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Teresa Neely

Associate Professor
Assessment Librarian
Office of the Dean

Dr. Neely is responsible for providing leadership and planning for assessment in all aspects of the College. Her assessment responsibilities include providing leadership and support to UL faculty, staff, and departments in the collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of assessment data and statistics to contribute to a data-driven approach to achieving strategic objectives for the UL&LS.  UNM University Libraries Assessment and Statistics

She received her masters degree, and doctorate, both in library and information science, from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also taught graduate courses as a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow. Prior to this appointment she held positions in academic and research libraries in Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Maryland.

Research and Scholarly Interests

Diversity and leadership in librarianship, 19th  century banking practices and procedures, user designed data sets (Native American and African American hip-hop lyrics), digital humanities and text analysis, assessment in research libraries and higher education, and spaces for people and paper in academic libraries.

Publications and Presentations

Books

Neely, Teresa Y.  How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011.

Neely, Teresa Y.  Information Literacy Assessment: Standards - Based Tools and Assignments.  Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2006.

Neely, Teresa Y.  Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Information Literacy in Higher Education. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002.

Neely, Teresa Y. and Kuang-Hwei (Janet) Lee-Smeltzer, eds.  Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2001.

Neely, Teresa Y., ed.  Culture Keepers III: Making Global Connections: Proceedings of the Third National Conference of African American Librarians, Winston-Salem, NC, 1997. Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Westwood, MA: The Faxon Co., Inc., 2000.

Neely, Teresa Y. and Khafre K. Abif, eds.  In our Own Voices: The Changing Face of Librarianship. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1996.

Selected Publications

Kostelecky, Sarah R., Jorge L'pez-McKnight, Teresa Y. Neely, and Monica Dorame. 'From 'My Block' to Born on the Rez': A Linguistic Analysis of Lyrics by 2PAC, Frank Waln, Litefoot, Nataanii Means, and Night Shield.' Proceedings, Indigenous Intervention 2016, Institute of American Indian Arts, March 32 ' April 2, 2016, Albuquerque, NM.  

Cawthorne, Jon E., and Teresa Y. Neely. (2015). ARL's Leadership Career Development Program for Underrepresented Mid-Career Librarians. Ed. Irene M. H. Herold. Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015.

Neely, Teresa Y., and Steven J. Koch. 'A Space Assessment of the Physical Collections at the College of the University Libraries and Learning Sciences.' A Working Paper. College of the University Libraries and Learning Sciences, July, 25, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/1928/24378

Schultz, Anne D., and Teresa Y. Neely. 'Zimmerman Fire: A Case Study in Recovery and Return of Library Collections.' In  Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, edited by Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Nancy K. Dennis, 160-82. Chicago, IL: ACRL, 2010.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Assessing Diversity Initiatives: The ARL Leadership and Career Development Program.'  Journal of Library Administration  49, no. 8 (2009): 811-35. http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12594

Emmons, Mark, Elizabeth B. Keefe, Veronica M. Moore, Rebecca M. S'nchez, Michele M. Mals, and Teresa Y. Neely. 'Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Prepare Teachers Who can Bridge the Research-to-Practice Gap.' Reference and User Services Quarterly  49, no. 2 (2009): 140-50. http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12349

Neely, Teresa Y. and Lorna Peterson.  Achieving Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Academic and Research Librarians: The Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Librarians of Color: A White Paper, commissioned by the ACRL Board of Directors Diversity Task Force, a subgroup of the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2006. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/whitepapers/ACRL_AchievingRacial.pdf    

Ferguson, Jessame, Teresa Y. Neely, and Katy Sullivan. 'A Baseline Information Literacy Assessment of Biology Students.' RUSQ  46, no. 2 (Winter 2006): 61-71.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Minority Student Recruitment in LIS Education: New Profiles for Success.' In  Unfinished Business: Race, Equity and Diversity in Library and Information Science Education, edited by Maurice Wheeler, 93-117. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005

Breitbach, Bridget, Rachael Tracey, and Teresa Y. Neely. 'Managing a digital Collection: The Garst Photographic Collection.' Reference Services Review  30, no. 2 (2002): 124-42.

Neely, Teresa Y., and Mark D. Winston, 'Leadership Development and Public Libraries: Survey of Participants in the Snowbird Leadership Institute.' Public Library Quarterly  19, no. 3 (2001): 15-32.

Neely, Teresa Y., and Mark Winston. 'Snowbird Leadership Institute: Leadership Development in the Profession.' College and Research Libraries  60, no. 5 (1999): 412-25.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Diversity Initiatives and Programs: The National Approach.' Journal of Library Administration  27, no. 1/2 (1999): 123-44; published simultaneously in  Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library: Principles and Issues for Administrators,  edited by Mark. D. Winston, 123-44. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc., 1999.

Neely, Teresa Y., and Mark D. Winston. 'Snowbird Leadership Institute:  A Survey of the Implications for Leadership in the Profession.' In  Racing Toward Tomorrow: ACRL 9th National Conference Proceedings, Detroit, Michigan, April 8-11, 1999, 313-24. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1999.

Selected Presentations

Kostelecky, Sarah R., Jorge L'pez-McKnight, Teresa Y. Neely, and Monica Dorame. 'From 'My Block' to Born on the Rez': A Linguistic Analysis of Lyrics by 2PAC, Frank Waln, Litefoot, Nataanii Means, and Night Shield.' Indigenous Intervention 2016, Institute of American Indian Arts, March 32 ' April 2, 2016, Albuquerque, NM.  

Neely, Teresa Y., and Leslie Oakes. "Conducting Research Using the First National Bank of Santa Fe Collection (1870-1940)." College of the University Libraries and Learning Sciences, Zimmerman Library, November 19, 2015.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Deconstructing 2PAC: the lyrical poetry of Tupac Amaru Shakur.' Sabbatical Report Recap to UNM CUL&LS Faculty, October 12, 2015.  

Evangeliste, Mary, Teresa Y. Neely, and Karen Downing. "Diversity Beyond the Obvious." Library Challenges & Opportunities, College of DuPage Press, Teleconferences and DVDs for Library Professionals, April 3, 2009, College of DuPage.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Managing, Maintaining, and Creating Residency Programs: ARL/University of Kentucky, National Diversity in Libraries Post-Conference, October, 2008, Louisville, KY. Panel presentation.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'African American Issues Panel.' 2007 Civil Rights Symposium at UNM - 40 Years of Community Activism, 1967-2007: Civil Rights Reform, Then and Now, University of New Mexico, September 27-28, 2007.

Neely, Teresa Y. 'Information Literacy Assessment: The ACRL Standards and Beyond.' 7th  Seminar for Scientific and Higher Education Libraries, 'Dial U for User, Libraries and Users.' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia, March 2-3, 2007. http://nippur.irb.hr/szi_2007/eng/szi_program.htm

Teresa Neely

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 925-9514
Office: Zimmerman Library 295