Todd Quinn

Associate Professor

Subject Librarian

Learning and Outreach Services

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library 294
  • (505) 925-9569


Curriculum Vitae


Todd Quinn has been an academic librarian for 20 years. His current title is the Business & Economics Librarian at the University of New Mexico and holds the rank of Associate Professor.  He is the liaison librarian for the Anderson School of Management, Department of Economics, the School of Public Administration, Africana Studies, and the College of Population Health. Part of these duties includes outreach and instruction to faculty and students, research assistance, and chairing the library committee for the school of management. As a member of the library’s data team he assist faculty and graduate students with research data and archiving data for future reuse.  His interest include data visualization, social science data sources, preparing students for the knowledge economy for coursework and the workplace. He earned his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and his BBA from Kent State University. 

Recent Research Publications

Quinn, T. (2020). Less is more: A case study of consolidating two database A-Z lists for better staff and user experiences. Library Resources & Technical Services, 64(3), 131-138. https://doi.org/10.5860/lrts.64n3.131-138

Warner, A., Hurley, D., Wheeler, J. & Quinn. T. (2020). Proactive chat in research databases: Inviting new and different questions. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(2), 102-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102134

Beene, S., Jackson, A. S., Kostelecky, S., & Quinn, T. (2018). Reach out! Highlighting collections and expanding outreach to non-traditional communities across academia. The Reference Librarian, 60(1), 29-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/02763877.2018.1547891

Jackson, A., Wheeler, J. & Quinn, T. (2016). Data curation and the arts: How do musicians curate their data? Music Reference Services Quarterly, 19(3/4), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2016.1250582

Leligdon, L., Quinn, T. & Briggs, L. (2015). Strategic CRM: Improving the business of academic libraries. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(3/4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2015.1067662

Jackson, A., Wheeler, J. & Quinn, T. (2015). Data services and the performing arts. Music Reference Services Quarterly18(1), 13-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/10588167.2015.997072>

Devine, J., Quinn, T., & Aguilar, P. (2014). Teaching and transforming through stories: An exploration of macro- and micro-narratives as teaching tools. Reference Librarian, 55(4), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02763877.2014.939537

Quinn, T. & Leligdon, L. (2014). Executive MBA students’ information skills and knowledge: Discovering the difference between work and academics. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 19(3), 234-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/08963568.2014.916540

Recent Presentations

Beene, S., Jackson, A. S., Kostelecky, S., Quinn, T., DeWaay, S., & Hernandez, C. (April 2019). Redefining the academic library space: Conducting outreach through a pop-up model [Panel]. Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Cleveland, OH

Leligdon, L., Quinn, T., & Briggs, L. (May 2015). Crafting a full-bodied IL program: Using CRM as a strategic framework to maximize value [Presentation]. LOEX, Denver, CO.

Quinn T. (October 2014). Business Resources: Competitive Intelligence [Workshop]. UNM Business Plan Competition, Albuquerque, NM

Aguilar, P. & Quinn, T. (October 2014). Using narratives and storytelling in library instruction [Presentation]. New Mexico Library Association, Ruidoso, NM.

Quinn, T. & Leligdon, L. (June 2013). EMBA students information skills and knowledge: Discovering the difference between work and academics. [Poster]. Special Libraries Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Quinn, T. & Leligdon, L. (May 2013). Breaking bad information literacy in the workplace: How do we deal with the lack of synchronicity? [Presentation]. WILU, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada.