first summit of its kind in the state.
She writes periodic book reviews for Library Journal and occasionally, blogs. She began her library career as a passionate advocate of emergent literacy and the importance of recreational and family reading as a Youth Services Librarian in public libraries. She published two professional books on reluctant readers, with Libraries Unlimited, and has written and presented on the topic.
In her spare time Marianne creates with collage in her own studio practice. She has written and illustrated a children’s book and is an Art-O-Mat artist.
- Curriculum Committee, 2017 - present
- Research Mentor to the Friends of Miller Library Ralph Thornton Fellowship 2019 recipient, Arianna M. Hall, ’20
- Liaison to Art & Art History, Biology, Dance, English, First Year Seminar, Humanities, Modern Languages, Music, Theater Departments