Mark Emmons


Associate Dean

Office of the Dean

Public Services

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library 214E
  • (505) 277-6674


Curriculum Vitae

Mark Emmons is the Associate Dean of Public Services and a Professor of Librarianship. He is responsible for all aspects of the library that support student and faculty learning and research. Public Services include collections, outreach, instruction, reference, access services, interlibrary loan, research data, government information, maps, the web presence, and the Indigenous Nations Library Program. Professor Emmons teaches leadership and qualitative research in the OILS doctoral program. Emmons' scholarly interests are on the impact academic libraries have upon student success and resources for film research.
He has nearly thirty years of professional experience as an academic librarian, working at Occidental College before accepting a faculty position at UNM. Before serving as Associate Dean, he had various roles in charge of instruction, assessment, and public services, and has provided library instruction and research assistance and built collections in the subjects of education, arts, humanities, romance languages, communication studies, and film. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and his Master of Library Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Doctor of Education at the University of New Mexico.
Select Publications
Academic Libraries and Student Success

“The Academic Library Impact on Student Persistence.”  College & Research Libraries: v72 n2 (March 2011): 128-149. Co-author: Frances C. Wilkinson.

“Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Prepare Teachers Who Can Bridge the Research to Practice Gap,” Reference & User Services Quarterly v49 n2 (Winter 2009): 140-150. Co-authors: Elizabeth B. Keefe, Veronica M. Moore, Rebecca M. Sánchez, Teresa Y. Neely, Michele M. Mals.

“Engaging Sources: Information Literacy and the Freshman Research Paper, Part 2.” LOEX Quarterly v37 n2 (Summer 2011): 8-10. Co-authors: Wanda Martin, Carroll Botts, Cassandra Amundson.

“Engaging Sources: Information Literacy and the Freshman Research Paper, Part 1.” LOEX Quarterly, v36 n4 (Winter 2010): 8-9, 12. Co-authors: Wanda Martin, Carroll Botts, Cassandra Amundson.

“Engaging Conversation: Evaluating the Contribution of Library Instruction to the Quality of Student Research,” College & Research Libraries v63 n6 (November 2002): 545-560. Co-author: Wanda Martin. Named to “LIRT’s Top Twenty for 2002” bibliographic instruction articles.

Film Resources

Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. Named to College & Research Libraries “Selected Reference Works” and as an American Library Association CHOICE “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2006.

“Film,” a chapter in RCL: Resources for College Libraries, 2007, edited by Marcus Elmore. New Providence, N.J.: R.R. Bowker & Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2007. Co-author: Jane Sloan. [Available as a portion of a database, was published in book form in 2007]. I am now the sole editor for the film section, responsible for quarterly updates and annual revisions to the database – updates and revisions completed in 2008 and 2009, and with Anne Doherty as editor from 2010 to present.

“Collecting to the Core – The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968” Against the Grain: v31 n1 (February 2019): 33-34.

“American Filmmakers: A Critical List of Books.” Choice: v49 n10 (June 2012): 1789-1797. Co-author: Audra Bellmore.

“World Filmmakers: A Critical List of Books.” Choice: v50 n6 (February, 2013): 999-1005. Co-author: Audra Bellmore.